INVITATION | Raspberry Pi - A taster of cheap, accessible computing for all | 02.07.12

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From: “Policy Exchange Events”
Date: 30 May 2012 11:38:13 GMT+01:00
Subject: INVITATION | Raspberry Pi - A taster of cheap, accessible computing for all | 02.07.12

Policy Exchange invites you to an event with
Raspberry Pi
a taster of cheap, accessible computing for all

with a keynote speech from
Dr Eben Upton, Executive Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Date | 2nd July 2012
Time | 6.00pm registration for a 6.30pm start
Venue |The Ideas Space | Policy Exchange | 10 Storey’s Gate | Westminster | SW1P 3AY
Follow the event on Twitter | #raspberrypi

Six years ago, a group of friends and colleagues set out to revitalise computer science education by developing a tiny and cheap computer for kids. They wanted to do something about a situation where computers had become so expensive and arcane that parents forbade experimentation – and instead provide a platform akin to the old home computers that earlier generations had learned to program on.

The Raspberry Pi project is now at a turning point - with the first units shipped to rave reviews, and over a quarter of a million people on the waiting list for the $25, credit-card sized computer.

Dr Eben Upton, Executive Director at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, will speak about leading the project from its inception in the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory through to the sell-out launch of the first Raspberry Pi devices.

Other members of the Raspberry Pi team, including Jack Lang, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Dr Rob Mullins, trustee and member of the teaching staff at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Library will join us to discuss the future of technology in education and the benefits of making ultra low cost and truly personal computers accessible for all.

There will also be an opportunity to get hands on with the latest Raspberry Pi devices.

I do hope you can join us!


Chris Yiu
Head of Digital Government Unit
Policy Exchange
This event is open to all. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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