Rob Bishop from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is touring popular hackspaces in the US throughout September 2012 with the aim of giving talks and workshops about the Raspberry Pi to both
hackspace members and also Raspberry Pi users in the local community.
He'll be coming to visit Noisebridge on Saturday, 29-September-2012 at 11am - 5pm. The event is free, and open to all!
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charitable organisation founded with the aim of promoting the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level. The Foundation is responsible for the design and sales of the popular Raspberry Pi single-board computer. You can find out more about the Foundation and the Raspberry Pi at the Raspberry Pi website.
The tour will be blogged/vlogged on the Raspberry Pi website and we hope to attract Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and hackers/makers from across the areas we will be visiting, allowing us to meet and support our community.
The Noisebridge event will be very informal and will consist of the following;
 Workshop / Tech Demos (11am-3pm)
Rob will be giving a demonstration of the latest developments with the Pi as well as bringing a number of Pi's for people to play with hands-on.
This will give people a great opportunity to get advice from the Foundation and get help kickstarting Pi-based projects.
Sadly due to sales and import tax restrictions we won't be able to sell Raspberry Pi's directly at Noisebridge. But you can buy a Raspberry Pi in advance -- Rob says that there is now plenty of stock at MCM Electronics (http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi).
 Talk (3pm)
Raspberry Pi: Past, Present & Future - An introduction to the Raspberry Pi, including an overview of its history and development, details on the technical specification and an outline of future developments. Followed by a Q&A session.
 Show & Tell / Prizes (4pm)
A chance for people who have started/completed projects based on the Pi to bring them along to do a show and tell, with prizes being given out for the most awesome ones shown.
 Photos from the event
Over 80 people came to the event. Smashing success! And lots of fun for all.
Thanks to Rob Bishop for coming by and showing off Raspberry Pi, and bringing Pi's for everyone to play with.
Thanks to Google for sharing the monitors, keyboards, and mouses.