This is episode nine of DN FM. Through interviews, news and community segments, DN FM aims to spark a meaningful conversation on design.
Linda Liukas, thinks the key to helping children learn is to spark their curiosity. Linda is the author and illustrator behind Hello Ruby, a series of children’s books about technology. She’s also the co-founder of Rails Girls, a community designed to help women understand technology.
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2:30: Introduction: Why Linda focuses her education on children, and how they can positively impact adults as well. Linda also tells us about her educational and professional background.
4:50: How Hello Ruby came to be, from conception to funding to final publishing. Linda also discusses how she came up with the story, the exercises and the final illustrations.
11:00: Information on Linda’s second book: What was easier this time around, and what this second project will be about.
17:30: Why technology is as much of an art as it is a science, and why programming is a tool rather than simply a process.
18:30: How Linda explains coding to children in simple language and what she hopes kids can take away from her books.
22:00: What the future look like for Linda’s books and upcoming projects.