Raspberry Pi 101, installing from scratch and the theory behind it

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 18:00
Linuxing In London

A free Raspberry Pi 101 class is being organised, please, please read before attempting to sign up.

Our hashtag is #LinuxingInLondon


NB: Blokes/men, please read and re-read.

Initially, places for this event will be allocated to members of women's groups to improve the gender balance, then later on it will be opened up to all.

If you are a bloke/man, then please wait your turn, or you risk being put on the waiting list :)

If you are a member of a MeetUp women's group, please join the waiting list and you will be let through.


Interested in operating systems? Have a Raspberry Pi and wonder what to do with it?

The class

This free hands-on class, by Brian Byrne, maybe just what you need!

Brian will teach you about installing a Raspberry Pi 101 and the theory behind operating systems and the Internet of Things (IoT)

This is a free hands-on class, people can work in pairs or teams.


18:00 Doors open.

18:15 Basic set-up of your own Raspberry Pis.

18:25 What is Linuxing in London by TDB

18:30 Closed to open – mainframes to the Raspberry Pi, how attitudes have changed in 40+ years by Brian Byrne.

A compressed history of computing and operating systems from the Abacus to the modern server.

19:10 Quick break

19:15 Raspberry Pi 101 by Brian Byrne.

20:30 Community slot and raffle.


Prerequisites (things that should be done before the class)

• Participants should bring along a working laptop with Linux or MacOS installed.

• A Raspberry Pi 3 or similar.

• Your own MicroSD cards and adapters.

• An RJ45 cable (the one that came with your Broadband router).

• Each laptop needs a working Ethernet port, Mac users might need an adapter to connect to RJ45 cable.


Many thanks to Skills Matter for the venue and light refreshments.

Please ensure you read and follow Skills Matter's Code of Conduct do read our code of conduct too.

Don't forget to sign up at Skills Matter.

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PS: Whilst we finalise details, please use this page not Skills Matter's one, just for a while.

Our hashtag is #LinuxingInLondon


NB: if you wish to set-up a Raspberry Pi you will need to bring one along, with your own laptop, cable and microSD cards etc. All the bits.

Skills Matter, CodeNode

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB