IEEE ComSoc Lebanon Chapter 2023 Workshop: Getting into the Raspberry Pi

By Jacques Demerjian - IEEE ComSoc Lebanon Chapter Chair

IEEE ComSoc Lebanon Chapter and IEEE Antonine University Student Branch have organized a free technical workshop entitled “Getting into the Raspberry Pi” as part of the IEEE ComSoc Lebanon Chapter 2023 Workshop Series.

The full day workshop was held on Saturday June 24, 2023 at the Antonine University ( who hosted the workshop, in collaboration with Coder-Maker ( who delivered the technical workshop.

The purpose of this technical workshop was to get into Raspberry Pi, learn how to use it as a full fledged maker from software to hardware and to create a space where students representing different universities can meet to discuss issues, identify problems, brainstorm ideas, make decisions and develop solutions by using Raspberry Pi.

The workshop also included a  competition among Lebanese universities between teams of two students from different participating universities. The projects covered a broad range of themes, including cybersecurity, automation, Internet of things, biomedical applications, audio and signal processing, among others. The students demonstrated high levels of innovation and creativity to finish their projects within the allocated time.

Every participant has received a Certificate of Completion to confirm that she/he has successfully completed the Getting into the Rasberry Pi workshop, learned to program the Rasberry Pi using Python, and developed and submitted a project.

Prizes were distributed to the winners, where:

  • The team composed of Mr. Anthony Saad and Mr. Marc El Jalkh from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) achieved first place.

  • The team composed of Miss Agapy Abi Hard and Mr. Wissam Boustany from University La Sagesse (ULS) achieved second place.

  • The team composed of Mr. Serge Sandakly and Mr. Albert El Murr from the Lebanese University (LU) achieved the third place.

IEEE ComSoc Lebanon Chapter and IEEE Antonine University Student Branch are delighted to have received a large number of participants to the competition, which reflects the importance accorded to the coding as a teamwork, interpersonal, problem-solving and critical skill, and as a tool supporting innovation. In addition, it was a great opportunity for students and instructors from different backgrounds to share and discuss their knowledge and their ideas to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Inter-universities competition between the students teams.

This successful workshop was achieved thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers composed from Antonine University IEEE Student Branch, Coder-Maker, Antonine University and IEEE ComSoc Lebanon Chapter.

Technical session at the workshop.