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U.S. government launches Code.gov open source project

The federal government of the United States has announced the launch of Code.Gov, an open source repository of original code developed for government projects. U.S. CIO Tony Scott demonstrated Code.gov at this week’s Code for America Summit, an annual civic technology meeting held in Oakland, CA. Code.gov is starting with the code resources from 50… Read More

Raspberry Pi releases cheapest and smallest computer yet

The latest version of British single-board computer Raspberry Pi, Pi Zero measures a tiny, credit card-sized 6.5cm by 3cm, and is available to buy for just £4 in the UK, and $5 in the States. The Welsh produced computer also comes as a free giveaway with the purchase of December’s The MagPi, the Cambridge-based organisation’s… Read More

Two in three parents will struggle to help their children with new computing curriculum

Research has suggested that as the next school year starts, the new ICT curriculum for British schools will pose difficulties for parents wanting to help with their children’s learning. The amended National Curriculum requires that children from the age of five years old understand algorithms and simple programming. However, an investigation carried out by telecom… Read More

A slice of Pi: Interview with Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton

Yesterday I spoke with Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd. Currently employed as an SoC architect at Broadcom, Raspberry Pi is his nurtured ‘extra-curricular’ venture which looks to promote coding at schools with cheap and compact open-board computers. I took this opportunity to speak with Eben about this non-profit project based in Cambridge, his… Read More