As a proud parent of a sixth grader myself I was in awe of this kid, not so much because he develops software (heck mine been doing it since first grade), but because of his calm, fun and bien-dans-sa-peau way of presenting – the exact opposite of the prototypical megalomaniac TED presenter.
I’d hire him in a second, not to program, but to head up some marketing effort.
Most of all I liked his idea of creating some kind of center where kids could learn to develop apps because as he mentions schools won’t be able to fill that role. It’s not that teachers or administrators wouldn’t approve of it, it’s just all those thorny litle gotchas like Apple’s $99 dev fee, poor documentation and an ever-changing set of development platforms.
So here’s an idea for your staffing business, one that I’ve been pursuing in my own way, and it’s one that my Dad did for me when he started his business, and it’s to create some kind of opportunity for an inquisitive kid. You won’t have to pay much, and the ideas brought to the table will pay you back ten fold.