[Chicago] ChiPy Call for December 10th Speakers

Brian Ray brianhray at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 19:49:22 EST 2015


On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Naomi Ceder <naomi.ceder at gmail.com> wrote:

> HI,
> I would be happy to give a talk on Micropython on the micro:bit. Proposal
> follows:
> *Meet Mary the micro:bit*
> You may have heard of the BBC micro:bit - a tiny (2" x 2.5") ARM based
> single board computer that every 11 year old in Britain will be receiving
> in a few months. (And if you haven't, well, as for everything else, start
> with Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Bit>.) Even better,
> the micro:bit runs Python 3 (MicroPython, to be exact).
> The Python Software Foundation is a partner in the project, thanks largely
> to the heroic work of my friend Nicholas Tollervey. (see
> http://ntoll.org/article/story-micropython-on-microbit for more)
> The micro:bit will be released in the UK some time around February, and
> should be available commercially shortly after that. Even though the
> micro:bit has't been officially released yet, a few have made their way out
> the door ("fallen off the truck" as we used to say). And I helped Nicholas
> cook up the idea of sending 5 of them on a world tour
> <http://microworldtour.github.io/>. (Disclosure: yes, this was partly
> selfish - I knew it was the only way I was going to get my hands on one.)
> So I happen to have one these precious few devices in the wild.
> I'd be happy to give a 30-45 minute talk about the background of the
> micro:bit and getting Python on it, about the teaching implications, the
> development done so far, and what's needed for the future, as well as the
> world tour that several of the devices are on. There would also be a live
> demo of the device.
> Cheers,
> Naomi Ceder
> On 30 November 2015 at 23:38, Joe Jasinski <joe.jasinski at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','joe.jasinski at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> ChiPy is looking for speakers for the December 10th Meeting.  ChiPy is
>> eager to hear talks from both new and veteran speakers.  If you are looking
>> to get involved in the Python community, this is a great opportunity to
>> share your Python-related knowledge.
>> Talk lengths are flexible and typically range between 10 and 45 minutes
>> (which includes time for questions).  As ChiPy is a Python-group, we ask
>> that the talks be Python-related.
>> If you'd like to submit a topic, please send your talk idea to this list.
>>  We'll also need you to fill out the talk proposal form so we can get
>> your talk on the schedule.
>> http://www.chipy.org/meetings/topics/propose
>> Let me know if you have any questions, and hope to hear from you soon!
>> If you'd like to attend the next meeting, you can rsvp at chipy.org or
>> via our Meetup <http://www.meetup.com/_ChiPy_/> group.
>> Joe
>> --
>> Joe J. Jasinski
>> www.joejasinski.com
>> ChiPy Co-Organizer
>> www.chipy.org
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> Naomi Ceder
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Brian Ray
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