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The Raspberry Jam Community

The Raspberry Jam Community

Raspberry Jam organisers' meetup at the Pi Birthday Party


Ben Nuttall

March 05, 2016

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  1. The Raspberry Jam Community Ben Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation

  2. Ben Nuttall (2016) • Education Developer Advocate at the Raspberry

    Pi Foundation – Software & project development – Learning resources & teacher training – Community outreach • @ben_nuttall on Twitter
  3. Ben Nuttall (2012) • Software developer in Manchester • Organiser

    of Manchester Raspberry Jam • STEM Ambassador • Community user group attendee
  4. Who's here? • Organisers/helpers vs. intending organisers • Who's new

    to this? • Who's been doing this a while? • Anyone from outside UK?
  5. 2012 • Raspberry Pi lands and Raspberry Jams start to

    appear • Raspberry Pi community appears out of nowhere – Inclusive community for everyone – Wide demographic - mix of hardware hackers, programmers, teachers, parents, kids, retired ex-programmers... – Schools – Hobbyists – Businesses
  6. 2014 • Lots of people asking “Can I run a

    Jam? What do I need to do?” • How can we help them get started? – Explicitly state YES YOU CAN – You don't need permission – It can take any form you like – Suggestions not mantra • Raspberry Jam section on website – Map & Calendar – Information on how to run a Jam
  7. raspberrypi.org/jam

  8. 2016 -> • We need to figure out – How

    we can support Jam organisers – How we can help create more Jams – How we can reach more people • We love our community and want to welcome more people into it
  9. Starter: About your Jam • Jam name / location •

    Frequency • Attendance • Format (talks / workshops / hacking / mix) • Venue • How do you organise the event? (website / eventbrite / google docs / trello) • How do you publicise the event? • What types of people attend? • What types of people don't attend? • Why do you run this Jam?
  10. Your local community • What else takes place in your

    community? – Code Clubs – CoderDojos – Hackspaces – Meetups – STEM Network – School events • How could you work together? – How could you help them? – How could they help you?
  11. Planning the event Preparation: • Venue • Promotion • Ticketing

    • Finance • What else? On the day: • Format • Equipment • Helpers & roles • Participation (speakers, workshop leaders) • What else?
  12. Resources • Where do you find materials for workshops or

    hands-on sessions?
  13. How can we help? • What have you learned from

    running a Jam? • What would have helped you get started? • What can the Raspberry Pi Foundation do to help – Your Jam – Your local community – Other people get started
  14. What do we want from you? • Communication – Speak

    to us, tell us what you do, share success stories – Feedback, tell us how we can help you • Get your Jam on the map! – Submit via raspberrypi.org/jam • Join in on Twitter, the forums, etc. • Share your ideas, help others • Share your resources, publish your talks if possible • Keep doing what you do!
  15. Thank you! • You play a huge part in the

    Raspberry Pi Community • You have extended the opportunity to get involved in digital making to tens / hundreds / thousands of people • You should be proud
  16. The Raspberry Jam Community Ben Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation