In the depths of the Great Recession, 13-year-old Michael Sayman took it on himself to step up and do what he could to support his family. One year and countless online coding tutorials later, he launched an iPhone app that was raking in thousands of dollars a month. That was just the beginning of his adventure in app development. While still in high school, Sayman developed the gaming app 4 Snaps, which reached the number one spot on the world games chart. That led to a job as Facebook’s youngest employee in history. From there (still only age 21), he went to work for Google as a Project Manager for the voice-based service, Assistant. Today, Sayman has returned to his gaming roots as a Senior Product Manager and Designer for Roblox.
On November 10, Sayman will join Cresset for an exclusive online event where he will share his incredible journey through the world of app development as told in his new memoir, “App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream.”