But writing apps doesn't require much (if any) algorithm knowledge...Very interesting,
She learned how to code in 6 months at that age eh ? Truly remarkable to develop logical thinking required to code at that age.
She is already developing apps while my classmates struggle with simple data structures algorithms
Thats true sadly , and its prevalent.Also the best coders I've met are guys who started when they were < 10 years old.
Also there's a huge bias in tech against programmers older than 40, ever heard of the term can't teach an old dog new tricks? There's new tools and frameworks every year and senior programmers are much harder to adapt.
Even if you're a 'new coder' your old age means you won't get the interview.