Raspberry Pi: Making Computer Programming Accessible

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Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, discusses the inspiration behind developing the $25 pocket-sized computer. He explains that his goal was to make it easy for kids to learn to program at home, arguing “I don’t think you learn to program in two hours a week in a lesson at school, I think you learn to program in four hours a night at home.”


A lively panel discussion comprised of the founder of Raspberry Pi Eben Upton, everyone’s favorite modder Ben Heck, Matt Richardson from MAKE magazine and a California education professional who can speak to the Maker movement in the classroom.

Ben Heckendorn is a graphic artist turned internet celebrity, famed in the world of electronics “modding”. From hits like his Bill Paxton pinball machine to the in-demand XBOX 360 Laptop, Ben is known for hacking-in-to pop culture’s biggest gadgets and giving them his own unique and playful spin. He is also the host of the popular online television series The Ben Heck Show, which is now entering it’s second season.

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based technophile, maker of things, artist, photographer, video producer, and creative technology consultant.

Eben Upton is a founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and is responsible for the overall software and hardware architecture of the Raspberry Pi device. In his day job, he works for Broadcom as an ASIC architect and general troublemaker.



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