Eben Upton “This Is How I Work” on Lifehacker #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Lifehacker has been running a series of really interesting getting started with Raspberry Pi pieces, starting with this one. Here’s a Usethis.com style interview with Eben Upton, co-founder and Exec Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
All week here at Lifehacker, we’re showing you some of our favorite Raspberry Pi projects. The $35 palm-sized computer packs enough punch to create a home media center, run a VPN, and much more. So who better to chat with this week than Eben Upton, cofounder and executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation? Eben and his team are the magicians behind this incredible device, a project that started as a way to spark kids’ interest in computer science. Launched in early 2012, the demand for Pi was so great that it quickly sold out—and a year later, nearly a million units have been sold. We caught up with Eben to find out his favorite apps, best life hacks, and can’t-live-without gadgets.
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