It’s not every day that you’d see a teenager involved in a field as complex as iOS jailbreaking. It requires years of experience, knowledge of programming languages, and patience. Rishabh Shanbhag was an exceptional teenager. He was only 13 when he first jailbroke into Apple’s operating system. But how did he know so much at such a young age?
Rishabh was always enthusiastic about programming languages. He self-studied programming languages for months. He started implementing his coding knowledge into jailbreaking to see if the tricks he learned worked. His tech expertise at such a young age grabbed the headlines, and soon he was also involved in other online initiatives such as volunteering for the UN’s #GivingTuesday movement as a social media ambassador. But how did Rishabh become a tech influencer at such a young age? You will be surprised to know his story.
Learning computer languages on his own
Learning multiple computer languages at the age of 13 is no joke. Most importantly, Rishabh didn’t take anyone’s help to learn these languages. Instead, he scoured through the internet to find relevant information about coding and programming. Whether it’s a simple coding technique or learning how to bypass Apple’s operating system, he never backed away from grasping the information he got.
In addition to learning computer languages, Rishabh was also passionate about how social media worked. He was eager to grow his follower count. This led him to study social media marketing. He wanted to use his tech skills in social media, increase his number of followers, and use his influence to make a difference. And everything he touched turned to gold. He is one of the youngest tech experts to reach more than 70,000 Twitter followers.
Using his social media reach
Rishabh was a part of the famous philanthropy movement called #GivingTuesday when he was 17. The movement was also acknowledged by former United States President, Barack Obama, praising the efforts taken by individuals to spread the word about this movement.
To Rishabh, social media is more than just a platform to stay connected with your friends and family. When he became a part of the #GivingTuesday movement, he didn’t miss out on an opportunity to get people involved in this program. His posts on Twitter received huge praises. And he obliged his followers by replying to their comments, thanking them for sharing the movement with others, and interacting with people who wanted to know more about #GivingTuesday.
According to Rishabh, “Everyone has the potential to improve their follower count on social media. It is a platform that gives everyone an equal opportunity to shine. But it’s up to you to decide how you will make the most of that opportunity. I was lucky enough to acquire a few followers because of my involvement in iOS jailbreaking. That gave me a follower base on which I capitalized.”
It’s easy to see why tech experts consider Rishabh as a role model. His tech knowledge at such a young age is exceptional. It’s only a matter of time before he channels his experience into making tech gadgets that help people lead an easier life.