The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming. 

The talk will focus on:

  • Background: why is there a Raspberry Pi, why should I care?
  • From ordering to running desktop/server: Getting, setting-up, and running a Pi, what the average Linux person needs to know .
  • Maker Projects: How to exploit your Pi and make it do real world things!
  • Digital Lego: Where the Pi is and will be going. Extend your Linux knowledge outside of the box!
  • Links: Lots and lots of where to look for help and information.

Raspberry Pi Board

About the speaker:

Joe has been with the LUG from the second meeting. He holds a BT in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science. For his EE project he built a hand held PC for data logging in 1989. While at Pepsi Cola in 1997 he was the programmer responsible for the hand held’s FTP stack as well as TCP/IP drivers. His current day job is supporting GPFS ( a High Performance Computing File System ) for IBM and is a active HAM (KD2AKU) and phone geek at night.

Lightning Talks

  • Extending ZNC in python - Sean Dague
  • Digital Signage with Concerto - Todd Swatling
  • Actual Raspberry Pie! “Distributed” samples will be available.
  • Sign up for some!