Issue #19 — Pumpkinry

Friday 25 October 2013

Hey everyone

Last weekend Ben attended Oggcamp – a free culture unconference in Liverpool, where he met Raspberry Pi artist in residence Rachel Rayns. Despite spending most of the weekend rendered mute from the tail-end of a cold, he had a great time meeting people and catching up with friends from the Linux and open source tech community, as well as manning a Raspberry Pi demo room with “robot man” Jason Barnett. While Jason showed off what can be done with Pi-powered robots, Ben demonstrated Dave Jones‘s picamera Python module.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Amy Mather from Manchester gave a Raspberry Pi presentation with Clive from the Foundation at the Wired UK conference in London – before heading back up North to join Ben and the others at Oggcamp on Sunday!

Last night Ben arrived in London for MozFest – a tech gathering at Mozilla’s offices, where he’ll be running a Raspberry Pi workshop with Sam Carlisle, who he met in Berlin. The event’s sold out – but if you’re attending, do drop by to say hello!

We’re seeing a number of halloween related Pi projects as we approach the end of the month – such as Ryan’s Pi pumpkin, this one, and another here from American reader Cody Erekson.

We also spotted a deal on Raspberry Pi ebooks from O’Reilly – 50% off until the end of October. There are some great titles available – check them out!

Until next time

Ben & Ryan

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14 year old Amy Mather presenting with Clive Beale at Wired Next Generation 2013 in London



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