Introduction to the Raspberry Pi and Programming
A demonstration of the Raspberry Pi computer and the included programming software: Scratch and Python
December 7, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 pm
This hands-on workshop will give attendees a chance to see a complete Raspberry Pi computer (two participants per Raspberry Pi) setup and running. The Rasbian operating system, based on Debian Linux, provides built in software for learning how to program: the Scratch drag-and-drop block system and the integrated development environment called IDLE for the Python language. During the session, you will do some simple programming and also learn about building electronic projects with the Raspberry Pi General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins.
Pizza will be provided by Rackspace - leader in Hybrid Cloud Hosting, the Open Source OpenStack cloud technology suite and the home of Fanatical Support.
Space is limited to 10 participants, advance reservation suggested. Pizza will be available at 6:30 pm, so plan on arriving early for food and refreshments before the workshop!
For more information, visit http://learntoprogramroanoke.org
This is one of four regional "Hour of Code" workshops that is being done in Roanoke and Blacksburg as a part of the "Computer Science Education Week" initiative (Dec 5th - 11th). In conjunction with local STEM leaders and code.org, we have worked with regional businesses, organizations and STEM leaders to offer these coding workshops for kids, parents and STEM educators. Here are the activities and workshops we have planned in the Roanoke/Blacksburg area during this week in December:
HoC 1 of 4 - Educators and Parents: Introduction to the Raspberry Pi and Programming
Wed Dec 7th, in Roanoke @CoLab, 7-9pm (this event)
HoC 2 of 4 - Kids/Adults: Python Programming RaspberryPi Sensors, Displays and Internet Integration
Thur Dec 8th, in Blacksburg @Rackspace, 5:30-8:30pm (Link)
HoC 3 of 4 - Kids: Programming Programming a Virtual Robot
Sat Dec 10th, in Roanoke @Science Museum of Western Virginia, 10-11:30am (Link)
HoC 4 of 4 - Kids: Introduction to Programming with Scratch
Sat Dec 10th, in Roanoke @CoLab, 2-3pm (Link)
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is limited parking in front of the CoLab on Grandin Avenue. There is additional parking behind the building.
What can I bring into the event?
You may bring your own laptop, if you want research some topics during the workshop. Free WiFi is available inside the CoLab.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, attendance will be taken before the workshop begins.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes. Since there is limited space in the CoLab conference room, seating preference will be given to those that have pre-registered.