Last week with the help of local Infosec group we were able to put together a Raspberry Pi talk to the community. This was my first hardware talk and it was a blast. We talked about single board computers focusing on the Raspberry Pi and technical aspects on how to interface hardware with the Pi. To get people interested we gave the presentation using Libre Office Impress running from the Raspberry Pi itself. The idea was to show the potential of the device and it behaved like a charm. Using an old projector with a HDMI to VGA converted worked flawlessly.
This is a picture of our meeting and encourage you all to do the same on your respective communities.
I had the Raspberry Pi with a USB Hub with a keyboard, mouse and wireless plugged in. The monitor was the projector, check out there is no laptop on the center table, what is projected is the slide straight from the Pi.
Lots of people showed interested and some had the Raspberry Pi already but never connected anything to it, because they did not know how. From this talk i got invited to do the same presentation with another group. I had the chance to chat with a few guys at the end of the presentation and there seems to be a lot of interest with different sort of projects. Everybody has it's own little project or dream and with the right help all can be achieved.
I encourage you all to empower your communities, here is nothing close to silicon valley and that does not means the talent is not here.
lastly in the process of preparing the slides for the talk I learned a lot more about the pi. I am now more motivated on taking complex projects so this is a win win situation.
Learn and share, that is the only way to go.
Bye, happy hacking!