|There are puzzles and games for kids to explore|
Order Now!Goodnight Server Room is available now! You can find it at my online store or at:
- The Red Balloon (Saint Paul, MN)
- Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
- The Fort (Bemidji, MN)
- Ada's Technical Books (Seattle)
The Game!The Goodnight Server Room game is playable online for free! Check it out at gsrgame.smithdtyler.com.
AboutGoodnight Server Room is a Children's book about computers and data that I published in December 2017.
I funded the project via KickStarter and made the book in collaboration with the incredible Emily Krueger.
Coloring Book Pages
Emily Krueger made a couple of awesome GSR coloring book pages! They're free to print and share.
Goodnight Server Room introduces computer concepts and terminology to kids age 1-5. My motivation for writing it was to have a way to show my sons what I do at work all day. They had lots of books about trucks, trains, and construction, but nothing about computers or programming.
Each page of Goodnight Server Room introduces a new term related with short and memorable rhymes.
|Page 8, "The Router" shows packets traveling in and between networks|
Goodnight Server Room describes a variety of computer components in the context of data. Data (specifically, bits) are represented by these little guys:
In Goodnight Server Room, readers see bits, bytes, and packets working and moving throughout keyboards, routers, processors, and more.
Want to Learn More?I just released a coffee table book with sketches and anecdotes from the making of Goodnight Server Room. Check it out!
I am developing an interactive companion app in collaboration with Andamio games!
Goodnight Server Room in the News
- Drawing From Life [Pine Journal]
- I Couldn't Find a Kids Book About my Coding Job - so I Wrote One [The Salt Collective]
- Local Software Engineer Publishes Children’s Tech Book Called Goodnight Server Room [Tech.MN]