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Raspberry Pi - putting fun back into computing

by Professor Alan Mycroft, Computer Laboratory

Lecture Description - Raspberry Pi is a £25 credit-card-sized barebones computer, with one million sales. Learn the what, why and how of its design, how it is helping to transform education (formal and informal) and some entertaining applications.
Understand the dangers of functionally closed systems and why open systems are vital for education.

Short Speaker Biography - Alan Mycroft, Professor of Computing in Cambridge, studied Mathematics at Cambridge and Computer Science at Edinburgh. His research centres on programming languages, their analysis and translation.
Professor Mycroft's interests span the theory-practice divide, including having co-written the first C compiler ('Norcroft') for ARM. He is also a co-founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Read More


Date: 28/09/2013
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: SG1/2 Lecture Theatre
Alison Richard Building
Sidgwick Site