What is a Microchip?

What is a Microchip?

If you've been reading Zerus & Ona for a while, you already know about Zerus' guilty pleasure: MICROCHIPS! He wants to eat them anytime, anywhere. All. The. Time. Even when he's not feeling wel...

Reading Zerus gets a Virus to My 3-Year-Old

Reading Zerus gets a Virus to My 3-Year-Old

Friends normally ask when they could start reading Zerus & Ona to their children. The earlier the better! Last week I recorded myself and my 3-year-old reading together Zerus gets a Virus in b...

How to Talk to Your Kids about Online Safety so No One Gets to Trick Them

How to Talk to Your Kids about Online Safety so No One Gets to Trick Them

These days some of us are spending more time online than usual. If you've been following Zerus & Ona for a while, I have the hunch that your family already knows a lot about computer viruses. ...

Want Your Kid to Be Good at Coding? Start Here!

Want Your Kid to Be Good at Coding? Start Here!

Many people are using this time at home during the coronavirus pandemic to start learning to code or teaching their children to code. If you’ve ever done some coding before, you already know that p...

Why Using Technology at Home Isn't All That Bad (No, Really!)

Why Using Technology at Home Isn't All That Bad (No, Really!)

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we're making use of technology at home. We’ve been completely locked down for some weeks now and, during this time, my kid is learning what Netflix and...

Zerus gets a Virus Crossword

Zerus gets a Virus Crossword

This time we come to you with a giga-challenge. But first, let us ask. How many times did you go through your book of Zerus gets a Virus already? 2? 4? 8? 16? ... 512? No matter the number, we k...

What is a Pixel?

What is a Pixel?

In the beginning of Zerus gets a Virus, Zerus, Ona and friends are painting cats inside a photo editing application. Did you see those tiny squares in the background? It looks like their screen i...

The 9 Milestones of a Pictures Book and the Optimum Times to Complete Them

The 9 Milestones of a Pictures Book and the Optimum Times to Complete Them

"Completing a book is like a marathon, it can't be done in 2 days. Could you give numbers on how long did it take?", Klaus asked at the book launch party during the Q&A.  You can listen to it b...

What is an IP Address?

What is an IP Address?

Hello, Human! If you’re here, most probably you already got a copy of our first book Zerus gets a Virus. Hooray-bits!! Well, we think that some of the words in the book might have been new to you....

Book Launch Interview on Motherhood, Creativity and Raising Kids in a Digital World

Book Launch Interview on Motherhood, Creativity and Raising Kids in a Digital World

The Book Launch Party of Zerus gets a Virus took place during the last full moon of this year. The evening was beautiful and I was surrounded by the best humans. Sadly, many of them had to cancel l...

Story Time: Our Computer Is Too Warm

Story Time: Our Computer Is Too Warm

  It's CS Education Week (December 9-15, 2019) and Zerus and Ona are running for the first time ever an Hour of Code in The Binary World.  They can't hold our excitement, because they love the the...

Zerus gets a Virus is Ready to Order

Zerus gets a Virus is Ready to Order

The book that I've been working on for such a long time is finally out and Zerus & Ona are slowly meeting The Human World. All orders are now being processed and you'll have your copy in your h...

UI Breakfast Podcast Interview on Intuitive Writing and Tech Education for Kids

UI Breakfast Podcast Interview on Intuitive Writing and Tech Education for Kids

You can now listen to my interview on the UI Breakfast Podcast. During this episode we talked about: The challenges of parenthood How I use intuitive writing to work on my books How to bring up o...

You're Invited to the Zerus gets a Virus Book Party

You're Invited to the Zerus gets a Virus Book Party

On December 12 we'll be gathering to celebrate the official launch of Zerus gets a Virus. And it'd be mega, mega awesome if you (and your little Humans!) could join to celebrate! There's a specia...

Color Zerus and Ona

Color Zerus and Ona

Zerus and Ona are going on a trip. But, where to? Are they visiting The Emails? The Search Engine?  Color them in and see!   DOWNLOAD PDF »

Zerus gets a Virus is Ready for Pre-Order

Zerus gets a Virus is Ready for Pre-Order

Two years ago I was lying on the couch with my husband. It was late at night. And our four-months-old baby didn't want to sleep, as usual. We were sooooo sleep deprived. Horrible place to be, tru...

EuRuKo 2019 Lightning Talk

EuRuKo 2019 Lightning Talk

In 2015 I attended the EuRuKo Conference in Salzburg, where a friend of mine gave a Lightning Talk. I remember him preparing his slides while sitting next to me and I thought, wow, that's such a ...

Parallel Passion Podcast Interview on Journaling, Coding Bootcamps and Teaching Code

Parallel Passion Podcast Interview on Journaling, Coding Bootcamps and Teaching Code

You can now listen to my interview on the Parallel Passion Podcast. During this episode we talked about: Working as an architect  Coding bootcamps Teaching code Consumption vs creation Developing...

Why Reading Stories About Computers With Our Kids Is Important

Why Reading Stories About Computers With Our Kids Is Important

Technology has become an important part of our lives. There are screens everywhere and sometimes we, Humans, have a hard time trying to get away from it.  Given the growing presence that computers ...

How I Became Interested In Computer Science

How I Became Interested In Computer Science

I started to work as a programmer when I was 30 years old. Ever since I have been either programming, or teaching others about it. But I didn't get into computer science easily. Back in college I...

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