Every project is a unique experience, full of lessons and memories.”
Emmanuel takes interest in a wide variety in things, always picking up skills and counting the experiences coined from them. He is ingrained with the saying “be a maker not just a consumer” mostly said by his Dad(Keith).
Starting at a young age(6 years old), Emmanuel was introduced to programming Java in a game development software(Unity 3D) and Code academy where he first learned how to write a few lines of code as well as objects, vectors and physics. In later years he backtracked into Scratch, taking an intermediate course as it taught him more of the fundamentals of programming and app development.
Currently, Emmanuel is taking an online Harvard course on computer science(CS50) to continue to enhance his coding skills and proficiency.
He has also taken action with programming and has worked on multiple projects. Some of the main projects are described below.
Close Quarters: This game programmed by Emmanuel was just released into the Apple App Store and he would love for you to check it out. If you cant access it there, here’e an alternative link.
Emmanuel takes joy in programming and designing environments that you can come to life in. He loves playing video games so he set out to discover how they are made. Now using C# (Csharp) in Unity 3D that he self-taught himself to use, he creates games every now and then for him and his brother to play together.
Healthy Habits: For a school's graded project, Emmanuel, along with his group of three members agreed to build an app. The topic was about "Disease and Health" so the apps purpose was to educate people on being prepared for a health crisis which was very appropriate for the COVID-19 situation at that time. As the group leader, and the only person who knew how to code applications, Emmanuel had many responsibilities. Using Google's new developer interface called Flutter which Emmanuel was not familiar with but provided impressive widgets and User Interface (UI). It required programming in its own language, Dart, unique in structure from any of the languages he knew. Eventually, he built a fully functional app for this school project, picking up the new language after an intensive few weeks. He also created a website to contain all the educational resources the group made. This is the link.
Starting to write at a young age, Emmanuel made his first little series at aged 7 building from a book project to the class’ well known author. Emmanuel was fascinated with drawing knights and made stories about their imaginative adventures for his class every other week. His first book was published on the Apple Book store called ‘The Ship’ in 2012.
He has published his second book titled "PUBG The Story: Russian Paradise" based on one of his favourite action video game. It is now available on Amazon's Kindle, Apple Bookstore, Barnes & Nobles etc. He would love for you to check it out and give it a read!
Being introduced too investing by his dad, Emmanuel has already made several successful stock investments, already earning a small salary off returns making over a few hundred dollars. Using his money saved up (from Chinese new year and working for his dad) he uses it to make more money instead of putting it all in the bank. Recently investing in a stock with a partnership with one of his close friends(SFIX, which later got recommended by Goldman Sachs) in order to increase capital, he is continuing to hone and develop his investing skills.
With his brother Luke, Emmanuel starts a YouTube channel, making their toys come to life with stop-motion, with over 50 000 views and several hundred subscribers, the try their best to continue the expansion of their channel. Emmanuel has learned a lot of video editing skills from this small hobby of his, and has been asked multiple times to put it to use for his school celebrations and activities. He has learned to use Final Cut Pro moving from iMovie after the edits for his videos became more demanding and detailed. Here is the link to their channel.
Emmanuel has been learning drums from a young age and is also an electronic music producer. He has played at church and along side some of his friends. He has learned to use Logic Pro X starting from humble GarageBand from when he was a kid. He has also moved onto FL studios to continue his music creation and learning there.