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Great Missenden, Bucks, United Kingdom, 2012/03/29 - BASDA, the UK Business Application Software Developers’ Association, is working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to raise awareness of its activities to revive application programming skills with students and spark a new wave of software developers.
BASDA members recognise the impact that the Raspberry Pi Computer will have in developing UK talent by creating a new and genuine enthusiasm for programming skills, making it both accessible and compelling for young people to create their own apps at home.
Robert Mullins, co-founder and trustee of the Cambridge-based Raspberry Pi Foundation, explains: “The goal was to build a low-cost computer that every child could own, to get them interested in programming and appreciate what they can create themselves.”
Kevin Hart, Chairman of BASDA, comments:
“This is a brilliant UK innovation that will also support the new computer science curriculum in schools, giving our children early exposure to programming skills. The software application sector plays an important part in driving the UK economy and, for BASDA members, it is vital that we foster application skills and talent to avoid a serious skills gap in the UK.”
Robert Mullins will be speaking about the Raspberry Pi project at the BASDA Software Thought Leaders’ Summit event on 15th May 2012.
About Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi Foundation (raspberrypi.org) is a UK charity that aims to promote the study of computer science and electronics at the school level. The Foundation recently released the $35 Raspberry Pi Computer to developers.
BASDA (basda.org) was founded in 1993 and today acts as the voice of the UK-based business software industry. BASDA represents IT organisations of all sizes from the world's largest business software suppliers through to UK headquartered medium and small sized businesses.
For the last 15 years, BASDA has been working with governments, standards and policy-making groups in the UK, Europe and worldwide to provide a forum for collaboration to resolve issues that affect the business software industry and our customers.
BASDA provides independent news, opinion and commentary from its position as a non-profit making organisation that represents the collective voice of the UK-based business software industry on behalf of it members. BASDA also produces whitepapers and reports on current legislation and changes that affect the software industry.
BASDA is a member-driven organisation with established special interest groups (SIGs) covering Financials, HR & Payroll, Taxation & Final Accounts, eBusiness, Construction, Logistics and Green issues.