Here is a poster for the January Pi jam. If anyone is able to print off or display on their website I would be very grateful as this really helps to promote.
Another pi jam today and it went very well highlights as follows
We helped on visitor get up and running and ended up re-creating an sd card with raspbian (1)on in order to get the Pi up and running. In the end Tom got everything up and running, with some help from myself as I seem to have an array of adapters and other bits and pieces which always seem to come in handy. Including various images on my netbook.
Our younger visitors were busy with various projects Arduino (6) hacking and getting Arch (2) Linux up and running in a virtual machine, (Virtual box) (3))
I have loaned out my pi-liter (4) to one of the younger visitors so he can demonstrate at school
Support repositories for the pi liter
Which has some ladder board source code, but should demonstrate the use of the GPIO.
You can also download the pi liter data sheet from the website http://shop.ciseco.co.uk/pi-liter-8-led-strip-for-the-raspberry-pi/
However you DO need to install python-pip with
sudo apt-get install python-pip
For some reason the data sheet instructions missed out this step.
The next Pi jam is on 10th January so if you get a Pi for Xmas come along and we can help you get started or show you what you can do with it. We don’t BYTE 🙂 and are happy to help.
This came through on e-mail today
Free & Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women ====================================================== The GNOME Foundation started the Free & Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women, OPW, in 2006. It was quite successful, and in the January-April 2013 round, many other FOSS organizations joined the program. We are happy to announce that Debian will participate in the next round (December '14-March '15) and, pending sponsorship, we'll offer up to three internships. You can find more details about the program: * http://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen with details about Debian's participation. * http://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen with details about the program in general. Call for mentors and projects ============================= OPW allows applicants to work on any kind of project, including coding, design, marketing, web development... If you have any idea for a project and you want to mentor it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll guide you through the process. OPW provides a lot of useful information for mentors on the GNOME Wiki at https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen/Admin/InfoForMentors. Please have a look, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question. Call for participants ===================== The main goal of this program is to increase the number of women in FOSS, so all women who are not yet a Debian Developer or a Debian Maintainer are encouraged to apply. There are no age restrictions and applicants don't need to be a student. If you want to apply, you must follow three steps: 1. Choose a project from the list of proposed projects on http://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen. Those lists may change as mentors add themselves over the next few weeks. 2. Make a small contribution to Debian. Projects will add a task the applicant must complete as part of the pre-selection process. If no task is provided, you are welcome to ask the mentors of the project. You can also make a different extra task of the one listed to show your skills and interest. 3. Create a page in the Debian wiki with your application. You can do so under pseudonym, but in that case, please give us information about yourself privately by email to the people below! The Debian OPW coordinators <email@example.com> Tom Marble Nicolas Dandrimont
## Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash "shellshock" vulnerability *This post can be viewed online at <https://fsf.org/news/free-software-foundation-statement-on-the-gnu-bash-shellshock-vulnerability>.* A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the free software shell GNU Bash. The most serious issues have already been fixed, and a complete fix is well underway. GNU/Linux distributions are working quickly to release updated packages for their users. All Bash users should upgrade immediately, and audit the list of remote network services running on their systems. Bash is the [GNU Project's] shell; it is part of the suite of software that makes up the GNU operating system. The GNU programs plus the kernel Linux form a commonly used complete [free software] operating system, called GNU/Linux. The bug, which is being referred to as "shellshock," can allow, in some circumstances, attackers to remotely access and control systems using Bash (and programs that call Bash) as an attack vector, regardless of what kernel they are running. The bug probably affects many GNU/Linux users, along with those using Bash on proprietary operating systems like Apple's OS X and Microsoft Windows. Additional technical details about the issue can be found [at CVE-2014-6271] and [CVE-2014-7169]. [GNU Bash] has been widely adopted because it is a free (as in freedom), reliable, and featureful shell. This popularity means the serious bug that was published yesterday is just as widespread. Fortunately, GNU Bash's license, the [GNU General Public License version 3], has facilitated a rapid response. It allowed [Red Hat] to develop and share patches in conjunction with Bash upstream developers efforts to fix the bug, which anyone can download and apply themselves. Everyone using Bash has the freedom to download, inspect, and modify the code -- unlike with Microsoft, Apple, or other proprietary software. Software freedom is a precondition