Blog Tour: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on May 16, 2019, in Blog Tour, Feature, New Releases / 3 Comments

Blog Tour: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Blog Tour: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

DYK women laid the foundation of tech work? In the 1940s, women were hired as “computers” while the men were off at work. Yet today women represent only 20-25% of the current programming workforce.

A crime. For real.

In honor of Girl Gone Viral, we want to celebrate famous women in tech and send a call of action to support girl’s and women’s education in STEM.


Blog Tour: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Girl Gone Viral

by Arvin Ahmadi
Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers
on May 21, 2019
Pages: 384
IndieBound
Goodreads

For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires.

But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget.

Until now. Because WAVE, the world's biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal's dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him.

What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers--or is it the attention--she's wanted for years?



Famous Women of Tech

First Computer Programmer: Ada Lovelace

The 1800s is way before the invention of the modern computer but Ada Lovelace claimed the spot of first published algorithm.

Saving the Planet One Hybrid Car at a Time: Annie Easley

Annie developed and implemented technology used in early hybrid batteries. She was also an equal opportunity employment advocate. At NASA to boot!

Bringing the White House into the 21st Century: Megan Smith

In 2015, parts of the White House technology was still running on technology that went extinct with the dinosaurs – FLOPPY DISKS. As Obama’s CTO, Megan also fought for net neutrality.


Follow the Tour


WEEK ONE

May 13 – Brightside_books – Creative Instagram + Review

May 14 – Just Add a Word – Q&A

May 15 – Books and Blends – Review + Moodboard

May 16 – Diamondxgirl – Listicle: Girls in Tech – YOU ARE HERE!

May 17 – Pagetravels – Creative Instagram Picture

WEEK TWO

May 20 – Spinatale Reviews – Creative Instagram Picture + Review

May 21 – Romansreads – Creative Instagram Picture + Review

May 22 – Across the Bookiverse – Playlist

May 23 – YA Wednesday – Creative Instagram Picture + 5 Reasons to Read the Book

May 24 – Bookish Bug – Listicle

WEEK THREE

May 27 – @meganthemeganerd – Author Guest Post: What message he most wants to convey with the book?

May 28 – Pie Lady Books – Creative Instagram Picture

May 29 – Reader Voracious – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

May 30 – Velaris Reads – Review

May 31 – The Blonde Bookworm – Creative Instagram Picture




About Arvin Ahmadi

Arvin Ahmadi is the author of Down and Across and Girl Gone Viral. He grew up outside Washington, DC, graduated from Columbia University, and worked in the tech industry prior to becoming a full-time writer. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews* and editing Wikipedia pages. He lives in New York City.




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3 responses to “Blog Tour: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

  1. This sounds like a great book! And I LOVE the cover. Thanks for sharing. I’m adding it to my TBR list now. Way to boost women in tech!! 🙂