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Over the years I’ve spoken at conferences and events, many in my former role at Raspberry Pi. If you would like me to speak at your event, please contact me by email: ben [at] bennuttall.com

Conference talks

Some of the conferences I’ve spoken at:

  • EuroPython 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • PyCon UK 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • PyCon Ireland 2014
  • EuroSciPy 2014 (keynote)
  • Python San Sebastian 2014 (keynote)
  • NorDevCon 2015
  • PyCon Russia 2016 (keynote)
  • FOSDEM 2017
  • All Things Open 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Remote Python Pizza 2020
  • EBU BroadThinking 2021
  • Open Source 101 2021

Upcoming

  • None

Past

2021 (5)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Innovation in the newsroom EuroPython 2021 Remote 28 July 2021 slides
Innovation in the newsroom Cambridge Python User Group Remote 6 July 2021 slides
Manage your own Pi Cloud with hostedpi Raspberry Pint Remote 30 March 2021 slides video
How to market your open source project Open Source 101 Remote 30 March 2021 slides video
Object Based Media EBU BroadThinking Remote 23 March 2021

2020 (4)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Tools for maintaining an open source project All Things Open 2020 Remote 20 October 2020 slides
piwheels: a Python package repository for Raspberry Pi (lightning talk) EuroPython 2020 Remote 23 July 2020 slides
Tools for maintaining an open source Python project EuroPython 2020 Remote 23 July 2020 slides video
piwheels: a Python package repository for Raspberry Pi Remote Python Pizza Remote 25 April 2020 slides

2019 (5)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Astro Pi: Python on the International Space Station PyCon UK Cardiff, UK 13 September 2019 slides video
Astro Pi: Python on the International Space Station EuroPython 2019 Basel, Switzerland 12 July 2019 slides video
Astro Pi: Python on the International Space Station Cambridge Python User Group Cambridge, UK 2 July 2019 slides
Astro Pi: Python on the International Space Station PyData Cambridge Cambridge, UK 26 June 2019 slides
Maintaining an open source Python library London Raspberry Pint London, UK 26 March 2019 slides video

2018 (6)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Programming paradigms for physical computing and IoT PyCon UK 2018 Cardff, UK 18 September 2018 slides video
Why I run my own Python package repository PyCon UK 2018 Cardff, UK 16 September 2018 slides video
Programming paradigms for physical computing and IoT EuroPython 2018 Edinburgh, UK 27 July 2018 slides video
Programming paradigms for physical computing and IoT London Raspberry Pint London, UK 24 April 2018 slides
Infra-red bird box workshop Scouts digital day London, UK 14 April 2018 slides
Hello world: a brief history of programming An Evening of Unnecessary Detail (Cambridge Science Festival) Cambridge, UK 17 March 2018 slides

2017 (22)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Raspberry Pi Zero GPIO expander (lightning talk) Cambridge Python User Group Cambridge, UK 5 December 2017
piwheels: a faster Python package repository for Raspberry Pi PyCon UK Cardiff, UK 29 October 2017 slides video
Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi All Things Open 2017 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 23 October 2017 slides
Raspberry Pi Desktop OS Oggcamp 2017 Canterbury, UK 20 August 2017 slides
piwheels: a faster Python package repository for Raspberry Pi users Oggcamp 2017 Canterbury, UK 19 August 2017 slides
piwheels: a faster Python package repository for Raspberry Pi users CamJam Cambridge, UK 14 October 2017 slides video
GPIO Zero AmsterJam Amsterdam, Netherlands 9 September 2017 slides
piwheels Cambridge Python User Group Cambridge, UK 1 August 2017 slides
Physical Computing with Python and Raspberry Pi EuroPython 2017 Rimini, Italy 14 July 2017 slides video
piwheels (lightning talk) EuroPython 2017 Rimini, Italy 13 July 2017 slides video
Remote GPIO workshop Raspberry Jam @ Pi Towers Cambridge, UK 1 July 2017 slides
Traffic Lights controller with gpiozero and guizero Manchester CoderDojo Manchester, UK 12 March 2017
Traffic Lights controller with gpiozero and guizero Manchester Raspberry Jam Manchester, UK 11 March 2017
Raspberry Jam panel Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Weekend Cambridge, UK 5 March 2017 video
Build a traffic lights controller with gpiozero and guizero Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Weekend Cambridge, UK 4 March 2017
GPIO Zero Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Weekend Cambridge, UK 4 March 2017 slides video
Raspberry Pi and Python FOSDEM 2017 Brussels, Belgium 5 February 2017 slides video
Snapchat Photobooth Bett 2017 London, UK 25 January 2017
Snapchat selfies Raspberry Jam @ Pi Towers Cambridge, UK 14 January 2017
GPIO Music Box Raspberry Jam @ Pi Towers Cambridge, UK 14 January 2017
Traffic Lights controller with gpiozero and guizero Raspberry Jam @ Pi Towers Cambridge, UK 14 January 2017 slides
Physical Computing with Python and Raspberry Pi Cambridge Python user group Cambridge, UK 10 January 2017 slides

