Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

Thursday 13 December 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Alex Bradbury


The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost single board computer, created with the aim of supporting and promoting the teaching of computer science. At the time of writing, almost 500,000 units have been shipped since its release at the end of February 2012. This talk will detail the history of this charitable project before loking at progress to date and chllenges for the future. It will explore the various software challenges the Foundation and its volunteer developers have faced and the ways we have benefited from and contributed to the large Free and Open Source Software development community. Finally, this talk will explore what remains to be done to meet the Foundation's original goals and how people can usefully contribute.

About the Speaker:

Alex Bradbury is the lead Linux developer for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. He is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory where he works with LLVM and Clang as part of his research in to compilation techniques for a novel many-core architecture.

Further information about Raspberry Pi

Visit of BCS President

The BCS President, Mr Bob Harvey, will attend this meeting and give a short talk on his vision for BCS and why he believes young people are vital to its future.
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This meeting will be followed by a buffet reception. Please come along and take this opportunity to network with other members.


Free. To gain admission please email your name to our Membership Secretary, Algirdas Pakstas, at in advance of the meeting. Attendance lists will normally be finalised on the Monday preceding each meeting but late admission may be accepted by signing in to the Davison Building as a visitor.


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