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Steve Freeman, Pioneer of Agile, Chair the first London XpDay

Steve Freeman

Biography: Steve Freeman

Steve Freeman, author of Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided by Tests (Addison-Wesley), was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK. He has developed software for a range of institutions, from small vendors to multinational investment banks. Steve trains and consults for software teams around the world. Previously, he has worked in research labs and software houses, earned a PhD (Cambridge), written shrink-wrap applications for IBM, and taught at University College London. Steve is a presenter and organiser at international industry conferences, and was chair of the first London XpDay.

Twitter: @sf105
Video presentations: Sustainable Test-Driven Development, Transparency: A Great Leap Forward or Exposed Artery?, Test Driven Development: Ten Years Later, Making Roles Explicit

Presentation: Physical Pi

Track: Making - The Future / Time: Friday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Elizabeth Windsor

Are you wondering what do with the Raspberry Pi that's been sitting on a shelf since Christmas?

The Raspberry Pi was designed for tinkering. It has expansion headers that make it easy to connect to external devices and an open operating system. This introductory talk shows you how to make your Pi interact with the outside world, from flashing LEDs to autonomous robots. We'll show you examples of how to connect to lights, motors, and sensors.