Introduction to Raspberry Pi Workshop

FaceBook Dublin, 5-7 Hanover Reach, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Dublin
Sat, 18th Jan 2014 09:30 till 15:00

Workshop details Beginners


A happy new year to everyone! What better way than to start your year learning about Raspberry Pi?

What is Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming. (via Raspberry Pi website)

Interested? Then sign up, if you bring your own Raspberry Pi, it will be cheaper. :-)


  1. You will be required to sign an NDA on arrival at Facebook office.
  2. None of the proceeds from ticket sales will be going to Facebook.

    • a) €35 ticket proceeds all contribute to the purchase of Raspberry Pi kit which includes a Raspberry Pi (Model B), Power Supply Unit, SD Card and HDMI cable. If you are curious, consumer price for the kit will cost around €50.

    • b) €5 ticket proceeds will all go to Coding Grace to help run the workshop.

  3. If you borrowed a Facebook SD Card, this will be returned to Facebook when the workshop ends.


09:30 - 09:50 Registration

09:50 - 10:00 Welcome & Introductions

10:00 - 10:45 Lesson 1: Linux basics

10:45 - 11:00 BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 Lesson 2: Break up into various groups working on different projects.

12:30 - 13:30 BUFFET LUNCH

13:30 - 14:50 Lesson 3: Keep working on projects.

14:50 - 15:00 Workshop wrap-up.

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Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?

YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Can I bring my own Raspberry Pi?

Of course! Then you can just register for €5 ticket.

What is provided if I don't have my own Raspberry Pi?

A Raspberry Pi (Model B), Power Supply Unit, SD Card and HDMI cable. If you are curious, consumer price for the kit will cost around €50.

Do I keep the Raspberry Pi after the workshop?

Yes, you do! You get kit all for €35, quite a bargain. :-)

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Nope, the Raspberry Pi will be your computer. We will show you how cool it can be.

Can I come if I don't know anything about programming?


Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

If you have any other questions

You can contact Vicky Twomey-Lee by emailing


Aisling Mathews

Andrei Balcanasu

Software engineer at Zendesk.

Specialties: Software Development, Software Architecture, Building APIs, Data Integration, Release Management

Derry O'Sullivan

Michael Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, Software Engineer, and one of the co-founders of Coding Grace.

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Shane Quigley

Talar Ishak

Vicky Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).


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About Coding Grace

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.