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Her Grandma Has Alzheimer’s, So She Built an App to Help Her Remember

14-year-old alzheimer's app developer tries to help patients like her grandma

After watching her beloved grandmother become increasingly forgetful over the past few years due to Alzheimer’s disease, 14-year-old Emma Yang decided to use her coding skills to help make a difference.

Yang, whose grandma began showing symptoms of the chronic neurodegenerative disease when she was 7 or 8 years old, decided to create an app for her as soon as she learned how to code.

Women Are Better Coders Than Men, According to Science

The work of women coders tends to be over-scrutinized because of gender bias, according to a new study.

The research, conducted by the Cal Poly and North Carolina State University computer science departments, involved studying about 3 million suggestions submitted on technology website GitHub, where software developers collaborate on projects, provide criticism or share input on user-created software code.