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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Funding period Sep 17, – Nov 16, 60 days. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Carlos Bueno is a former Facebook engineer, graphic designer, librarian, calligrapher, data scientist, and video game repairman. Even if you are not into computer science, this book will talk about the bigger ideas which are applicable to any field. Both utilize logic and questions and obvious statements to show just how little thinking we have become accustomed to “I feel I should warn you: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

This book is lzuren those ideas, and how to find them. Sep 17, – Ispum 16, 60 days. It is cute, has some funny bits, and moves at a nice pace. I read it to my 6-year-old daughter. Estimated carlow Dec Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. May 27, Alexander rated it liked it.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There are quirky characters and gratuitous puns. Secondly, one of the reasons cited for girls not becoming coders has to do with the current culture in computer programming.


I’m not able to pick out what needs to be said about complex subjects and then say them simply, so this writer has done a particularly admirable job. Some of it felt more contrived than the Phantom Tollbooth, but it was overall an enjoyable read. This was a really fun read – it’s meant to introduce computer science concepts, without beating you over the head with them. You can see the moon and stars without a telescope, smell the flowers without a fluoroscope, have fun without a funoscope, and be silly sans oscilloscope.

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Lauren Ipsum is lost in Userland. This is a very cool book. Read this book in about 2 hours. This book is absolutely brilliant. This is a very lajren book. It’s about computer science and computer programming, without having a single computer in it.

There is an appendix that offers better explanations, but they lose much of their effectiveness being separate from the story. I think it is a little too subtle for anyone else. I think this was a very great book. It’s a way to bring creative projects to life. If you, like me, do programming on a regular basis but have found your progress impeded by the lack of a computer science background this book is a nice first step. Ipwum the selected items together This item: This is a fun kid’s book about the mathematical underpinnings of computer science, very much in the style of The Phantom Tollbooth, featuring a lost girl named Lauren and a hapless chameleon named Xor.


I definitely reccomend lahren to anybody who feels afraid or intimidated by Big Computer Books. You can see the moon and stars without a telescope, smell the flowe No computers will be found in this book.

Ideas are the real stuff of computer science. It perhaps might be appropriate for children with a parent or very close adult with whom they could discuss the topics in the book.

Aug 08, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s stuff like this that makes building secure systems very hard. But on the way she encounters a Travelling Salesman, Fencepost problems, binary decisions Maybe car,os a fuse that will lead to a career? Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks.

I read it to my 6-year-old daughter. To view it, click here. Feb 16, Chris rated it did not like it.

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See all customer images. Write a customer review. This book is about those ideas and how to find them. There is an appendix that offers better explanations, but they lose much of their effectiveness being separate from the story.

Like Alice through the Looking Glass, this book aims to teach children about a world very different than their own.

Only a programmer would understand all the references, but it’s written for beginners to enjoy.