Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller, and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She is a central figure in the world of programming and worked on edutech before it was even called that. Linda is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming to young women all over the world. She was selected as the 2013 Ruby Hero (the most notable prize within the Ruby programming community) and she is the Digital Champion of Finland, appointed by EU commissioner Neelie Kroes.
"Writing software is about expression, creativity, and practical application. Our kids should learn to bend, join, break and combine code in a way it wasn't designed to. Just as they would with crayons and paper or wood and tools. I believe there's plenty to learn in programming logic and culture before showing children a single screen." --Linda Liukas author of Hello Ruby "Hello Ruby is way more than a children's book." --Fast Company "Getting girls into programming, one children's book at a time." --TechCrunch Hello Ruby by Linda Liukas is half picture book and half activity book rolled into one adorable package. What I love about it is that it introduces programming without requiring a computer at all. The point of the book isn't to teach you a programming language, but programming concepts. --GeekMom.com