After a successful ‘Sold Out’ series of events at Rise London (Shoreditch) over the Summer holidays with Mums In Technology, I’ve decided to run another Coding bootcamp for 5-7 years and 8+ but this time a bit closer to home, at the wonderfully quirky cafe ‘Canvas and Cream’ in Forest Hill. There will be two sessions each morning ( 9.30am 5-7 year olds & 11.30am for age 8+) from Wednesday 25th October – Friday 27th October, 2017.
With the proceeds of the last bootcamp I managed to acquire 5 Robobit buggies for our South London Raspberry Jam. Lets hope we will be just as successful. Each session is £25 to cover cost of hiring the gallery space and equipment, with just 10 places per session and three of us supporting everyone in the group. It is really a lovely way to introduce young ones to coding. The 8+ group will feature a greater level of challenge but just as fun.
Please do forward the link to anyone you know who have awesome adventurous kids!!!!!
We are also in the final stages of planning our 4th South London Raspberry Jam in partnership with Phoenix Community Housing (who manage social association housing in East Lewisham). What a great opportunity to further our reach into the community. It’s going to be awesome and we have some premium swag to give away. That event is free and will be based at The Green Man in Catford on Sunday 22nd October from 1-5pm. Hopefully someone from the Microbit Foundation will join us to make our Microbit themed Jam really really special. We’re also got a film crew from New York who will be soaking up the community atmosphere as part of “Make Possible’ campaign for ARM. Think Minecraft hack, making and flashing code using mobile phones and controlling robots all with the Microbit.
MozFest 2017 is fast approaching and will be running at Ravensbourne college from 27 -29th October. This my third year at MozFest and I’ll be running a mega Microbit Robot hack but also mentoring Roxsana and Foyez who helped deliver coding workshops with me in Bangladesh back in July (see last blog post). They are running a Microbit Badge workshop. This year my mum’s getting in on the action and will be overseeing the VR track as a Youth Wrangler – so that should be fun too. I think Pycon UK 2017 are running a cool Microbit summit for young people too on the same weekend too but in sunny Cardiff.
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We are also going to do a Pioneers two day Hackathon with Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Mister C (Mark). Here’s the current challenge we will be running the hack around. By the end of the weekend you can submit your group’s ideas – we’ll even help you produce your video entry. We are going to invite London- wide coding groups to attend to promote Pioneers and show how easy (fun) it is to participate. See Pioneers video below – Armageddon and Zombies. Join us on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November at UAL’s – Camberwell School of Arts new hacking space. WATCH THIS SPACE – as we will update and post the Eventbrite link here when it is up and running. Thanks to Mister C & Raspberry Pi Foundation and Chris Follows & Digital Maker Collective at University of Arts, London.
We are proud to announce we will be running our next South London Raspberry Jam in association with Phoenix Community Housing on Sunday 22nd October, 2017 (1pm – 5pm) at the lovely Green Man in South Lewisham.
*Tickets will be available shortly via Eventbrite. Please join our mailing list – as we will email link when available.
This is an autism and Tourette’s Syndrome friendly event.
Femi has recently returned from Bangladesh where he ran 17 workshops, introducing the BBC micro:bit to 220 young people over 12 days. He’ll be writing up his blog and posting the vlogs he recorded – shortly at hackerfemo.com.
Date: Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th August 2017 Location: UCL Base, Kings Cross, London Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Details: Large array of workshops from Apps Development, HTML, Microbit, Virtual Reality(VR) and Scratch.
You will need to book each day separately – hurry as places will fill up quickly. Cost: Free Book Tickets: Thursday 3rd August 2017 and Friday 4th August 2017
Date: Monday 7th – Friday 11th August 2017 Location: Rise London, 41 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4DP Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Details: Femi is running a Coding Bootcamp every day, next week, in the Eagle Lab at Barclays Bank. At £20 per session, they are a really affordable way to treat your children (Age 6 – 14) to great coding workshops in a super cool East London setting – hosted by Mums In Technology. Any small profit will go towards updating some of our equipment.
Monday’s Crumble Robot workshop is fully booked but there are still places for Tuesday to Friday (only 10 participants per session).
Sessions include BBC micro:bit I: getting started with the BBC micro:bit; Scratch Video Gaming Making with guest Scratch expert, Marc Grossman – including utilising Spotify; Micro:Bit II – developing a Wearables project or Micro:Bit Robot challenge, ending with a Minecraft Hack on Friday.
As always – our events are autism and Tourette’s Syndrome friendly.
With Computing At School SEN TeachMeet in the morning.
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This Scratch Day event is planned and hosted by South London Raspberry Jam, and has not been approved or endorsed by MIT.
CAS SEN TeachMeet: 10am – 1.00pm
The coding community are looking to promote diversity and inclusion in teaching and coding events to encourage children to explore coding. South London Raspberry Jam: (SLRJam) have enjoyed successfully engaging with young children whilst promoting an Autism and Tourette’s Syndrome friendly ethos. Continue reading “3rd South London Raspberry Jam 14th May 2015”