[python-uk] MicroPython / BBC micro:bit at Python user groups in the UK

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Fri Sep 25 15:48:06 CEST 2015

On 25/09/2015 14:25, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> So the BBC have realised that MicroPython is really a thing that works.

I'm speaking a little out of turn here but ...

... for those who haven't followed the plot so far, can I point out just
how much work and diplomacy this represents on the part of  Nicholas,
the MicroPython team and other supporters?

When the PSF was first asked to look at Python on the micro:bit,
MicroPython wasn't even on the table. It seems like a perfect fit, but
convincing the right people of that has not been easy and has meant
months of tact and patience -- and uncertainty.

If you're interested in running a micro:bit coding evening -- even if
you have to organise one specially -- then please do. If you can get
teachers involved, better still.

The APIs are still being finalised, but the more great examples we can
get, the better Python will look to the teachers & kids who are going to
be using the device.


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