Last week a live streaming of a TEDx CERN event titled “Breaking the Rules” was held in Physicum. Among the speakers stood out a Finnish contributor, well-known Linda Liukas. Linda is a programmer, a startupper and a champion of women in computer science. In 2010 she co-founded Rails Girls, an ongoing project to involve women with little to no experience in programming.
Listen to her talk at Slush 2014:
In 2012 she was named Digital Champion of Finland for her efforts of promoting digital culture:
In 2014, Linda successfully (over)funded a project through Kickstarter: Hello Ruby. It’s a nicely illustrated book, a “coding fairytale” (for kids aged 4-8), available in several languages. I bought my copy in Finnish last week!
Are you curious to take part in the Rails Girls bootcamps? There are plenty in Finland this fall.
(Featured image is from www.helloruby.com)