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Ben Nuttall
Raspberry Pi Community Manager
From the North. Into Free software, GitHub, kayaking, maths. Likes Adventure Time.
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As well as working with classroom teachers and supporting learning in schools, Raspberry Pi brings computing and digital making to educators and learners in all sorts of other settings. I recently attended Wintercamp, a camp for Scouts at Gilwell Park. With some help from Brian and Richard from Vodafone, I ran a Raspberry Pi activity space... Continue reading
Last month, we celebrated the milestone of ten million Raspberry Pi computers sold to date. That’s quite extraordinary, and we’re thrilled to have reached so many people, not just through selling computers, but through our educational programmes and outreach activities. Our successes come in no small part from the support of our wonderful community, and... Continue reading
This weekend Philip and I went to Dublin to attend CoderDojo Coolest Projects. We got to meet hundreds of brilliant young digital makers and amazing volunteers. As the event kicked off the news broke that Tim Peake had landed safely back on Earth, which meant Philip had to make some last minute changes to his... Continue reading
A large part of the Raspberry Pi community identify as makers. We all love to make things – from robots to yarn to pottery to art – and share our creations with others. European Maker Week is a celebration of this rapidly growing community, and it takes place between 30 May and 5 June in... Continue reading
Ben: Here’s a guest post from Daniele Procida, Community Manager at Divio – he’s a Djangonaut and lover of Python Conferences. I’m lucky enough not only to work for a company that uses and produces open-source software, but likes to help support it by giving me the opportunity to be involved in Python/Django community conferences... Continue reading
Two-and-a-half years ago, as a humble Raspberry Pi fanboy, I started Pi Weekly, an email newsletter summarising what was going on in the world of Raspberry Pi. After a few weeks, Liz featured it on the Raspberry Pi blog and the subscribers grew steadily. Six months later I started working here at the Foundation, and... Continue reading
Physical computing is one of the most engaging classroom activities, and it’s at the heart of most projects we see in the community. From flashing lights to IoT smart homes, the Pi’s GPIO pins make programming objects in the real world accessible to everybody. Some three years ago, Ben Croston created a Python library called RPi.GPIO,... Continue reading
Fran Scott is one of our favourite pyrotechnicians. She’s a Science communicator who works with the BBC on amazing demonstrations (usually involving explosions) in an effort to excite and inspire young people. Fran participated in last year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, using a Raspberry Pi’s GPIO to trigger a series of exploding balloons to burst,... Continue reading
In a month’s time we’re sending two Raspberry Pis to the International Space Station as part of two Astro Pi flight units. We’ve all been beavering away for the last 12 months in preparation, and the launch date is almost upon us. Tim Peake is currently doing his final press conference in the UK before... Continue reading
PyConUK is one of the Education Team’s favourite events of the year. We love the fact that as well as being a great community developer event, they also run an Education track for kids and teachers to learn and share. It started with one of the organisers, Zeth, humorously holding up a wall clock saying... Continue reading