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Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
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Wednesday, August 21 • 11:40am - 11:45am
Lightning Talk: Using a Raspberry Pi and Linux As a Middle Schoolers Desktop Computer - Tyler Mestery*

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The Raspberry Pi is a popular hobbyist computer which is also capable of being a desktop computer. Running linux, a Raspberry Pi can be used to perform many tasks. As a student in middle school, I use a computer for many school related activities. I’ve decided to see if I can make use of a Raspberry Pi as my only computer for all of my school and hobby activities. One of the things that I will be using it for is to be my daily computer, where I will do my homework. I will also be using the Raspberry Pi for, learning to program and explore Linux as my desktop operating system. I want to see if Linux can truly be the desktop computer for kids in school and at home. Some things that I will be testing are school websites, like Schoology, Google docs, my schools webpage, and more. In the end, I will show if it’s possible for kids to use Linux as their main desktop computer for their school and hobby projects.

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Tyler Mestery

Student, Lake Middle School
Tyler is a student in middle school with an interest in computers. Tyler has been a member of FTC #12761, a FIRST Robotics team at his middle school, for the past two years, competing at events in his home state of Minnesota. Tyler’s favorite class at his school is S.T.E.M. where... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:40am - 11:45am
Indigo D
  • Session Slides Included Yes
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