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Creating the balance between humanity and technology

Linda Liukas

travels from Finland, France

Programmer, Illustrator, Technology expert

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Speaker Linda Liukas is a programmer, a storyteller, and an illustrator. She educates audience members about the world of technology and how we can appropriately co-exist with the current and the future of tech. Linda's children's book, Hello Ruby, is named the "world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing, and coding.” She educates audience members for vivid understanding and progressing excellence.

Why should book speaker Linda Liukas

  • Speaker Linda Liukas is an author assisting children in the world of technology. Linda’s way of communication reaches all different audience members as she implements different techniques of education.
  • She is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book about the whimsical world of computers, and the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 230 cities.
  • Linda is diverse in her speaking topics. Her topics range from education to AI. Depending on the client, the format can also range from workshops to keynotes.

Speaker Linda Liukas is a programmer, a storyteller, and an illustrator. Her children’s book, Hello Ruby, is the world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing, and coding.” She founded Rails Girls, which has organized workshops in more than 230 cities, introducing and teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. Liukas worked at Codeacademy. However, she left to write stories that teach children about both programming and software. In 2013 she won the Ruby Hero prize, and she was named the Digital Champion of Finland by the EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda.

Linda Liukas works with technology and media companies, educational institutions, governments, and museums. She talks about moving towards a more humane tech industry and identifying what it means to approach technology from a unique perspective. Through practical examples, her keynotes explore modern interpretations of the intersection between humanities and technology.

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One Hundred Languages

Computers surround us in our daily lives, but the most powerful ideas of computing go beyond the sleek silver containers and glowing boxes. What are these ideas? And how do we prepare our kids for a world where more and more of the problems around us look like computers?

To find out, we’ll travel back in time: from a jacquard loom maker with his punch cards, an inventor obsessed with cogs and steam, an electrical engineer who combined laws of electrical circuits with eccentric English mathematical logic, and countless other philosophers, material scientists, artists, dreamers, and tinkerers. Technology is about humans and big ideas.

Audience takeaways:

  • Linda Liukas will talk about how we can move towards a more humane tech industry and identifies what it means to approach technology from a unique perspective.
  • Through practical examples, this keynote explores modern interpretations of the intersection between humanities and technology.
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No Maps, Only Compasses

How do we navigate the new frontiers of technology in an increasingly digitalized world? If every company is going to be a software company, what does this mean for your company?

Audience takeaways:

  • In this talk, Linda will take us on a tour of the changing possibilities technology offers for individuals, businesses, and entire countries. And what might we learn from children?
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Principles of Play

If code is the coloring pens and lego blocks of our times – the tools of creation – how do we teach curiosity, joy, and wonder to our kids? Linda has been looking at programming and plays: how to create experiences that go deeper than just learning logic.

Audience takeaways:

  • This talk summarizes Linda’s three principles of play and a few experiments she has learned with little Ruby and the journey she has had as a children’s books author.
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Magical, but Not Magic

Magic has entered our world. It’s in our pockets, anticipating our needs, thin and glossy and foreign. But it’s not the magic wand of Harry

Audience takeaways:

  • Potter Linda Liukas is talking about, it’s our technology, the computers, phones, and gadget that increasingly run our worlds.
  • How we should prepare our children for a world where every problem is a computer problem – make them ready to engage, influence, and built this world to be beautiful, better, and maybe a bit whimsical.
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