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Event: Inspiring future generations with open hardware - the Raspberry Pi

Posted by: Giovanni Asproni on 14 August 2012 07:55:32 +01:00

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Thursday 18 October 2012 at 18:00.
IET London: Savoy Place

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from the founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation! Join the IET Young Professionals at their free-to-attend event by registering at the IET website.

What is the Raspberry Pi?

It’s a low-cost, credit-card sized computer that can be plugged into a TV and a keyboard. This technology has the potential to make computer programmers of us all – and in particular, the hope is to see it being used by children all over the world to learn programming. Eben Upton’s talk will examine the transition from large, high performance “closed” systems to cheap, low power and potentially disposable hardware.

But what does the future hold for these innovative and disruptive products? Will threats to openness result in complete closure of future hardware platforms?

About the speaker

Eben Upton is the Founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and SoC Architect at Broadcom.

During his third year at Cambridge University, Eben co-founded Ideaworks3D specialising in mobile games and technology, and worked on Java mobile games to help fund his Computer Science PhD. Since 2006 Eben has worked at Broadcom where he is responsible for processor architecture.

In November 2008, Eben founded the Raspberry Pi Foundation to develop and market a $25 microcomputer for education.

How you can be there

The event is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks reception. To ensure your seat book online or call the IET on +44 (0) 1438 765 650/657 (and don't forget to mention you heard about it via ACCU!).

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