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Linda Liukas

Programmer, entrepreneur, children’s writer and illustrator Linda Liukas is one of the first top international figures who have confirmed their participation in the fourth enlightED Congress, to be held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of October in a new and innovative hybrid format.

In 2010, Liukas, a Finnish programming teacher, founded the non-profit organisation Rails Girls. Since being launched in Finland, the organisation now works in over 270 countries and is a worldwide movement of programming workshops for girls. It aims to “create a community and provide tools for women to understand technology and build their ideas”.

Liukas is also the author and illustrator of the children’s book Hello Ruby, a story about the world of computers that has been translated into more than 25 languages. Additionally, Liukas participates in conferences and gives talks on education, technology and programming all over the world, having received numerous awards throughout her career.

EnlightED Hybrid Edition 2021, the world education, innovation and technology congress organised by the Telefónica Foundation, IE University and South Summit, will include Linda Liukas on a long list of prominent international experts, with other big names such as Howard Gardner, Kiran Bir Sethi, Michelle Weise or Hadi Partovi already having confirmed their attendance.

Since its creation in 2018, the enlightED congress has brought together 470,000 unique viewers from 46 countries and 300 top-level international speakers and has become an established reference point in the field of educational innovation.

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