Hello Ruby

Adventures in coding

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. Her children's book, Hello Ruby, made its debut on Kickstarter and quickly smashed its $10,000 funding goal after just 3.5 hours and gathering $380,000 dollars in total funding. Hello Ruby is the most funded book on Kickstarter's children's book category. Linda is a central figure in the world of programming and the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming for young women all over the world. The workshops, organized by volunteers in over 160 cities, have in a few years taught more than 10 000 women the foundations of programming. Linda believes that children's books are one of the best platforms to introduce kids to programming. She also believes that code is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABC of Programming is imminent. She believes our world is increasingly run by software and we need more diversity in the people who are building it. The best way to introduce programming to children is through compelling story telling. Having never really outgrown fairytales, she sees the web as a maze of stories and wants to hear more diverse voices in that world.
I love this book and all the drawings are really awesome. Great way to make you feel like you finally HAVE to start to learn programming.