Kickstarter Alert: Hello Ruby!
By Keisha Reed on January 28, 2014
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.
Anyway, I ran across an Kickstarter for children called 'Hello Ruby' by Linda Liukas (who is AWESOME!) and I immediately wanted to know more about this project.
Kickstarter: Hello Ruby
Hello Ruby is a children’s book that teaches programming fundamentals through stories and kid-friendly activities. It will be a 32 page hardcover with an accompanying workbook that won't be your traditional how-to programming book, but a journey of friendship and technology with Ruby and her penguin friends. Who doesn't love penguins? I love that the values of sharing and helping each other will be instilled early on.
About The Author
Linda Liukas is one of the co-founder Rails Girls, a global non-profit teaching programming to tens of thousands of women in over 160 cities. She also worked at Codecademy as one of the first employees.
Hello Ruby Video
As of January 27th, the campaign had surpassed its goal:
Shipping is projected for August 1st and Linda is projecting to fulfill shipping via shipping the books with Amazon and using their third party fulfillment services. She also added milestones for when particular goals are surpassed.
UPGRADES: EVERYONE who has pledged for the first hardcover book or above will ALSO get a digital version of the book and workbook.
STRETCH-GOAL 250 000: If we hit 250 000, I'll write a Parents Guide to compliment the workbook and make it available as a download.
STRETCH-GOAL 500 000: If we hit 500 000, I'll extend Ruby's world into a mobile app. Think magic!
I am really excited about this project and even more so because I love the language. Linda is also one of my people to meet on my bucket list! To learn more about the project and add to the project, visit the Hello Ruby Kickstarter page.
Are you excited about this new venture? Do you have a budding coder at home that would love a copy?
Sound off below!
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