I would like to tell that the answer is YES. My best friend from highschools
son became interested in coding when he was your age. I told him the courses
he should take and he’s never looked back.
He is 17 now and makes more than both his parents combined! Yes, they
don’t give him an allowance anymore. He is happy and so are his parents.
I would say that because of your age, have fun and be a kid. There is plenty
of time to worry about work when you get older. If you really like coding, learning
as much as you can is probably the best way to get a Google internship.
i really don’t know about getting paid at your age, but there is always
something that you can be a part of in the open source community.
Search for this on Google, “finding open source projects to work on”,
and start from there.
Essentially you should try to get experience in every possible area of
coding and the web. you can always make your own projects. come
up with a web app idea that would help you with something in life.
Let’s say a Mood Tracker. Create a website about it. Create a web app
on the site. then create an android app.
you can do that over and over to build up a good portfolio. you don’t
necessarily need to have an original idea to start on. find something you
that you like and then fix what you think is wrong with it.
For example, I love star wars galaxy of heroes, so I created a WordPress
site for us. after that, i created a web app for the officers that keeps the
statistics on all of our guild members, and does some other things.
the web app is based off of something else that wasn’t my original idea,
I built and implemented it, and it is used all the time. I haven’t learned android apps yet, but that’s the next step.
i loved building stuff for that game so it doesn’t feel like work and it also
covers a lot of things that I have learned and shows it.
I hope this helps you. The trick to everything is not giving up and not
taking no for an answer from anyone. you have trouble with being your
age and getting paid? Freelance for a business overseas and you don’t
have to worry about that (just don’t tell them your age and set up a Paypal
account to get paid, or have your parents help you open a bank account.