Polyglot software engineer, Arcadia.io
Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, teacher and mentor, and hardware and robot tinkerer located in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a passion for technology, and has ever since she wrote her first computer programs in elementary school. She captivates audiences with both popular and powerful technical and anecdotal talks. She gives workshops to teach programming and hardware building to women in tech, as well as to students of all ages. She's mentored middle and high school robotics teams to world championships. She's even helped organize six conferences, been on a Google Year in Search video, and started the viral hashtag #SpeakerConfessions.
She passionately tries to connect with people and communities, both online and offline, and encourage and support new people going in tech. She even started a podcast to try to help boost underrepresented groups in tech.
Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
You've heard lots of hype about the Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized computer available for under $40. This (updated) talk will introduce some of the Pi's features, explore some sample projects you can create, and show you how to write code to control hardware through it's IO pins. After this talk you will be ready to make your own cool hacking projects with the Pi.