BBC micro:bit and Python - FOSSASIA 2016

Published on: Saturday, 9 April 2016

Speaker: Kushal Das (Fedora Project)

Talk of 20 minutes

Micro Bit (or micro:bit) is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. It will be given to every 11 year old student in UK. MicroPython is an "official" solution for the micro:bit. The Python Software Foundation are one of the partners in the project and the BBC asked us to provide such a solution (ntoll is leading the efforts from the PSF side of things). "Mu" is a community generated (i.e. from the Python community) editor that *initially* targets the micro:bit. In the wider Python context, there's been talk of a kid/teacher/beginner friendly editor that's recommended for Python "in general". Plans are afoot to make "mu" meet this requirement.

About Kushal Das:

Kushal Das is a core developer of CPython, and a fellow at Python Software Society. He is a long time Fedora contributor. He is currently working as Fedora Cloud Engineer in the Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat.

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