14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and his homemade clock have sparked passion and support from thousands of people who believe he was unfairly arrested after bringing his invention to his classroom at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.
His innovation has also caught the eye of tech companies that are interested in helping stoke Mohamed’s interest in technology.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke publicly about Mohamed’s story, and invited him to come to his company’s headquarters:
Box CEO Aaron Levie also invited Mohamed to tour Box:
— Aaron Levie (@levie) September 16, 2015
Google has invited Mohamed to the company’s annual science fair, where kids between the ages of 13 and 18 compete for scholarship money:
NASA’s Chris Hadfield offered Mohamed a seat at the Generator show in Toronto:
Hi @IStandWithAhmed ! I’d love you to join us for our science show Generator in Toronto on 28 Oct. There’s a ticket waiting for you.
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) September 16, 2015
— Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) September 16, 2015
Well Ahmed, that’s now an invite to Facebook, a seat at the Google Science fair, a seat at the NASA show, an invite to Box, an internship at Twitter, an internship at Reddit and an invite to the White House. Keep on rocking!
UPDATE: In a press conference, Mohamed said that he will be attending the White House — as well as changing schools.