Hi. I am skiilaa, an 11 year old developer from Hungary. I made sites like SateMage, an image analysis and auto-SEO site. Today I'll talk about my story.
Being taken seriously is a big problem you have to deal with when you're young, in any community, not just development.
I decided to keep a low profile (until now) because I'm afraid that people would just think that I am a script kiddie without looking into what I've done.
I've started out when I was 7. My father is a programmer. I would look at what he's doing time to time, and later, he decided to teach a little bit of it to me. After I knew the basics of C#, I discovered StackOverflow and MSDN. I would look at portions of code there, and kind-of assemble my code. When I was stuck, I just asked my father for help.
After that, I realized that C# was very time-consuming. You know, you have an idea, you need to create a new project, and start all over again if you want to implement complicated things (I hated making libraries for the stuff I often used back then).
I learned Express and a lot of other plugins, but I didn't really have any ideas, and I got bored, so I quit for a while. A year ago, I decided to get back into it, because I dropped gaming, and all I did on the computer is YouTube.
I picked nodejs back up, and (in my opinion) amazing ideas started popping into my head. Some of them got abandoned, but some of them got made. Some of them got discovered, some of them are folders taking up space in my home folder.
This is my brief story.