EuroPython 2016 Keynote: Nicholas Tollervey
We are pleased to introduce our first keynote speaker for EuroPython 2016: Nicholas Tollervey .
About Nicholas Tollervey
Nicholas is a classically trained musician, philosophy graduate, teacher, author (for O’Reilly) and freelance programmer.
He was a founding member of the London Python Code Dojo, created and organized PyCon UK’s education track and is a fellow of the Python Software Foundation. He also proposed, coordinated and contributed to the PSF’s partnership with the BBC in the creation of the micro:bit.
He’s just like this biography: concise, honest and full of useful information.
The Keynote: A Million Children (and MicroPython)
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 (a full reimplementation of Python 3) runs on the device.
In his keynote, Nicholas 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.