[Chicago] ChiPy Call for December 10th Speakers

Chris Foresman foresmac at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 22:16:12 EST 2015


That sounds really interesting. I have a MicroPython board but it basically sits in my toolbag and I’ve never found a project to put it to use yet.



Chris Foresman
chris at chrisforesman.com



> On Dec 1, 2015, at 3:12 PM, 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 <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 <mailto: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 <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 <http://chipy.org/> or via our Meetup <http://www.meetup.com/_ChiPy_/> group.
> 
> Joe
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