Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas is a children’s book author and illustrator who likes software and sparkles. Linda travels the world as a keynote speaker and her speaking topics range from education to AI. She shares the message of embracing coding and computing at technology conferences, teacher training sessions and even at the United Nations. Her TED talk has gathered over 1.5 million views. In 2017 Linda won China’s biggest design award, the Design Intelligence Award and in 2018 she was selected on the Forbes list of top 50 women in tech. 

Linda is the creator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book series about the whimsical world of computers which has been a worldwide success story since its release in 2015. The Hello Ruby series has been translated into 27 languages. Hello Ruby made its debut on Kickstarter and quickly reached its $10,000 funding goal after just 3.5 hours and gathering 380 000 dollars in total funding. Linda is also the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 260 cities. 

Linda has studied in business, design and engineering at Aalto University and product engineering at Stanford University.

She loves Muji, Zelda Fitzgerald, software and sparkly things.

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Technology Playmaker of the Year

    2019

  • Technology Playmaker of the Year

    2019

  • 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe

    2019

  • 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe

    2018

  • Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech Europe

    2018

  • DIA Gold, China's biggest Design Award

    2017

  • TED Resident

    2017

  • Thinkers 20: The Brightest Business Minds of Northern Europe

    2016

  • The Young Speaker of the Year in Finland

    2015

  • 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe

    2015

  • 30 under 30 in Northern Europe

    2014

  • Finland State Award for Children’s Culture

    2014

  • Ruby Hero

    2013

Nominations

  • Dubai Global Expo finalist

    2020

Related publishing

  • Hello Ruby - Robot’s First Day at School

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  • Hello Ruby - Expedition to the Internet

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  • Hello Ruby - Adventures in Coding

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  • Hello Ruby - Journey Inside the Computer

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