Hello Ruby – Programming Book for Children

Hello Ruby is a children’s book that teaches programming fundamentals through stories and kid-friendly activities.

An interesting initiative by Linda Liukas, who teaches programming and makes the world of technology more approachable through a non-profit called Rails Girls.

She is on a journey to combine software with storytelling. She is writing and illustrating a book for young children about the magical world of technology – Hello Ruby.

She is raising $10,000 on Kickstarter for Hello Ruby (already over-subscribed).

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Scrum – the Hyper Productivity Tool?

Wikipedia describes Scrum as an agile method for project management. It has been called a “hyper-productivity tool”, and has been documented to dramatically improve productivity in teams previously paralyzed by heavier methodologies. Scrum was first documented by Takeuchi and Nonaka in “The New New Product Development Game” (Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb 1986).

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