Carrie Anne Philbin is a Raspberry Pi Rockstar, Educator at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and ultimate Geek Girl Diarist! She works with new media to inspire people to engage with subjects and hobbies often thought of as lame or nerdy. On top of that, she’s a published author of the educational and hands-on book Adventures in Raspberry Pi. This pioneer in computing education clearly wears many hats, and we can’t wait to see which one she puts on next!
Hi, I’m an award winning secondary Computing & ICT Teacher and now Education Pioneer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation
I am the author of ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi‘ a computing book for teenagers wanting to get started with Raspberry Pi and programming.
I am the creator of a YouTube video series for teenage girls called The Geek Gurl Diaries, which has won a Talk Talk Digital Hero Award. The episodes include interviews with women working in technology and hands on computer science based tutorials.
I am vice chair of the Computing At Schools initiative to get more girls and minority groups into computing called CAS #include and have helped organise #define, a workshop based hack day for teenagers concentrating on delivering good content to include all and ‘Hack the Curric’ bringing academics, educators and industry experts together to create inclusive resources for the new Computing curriculum.
In 2012 I became a Google Certified Teacher and KS3 ICT subject Leader at a school in East London. I have a blended and open approach to teaching as can be seen by my website ICT with Miss P that students use to access their weekly lessons. I use innovative web tools to help support and extend the learning in my 21st century classroom.
I’m an evangelist for my subject, and often speak at conferences like BETT, Raspberry Jamboree, YRS and PyconUK.
October 14th is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas”. We will also be referencing women from history that have made impacts in science and math. Please promote and share #ALD14 with your friends and family so we can promote and share with all of the world wide web!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.