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2019 Awards

Read more about Booking.com Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019 Linda Liukas and the full list of winners here and take inspiration as you craft your own story and make your way to becoming a Technology Playmaker.
Linda Liukas, Hello Ruby and Rails Girls
Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019

Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book series about the whimsical world of computer science, which has been translated into 25 languages. She is also the Founder of Rails Girls, a global movement in over 300 cities to teach young women to program.

Linda Liukas

Betelhem Dessie, iCog - Anyone Can Code (ACC)

Young Technologist

Betelhem is an Ethiopian web and mobile technologies developer. She is currently Founder and CEO of iCog - Anyone Can Code (ACC). She currently owns four patented projects individually and an additional three in collaboration and has been named “the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia’s fast emerging tech scene” by CNN.

Betelhem Dessie, iCog - Anyone Can Code (ACC)

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