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Raspberry Pi developer gets OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Antony Savvas | June 18, 2014
Raspberry Pi developer David Braben has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Raspberry Pi developer David Braben has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The honour was made in recognition of his work in the video game and computing industries. Braben was one half of the duo that created the 1980s Elite space trading game, which has now been updated and will hit the shops again later this year after a funding round on Kickstarter.

Braben was also involved in setting up the foundation that developed the popular £25 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer, widely used in schools for coding and adopted by hobbyists around the world.

Several other technology entrepreneurs and innovators received awards in the Queen's honours.

Paul Hawkins was awarded an OBE for creating the "Hawk Eye" ball-tracking system used at major sporting events like Wimbledon, and Belinda Parmar, founder of Lady Geek, was also awarded an OBE for her services to women in technology.

In addition, David Gow was given a CBE for creating the prosthetic I-Limb Hand, and Alastair Lukies, founder of Monitise, was given a CBE for his entrepreneurial activities.

 

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