2016 (24)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Code Club Raspberry Jams update Code Club UK Day London, UK 24 November 2016 slides
Bringing digital making to your library with Raspberry Pi Code Green - Cracking the Code Manchester, UK 8 November 2016 slides
Raspberry Pi for Everyone All Things Open 2016 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 27 October 2016 slides video
Sense HAT workshop Pi Towers Raspberry Jam Cambridge, UK 15 October 2016 slides
Python Picamera with GPIO Zero Pi Towers Raspberry Jam Cambridge, UK 15 October 2016 slides
Raspberry Jam Pi Towers Raspberry Jam Cambridge, UK 15 October 2016 slides
Raspberry Jam Glasgow Raspberry Jam Glasgow, UK 8 October 2016 slides
Raspberry Jam Raspberry Jam workshop Cambridge, UK 1 October 2016 slides
Designing a zero-boilerplate library for Raspberry Pi GPIO PyConUK Cardiff, UK 18 September 2016 slides
Physical computing with Python and Raspberry Pi Pycon Russia 2016 Moscow, Russia 4 July 2016 slides video
Raspberry Pi and the Community Wimbledon Raspberry Jam Wimbledon, UK 26 June 2016 slides
The Journey of a Raspberry Pi Creative Technologist Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists final weekend Cambridge, UK 24 April 2016 slides
Raspberry Pi and the community Cambridge Code Club meetup Cambridge, UK 19 April 2016 slides
The Raspberry Pi Community Picademy @ Google Manchester Manchester, UK 22 March 2016 slides
Physical Computing with Scratch and Python Picademy @ Google Manchester Manchester, UK 21 March 2016 slides
The Raspberry Pi Community Picademy @ Google Manchester Cambridge, UK 14 March 2016 slides
Physical Computing with Scratch and Python Picademy @ Google Manchester Manchester, UK 13 March 2016 slides
GPIO Zero with CamJam Edu Kit 1 Raspberry Pi 4th Birthday Party Cambridge, UK 6 March 2016 slides
Physical Computing with GPIO Zero Raspberry Pi 4th Birthday Party Cambridge, UK 6 March 2016 video
The Raspberry Jam Community Raspberry Pi 4th Birthday Party Cambridge, UK 5 March 2016 slides
Abstraction 101 Raspberry Pi 4th Birthday Party Cambridge, UK 5 March 2016 slides
Python Picamera with GPIO Zero Picademy USA Mountain View, California, USA 27 February 2016 slides
Physical computing for beginners with GPIO Zero Bett 2016 London, UK 20 January 2016 slides
Developing a Friendly Python API for Physical Computing Cambridge Python User Group Cambridge, UK 5 January 2016 slides

