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 I continued to run the newsletter in the same way. I’ve sent out 140 issues now and never missed a single week (ok, it’s a day or two late now and then). It’s never been difficult to find a bunch of links to include in the newsletter, as there’s been an increasing amount of activity around the web the stronger the Pi community has grown.
Today I sent out Issue #140 as the official Raspberry Pi newsletter. We’ve brought it in-house, given it a great new look and it’s going to continue providing the best news, projects and articles from the community each week, including content from our own blog, and from the many brilliant blogs of Pi users around the world.
All the past issues are available on the web, and if you subscribe, you’ll get it in your inbox every Friday.
Go and read today’s issue Izzy, featuring Astro Pi, Chromium OS, PiGRRL, Pimoroni’s IoT pHAT, a radio stream recorder, a voice controlled drone, a grown-up WiFi banana (seriously), 42 useful Linux commands and more. If you like it, sign up and you’ll be on the list for next week’s issue.
Thanks to everyone who supported Pi Weekly, including Ryan Walmsley, who helped run it in the early days, all the sponsors who made it possible to scale, all the contributors, and of course all the subscribers who made it worthwhile. Also thanks to Sam Alder for his work on the new layout, and to phpList who are supporting the email list from today.