Saturday, October 10, 2015


“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me.
 All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. 
But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. 
It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. 
And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. 
Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. 
We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. 
And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work..." Ira Glass

Linda and I at #scratch2015AMS
after herIgnite talk about #HelloRuby 

        "The Analytical Engine weaves algebraic patterns just
          as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.”
          Ada Lovelace - Worlds First Programmer 
All the adults say Ruby is a sensible, nice kid. But sometimes she can be mischievous. If you’re not very precise in ordering your chocolate, the kitchen might end up be flooding with hot cocoa. And she’s independent: Ruby doesn’t like other people telling her how to clean her room, only what should be done, while she prefers to figure out the process herself. - Kickstarter, Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas
“What if you could create content for television that
was both entertaining and instructive,” they wondered.
“What if it went down more like ice cream than
spinach?” Street Gang - Sesame Street

An activity you can download from
On October 6, Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas was published and released on Amazon.  This, Kickstarter Project only looking to raise $10,000, raised over $380,000.

Co-Founder of Rails Girls
When most people think of coding they think of COMPUTERS, ROBOTS, DRONES, etc.  Luika, wrote a book focusing on a little girl named Ruby, explaining the way that she thinks and how the characters in her story (like the penguins and snowleopard) interact with her.  If Ruby doesn't phrase her words properly, she cannot travel on her adventures.  

Follow along with Ruby at #HelloRuby @HelloRubyWorld and .

To find out more about Rails Girls #RailsGirls @RailsGirls and

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