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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And there This was a really fun read – it’s meant to introduce computer science concepts, without beating you over the head with them. My granddaughters had no interest in technology, farlos exhibited any tendency to want to learn anything about it or computers I thoroughly enjoyed this book. And it is an enjoyable ride of puns and riddles though the learning process.

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Plus, a lot of the concepts explored are explained at the end, anyway. The thenyear-old suddenly wanted to know it all. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some computational concepts are introduced in a funny and approachable manner, not too much detail but just enough to be able laure tackle more technical resources without giving up in 5 minutes.

I put this on my wishlist partially because I wanted to evaluate how appropriate it would be for gifting to the children in my life. Something like the “Eye Witness” book series would be better.


Lauren Ipsum may be laueen, but her characterization is paper thin. I internalized the importance of “naming”, the thing with jargons and principle of 5-whys. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks. 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.

This book is absolutely brilliant.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Open Preview See a Problem? The protagonist is a young girl who finds herself, Alice-like, in another world unlike the one she knows.

A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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The chapter on the Byzantine Process was pretty funny. Lauren isn’t shown to have, nor carols she need, emotional warmth or social skills to solve her problems. Share this project Done. I even feel like I learned something! It is just a tool to help you see ideas more clearly. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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This is a very cool book. Account Options Sign in. Lauren Ipsum is a children’s story about computer science.

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It took a couple or chapters or more before they got into it, but once they did, they did beno want to stop. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book is about those ideas, and how to find them. Nov 17, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: It was an alright read and I did get that happy feeling at the end: I bought this book during another infamous evening of being physically exhausted, but mentally ready to write the program that everyone knows exists, should they bjeno the time to concentrate, much like the novel in each of us.