Hi there, Spark Community - Teke O’Reilly here at Spark HQ is sunny Minnesota. I’m a communications, writer and community kind of guy with many years of Public Radio broadcasting and Community Management under my belt. I love Tech and Maker culture passionately, but a lot of this hardware information is super new to me and I’m trying to capture some of the basic vocabulary and concepts that underlie how Spark works from a newbie’s point of view (this way other n00bs will have a convenient resource to jump into - and I’ll only be this clueless once ).
Please join me in building this glossary with your insights, questions and opinions. It will be an on-going project, and your knowledge is deeply appreciated.
What are the most important/elemental/essential basic building block terms to understand in programming hardware? Software? Firmare?
What terms give the Community problems (maybe 2 or 3 meanings, or multiple use cases?)?
What is the most difficult concept to understand? (from both a Noobs point of view, and from the experienced wizened mentor - what do people have the most trouble with when learning about the Core?)
N00bs! Chime in. Is this stuff confusing?! ASK YOUR QUESTION! Because I guarantee if you have that question, so do 50 other people. I know I will.
Why are there so many cats on the internet? There must be an answer.
SUPER excited to begin exploring the fascinating projects and reading the wormhole conversations you crazy Spark makers are having. And thank you for your contributions to the Community. I’ve learned so much just in the last two weeks from you, can’t imagine all that’s to come. Cheers!