• News
  • People
  • Long Read
  • Opinion
  • Weekend Wrap

Breaking News

Linda Liukas makes it onto Forbes top 50

The author of the world famous Hello Ruby books was the sole Finn to make the list.Maija Tammi

Forbes has included Finnish children’s book author Linda Liukas on its list of Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech.

Liukas is known for her Hello Ruby book series that explores contemporary technologies and teaches programming to children. The enterprise has grown into a whole platform of books, games, exercises and apps.

The Hello Ruby books have been published in more than 20 languages. Image: Linda Liukas

The Forbes Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech list is the influential business media company’s first to highlight European women influencing the tech industry.

“In my work, I defend young girls’ and boys’ right to understand an increasingly technological world, but the Forbes list shows that adults too need unconventional role models in the technology industry,” Liukas comments.

The Finnish author published her first Hello Ruby book back in 2014, after her fundraising campaign took Kickstarter by storm. Her book went on to top the list of best-sellers on Amazon Japan and her pioneering work has also been recognised in China. Liukas was also the recipient of a 100 000-US dollar grant from Expo Live earlier this year.

Liukas’s latest Hello Ruby book delves into artificial intelligence on a level approachable for both children and adults.

Wondering how Liukas feels when she thinks about coding? Discover this in our 10 Questions from 2016.

Published on 09.10.2018