BLACK GENIUS - Iddris Sandu, Creator of the algorithm used for Snapchat and Instagram.


Iddris Sandu, age 21, is the genius behind the algorithms used for Uber, Snapchat, and Instagram?

Born in Accra, Ghana, Iddris moved to the United States at the age of 3. Iddris experienced trauma and heartbreak at the age of 8 when he went back home to Ghana with his father. A couple of days into the trip, his father abandoned him in a village and came back to the United States with his passport. After nine months, an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) employee contacted the United States embassy in Ghana to help him get back to the U.S.

At the age of 13, he was coding for Google, which then leads him to writing algorithms used by major tech companies such as Uber, Instagram, and Snapchat. He then transitioned into HipHop by creating the world's first smart retail experience for the late great Nipsey Hustle and his Marathon Clothing Brand.

Iddris is determined to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and minority communities. He intends to do this by pushing and STEM and coding in black communities. 

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