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Preston Raspberry Jam #75, Saturday 4Aug18

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Media Innovation Studio (4th Floor)

Media Factory Building

Kirkham Street

Preston

PR1 2XQ

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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:

Join other children, adults, families and teachers from a range of backgrounds, age and experience levels to take part in some free workshops using some of the following technologies: Raspberry Pi computers, Minecraft, Micro:bits, Python, Scratch etc. We welcome beginners of all ages who would like to learn more about computers, software, programming or hardware development.

Participants may choose to stay all day, or they might only join us for the morning or afternoon sessions.

Presenters we need you - please volunteer to lead a hands-on workshop session. If you need assistance with accommodation or travel, contact Alan directly.

Workshops - Learn or create something new in a practical hands-on session. We will contact you with workshop booking details closer to the time. These are ideal for complete beginners or somebody who wants to improve their understanding and skills.

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

Programme:

10.00 Welcome and introduction

10.30-12.30pm: Morning Workshops - Details to follow

12.30 - 1.30: Lunch - Room closed. Please make your own arrangements for lunch, options available locally.

1.30-3.30pm: Afternoon Workshops - Details to follow

3.30pm: Close


What does the Raspberry Jam look like? Watch this 3 minute film [link] to get a better idea of what happens at an event. We offer classes, demonstrations, talks and support. We don't have any age limits. These photo albums from recent events show that every month is different: Mar 17, Jan17, Dec16, Nov16, Oct16, Jul16, May16, Apr16, Mar16, Feb16, Jan16, Oct15, Sep15, May15, May14, Sep13, Aug13,

Equipment - No equipment required, you don't need to own a Raspberry Pi computer to attend, equipment will be provided. However if you already have kit, we encourage you to bring it along.

This is a family-friendly event - we welcome people of all ages and experience levels, eg. mums, sons, dads & daughters from about 8 years and up. You don't need to own a Raspberry Pi to take part.

Directions - our Jams take place in UCLan's Media Innovation Studio (photos) on the 4th floor of the Media Factory Building which is just off Kirkham Street. The nearest SATNAV postcode is PR1 2XQ (Google Streetview) or use What 3 Words location http://w3w.co/mole.quiz.yarn . The venue is just a 7min walk from Preston train station or bus station. There is limited parking on the surrounding streets. Please do not use the UCLan Staff Car Park.

Social Media: You can reach us via social media and invite others using the hashtag #RJam, or through our @PrestonRJam Twitter Account.

This event is supported by UCLan and exa.foundation.


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