Antonio García Vicente discovered programming at 6 years old, and soon joined the Young Programmers Club at the University of Valladolid. At 8 he founded the Páramo de Villanuble Programming Club at his school, where he taught other kids what he was learning and where he developed games to make learning the content of their classes fun.
At 8 he was the youngest speaker at TedxYouth Valladolid, where he spoke about “programming for limitless learning”. The talk has over 2 million views, has been translated into 4 languages and has inspired people, young and old, from all over the world to use technology in a positive way.
After this talk, Antonio spoke at a number of educational, marketing, and corporate events, where he has spoken to some high-ranking directors. He has always stressed the importance of children learning the fundamentals of coding and becoming people who use technology to shape the future, instead of just consumers.
Antonio’s knowledge and passion for programming has led him to develop joinus4theplanet.org alongside his sister Noelia and friend Daniel. This is a social network where people, organizations, companies, and public bodies come together to take action and promote actions for the restoration of polluted natural and urban environments, in order to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).