How a Brazilian young man became a software developer using broken smartphones

Cézar Pauxis challenged logic and poverty to become a prodigy in the software development field. At the age of only 17 years old, he was hired by the biggest Brazilian electronic payments company.

On the basis of improvisation and perseverance, as shown by his ‘workstation’, Cézar Pauxis learned to program — Photo: Cézar Pauxis via BBC

“I had a device that would overheat so quickly I had to put it in the freezer. There were…