Raspberry Pi Foundation annual review #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
The 2015 Raspberry Pi Foundation Annual Review is out now! Download your free copy here.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was established in 2008 as a UK-based charity with the purpose “to further the advancement of education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science, and related subjects”.
As a charity, we thoroughly review our activities every year, and publish the results so people can find out what we have achieved.
ANNUAL REVIEW 2015
2015 was a big year for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We expanded our educational programmes, released two new computers, and started our own publishing department. We also:
Were joined by new Foundation CEO Philip Colligan
Developed a new strategy to clarify our mission
Merged with Code Club to help get even more young children interested in computing
Put two Raspberry Pi computers in space, running code written by schoolchildren
Published ‘The MagPi’ magazine in print for the first time, and gave away a fully functional computer on the cover
Explored how computing can be a creative discipline in educational programmes for parents and young people
Trained hundreds of teachers across the UK to become creative and well informed in computing and digital making with their students
Supported many amazing projects and events created by people from our community, bringing people together through digital making
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