The first ever Linux User Raspberry Jam will be a Raspberry Jam for Pi enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. So bring your Pi and your projects along to the RNLI College in Poole to take part in the south coast's first ever Jam!
We're hoping it'll be a special event, too. We'll have some of the leading names in Raspberry Pi development to show you how to create, program and make with your Pi. There will also be ample opportunity for you show off your latest Pi project and to meet and learn from other Pi enthusiasts. We'll have speeches, demos and workshops for you to take part in. And if you're new to Raspberry Pi, don't worry, because we'll have plenty of Raspberry Pis to go round.
And now, a helpful FAQ...
This will be my first Raspberry Jam, what should I expect? Do I need to bring anything?
A Raspberry Jam is a meeting for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts to meet like-minded people and share their projects, programs and ideas. A typical event will feature presentations, talks and projects you can take part in.
We will have enough Raspberry Pis at the event for everyone to use but if you want to bring your own – especially if you have a project you want to show off – then please feel free to do so.
How do I get to the event? Will there be parking?
The RNLI College is just a short walk from Poole train and bus stations and there will be limited free parking on site. There is also additional parking available at local Pay & Display car parks.
Is this a supervised event?
Sorry, but we are unable provide any child care facilities.
Why are you charging?
We are charging a token amount to ensure attendance and to help cover the travel costs of our speakers. Any money left over will be donated to the RNLI and the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Do you offer a refund?
If, for whatever reason, you're unable to attend, we can offer a full refund. Please note that the refund will only be valid up until 21 March 2014; this is to ensure that there's time for someone else to take your place.
Can I buy Raspberry Pi-related goodies at your Jam?
Yes, there will be number of stalls at the event that will be demoing and selling their products.
Will there be refreshments available?
Yes. We'll be providing free tea, coffee and squash for attendees. The RNLI has also kindly agreed to open its 'Riggers Restaurant' if you want to grab some lunch as well. This will be available from 2pm 'til 4pm.
Remember! Every £1 you spend at RNLI College helps the RNLI save lives at sea.
What if I fancy spending the weekend in picturesque Poole?
The RNLI College has some very reasonably priced rooms available, please see the website for details. You'll also be at the seaside, so there are plenty of B&Bs and hotels available in the area too.
I'm really interested in seeing the RNLI College as well, can I have a tour of the facilities?
You can! There will be an opportunity to take part in a 90-minute tour of the simulator, survival tank and other College facilities at 2.30pm, with spaces for 45 people.
Can I meet the Linux User editorial team? And will they sign my copy of Linux User?
Yes! We're really looking forward to meeting you too. We might be persuaded sign your copy of the mag but we don't want to see them up on eBay the next day... :)
Is that it? But... you haven't answered my question!
If we've missed anything, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.
That's it. Hope to see you on the 5th of April!
The Linux User team
Good news everyone, it's only two weeks to the Linux User Raspberry Jam!
We thought we'd give you an update on the event, the workshops, speakers and stands we have coming the RNLI on the 5 April. Please bear in mind that this is not a final list and we're hoping to secure some more speakers before the 5th.
Show and tell
Have you got a Raspberry Pi project you've been working on and want to show it off? You have? Great, because we're looking for people to take part in a show and tell session. The session will consist of five minute slots where you will talk briefly about your project and answer questions on it.
If you'd like to take part, please drop us a line at email@example.com and let us know what you project is and we'll add you to the list!
Take part in our workshops and learn how to use a Raspberry Pi to do a variety of things.
Get started with your Raspberry Pi by Jim Derby
Program Minecraft Pi by Martin O'Hanlon
Master the Camera board and picamera by Dave Jones (maker of picamera pure Python module)
Building Raspberry Pi and Arduino-powered robots by Alan Braun
We will have a number of speakers at the event, talking on a variety of Raspberry Pi-related topics.
You'll be able to purchase various add-ons and peripherals from stand attendees and also learn about how to use them.
The Little British Robot Company
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