Zhou, a freelance translator of scientific and technology books, started to teach his son how to write codes when he was five years old.
“I learned coding when I was young, so I always believed that Vita learning coding at this age was something normal,” he said.
When Vita was four, they started off by playing some coding-related games together, which used icons to replace codes.
After seeing that Vita played these games very well, Zhou decided to help him work on some real codes.
This summer, Vita surprised his father by successfully rewriting the codes in an app that didn’t work in an updated system by himself.
“I suggested to him to record how he rewrote these codes,” said Zhou, and the idea for online classes was born.
Most comments on Vita’s online videos express amazement that he can write code and even teach others at such a young age.
“I just learned how to use the computer when I was eight,” wrote one.