Computer 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. So great is her influence that you’re likely to find this article on a device that contains some of it: She partnered with Steve Furber to design the first ARM processor at Acorn, the chips that now run nearly every cell phone and tablet out there.

In the above video posted by the Cambridge Computer Lab, Dr. Wilson about her upbringing, which led her to computer science, and most notably in this video about the creation of the BBC Micro-computer. She is now a research fellow at Broadcom, where she designs microprocessors.

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