Google, being in the software business, is trying to encourage people to join in. Of course, the easiest way is to start at a young age. So Google is donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi Model B mini computers to UK schools. This is part of its Google Giving initiative. Along with the Pis, Google is also creating and giving out 15,000 teaching and learning packs to assist both teachers and children with the Pis.
They have teamed up with CoderDojo, Code Club, Computing at Schools, Generating Genius, Teach First and OCR for this project to help children get into the technology business. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, said, “Britain’s innovators and entrepreneurs have changed the world – the telephone, television and computers were all invented here. We’ve been working to encourage the next generation of computer scientists and we hope this donation of Raspberry Pi’s to British school pupils will help drive a new wave of innovation.”