Hello Ruby

A project in New York, NY by Linda Liukas

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Hello Ruby is a children's book that teaches programming fundamentals through stories and kid-friendly activities.
Backers: 9258
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $380,747 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 23rd -> Feb 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Linda Liukas
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Children’s Book With Coding Themes Is Kickstarter Hit

February 20th - via: blogs.wsj.com
The book is called Hello Ruby, and its plot follows a small girl with a huge imagination called Ruby (which is also an open-source programming language), as she stumbles around in a magical world and meets robots and a lonely snow leopard, and solves problems with the help from wise penguins. (Read More)

Four days left, one new kindergarten pledge category

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
New pledge category: purchase 10 books for a kindergarten of your choiceFor the final week of Hello Ruby on Kickstarter I'm super happy to announce something backers have been asking for from day one of the campaign: kindergarten kits! Get 10 copies... (Read More)

One week to go!

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm so happy and humbled by all the enthusiasm towards Hello Ruby. Your overwhelming support will help me build Ruby's world to kids and parents everywhere. We have one more big goal to get to. I would love love love to build a mobile app to go... (Read More)


February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Book That Teaches Kids to Code Raises $250K on Kickstarter

February 4th - via: wired.com
The book tells the story of a young girl named Ruby and her many friends, including a less-than-meticulous android, a solitary snow leopard and a book-smart penguin. Through her adventures, Ruby explores loops, variables, and other core coding concepts. (Read More)

Meet Ruby

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
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Can't wait for the book? This is how you get started in coding

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Making a book is a long process. Luckily the Internet is full of great and mostly free resources to teach your kid (and yourself) programming skills while we wait for little Ruby.   In the list below I've included products I've tried myself. There... (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight: Hello Ruby #codelikeagirl

January 28th - via: citygirlgoesdigital.com
As you may or may not know, I've been on the learn to code journey (consistently) for almost a year! On June 13, I attended a RailsGirlsDC workshop and fell head over heels in love with the language. I connected with so many great women and coaches and I've been working hard to get my app to market since then. (Read More)

Children's Book 'Hello Ruby' Teaches 4- to 7-Year-Olds How to Code

January 28th - via: mashable.com
As a teenager, Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. Without the pre-made templates that Tumblr and WordPress now place at our fingertips, she taught herself HTML and CSS so she could build a site from scratch. While building that website, Liukas fell in love with coding. A decade later, she created Hello Ruby. (Read More)

Weeknote 1: Castles in the Air

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Very wow. Much awesome. Such support.

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear everyone, Wow. What a day. 24 hours and $100k. All of this love and support from you guys will help me create Ruby's world in a way I always wanted to. Exclamation marks are my thing, and now if ever it's time for: yay!!!!!! Kickstarter is more... (Read More)

Kickstarter Loves This Children's Book That Gets Kids Excited About Coding

January 23rd - via: fastcompany.com
Linda Liukas's project Hello Ruby smashed its Kickstarter funding goal in under four hours. (Read More)

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