HP Labs are hosting a Science Lecture focusing on the potential for the new Rapsberry Pi computer to encourage a new generation of computer scientist.
The increasing ease with which we are able to interact with computers suggests to many that a deeper understanding of them has become redundant. This lecture will argue that the opposite is true and that the ability to harness the tools that computer science provides is increasingly advantageous. Considering such tools and skills as specialist is unreasonable as computer science contributes to ever more human endeavors. Continuing to withhold such knowledge risks sacrificing the potential growth, creativity and efficiency that it would no doubt release.
The Raspberry Pi computer aims to provide an ideal environment for experimenting with programming and electronics. This low-cost, credit-card sized computer will encourage many to acquire the skills to be able to fully control, adapt and exploit the digital world.
The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Robert Mullins. Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge St. John’s College Raspberry Pi Foundation. Dr Mullins will also demonstrate the Raspberry Pi itself and outline some of the interesting projects that plan to incorporate it.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
HP Building 3
Long Down Ave
BS34 8QZ Bristol
Places are limited so book your ticket now.