2015 (35)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Physical computing with GPIO Zero Oggcamp 2015 Liverpool, UK 1 November 2015 slides
Physical computing with GPIO Zero Peterborough Raspberry Jam Peterborough, UK 24 October 2015 slides
Physical computing with GPIO Zero Peterborough Coding Evening Peterborough, UK 20 October 2015 slides
Pecha Kucha Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists Hack Weekend London, UK 17 October 2015
Physical computing with GPIO Zero London Coding Evening London, UK 15 October 2015 slides
The story of pyjokes PyConUK 2015 Coventry, UK 19 September 2015 slides
Physical computing with Python and Raspberry Pi PyCon UK 2015 Coventry, UK 18 September 2015 slides video
Building a Python API for Raspberry Pi Hardware CamJam Cambridge, UK 12 September 2015 slides video
Teach, Learn and Make with Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi in Estonia Launch Tallinn, Estonia 7 September 2015 slides
Raspberry Pi in Estonia Raspberry Pi in Estonia Launch Tallinn, Estonia 7 September 2015 video
Introduction to Raspberry Pi (Secondary) Raspberry Pi in Estonia Launch Tallinn, Estonia 7 September 2015 slides
Introduction to Raspberry Pi (Primary) Raspberry Pi in Estonia Launch Tallinn, Estonia 7 September 2015 slides
Teach, Learn and Make with Raspberry Pi (webinar) Informatics Summer School Tallinn, Estonia 21 August 2015 slides
Physical computing with Python and Raspberry Pi EuroPython 2015 Bilbao, Spain 23 July 2015 slides video
Pecha Kucha Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists Hack Weekend Sheffield, UK 18 July 2015 slides
Picamera, Flask and the Twitter API workshop Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists Hack Weekend Sheffield, UK 18 July 2015 slides
Getting started with Python Picamera Picademy #9 Cambridge, UK 13 July 2015 slides
Plantpot Greenhouse Workshop Build Your Own Liverpool, UK 11 July 2015
Plantpot Greenhouse Workshop Build Your Own Liverpool, UK 27 June 2015
Python for PHP Developers PHP Cambridge User Group Cambridge, UK 23 June 2015 slides
Getting started with Python Picamera Picademy North York, UK 26 May 2015 slides
Build your product around the best supported mini computer in the world Maker Faire Bay Area San Francisco, CA, USA 16 May 2015 slides
Getting started with Python Picamera Picademy #8 Cambridge, UK 27 April 2015 slides
Hands on Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists Induction Weekend Cambridge, UK 18 April 2015 slides
Pecha Kucha Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists Induction Weekend Cambridge, UK 18 April 2015 slides
Raspberry Pi Foundation Intro Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists Induction Weekend Cambridge, UK 18 April 2015 slides
Raspberry Pi Education Team panel Raspberry Pi Birthday Weekend Cambridge, UK 28 February 2015
Raspberry Jams panel Raspberry Pi Birthday Weekend Cambridge, UK 28 February 2015
How Raspberry Pi (an Educational Charity) Funds Itself without Rattling a Tin NorDevCon Norwich, UK 20 February 2015 slides
Python Picamera Workshop Picademy #7 Cambridge, UK 16 February 2015 slides
Raspberry Pi Garage48 Tallinn, Estonia 10 February 2015
Raspberry Pi for startups Startup Incubator Tallinn, Estonia 10 February 2015 slides
Raspberry Pi British Embassy in Tallinn Tallinn, Estonia 10 February 2015 slides
Getting Started with Minecraft Pi BETT 2015 London, UK 23 January 2015
Getting Started with Python Picamera BETT 2015 London, UK 22 January 2015

2014 (43)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Python Picamera Workshop Picademy #5 Cambridge, UK 27 October 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi in Education Barcamp Manchester 2014 Manchester, UK 19 October 2014 slides
Blimps (slideshow karaoke) Barcamp Manchester 2014 Manchester, UK 18 October 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi in Science Education IMA North West Manchester, UK 14 October 2014 slides
Pioneering the future of computing education PyCon Ireland 2014 Dublin, Ireland 11 October 2014 slides
Documenting your project with mkdocs PySS 2014 San Sebastian, Spain 28 September 2014
Python on Pi (keynote) PySS 2014 San Sebastian, Spain 27 September 2014 slides
PyPi (not that one) [Python on Pi] PyCon UK 2014 Coventry, UK 21 September 2014 slides video
Python Programming in Science Education EuroSciPy 2014 Cambridge, UK 30 August 2014 slides video
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Utah State University Logan, UT, USA 20 August 2014 slides video
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Provo Web Academy Provo, UT, USA 19 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk denhac Denver, CO, USA 17 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk TinkerMill Denver, CO, USA 17 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk MoreNET Colombia, MO, USA 16 August 2014 video
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Arch Reactor Hackerspace St. Louis, MO, USA 15 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk St. John Vianney High School St. Louis, MO, USA 15 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk FirstBuild Louisville, KY, USA 14 August 2014
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk LVL1 Louisville, KY, USA 14 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Fayette Academy Somerville, TN, USA 13 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk R L Young Elementary School Talladega, AL, USA 12 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Red Bank Middle School Chattanooga, TN, USA 11 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Geekspace Gwinnett Lawrenceville, GE, USA 10 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk UNC Charlotte Charlotte, NC, USA 8 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk Code in the Classroom Raleigh, NC, USA 7 August 2014 slides video
Python on Pi DC Python / Django District Washington, DC, USA 6 August 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi US Tour Talk STEM Ladder New York City, NY, USA 5 August 2014 slides
Pioneering the Future of Computing Education EuroPython 2014 Berlin, Germany 24 July 2014 slides video
GitHub in Education Picademy #3 Cambridge, UK 14 July 2014 slides
Python Picamera Workshop Picademy #3 Cambridge, UK 14 July 2014 slides
Python Picamera Workshop CamJam Cambridge, UK 5 July 2014 slides
Contributing to Raspberry Pi Learning on GitHub CamJam Cambridge, UK 5 July 2014 slides video
GitHub in Education Picademy #2 Cambridge, UK 16 June 2014 slides
Python Picamera Workshop Picademy #2 Cambridge, UK 16 June 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi Lego Animation workshop CodeClub Event Cambridge, UK 12 June 2014
Raspberry Pi Lego Animation workshop Cheltenham Science Festival Cheltenham, UK 7 June 2014
Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp 2014 Manchester, UK 31 May 2014
GitHub in Education Picademy #1 Cambridge, UK 14 April 2014
Python Picamera Workshop Picademy #1 Cambridge, UK 14 April 2014 slides
Raspberry Jams Panel Discussion Raspberry Jamboree 2014 Manchester, UK 1 March 2014
Pioneering the Future of Computing Education Raspberry Jamboree 2014 Manchester, UK 1 March 2014 slides
Python Picamera Workshop Raspberry Jamboree 2014 Manchester, UK 28 February 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi Hyper Island Manchester, UK 25 February 2014 slides
Raspberry Pi Demos BETT 2014 London, UK 22 January 2014

