A story about computer science and other improbable things. Laurie is lost in Userland. She knows where she is, or where she's going, but maybe not at the same time. The only way out is through Jargon-infested swamps, gates guarded by perfect logic, and the perils of breakfast time at the Philosopher's Diner. With just her wits and the help of a lizard who thinks he's a dinosaur, Laurie has to find her own way home.
Lauren Ipsum is a children's story about computer science. In 20 chapters she encounters dozens of ideas from timing attacks to algorithm design, the subtle power of names, and how to get a fair flip out of even the most unfair coin.
Get one, Give one: For every copy of Lauren Ipsum sold, another copy will be donated to schools, libraries, and educational programs. See www.laurenipsum.org for more details.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Carlos Bueno is a former Facebook engineer who currently works at the database company MemSQL. He writes articles about computer science, programming, and the structure of the Internet.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend this to anyone starting out in computer science. It presents some interesting CS problems in a fun non-technical way. It is also full of inside jokes for those already in the field. It is an easy read and I went through it in an afternoon. I plan on getting a couple of copies for my developer friends.