I'm especially interested in talking about how Raspberry Pi can be used in the library environment. There's so much great stuff happening in US libraries right now.Q_Goss wrote:Hi my name is Qumisha( Q-me-sha) but I go by Q. I'm a librarian at the Detroit Public Library. My work is primarily library instruction, technology training and information literacy. I'm looking forward to attending Piacademy and learning fun things to take back home.
Thanks for setting up that list! I'm already seeing a lot of excitement about Picademy on Twitter.ldelabruere wrote:If you spot anyone that should be added to the list, send me a tweet at @techsavvygirl and I'll add them
https://twitter.com/techsavvygirl/lists ... ln/members
It's good to see other public library staff attending. I manage a dedicated makerspace at one of the Harris County Public Libraries in Houston, Texas. I'm looking forward to learning more about the RPi and bringing back some new ideas for my classes and programs.Q_Goss wrote:Hi my name is Qumisha( Q-me-sha) but I go by Q. I'm a librarian at the Detroit Public Library. My work is primarily library instruction, technology training and information literacy. I'm looking forward to attending Piacademy and learning fun things to take back home.
I'm a total noob, too, so you won't be alone!shanemunro wrote:Hello everyone!
Just received the email yesterday afternoon that I was selected to attend Picademy Mountain View in February. I can't explain how excited I am. I teach IT Hardware at a high school in Wichita KS and to be honest, I am a total NOOB! I look forward to working with everyone.
FYI I actually live just south of San Jose, which is pretty close to Mountain View. I'm happy to help out with rides as long as I have the room. Uber is also widely available in the San Jose / Mountain View area. I'll add my info to the Google Doc.ldelabruere wrote: share information that might help with carpools to and from airport, hotels, etc and other logistics. The doc has a place to exchange other contact info around the event.
If you are the type of person that likes to split the cost on cabs, hotel accomodations, or perhaps just carpool, this might be helpful as we plan.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dQ6 ... zN3LY/edit
SFO and SJC are closest. You could also fly into OAK, but that's a bit further.AlexMartinez wrote:Hello Friends!
What is the closest airport to the event? I am traveling from 4 time zones to the East and I am looking for fair flight tickets. etc etc.
The journey begins today!
I totally get it.kittypryde wrote:Right now they are very intrigued by the text-based operating system--to them it's all "hacking!"which is very cool and mysterious.