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#exabits: Family HackJam, Preston 3Aug18

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Media Innovation Studio (4th Floor)

Media Factory Building

Kirkham Street

Preston

PR1 2XQ

United Kingdom

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Preston Raspberry Jam is a diverse community of people who have been meeting in Preston each month since our first event in July 2012 to learn, create and discover the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer and share our passion for digital making and creativity.

In August 2018, we are 75 jams old. We are holding a series of events throughout the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) to mark the 75th event celebrations of our monthly jams.

We have a total of 4 events taking place over the first weekend of August. Please note - registration is required for each one. Click on the links below for more details and to sign up:

The aim of this Family Hack Jam event is to bring together friends, families and teachers to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, through an enjoyable, team-based problem-solving evening.

We invite you to join us and other children, adults, families and teachers from a range of ages and experience levels for some family fun, competition and games. It's likely that we may be using some or one of the following technlogies throughout the evening: Minecraft, Raspberry Pi computers, Micro:bits, Python, Scratch.

Please note that all children must be supervised by an adult.

Programme:

6pm-6.15pm Arrival and setting up.

6.15pm-6.30pm Introduction to 'The Hack Jam Challenge', a team-based problem solving activity, designing and coding a solution using computer hardware. Equipment will be provided, but if you have laptop(s) available, please bring these with you.

6.30pm-8.30pm Working in teams to develop solutions

7pm Pizza delivery (for those who've opted for pizza).

8.30pm-8.55pm Show & tell.

9.00pm - Close

Participants: We want you to form a mixed-age team with your friends & family to take on our Hack Jam Challenge. It really doesn't matter if you can code or not - we will teach you everything you need to know, and besides - it's not all about coding. There is something for everyone.

Pizza: If you order an adult pizza ticket, we will order pizza delivery. If you have children, there is no need to pay extra for pizza for them.

Supporters: We're also appealing for any adults with a Computing / computer science background to support this evening event. In particular, we're looking for teachers, lecturers, software developers, web developrs, designers, animators, hardware hackers, makers and engineers to join us.

Family Hack Jams aim to bring friends & families together to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, to learn more watch, listen or read this.

This event is being run by exa.foundation part of Exa Education

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Media Innovation Studio (4th Floor)

Media Factory Building

Kirkham Street

Preston

PR1 2XQ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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