The Tech4Good Judges’ Award is given by the judges to an inspiring individual or organisation using technology to make the world a better place. Past winners have included Stephen Hawking, Dame Stephanie Shirley and Jimmy Wales. This year’s winner is Raspberry Pi.
Mark Walker, Marketing & Communications Manager at AbilityNet and organiser of the Tech4Good Awards, explains why Raspberry Pi were selected for this year’s Award:
“Raspberry Pi is an amazing success story, offering a low cast way for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore computing and learn how to program. Their innovation is helping build much needed digital skills for the future.”
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that is transforming the world of computing. Capable of doing everything you would expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition videos, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. It’s now Britain’s fastest-selling computer, with over six million units sold in three years. The Raspberry Pi Foundation was set up to provide children all over the world with the opportunity to learn to program and understand how computers work.
Philip Colligan, CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, said:
“We’re delighted and very honoured to have been chosen for the Judges’ Special Award this year. We’ve got great plans for the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable work in 2015 and going forward; there’s a great deal of work to do in making computing accessible, approachable and exciting, and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Visit our Finalists 2015 page to find out who they are, and join our mailing list to find out when entry will open for the Tech4Good Awards 2016.