learn. create. share.
Join us as we learn, create and share the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer at our open, family-friendly event.
You don't need to own a Raspberry Pi computer to attend, but we encourage our community to bring them along.
6.00pm: Arrival & Registration
6.00-7.10pm: Session 1 - Learn something new.
Session 1 is ideal for complete beginners or somebody who wants to improve their understanding and skills.
7.10-7.50pm: Lightning Talks [?] and Shout Outs
7.50-8.45pm: Session 2 - Hands On. Demonstrations. Support.
8.45-9.00pm: Tear down and pack away
9.00pm: Close. Post event meetup at Ale Emporium.
What does the event look like? Watch this 3 minute film [link] to get a better idea of what happens at our events, thanks to TalkTalk. We offer classes, demonstrations, talks, support, robots, Minecraft, games development, software development, hardware hacking etc. We don't have any age limits.
Hands on - If you have a Raspberry Pi (plus keyboard & mouse) please bring it with you. Many of our attendees set up their own Raspberry Pi computers using the screens we provide to let others try out various pieces of hardware and software on their Raspberry Pi.
Demonstrations - if you have a particular project that you have been working on (complete or in progress), you can set it up on a table to show others what you have been working on. It doesn't even have to involve a Raspberry Pi. This is a great way to get support as well.
Support - if you need help setting up your Raspberry Pi computer or you have a problem you can't solve, you'll find two heads are better than one. Why not try us?
Classes - sometimes we'll offer a classroom type session on something related to Raspberry Pi. If you would like to lead such a session, contact the organisers.
Lightning Talks - Consider making a 5-10 minute presentation about any project you've working on, or a 2 minute Shout Out about something that you've seen recently. You really don't need to be an expert as we're all learning at different stages, just the confidence to stand up and speak clearly.
Equipment: You don't need to own a Raspberry Pi computer to attend, but we encourage people to bring their own kit along with them. There are 12 large wall mounted screens provided in our meeting space which use a HDMI connection and provide power via USB.
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. Look at [photos of a previous event here].
Directions: this event is held in UCLan's Media Innovation Studio (photos) on the 4th floor of the Media Factory Building which is just off Kirkham Street. It's a 7min walk from Preston train station or bus station. There is free limited parking on the surrounding streets and free, unrestricted street parking on the street from 6.00pm. Please do not use the UCLan Staff Car Park. Directions to Media Factory.
What is Raspberry Jam? A growing global community that meet every month to support hobbyists, developers, teachers, students and families - in fact anybody that would like to put their Raspberry Pi to good use. This network is constantly growing, find out more [here on the Raspberry Pi website]. Our members are friendly people who can help you with everything you need to get what you want from your Raspberry Pi.
Ticket Registration: It really helps us if you register in advance as it ensures that we can contact you if there needs to be a change to the date, venue or programme. If you don't register we won't turn you away.
Monthly meetings: We have been meeting since July 2012 on the first Monday of every month (including Bank Holidays) to share examples of what we have been doing with our Raspberry Pi computers and learn from each other
Twitter: Please help spread news of our event using the hashtag #RJam.
When & Where
Alan O'Donohoe (Exa Foundation)
Alan O'Donohoe, Specialist Leader in Education at Exa Foundation.