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Clive Beale

World Maker Faire New York – a report direct from the Americas

Rachel and Clive spent the weekend with the Pimoroni crew at the World Maker Faire New York. Here is the news report that they telegrammed via Cyrus W. Field’s magnetic transatlantic telegraph cable. They call Maker Faire the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” and  they’re probably right. Certainly there’s nothing on Earth that can... Continue reading

The Raspberry Pi Guy Interviews Clive & Gordon

Last month we put out a call for questions for our education and engineering teams. Matt Timmons-Brown, aka The Raspberry Pi Guy, was given the chance to interview Clive Beale who heads up our education team; and Gordon Hollingworth who heads up software engineering. We hope you find that fills a few gaps and enjoyed hearing from... Continue reading

Cambridge Jam: focus on education

Liz: Last week’s Cambridge Raspberry Jam was one of the biggest yet. I asked the organisers, Michael Horne (whom you might know as Recantha: he has a brilliant Raspberry Pi blog, which you should check out) and Tim Richardson, whether they’d be prepared to write a guest post for us about the event. They’ve done... Continue reading

Clive on The Daily Politics

It’s been a BBC-y week this week. Look East dropped in a few days ago, and we think their footage is going out this evening. Today, Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC’s Technology Correspondent, dropped by the office with a production team too (as you’ll have noticed if you read his or our Twitter feeds) – and... Continue reading

OCR MOOC – new materials now available

A very short, but very important post today (I’d write more, but I have to hop on a plane). As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, we’ve been supporting the exam board OCR in their production of Cambridge GCSE Computing, a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) for kids and teachers – and everybody else... Continue reading

Clive at Activate

Clive Beale, our Director of Educational Development, was at the Guardian’s Activate conference two weeks ago. He was giving a talk in the alarming and upsetting PechaKucha format, where twenty slides are displayed for twenty seconds each, giving the speaker six minutes and forty seconds to talk in twenty-second bursts. Hats off, Clive: I swear... Continue reading

A preview of the new Cambridge GCSE Computing Online!

We get a lot of emails saying: “Why aren’t you working on any schools stuff? We want to see materials!” The answer, up until now, has always been: “We’re working on it!” Here’s a sneak preview of what we’ve been doing. Working with OCR and Cambridge University Press, we’ve been producing a MOOC (Massive Open... Continue reading

Raspberry Pi in schools: discussion

This video of the closing panel discussion from last month’s Raspberry Jamboree has just appeared, and if you’re interested in applications of the Pi in schools, it’s well worth your time. If you want to find out more about the successful teaching of Computing in schools, this is a great place to start. The OCR... Continue reading

Happy birthday to us!

Today’s a very special day for us here at Raspberry Pi. It’s the first anniversary of the Pi’s launch day. (It’s as near as we can get; we launched on a leap day last year. We’re going to have a really great party in 2016.) It’s been a crazy, wonderful year, and usually I’d have... Continue reading

Add to our demo table!

We’re still settling into the new offices (we’re using Gordon’s phone as a wireless hotspot until the BT guy turns up later this week; we still don’t have a bin, cupboard, coat rack, bookshelf or a coffee machine; glass walls need to be erected; and we really need some whiteboards). One thing we want to... Continue reading