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A Million Children (and MicroPython)


Nicholas Tollervey - A Million Children (and MicroPython) [EuroPython 2016] [18 July 2016] [Bilbao, Euskadi, Spain] (

The BBC micro:bit is a small programmable device for children. A million of them have been handed out to the UK's 11 and 12 years olds. The Python Software Foundation was a partner in this moon-shot scheme and, thanks to the efforts of Damien George, MicroPython runs on the device.

My talk will tell the story of the project, describe Python's role in it and explain how the wider Python community can become involved. It may involve demonstrations, live coding and audience participation.

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