Rob Bishop from Raspberry Pi to Visit on August 16th

Posted August 9, 2013
Category Raspberry Pi

On August 16th, Open Lab Idaho is thrilled to welcome Rob Bishop to our community to talk about the Raspberry Pi and stop in for a social visit at Open Lab Idaho's home base.

What is a Raspberry Pi you may ask? This is a small single board computer retailing for approximately $35. You can connect it to any HDMI monitor, or traditional composite video output. This platform is ideal for learning programing and playing with digital circuits. The Gadget Show, on the UK’s Channel 5, described the Pi as the “…most important and revolutionary piece of tech created in this[UK] country, this century.”

Boise State University (MEC 106 in the Micron Engineering Center) from 4 PM to 6:30 PM.
Rob Bishop, an engineer and evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, will present a talk entitled "Raspberry Pi - One Year On" that will cover both the origin story of the Raspberry Pi as well as outlining recent developments. The talk will present technical information about the Raspberry Pi alongside a discussion of the Foundation's educational aims.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for an in-depth Q&A on both educational and technical matters.

Open Lab Idaho (STE 110, W 33rd Street, Garden City) 7 PM to 10 PM.
After the presentation at Boise State, Rob will be at Open Lab Idaho for an open house for a show and tell about local projects leveraging the Raspberry Pi or any of the other unique projects our members are creating.

The Open Lab Idaho open house is open to all makers and community members interested in learning more about the maker movement, about the Raspberry Pi, and about how Open Lab Idaho can facilitate projects you may have always been wanting to try, but maybe don't know how to get started.

About Rob Bishop: Rob Bishop was the first technical employee at Raspberry Pi and is currently one of two full time software engineers. Alongside his engineering responsibilities, Rob also acts as an "evangelist" and works to promote the educational mission of the Foundation.

Rob has given talks about the Raspberry Pi at various events worldwide, in venues ranging from conference halls to community meetings in garages.

About Open Lab Idaho: Open Lab Idaho is a community hackerspace and makerspace that promotes creative, technological, and educational collaboration by hackers, computer geeks, engineers, circuit benders, crafters, tinkers, programmers, and artists.