Rob Bishop from the RaspberryPi Foundation is touring popular hackspaces in the US throughout September 2012 with the aim of giving talks and workshops about the RaspberryPi to both
hackspace members and also RaspberryPi users in the local community.
He'll be coming to visit Noisebridge on Saturday, 29-September-2012 at 11am - 5pm. The event is free, and open to all!
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charitable organisation founded with the aim of promoting the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level. The Foundation is responsible for the design and sales of the popular RaspberryPi single-board computer. You can find out more about the Foundation and the RaspberryPi at the Raspberry Pi website.
The tour will be blogged/vlogged on the RaspberryPi website and we hope to attract RaspberryPi enthusiasts and hackers/makers from across the areas we will be visiting, allowing us to meet and support our community.
The Noisebridge event will be very informal and will consist of the following;
Workshop / Tech Demos (11am-3pm)
Rob will be giving a demonstration of the latest developments with the Pi as well as bringing a number of Pi's for people to play with hands-on.
This will give people a great opportunity to get advice from the Foundation and get help kickstarting Pi-based projects.
There will be a limited number of Raspberry Pi's for sale at Noisebridge. But to ensure you're not disappointed by lack of availability, you can buy a Raspberry Pi in advance -- Rob says that there is now plenty of stock at MCM Electronics (http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi).
RaspberryPi: Past, Present & Future - An introduction to the RaspberryPi, including an overview of its history and development, details on the technical specification and an outline of future developments. Followed by a Q&A session.
Show & Tell / Prizes (4pm)
A chance for people who have started/completed projects based on the Pi to bring them along to do a show and tell, with prizes being given out for the most awesome ones shown.
More info on the event