Linda Liukas I Keynote Speaker
"Linda is a children's book author who likes software and sparkles"
Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book about the whimsical world of computers, as well as the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 260 cities. She loves Muji, Zelda Fitzgerald, software and sparkly things. Linda works with technology and media companies, educational institutions, governments and museums.
Linda Liukas - Essence Statement
Author and illustrator of the popular children’s book series “Hello Ruby”, Linda Liukas is one of the most influential names in technology, education and policy. On a mission to get future generations excited about coding and technology, Linda aims to transform the reputation of coding from series of numbers to something that is a tool for creativity.
Our children interact with AI and technology on a daily basis through tablets, toys etc. So giving them creative initiative through playful teaching of technology is crucial for raising tech savvy generations. It is at this intersection that Linda’s work becomes important as she mixes software with story-telling; showing a whimsical and human side to technology, allowing children to treat coding as a form of creativity.