Linda Liukas made her first web-page when she was 13 years old. “I was madly in love with Al Gore and wanted to make him a web-page in Finnish,” she reveals. Three years ago, the now 27-year-old Finn wanted to learn more about programming – and ended up organising a training workshop. The workshop developed into the Rail Girls network, which teaches the basics of programming to girls and women across the world.
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Programming became a fad
Over the past three years, the network has held programming workshops in over 160 cities. Programming has become a global fad. Liukas works for the American Codeacademy, which provides free online courses in programming.