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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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3 February 2021

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 […]

25 May 2020

Blogging about blogging

I’ve had a blog since 2006. I started using Blogger — Google’s 2003 acquisition — allowing 17-year-old-me to publish my thoughts and share my adventures with the world in my own corner of web space at blogspot.com. I spent countless hours writing HTML and CSS from scratch, or tweaking custom styles from other Blogger users. […]

1 March 2020

MagPi interview

Issue #91 of the official Raspberry Pi magazine, The MagPi, has just been published and it features an interview with me, about my time at the Foundation (and a bit before), letting the community know what I’m moving on to at the BBC. You can buy or download the issue here: Issue #91 Here’s what […]

1 March 2020

Meme Overflow

A few months ago I was looking through questions posted to the Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange site. If you’re not familiar, Stack Exchange provides Q&A sites like Stack Overflow for specific areas, such as particular programming languages, technologies or other topics. And while observing the erratic nature of the way people post questions to the […]

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