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

Tony Ibbs tibs at tibsnjoan.co.uk
Fri Sep 25 21:42:28 CEST 2015

Cambridge is definitely interested...

We’re trying to reboot the Cambridge Python User Group into more activity, and I have been looking for speakers…

We meet the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30, normally at RealVNC near the railway station. So far as I’m concerned, we’d work around which month fits your convenience. I’m bcc’ing Tom Lynn (co-organiser) and Ben Nuttall (since he regularly comes to our meetings, and has an interest in the education end of things) as well - I’m sure Ben will have ideas on making the most of you if you visit.

If you’re interested, contact me off list to say what you need from us, and when might be good for you.


> On 25 Sep 2015, at 14:25, Nicholas H.Tollervey <ntoll at ntoll.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> So the BBC have realised that MicroPython is really a thing that works.
> They've said they would be up for loaning us micro:bit devices for
> community events over the Autumn (heavy emphasis on the word *loan* here).
> :-)
> If you're interested in having your evening user group become a "hey
> let's play with MicroPython on the micro:bit" type affair please let me
> know via this list.
> I suspect I'll have to attend in person to chaperone the devices but
> that also means you get me to do a talk on MicroPython and the device
> itself. I may also be able to arrange some funky peripheral devices (a
> micro:bit robot car for example) to be included.
> My aim is two-fold:
> * Testing / feedback on MicroPython on the micro:bit
> * Idea / resource generation kickstart
> I'm based near Northampton so Oxford, Brum and Cambridge are easy to get
> to. My folks live in north Nottinghamshire so "oop north" is within
> striking distance if I combine that with a trip back home. Scotland is a
> totally different matter but I do have relatives in south Wales I could
> combine into a weekend trip to Cardiff if anyone is interested.
> These would need to be evening events since I actually do a "real job"
> during the day. :-)
> Also, I'd need to know potential dates ASAP.
> Any takers..?
> N.
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