Linda is a programmer from Finland and now a community manager at Codecademy, in New York. The city becoming the second center of the technology in the world, her job allows her to impact how...
Linda is a programmer from Finland and now a community manager at Codecademy, in New York. The city becoming the second center of the technology in the world, her job allows her to impact how millions of people learn about technology.
Having never really outgrown fairytales, she sees the web as a maze of stories and wants to hear more female voices in that world. Dividing her time between Helsinki and New York, Linda loves 3D printers, Muji and Zelda Fitzgerald.
Linda is one of the co-founders of the Rails Girls, a non-profit organization that runs workshops around the world for total beginners. From this experience, she has learned how to explain technical concepts for not so technical people to get them curious and included in the world of webmaking. For instance, you can describe an app stack as a bento lunch box where each part like storage, logic, or style has its own place.
The Rails Girls movement, which inspires women to start programming, has become a global phenomenon in just a couple of years. The workshops, organized by volunteers, are highly in demand all over the world. In 2012, the workshops have been organized in more than 30 countries and around 50 cities for thousands of participants. Information about Rails Girls is spreading through the social media and additionally through workshops arranged in connection with technology congresses.
She is often present in the media and the press, including and have given conferences and speeches in Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Denmark and of course Finland, including the Finnish technology industries federation, the Ministry of telecommunications, the Ministry of Education, Aalto University and many private companies.