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16 December 2016

All Things Open 2016 – Raspberry Pi for everyone!

I recently attended All Things Open, an open-source conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, run by Red Hat. I was invited by my friends at opensource.com – and it was a great opportunity to meet the team and some of the moderators, columnists and contributors. #ATO2016 pic.twitter.com/Tdk8wqzWcB — Ben Nuttall ???? (@ben_nuttall) October 25, 2016 I […]

31 March 2016

Fork Handles

I was sad to hear the news of the death of Ronnie Corbett. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Two Ronnies and much of the other work the duo had done both together and individually. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGpaj2nHIo Within moments of the news breaking, tributes such as photographs of four candles and fork handles, and […]

9 March 2016

2015 Open Source Yearbook

I contributed to the 2015 Open Source Yearbook, created by opensource.com, which you can download as a PDF or view the individual articles online. https://opensource.com/yearbook 6 creative ways to use ownCloud – by Jos Poortvliet, ownCloud community manager 10 tools for visual effects in Linux with Kdenlive – by Seth Kenlon, independent multimedia artist, free […]

11 January 2016

GPIO Zero: Developing a new friendly Python API for Physical Computing

For about the last 3 years, the de-facto method of accessing physical components via the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins has been a Python library called RPi.GPIO, created by Ben Croston, who originally built it to control his beer brewing process. Despite its humble beginnings in a personal hobby project, it’s ended up being used in […]

14 April 2015

New column on opensource.com

I now have a monthly column on opensource.com – a brilliant website for all things open source. I’ll be writing articles about Raspberry Pi – particularly its use in education. My first piece was published last week, covering the Astro Pi competition – we’re sending two Raspberry Pis to the International Space Station! Read the […]

3 January 2015

Review of the Year 2014

Last December I started my job at the Raspberry Pi Foundation and this time last year, having just completed my first month, I wrote my review of 2013 and all the events which led up to that move. Here is a round-up of all that’s happened since then. Talks & Conferences This year I gave […]

5 January 2014

2013 in Review

This year I’ve learned lots, run events,¬†helped mentor young people, contributed to open source, engaged in much community activity, made and developed some strong friendships and built myself a new career. OH Digital I began this year working as a web developer at OH Digital, having started there just two months before the previous Christmas. […]