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Ben Nuttall

Software engineer at BBC News Labs. Former Raspberry Pi Community Manager. Creator of GPIO Zero and piwheels. Correspondent for opensource.com.

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Client Horror Stories

Following the success of my article The surreal experience of my first developer job, which made it to the top of Hacker News for a whole day, I was invited to tell the story on the excellent podcast Client Horror Stories. The video is available on clienthorrorstories.com: Thanks to Morgan for having me on!

The surreal experience of my first developer job

Nearly ten years ago I graduated with a degree in Mathematics & Computing, with a keen interest in pursuing a career involving maths and programming, but with little idea how. First and foremost I had decided to stay in Manchester after uni, rather than risk getting stuck at my parents’ if I moved back home. […]

What’s new in GPIO Zero v1.6?

Dave and I just did a release of GPIO Zero, our Raspberry Pi GPIO library. It’s been over 18 months since the last release, and as well as plenty of small bugfixes and corrections to the documentation, there are a few nice new features too. The highlights: Rotary Encoder Multi-segment displays, including custom “font” support […]

One year in BBC News Labs

I’ve now completed a full year working as software engineer in the News Labs team at the BBC. It’s been an odd year, obviously, but we’ve been cracking on with all kinds of projects – finding new ways to help journalists do their jobs; innovating around user experiences in news products and experimenting with other […]

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