Come along and bring your Raspberry Pi to life! Share ideas and see demos on what the people of the North West are doing with their £30 credit card sized computers.
About Manchester Raspberry Jam
This event is suitable for anyone – professional or novice, adult or child – you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.
The format of the event is simply hacking on whatever you want – get together with someone and see what you can make the Pi do. Some people make games with Scratch, others spend time learning Python, some play with the GPIO pins and external hardware, others teach or help people get started. Apart from an introductory presentation by the organiser, there is very little schedule to the day. However we encourage people to speak up if they have something they want help with so that everyone gets something out of the day. All day long demos will be going on which amaze the group.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you’ll have a blast playing with this incredible single board computer.
- 10:00 - Doors open
- 10:30 - Opening Talk
- 13:00 - Lunch
- 17:00 - Jam Ends
What you’ll need
- Bring a Pi if you have one, but it’s not essential everyone does
- Bring as many connectivity cables as you can, as well as mice/keyboards and usb hubs – these all come in handy!
- If convenient (i.e. you live close or drive) do bring a monitor so more many people can get on at once
- We provide food and drink as this is an all day event – this is kindly provided by our sponsors
We're currently looking for sponsorships to support the Jam in early 2015. If you would like to help with sponsorship please donate through eventbrite. Companies can find information on sponsorship at mcrraspjam.org.uk
Sponsorship donations go towards food and all ticket proceeds go to venue costs!
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When & Where
Manchester Raspberry Jam
Since the Raspberry Pi came out, Raspberry Jam events have sprung up all over the world. Manchester's Madlab hosted the very first one in June 2012, run by founder Ben Nuttall.
Raspberry Jams are family friendly events for people of all ages and abilities. Come along if you want to learn how to get started with a Pi, work on a project, demo something you've made, or just to collaborate and chat among other Pi users.