I'm Amy, a programmer and alumni of MIT, Honda, the University of Tokyo Igarashi Lab, and various Bay Area startups. It's been a life long dream of mine to create a series of zines that cover computer science concepts in an accessible way, targeted towards people who don't think computer science is for them. This Kickstarter made it possible for me to leave my job as a web developer to focus on this full time!
BubbleSort Zines are zine series filled with stories and hand-drawn art and diagrams. They cover topics like circuits, sorting, memory, cryptography, image processing, and data structures. Though the intended audience is high school students (think Hello Ruby's teenage sister), I was surprised by how many adults are also subscribers!
Computer science and programming are powerful tools for expressing creativity and for actuating change. Furthermore, as technology is more and more a part of everday life, with computers inside of cars, fridges, and doorbells, let's make sure that everyone can have the chance to learn about how that technology works. This doesn't just mean computers in every classroom. This means framing computer science in a way that is accessible and inclusive to people who might not think there is a place for them.
Read more about my mission for Bubblesort Zines here!