I am a retired programmer and software systems engineer who designed real time embedded software systems. The last computer language I used for work was Coral66, which will give you an idea of how long ago that was. For years I have dabbled with many computer languages and systems including BBC Micros, Risc PC’s, Windows PC’s, PIC processors and now the Raspberry Pi.
I am webmaster of two websites The Museum of Technology and The National Talking Express an audio magazine for the visually impaired. I also volunteer at College Lake a nature reserve near Tring, UK where, amongst other things, I farm wheat to conserve rare cornfield wild flowers and look after an exhibition of old farm machinery. It was the need in these museums and exhibitions for multi-media interpretation which led me to Pi Presents.
Having been introduced to open source software through the Raspberry Pi I was amazed at the time and effort which so many people put in to produce software for others, so I thought it worthwhile to do the same with Pi Presents. I am glad I did because the feedback I have got from users and potential users has given me so many good ideas for extensions to Pi Presents. Needless to say I have been so busy producing Pi Presents that I have not had time to use it for my own intended projects, however one day I am sure I will.
Ken Thompson, M0GBP