Computerworld Expo’s youngest visitor, 11-year-old Hamilton boy Mike Reader, has already mapped out a career in the IT industry.
An exception was made to the show’s R16 rule so Mike could attend the first day at the Expo Centre in Greenlane, Auckland yesterday, making it the 12th Computerworld Expo he has visited.
He was there with his parents, who run PC support and show lighting company Adena Scientific. They say their son was just more than a twinkle in their eye when he made his first swing through the rows of show exhibitors.
Eleven years on Mike is a seasoned, hands-on IT-er, with his own business card proclaiming him a trainee systems engineer. He built his first PC out of junked components for the school caretaker while still at primary school.
And he also does programming in Delphi.
So a career in IT is in store? “I think that’s a given,” says his father.
Computerworld Expo is open to the public today from 10am till 6pm and tomorrow from 10am till 4pm.