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Josh Fabian Dropped Out Of School At Age 16  — Now, At Age 32, He Is Reportedly The Founder of A $105M Gaming Startup

This story is for all of the folks who were told to “stop wasting time playing those video games” as children because it looks like one man’s love of gaming just landed him the big bucks. At the age of 16, Josh Fabian emancipated himself from his white adoptive parents and ultimately dropped out of high school. Fast forward, and his gaming startup was valued at $105 million as of February 2022 — funny how life works out, right? According to CNBC Make It, Fabian managed to raise $34 million from investors for Metafy, the online platform that he launched at the height of the pandemic. It offers amateur video gamers the opportunity to pay for coaching sessions led by some of the world’s top players. Metafy Classes are LIVE! Grab a seat and learn from your favorite Experts as they share their hard-won experience and explain the aspects of the game that will help you and your classmates ruthlessly destroy your enemies! New Classes added constantly!

Jul 22, 2022

Pharrell Returns With Contest To Propel The Next Generation Of Coders With Amazon And Georgia Tech

Pharrell is back with his latest competition to help teach the next generation of coders. Earlier this year, AfroTech reported that the legendary producer and his education equity nonprofit YELLOW partnered with Amazon and Georgia Institute of Technology for “Your Voice is Power” — an educational coding program for K-12 students. Now, Amazon, Pharrell and Georgia Tech have launched the “Your Voice is Power” 2022 music remix competition, according to an Amazon blog post. Coming in on its second year, the competition is continuing to teach underserved youth about coding and racial equity. “Working with Amazon Future Engineer and Earsketch for ‘Your Voice Is Power’ 2022 helps us to continue to EVEN THE ODDS within education, especially when it comes to racial equity,” said Pharrell. “It’s amazing to see the students completely immerse themselves in the curriculum, and to watch their coding sequences come to life. The cross-collaboration that happens when students share ideas and...

Dec 1, 2021

11-Year-Old Dominic Darby Just Won a Coding Competition After Creating His Own Video Game For the First Time

This 11-year-old is making big moves in the gaming world! According to Black Business, Jamaican native, Dominic Darby has won the XPRIZE Connect Code Games competition after creating his own video game for the first time. The competition, sponsored by California-based, nonprofit, XPRIZE, was a partnership between the company and video game developer E-Line Media. Supported by Endless Network, the partnership is on a mission to improve lives through technology. Darby was named “Best in Class,” and won a $1,000 cash prize in the Junior Division. Using MIT’s Scratch coding software, Darby’s winning piece titled, “How to Fall,” consists of a game character who moved through multiple levels while getting away from different obstacles.   This is the first game that Darby has ever created and it took him several months to finish the game. According to his mother, Shellian Darby, her son first learned about the platform at just six-years-old after attending a summer program held at the...

Mar 18, 2021