Young Achiever: Krish Mittal

EducationWorld April 2022 | EducationWorld Young Achiever
Autar Nehru (Delhi)

Delhi-based computer science enthusiast and young author Krish Mittal (17) entered the International Book of Records last November (2021) for becoming the ‘youngest writer of an educational book’ Let’s learn C — self-published on Amazon in September 2020.

That’s not all. Earlier in the sum­mer of the pandemic year 2020, this class XII student of Venkateshwar Global School, Rohini, who signed up for the ‘Summer of Mak­ing’ student programme of the Vermont (USA)-based Hack Club, a non-profit network of 14,000 high school computer hackers, makers and coders, was awarded a research grant to develop an autonomous disaster management robot, a project he had been ideating since middle school.

The only child of business couple Sumit and Nandita Mittal, who run Delhi’s Choco­late Villa bakery, Krish took to serious coding in class IX after struggling to self-learn program­ming language C for a year from

opensource resources and software such as YouTube and Reddit. “It was only when I was inducted into the Summer of Making programme 2020 that I realised coding chal­lenges were common to all begin­ners. Having mastered the language, I contemplated creating YouTube videos. But instead because of lack of written material on the subject, I de­cided to write a simple applications-oriented book. It took me a year to complete,” he recalls.

While making opensource dis­coveries, in 2021 Krish came across quibitbyquibit, which provides a funded year-long college course in quantum computing. “My research proposals won 100 percent funding ($700) from the multinational tech­nology giant IBM,” says Krish.

Now a master of five program­ming languages, Krish delivers on­line lectures on the digital platform schoolhouse.world. “I attribute my storytelling skills to my social stud­ies teacher Gunjan Ma’am who had the unique ability to spin tales from history that kept me wide awake,” he recalls.

After completing Plus Two, this whizkid is intent on signing up for a computer science engineering degree programme. However, he intends to continue writing as well. “I have be­gun ideating my second book of the same series titled Let’s Learn Python which I will complete after my class XII board exams. Moreover, I will further develop my newly launched educational platform worldoflearn­ers.com,” he says.

Way to go, bro!

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