ROCHESTER – Micah Satele’s father still has the $5 receipt for the first programming job his son completed at 12.
In the handful of years since, Satele has developed his skills far beyond what they started at for that first job. He’s earned thousands of dollars as a programmer, he’s started developing apps, and has created course material for others to learn from.
“It’s something I’m very proud of,” he said of the accomplishments he’s achieved so far. “It feels like a long time coming.”
On top of the projects he’s undertaken on his own, Satele is also part of the inaugural cohort of students taking part in Rochester Public Schools’ P-Tech program. Through the program, students can follow either a nursing track or an information technology track. As a P-Tech student, he’s gearing up for an internship at IBM.
His interest in computer programming stems from when he was a child playing a Wii console, the game that allows you to imitate a number of situations with the help of a joystick: golfing, racing, etc.
From there, he began playing the game Minecraft, a seemingly endless game played with block-shaped characters. He started as a gamer himself.
Eventually, though, he transitioned from just playing games to contributing to them. That $5 programming job that jump-started his efforts wasn’t an elaborate task compared to the work he does now, but it was a place to start.
Today, he’s spent a lot of time developing and…
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