Computing pioneer Dr Sophie Wilson and how her work inspired Raspberry Pi

Dr Sophie Wilson CBE is one of the most important people in computer history, with a list of achievements as long as your arm. Her influence is such that you are probably this article on a device containing some of it: alongside Steve Furber, she designed the first ARM processor at Acorn, the chips that now run almost every mobile phone and tablet there is.

In the above video posted by the Cambridge Computer Lab Dr Wilson talks about her upbringing, what led her into computer science, and specifically in this video the creation of the BBC Micro computer. She’s now a research fellow at Broadcom, where she designs microprocessors.

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