Ruth Suehle and Tom Callaway, authors of Raspberry Pi Hacks, will offer technical tips for hardware and software hackers (or hackers-to-be!) who want to build around the Raspberry Pi computer. They’ll start with simple tips like how to add a power switch, and go on to share fun projects from costume builds to radios and light displays.
Whether you’ve had a Raspberry Pi waiting for a project or have already been building away, Ruth and Tom have a few ideas to boost your project plan. What kinds of displays have you not thought of? How do you pick the right distro? What about troubleshooting power problems? Ruth will talk through some more challenging problems, like what happens when you need to build a cross-compiler or a custom kernel.
Raspberry Pi Hacks also includes information like instructions for projects, including some kid-friendly builds and projects around the house as well as more advanced projects, like connecting Arduino shields and solar-powered Pi labs. Ruth and Tom will show a few of these and help you kickstart your own ideas for great projects with this tiny device.
Ruth Suehle manages the community leadership team in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities. She also leads the Fedora Project’s marketing team and is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, Dec. 2013). Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now leads discussions about open source principles as a moderator at opensource.com. Ruth is also a core contributor to Wired’s GeekMom blog, where she covers the adventures of motherhood alongside technology and sci-fi.
Tom Callaway has been a Linux user since 1997, a Red Hat employee since 2001, and an active contributor to Fedora since its inception. His day job is at Red Hat as the Fedora engineering manager. Before that, he was a sales engineer at Red Hat (five years), so he knows a thing or two about how to make money from FOSS (and how not to). ;)
Here’s a list of all the things Tom is involved with or responsible for in Fedora:
In what little time remains, he enjoys science fiction (books and media), origami, gaming (tabletop and video), frogs, pinball, geocaching, hacking on the Raspberry Pi, and hockey. Tom is happy to discuss proper (and improper) FOSS licensing, as well as any topic related to Fedora.
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