Linda Liukas – Keynote Speaker

Author and illustrator of Hello Ruby

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Specialist Subjects

  • Education
  • Innovation & Design
  • Learning
  • Programming & AI
  • Societal Impact



  • English


Linda Liukas 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 270 cities.


Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Her book series Hello Ruby introduces the whimsical world of technology for kids and has been translated to over 25 languages.


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. Her TED talk has gathered over 1.5 million views.


Linda Liukas is a central figure in the world of programming and has worked on edutech already before it was called that. She is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming for young women all over the world. Further, she 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

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