2013 (31)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Raspberry Pi News / My Last Jam Manchester Raspberry Jam XVI Manchester, UK 16 November 2013 slides video
Raspberry Pi & Manchester Raspberry Jam Madlab Manchester, UK 16 October 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam XV Manchester, UK 12 October 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi & Manchester Raspberry Jam Linux Works Berlin, Germany 19 September 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi & Manchester Raspberry Jam Geek2Geek Berlin, Germany 17 September 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi & Raspberry Jams PHP North West User Group Manchester, UK 6 August 2013 slides
Internet Blocking Panel Discussion Barcamp Blackpool Blackpool, UK 28 July 2013
Intro to MongoDB Barcamp Blackpool Blackpool, UK 27 July 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi & Raspberry Jams Barcamp Blackpool Blackpool, UK 27 July 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam XIV Manchester, UK 13 July 2013 slides
Digital Skills Web Workshop Digital Skills for Women Manchester, UK 30 June 2013 slides
Playing with your Twitter Archive in MongoDB Manchester MongoDB User group Manchester, UK 10 June 2013 slides
Webcams and the Raspberry Pi Camera Module York Raspberry Jam York, UK 8 June 2013 slides
Python Intro Workshop York Raspberry Jam York, UK 8 June 2013
Webcams and the Raspberry Pi Camera Module Manchester Raspberry Jam XII Manchester, UK 2 June 2013 slides
Python Intro Manchester Raspberry Jam XII Manchester, UK 2 June 2013
Raspberry Pi Weather Station Manchester Raspberry Jam XII Manchester, UK 1 June 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam XII Manchester, UK 1 June 2013 slides
Intro to MongoDB Python North West User Group Manchester, UK 16 May 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam XI Manchester, UK 11 May 2013 slides
MongoDB for Developers Course Review Manchester MongoDB User Group Manchester, UK 29 April 2013 slides
Free Software Culture Ubuntu & Upstream Unconference Manchester, UK 21 April 2013 slides
Build a Python Learning Tool Python North West User Group Manchester, UK 18 April 2013 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam X Manchester, UK 13 April 2013 slides
Python Intro Workshop STEM Raspberry Jam Manchester, UK 18 March 2013
Raspberry Why? STEM Raspberry Jam Manchester, UK 18 March 2013 slides
Free Software Culture Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp 2013 Manchester, UK 16 March 2013 slides video
Raspberry Jam panel discussion Raspberry Jamboree 2013 Manchester, UK 9 March 2013 video
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam IX Manchester, UK 17 February 2013 slides
About Manchester Raspberry Jam Raspberry Pi STEM Ambassador Workshop Manchester, UK 17 January 2013
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam VIII Manchester, UK 12 January 2013 slides

2012 (14)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam VII Manchester, UK 9 December 2012 slides
Python and SciPy Performance on the Raspberry Pi Python North West User Group Manchester, UK 22 November 2012
Raspberry Pi – the £30 computer Maths Jam Conference Crewe, UK 17 November 2012 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam VI Manchester, UK 11 November 2012 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam V Manchester, UK 20 October 2012 slides
About Manchester Raspberry Jam BCS/IET Young Professionals’ Lecture Manchester, UK 18 October 2012
Getting Excited about Python Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, UK 28 September 2012
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam IV Manchester, UK 8 September 2012 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam III Manchester, UK 11 August 2012 slides
Lightning Intro to Python PHP North West User Group Manchester, UK 7 August 2012 slides
Raspberry Pi News Manchester Raspberry Jam II Manchester, UK 14 July 2012 slides
My Generation Manchester Raspberry Jam I Manchester, UK 9 June 2012
Preston CodeJo Review & Recap Ubuntu & Upstream Unconference Manchester, UK 28 April 2012
Nontransitive Dice Hack To The Future Preston, UK 11 February 2012

2011 (4)

Talk title Event Location Date Slides Video
University Education PHP North West Conference (unconference track) Manchester, UK 8 October 2011 slides
Data Visualisation PHP North West User Group Manchester, UK 1 August 2011
Data Visualisation Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, UK 11 May 2011
Fractal Geometry Barcamp Sheffield Sheffield, UK 16 April 2011
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