Google Gifts 15K Raspberry Pi Devices to UK Schools

BERRY, BERRY NICE: Google Giving, the global and community outreach arm of the Mountain View-based tech bohemoth, has provided a grant to the Raspberry Pi Foundation for 15,000 Raspberry Pi Model B devices  to be distributed among code-happy youth lacking programming resources across the U.K. The move came on the same day that Google chief Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton spent an entire morning teaching coding to Cambridge schoolchildren. Possible P.R. antics aside, Liz Upton sums up the private-public collaboration nicely:

"Grants like this show us that companies like Google aren’t prepared to wait for government or someone else to fix the problems we’re all discussing, but want to help tackle them themselves." 

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