A soul searching journey by a New Yorker
When I heard about the RaspberryPi Jam, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I remembered programming from my days as a Java Programmer. But what is physical computing? Growing up, I always felt this cringe dealing with hardware. I could debug codes but hardware to me was endless trial and error. Hardware was about reading a lot of jibberish written by people on bulletin boards or running an enormous risk of erasing everything on my hard disk and completely ruining my computer. Besides, I felt like dealing with hardware was like a man’s job. It was too manual. The desktops are heavy. You need tools – like screw drivers. I found every excuse in the book to not touch hardware.
My tech days were over before I knew it. I went to a business school and transformed myself into a “banker” back when it was considered – somewhat respectable. Obviously this was many years ago.