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

Nicholas H.Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Mon Sep 28 09:38:52 CEST 2015

Hi Tibs,

How does the 3rd November sound..?


On 25/09/15 20:42, Tony Ibbs wrote:
> 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.
> Tibs
>> 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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