Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Raspberry Pi Hacks: Building Great Pi Projects

Project: Raspberry Pi

Tom Callaway and Ruth Suehle, authors of the upcoming Raspberry Pi Hacks book from O'Reilly will help intrepid hackers of tiny devices bring their Pi plans to life, They’ll start with the important basics--like choosing the right distro for the job and not breaking your capacitors--then talk through some more challenging problems, like what happens when you need to build a cross-compiler or a custom kernel. They'll show you some of the many tricks and projects the Pi is well-suited for, including video game console emulation, near-Earth orbit photography, and turning it into an FM transmitter. See some things that we've created, that others have done, and then get inspired to build your own Pi-powered project.

Ruth Suehle

Ruth Suehle is a community marketing manager in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities. She also leads the Fedora Project’s marketing team and is co-author of the upcoming Raspberry Pi Hacks book from O’Reilly. Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now leads discussions about open source principles as an editor at Ruth is also a senior editor at, where she covers the adventures of motherhood alongside technology and sci-fi.

Tom Callaway

Tom Callaway is the Fedora Engineering Manager at Red Hat, where he has worked since 2001. He has been active with Fedora since its creation, and currently serves as the Fedora Packaging Committee Chair, responsible for defining the standards that Fedora uses to keep its package quality high. Additionally, he is the Fedora Legal representative and knows more than most people have forgotten about licensing. He also maintains 300+ packages in Fedora, which may also mean he is legally insane. He enjoys pinball, gaming, frogs, geocaching, 3D Printing, and travelling.