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MicroPython: a journey from Kickstarter to Space

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Damien George https://2016.pycon-au.org/schedule/199/view_talk MicroPython is a lean and efficient reimplementation of Python 3 with a reduced standard library, and brings the awesomeness of Python to computing devices with few resources, such as microcontrollers. In this talk I will detail my journey in building MicroPython and the various projects that it has been used in and the people who are using it. I will talk about running a successful Kickstarter campaign (actually two of them!), circuit board manufacturing, working with the European Space Agency, working with the BBC on the micro:bit project, and the challenges of managing and funding open-source software. There will also be some live demos!

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