Lauren Ipsum: A Story about Computer Science and Other Improbable Things

Carlos Bueno (Author)
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"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Lauren Ipsum is a whimsical journey through a land where logic and computer science come to life.

Meet Lauren, an adventurer lost in Userland who needs to find her way home by solving a series of puzzles. As she visits places like the Push & Pop Caf and makes friends with people like Hugh Rustic and the Wandering Salesman, Lauren learns about computer science without even realizing it--and so do you

Read Lauren Ipsum yourself or with someone littler than you, then flip to the notes at the back of the book to learn more about logic and computer science in the real world.

"Filled with wit and wordplay, Lauren Ipsum is a lively and timely introduction to computing fundamentals that wisely avoids mentioning computers altogether." --Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing

"A looking glass tale for the computer age." --School Library Journal

"Lauren Ipsum is part of a much larger movement that seeks to bring programming skills to, well, everyone." --Wired

"Captures the spirit of problem solving and ignites readers' imaginations...introduces girls and boys to computer science --and to a new way of thinking and problem solving." --Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In

"A fantastical journey into the 21st century tech 'Wonderland' that both educates and entertains." --Ruthe Farmer, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, National Center for Women & IT

Suggested for ages 10 and up

Product Details

No Starch Press
Publish Date
December 14, 2014
6.0 X 0.7 X 9.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Carlos Bueno is a former Facebook engineer, graphic designer, librarian, calligrapher, data scientist, and video game repairman. He now writes bad jokes about algorithms and dinosaurs.