Are you curious where MicroPython came from and why it was created? Watch this excellent PyCon Australia 2016 talk from Damien George, the creator of MicroPython, titled MicroPython: A Journey from Kickstarter to Space. Damien describes why he created MicroPython, what it can do, and some plans for the future of MicroPython.
Don’t miss the latest 1.8.7 release of MicroPython too! In particular this release adds support for assembly language output on ESP8266 and related boards which could improve performance in the future.