CO.LAB: Using Raspberry Pi To Teach Collaboration


Collaboration is the foundation of open source. Good things happen when we come together to create something new. Connections are formed. Discoveries are made. Fresh ideas emerge. And obstacles are overcome.

Enter CO.LAB – a program designed to introduce middle school girls from underserved areas to the principles of open source -- and to a world of technology and collaboration that they may not have otherwise considered. Through this multi-day intensive program, the girls learn the basics of coding with CEED Pi-Top systems and then build their own digital cameras with Raspberry Pis. The photos they take become part of a collaborative art project that we share with them and the world.

Collaboration is a powerful driver of innovation and discovery, and open source methodology is a key part of STEAM education. Ruth will explain the details of the CO.LAB program, its Raspberry Pi-based curriculum, and how through it, Red Hat is empowering young girls with collaborative skills that will help them succeed in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

Ballroom G
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 13:30 to 14:30