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2019 Awards

Read more about our Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019, Linda Liukas, and the full list of winners making an impact through technology and championing diversity of all kinds across the tech sector
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

Martha Omoekpen Alade, Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN)

Community Impact Award

Martha is the Founder of WITIN (, an NGO that empowers women, girls and teachers through technology. Martha’s mission is to lift 20,000 women and girls out of poverty by 2022 and equip teachers socio-technologically to become change agents to bridge the leaky pipeline.

Martha Omoekpen Alade, Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN)

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