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Slush 2014 - Linda Liukas: Software & storytelling, one nordic childhood | Silver Stage #slush14

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Slush 2014 | Silver Stage | Wednesday 19.11.2014 Linda Liukas, Founder of Rails Girls and Hello Ruby: Software & storytelling: one nordic childhood -- Linda Liukas - Founder of Rails Girls and Hello Ruby Linda is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. Her proposed children's book, Hello Ruby, is the most funded book on Kickstarter's children's book category with 380 000$ funding in total. Linda is a central figure in the world of programming and has worked on edutech already before it was called that. Linda is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming for young women all over the world. She has previously worked at Codecademy, a programming education company in New York with over 5 million users 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 it. -- Slush is the focal point for startups and technology talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media all around the world. The two-day event takes place every fall in the wintery Scandinavia amidst one the most dynamic tech ecosystems in the world. Organized by a large group of students, entrepreneurs and professional music festival organizers, Slush is one of the biggest startup events of the year with over 13,000 attendees. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSlush http://www.slush.org http://www.facebook.com/slushHQ http://www.twitter.com/slushHQ http://instagram.com/SlushHQ http://bit.ly/SlushGplus