LOS ANGELES -- Walter O'Brien, the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc. and the inspiration behind the hit CBS drama, "Scorpion" was a celebrity speaker at the 65th Annual California State Science Fair.
His life story served as an inspiration for over 1,000 competitors from California middle schools and high schools. Designated a child prodigy after scoring 197 on an IQ test at nine, he started Scorpion Computer Services at 13 to service local businesses and financial institutions, and by 18, he was ranked the sixth fastest programmer in the world.
O'Brien said of the competition: "The California Science Center is a cornerstone in California's push to educate and encourage students to reach their full potential and to pursue careers in science and engineering. I'm proud to be part of the fabric that inspires the next generations to remain curious and remember that 'smart is cool.'"