Review of our first South London Raspberry Jam

Photo of two people building a Kano computer.

What an amazing success for our first South London Raspberry Jam. We had 47 young coding enthusiasts and 25 parents/carers – 50% of attendees from Autism/Tourette’s Syndrome families.

We offered 11 different workshops:-

  • Python Coding with Minecraft
  • Physical Computing on Raspberry Pi using Scratch/Python
  • Build your own Web Page
  • Making Graphics for Web Design using Processing
  • Introduction to Scratch
  • Video Game Making with Scratch
  • Introduction to Sonic Pi – Live Coding
  • Introduction to Minecraft for Parents on iPads/Lapdocks
  • Electric Circuits with Playdough
  • Creative Crafts with Circuits
  • Make a Computer with Kano

Our workshop leaders, young coding mentors, library staff and volunteers did a sterling job creating a real buzz and environment of inclusiveness. Parents reported that they’d enjoyed learning more about coding, physical computing and seeing their children enjoying themselves. The children, well, they just didn’t want the event to end and can’t wait for the next event.

Thank you – all of you who have given inspiration, support and generous donations – to make it happen. Next – we are going to run a code club and then get our young coders to organise the next Jam on 12th December.

See Femi’s excellent review of our Jam – from a 9 yr old’s perspective at Continue reading “Review of our first South London Raspberry Jam”

First South London Raspberry Jam 17th October 2015

Saturday 17th October 2015


1.00pm Registration
1.05pm Introduction
1.15pm-2.15pm Session A
2.15pm-2.45 Break
2.45-3.45pm Session B
3.45-5.00 Show and Tell
5.00pm Close

Introduction to Minecraft for Parents
Video Game Making with Scratch
Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi
Junior Play Dough and Circuits
Creative Crafts with Circuits
Coding with Minecraft
Build Your Own Web Page
Introduction to Programming with Processing