Using MicroPython in the wild
MicroPython is a complete reimplementation of Python that runs on small devices like microcontrollers. It enables users to build cool stuff - like Internet of Things devices - by combining their existing Python knowledge with a little bit of hands-on hardware hacking. In this talk I will start with a brief overview of MicroPython, how it works, how you can try it out, and how you can use it. I will then discuss some of the technical advances in the MicroPython software that have occurred over the past 12 months. Finally, I will talk about some of the things MicroPython is being used for, from robotics to IoT.
Damien has a background in theoretical physics, robotics and computer engineering, and loves to program and build things. He is the creator of MicroPython and ran two very fruitful Kickstarter campaigns to build a community around this microcontroller language. He has built a successful company based on MicroPython and the pyboard, brought it to makers, teachers and industry developers around the world, worked with the BBC on the micro:bit project, and embarked on projects with the European Space Agency to bring MicroPython into space. Damien now works full time improving and maintaining the MicroPython ecosystem.