All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. - H.L. Mencken
SOME BRIGHT YOUNG PEOPLE are in the money as winners and runners-up at the Raspberry Pi Summer Coding Contest.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation held the contest this Summer, opening it up to people 18 and under in two categories, one for those 13 and under and another for those 14 and older.
It ran from 7 July to 1 September and the Raspberry Pi Foundation had first prizes of $1,000 and up to five runners-up prizes of $200 in each category.
There is another Raspberry Pi coding competition. It too is aimed at schoolchildren and asks for entries in four areas - environment, healthcare, big data and security. It is sponsored by PA Consulting.
The first 200 teams to apply will get a free Raspberry Pi and the deadline for finished entries is 31 January 2013. The pot here is a cool £1,000 per winning team.
Another competition, from electronics firm CPC is a 24-hour Raspberry Pi "hackathon". To be held in Leeds on 1 and 2 December, it will see 100 competitors battle it out for the best hardware and software projects completed within a 24 hour period.
The winner of the first Raspberry Pi coding competition in the 13 and under category is Aaron Hill with his Python-based timelapse photography application Pysnap. His software application is described as "well thought out and designed".
Two runners-up in the 13 and under category are Louis Goessling and Serpint, which is a software application for remote control of the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins over a network socket or serial port, and Conner Foxley, who created the text-based world simulator, The Matrix. Foxley's work was "quite advanced" according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation
Ashley Newson takes the first prize in the 14 and over category with Smartsim, a software application for creating and simulating digital logic circuits, and is backed up by runners-up Bradley Pollard with the wave based survival game Neutron Craft and Yussuf Khalil with the lightweight HTTP server Pancake.
There are two more runners-up in the 14 and over category, Hannes Westermann with Berrybox for syncing files and folders, and Aneesh Dogra with the music server Raspod.
Congratulations to all. µ
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