The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve. The latest awesome example of this is Super Fun Kid Time, an app made for scheduling kids’ playdates that was created at the Disrupt Hackathon by nine-year-old programmer Alexandra Jordan.
Super Fun Kid Time quickly emerged as an audience favorite during Jordan’s spirited minute long on-stage presentation, which you can view in the video embedded above. And while Alexandra’s father (and role model) Richard was along at the Hackathon this weekend to lend a helping hand, he’s made it very clear that she is the one who led the app’s vision and development:
In case anyone's wondering: The idea for the app, all Alex. Leading the design with a pro designer, Alex. Pitch script, Alex. She's awesome.—
Richard David Jordan (@richarddjordan) September 08, 2013
Alexandra, who is currently learning to program in Ruby and HTML with the help of her dad and Codecademy, joined me backstage to talk a bit more about Super Fun Kid Time and her Hackathon experience. Check that out in the video embedded below.