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It’s pretty hard.We’ve read 39 articles with the ideas for gifts for software engineers and, unfortunately, very few of them are good. Most of the stuff falls into “cute but useless” category.   Gadgets: you never know what exactly they need. For example, there’s a million different types of mechanical keyboards, so unless you know for sure which one they want it’s going to be hard to guess. Books or subscriptions are very similar, likely will just be a waste of money. T-shirts, stickers, etc. usually has some silly phrase on it that makes them embarrassing to wear.   We believe...

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Jess started programming when she was 14. You could tell she’s really into it: while the other kids were playing computer games, Jess would spend hours building her own. There’s a spark in her eyes every times she talks about computers.We make digital treasure hunts for kids like Jess. They contains a series of puzzles that are very rewarding to solve, learning along the way.It’s a “hacker in the movies” experience. The kids have to decode hidden messages, crack passwords and use remote server’s terminal. It’s an awesome opportunity to learn many new things about encodings, security and command line tools.However, this treasure hunt...

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