Raspberry Pi U.S. Roadshow Brings its Slice of Affordable High-Tech to Kansas City

Media Contacts:
Nancy Besa, 816-674-4775, besapr@me.com, Union Station
Barb Schulte, 816-932-1103, bschulte@kauffman.org, Kauffman Foundation

Kauffman Foundation, Union Station to host presentation Aug. 23

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 14, 2013) – This is one slice of pie you aren't likely to find in grandma's kitchen. The story behind Raspberry Pi®, a game-changing credit card-sized computer, will be shared the evening of Aug. 23 when the Raspberry Pi Foundation's U.S. roadshow makes a Kansas City stop at Science City at Union Station.

Engineer and evangelist Rob Bishop helped to cook up Raspberry Pi, and now he's traveling cross-country to serve it up to kids around the world with the goal of helping them learn computer programming.

At the event hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Union Station, Bishop will present "Raspberry Pi—One Year On." His talk will cover the origin of the product and charitable foundation, highlight recent developments, provide technical information and address the Raspberry Pi Foundation's educational aims. An in-depth Q&A on Raspberry Pi educational and technical matters will follow.

Kansas City entrepreneurs, makers, educators, students and others can register to attend at www.kcraspberrypi-rss.eventbrite.com. Attendees working on a Raspberry Pi project may share their work with the audience. The best project presentation will be rewarded with an official Raspberry Pi T-shirt.

Introduced in 2012 in the United Kingdom, the Raspberry Pi computer plugs into a TV and keyboard. Selling for $35 or less, it can be used much like a desktop PC for spreadsheets, word processing, games, and high-definition video.

Event details:

  • Raspberry Pi U.S. Roadshow with Rob Bishop
  • Friday, Aug. 23
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Science City at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • RSVP at www.kcraspberrypi-rss.eventbrite.com.