Carlos Bueno is raising funds for Lauren Ipsum: Computer Science for Kids on Kickstarter! A story about computer science and other. Lauren Ipsum. A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things. by Carlos Bueno. December , pp. ISBN Lauren Ipsum. 2 reviews. by Carlos Bueno. Publisher: No Starch Press. Release Date: December ISBN: View table of contents.

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Journey Inside the Computer. It’s a lovely little book introducing computer sciencey concepts and ideas to kids. We’re raising money for translation of the book into Spanish. Buy the selected items together This item: This is a very cool book. She accepts truths and rebuffs them, is confused by their confusion and learns how to navigate in their language enhanced by her own powers of creativity, questions and savvy applications. Plus I love how the main character is a girl and she kauren on an adventure.

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This is a cute story for anyone that pisum understands CS concepts. The more you pay attention, the more fun the details are. And if most of what I’ve said does not make sense to you, then it’s probably time to pick up the book and learn about them and discover how to ipsuk some of the concepts of Computer Science and programming via this tale that does not feature any computer that we are familiar with.


This book is supposed to be released in December, but since I helped funding it through Kickstarter, I received my copy 3 weeks early and caglos wait to read it. Plus, a lot of the concepts explored are explained at the end, anyway.

The logic puzzles Lauren encounters along the way use great real world examples to teach ippsum concepts that force you to stretch your imagination when problem solving. Check out the FAQ. Young readers should find the book easily approachable. Back matter has details on all the computer programming stuff.

Lauren Ipsum may be female, but her characterization is paper thin. My favorite part was the appendix that worked through each chapter going into more details on the various concepts raised there.

This is done in the form of a fairy tale that doesn’t actually involve any computers, but instead focusses on programming as a way of thinking. Set up a giveaway.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Truly, I recommend this book to adults old and young who have any interest or curiosity about computers. Kindle Edition Verified Ilsum. An interesting tale about a girl who wanders into Userland and while reading about her quest to return to her home, the reader picks up concepts in Computer Science and Programming without ever encountering a computer which is just a concrete application of Computer Science.

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There are notes in the back; I recommend reading each chapter’s notes immediately after the chapter while the ideas — and jokes — are still fresh, but you could also take the author’s advice and save the notes for last.

The book’s biggest failure is trying to encourage girls to code.

This is a fun kid’s book about the mathematical underpinnings of computer science, very much in the style lauten The Phantom Tollbooth, featuring a lost girl named Lauren and a hapless chameleon named Xor.

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