Pete Lomas, Co-creator of Raspberry Pi

Pete Lomas began his career as a lecturer in computer design at the University of Manchester before moving into the industry as an electronics design consultant and then a development manager for a scientific computing company.

Throughout his career, he has been personally responsible for the development of hundreds of electronic products containing a wide variety of PCB designs, in applications as diverse as video security, fire detection, data communications, engine testing, building management, and scientific instrumentation and control.

In 2008, this passion led him to co-found the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Raspberry Pi is a UK-registered charity with the mission of putting the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world.

Talk: Cardboard to Code in Space

For Pete, creating things has been a lifelong passion. He will chart his journey from school misfit to joint recipient of the UK’s most prestigious prize for engineering innovation, the MacRobert Award. It’s not been without potholes and seemingly vertical uphill struggles, but the passion and encouragement of early teachers and mentors has helped him build a successful and hugely enjoyable career in engineering, surpassed only by the arrival of a small but powerful computer called Raspberry Pi.

Hear Pete’s inspirational keynote at Coolest Projects International on Saturday 26 May in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin.

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