While most teens working across the country this summer were making minimum wage flipping burgers, Silicon Valley teen-ager Roddy Knight was writing computer code for $20 an hourplus stock options.
"This is fascinating work," said Knight. "I'm learning so much, and they give me a lot of responsibility."
Knight is one of a growing cadre of students who can boast of honing their marketable skillsand earning lucrative wageswhen they write their "How I spent my summer vacation" essays this fall. With the demand for information technology (IT) workers at an all-time high, tech-savvy teens have a unique opportunity to step into positions