Attention Geek Gourmands, Hendrix to Host Raspberry Pi Bake-off

CONWAY, Ark. (January 29, 2013) - Hendrix College will host a Raspberry Pi Bake-Off on Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Campbell Dining Room in the Student Life & Technology Center.

The Raspberry Pi is a $35 credit-card sized computer that plugs into a television and keyboard, plays high-definition video, and can be used for many of the things that a desktop computer does, like spreadsheets, word processing and games.  

The Raspberry Pi Bake-Off is an opportunity for aspiring programmers and techie hobbyists to showcase their own Raspberry Pi projects and creations for bragging rights and a chance to win a Raspberry Pi as a door prize. The event should also offer inspiration and Raspberry Pi recipes for local computer science teachers and students.

The program is sponsored by the Hendrix College Office of Technology Services and Arkansas Geek Central. Table space and power will be provided. Guest WiFi is available.

For more information, contact Hendrix chief information officer David Hinson at raspberrypibakeoff@gmail.com or 501-505-1526. Additional information is available on Twitter (@BakePi), on Facebook, and the Eventbrite signup page.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.