These days they start them early. Elliot Forde is the son of a Microsoft Publishing Manager, which likely explains his dedication to the Windows platform. He has been developing for only 6 months, and already has 2 applications to his name in the Windows phone 7 marketplace, published under his father Viggo Fordeâ€™s name.
Elliot also seems an all-rounder, accomplished in areas as diverse as soccer and skipping, so I am sure he will be going places.
For Nokia developers concerned about having to move to Windows phone 7, we can only say the platform is so easy, even a child could learn it 😉