for secure computing; it guarantees everyone the ability to examine the code to detect vulnerabilities, and to create new and safe versions if a vulnerability is discovered. Your software freedom does not guarantee bug-free code, and neither does proprietary software: bugs happen no matter how the software is licensed. But when a bug is discovered in free software, everyone has the permission, rights, and source code to expose and fix the problem. That fix can then be immediately freely distributed to everyone who needs it. Thus, [these freedoms] are crucial for ethical, secure computing. Proprietary, (aka nonfree) software relies on an unjust development model that denies users the basic freedom to control their computers. When software's code is kept hidden, it is vulnerable not only to bugs that go undetected, but to the easier deliberate addition and maintenance of [malicious features]. Companies can use the obscurity of their code to hide serious problems, and it has been documented that [Microsoft provides intelligence agencies with information about security vulnerabilities before fixing them]. Free software cannot guarantee your security, and in certain situations may appear less secure on specific vectors than some proprietary programs. As was widely agreed in the aftermath of the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug, the solution is not to trade one security bug for the very deep insecurity inherently created by proprietary software -- the solution is to put energy and resources into auditing and improving free programs. Development of Bash, and GNU in general, is almost exclusively a volunteer effort, and [you can contribute]. We are reviewing Bash development, to see if increased funding can help prevent future problems. If you or your organization use Bash and are potentially interested in supporting its development, please [contact us](firstname.lastname@example.org). The patches to fix this issue can be obtained directly at <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/>. ### Media Contacts John Sullivan Executive Director Free Software Foundation +1 (617) 542 5942 <email@example.com> : https://www.gnu.org : https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw : https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-6271 : https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-7169 : https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/ : https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl : https://securityblog.redhat.com/2014/09/24/bash-specially-crafted-environment-variables-code-injection-attack/ : https://gnu.org/philosophy/proprietary : http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/how-can-any-company-ever-trust-microsoft-again-3569376/
With monthly Raspberry Pi jams in Paignton, what would you like to see at these jams. Given they are now more about just raspberry
At present we :
Help on how to get started, what you need to get started, what to buy etc
Show you some of the many add on boards etc available for the pi
Demonstrate projects based on the PI AND Arduino systems (which will hopefully inspire your projects)
Help with getting started with programming or provide advice on the next step for example where to go after using scratch.
We have a few laptops (with Linux)
Help with hardware projects (either stand along or linked to Pi , Arduino and similar devices)
Networking with other users
We would like to encourage young people to network with other young people and advocate collaboration and peer supported learning
We sometimes invite people in, for example in September we had the virtually safe team in who spent some time discussing the concerns of the young people at the jam
We also try and advocate other groups and initiatives that may be of interest to young people: for example Young rewired state, coder dojos, after school clubs. Promote events for adults for example hack4good events or hackathons on services such as geekli.stWe can also help with Linux user group related activities such as install and set up help for Linux. Advice on software or general discussion on related issues.Promote and advocate the use of free and open source software and the work of the Free software foundation Europe..Advocate and promote the new school Computer science curriculum. Enguage with parents, students and teachers in order to facilitate support if needed.Promote STEMnet and Stem activities. Free giveaways such as stickers if available, copies of Linux cd’s again when / where available.
The Arm DS Development tools is now available for Debian.
Quoted from the website (Which I hope is ok, as its for promotional purposes)
The ARM® DS-5 Development Studio is a professional toolchain developed by ARM to accelerate the development of native (C/C++) Linux applications. It is available free of charge to Debian Developers and offers 32-bit (armel and armhf) and 64-bit (arm64) ARM application debug and system analysis to help make Debian packages robust and highly optimized for ARM processor-based devices. Learn more about Streamline performance analyzer and DS-5 Debugger.
For more information
This is interesting lets do this in Torbay.
Saturday 6th September 2014 saw another Raspberry Pi Jam in Exeter take place and what a great turnout there was!
At today’s Jam, there was lots of teaching going on with the introduction to Raspberry Pi course going on in the Fab Lab and there was even more teaching going on in the Meeting Room where the rest of the Jam took place. Continue reading →
As I am part of the team that run the Torbay Pi Raspberry Pi jam. This is a call out for anyone who would like to either do a demonstration or do a talk at a future pi jam,.
So, If you would like to do a talk or demo or can help in other ways please get in touch,