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News, 9/10/2018

Finnish author Linda Liukas teaches kids the poetry of coding

Illustration: Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas is a 21st-century Ada Lovelace; she uses fairy tales to teach the poetry of coding.

With her ginger ponytail, freckles and disarming laugh, it’s easy to see why Liukas (born in 1986) has sometimes been described as a “geeky Pippi Longstocking.” Just like that feisty, red-headed heroine in the children’s books of Astrid Lindgren, Liukas is fearless, inspiring and fiercely intelligent. When it comes to empowering kids, she does the equivalent of lifting horses one-handed (one of Pippi’s trademark tricks).

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Updated 9/10/2018


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