And, in between his classes and studying and just being a kid, he is busy running his companies. One of them is Next Era Innovations, a company that hopes to redefine the future in AI, IoT, Robotics, STEM and Machine Learning. He is also the founder of the company, Reflect Social.
In fact, this pre-teen prodigy said mostly everything he knows about programming and robotics was self-taught which he said, he learned through trail and error while watching online videos.
“One of the greatest things about teaching myself programming is that I learned all my math skills before I was even out of the second grade because I needed it for programming,” Wimmer said during an interview on the podcast “Worldwide Engineering.”
Wimmer, described as a “profoundly gifted forward thinking 12-year-old” is ‘already’ redefining the future and sees major advancements ahead in the interaction between humans and AI robots.
He learned almost all of his programming and robotic knowledge through trial and error and online videos, according to his website, Next Era Innovations.
He also created his own startup, called Reflect Social, which “combines popular social media platforms with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, providing a new dynamic social experience,” according to its website.
Wimmer’s goal for the startup is to simplify how smart home technology works, with the ultimate goal to help others.
“My entrepreneurial goal is to build technology that enables people to live better lives,” he said.
Wimmer completed four years of school in one year – two years of high school and a two-year associate’s degree. He will graduate from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on May 21, and from Concord Academy High School on May 28, where he is valedictorian.
Over the past year, Wimmer completed four years of school in one year. He completed two years of high school and a two-year associate’s degree. And, next month he will be celebrating his outstanding achievements. On May 21, he will graduate from Rowan Cabarrus Community College and, on May 28 from Concord Academy High School, where he is valedictorian.
According to insideedition.com and edition.cnn.com. Source of photos: internet