4th South London Raspberry Jam

We delivered our 4th Jam in association with Phoenix Community Housing – our tickets were split between our regular Jam attendees and Phoenix’s own tenants. Running the day after the Diversity Day at the same venue, we knew it was going to be go to be amazing.

We offered five different workshops and a range of drop in activities too. Femi ran his brand new Microbit Minecraft session – that was created with the technical wizardry of the great David Whale.


Thomas, another one of our young coders, ran an amazing Neo Pixels and Microbit session with his dad and younger brother, Oscar. It was packed out and it got rave reviews from everyone. Cam and Amit, our teaching volunteers, ran the introduction to the Microbit session and really helped those who’d never coded or used a microbit before settle in. Val, from PiTop, gave great technical support too. Nic Hughes ran the Microbit Robot challenge and did a fabulous job of cascading the art of coding robots with the Microbit. Steward ran his AR experimental Art session, Rachel ran a fabulous Wearables session, Marc & little Alex ran a Makey Makey corner, Tom showed us his latest inventions and Neil entertained everyone with his Soccer robots. Thanks to the whole crew. It wouldn’t be the same without Kano – who ran a Pixel session which, as always, was awesome.

Microbit Foundation sponsored the event so that each child could be given a Microbit at the beginning and journey with them through two workshops and take them home to continue their exploration into coding. A huge thanks also to Pimoroni who donated 20 sewable coin battery holders for our Wearables workshop and Rapid Online who donated 10 SD cards with NOOBS on. Another shoutout to pi-top who generously give an additional 10 pi-top CEEDS (wow) along with Frank and Val as backup on the day.

4th South London Raspberry Jam 22nd October 2017

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.

CoderDojo London Summer Coding Event 3rd-4th August 2017

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

Femi’s Coding Bootcamp at Eagle Lab in association with South London Raspberry Jam and Mums In Technology 7th-11th 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.

Cost: £20 per session
Booking: https://www.mumsintechnology.co.uk/whatson/microbitcodingandrobots

Photos, Videos and Tweets from Saturday, 14th May 2016’s Event

TeachMeet Presentations

Here are a selection of tweets from Saturday, May 14th’s event:

3rd South London Raspberry Jam

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3rd South London Raspberry Jam 14th May 2015

With Computing At School SEN TeachMeet in the morning.
Kano HQ, 69-79 Mile End Road, London, E1 4TT

Ticket Only Event

This Scratch Day event is planned and hosted by South London Raspberry Jam, and has not been approved or endorsed by MIT.

Computing At School SEN TeachMeet

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”

Scratch Day 2016

We’re part of Scratch Day 2016 14th May 2016 #ScratchDay

As part of Scratch Day celebrations – Kano have invited South London Raspberry Jam: to the HQ for their 3rd Jam

Kano Invites South London Raspberry Jam: to celebrate Scratch Day & all things to do with Coding at their HQ’s in Whitechapel on Saturday 14th May 2016.

2nd South London Raspberry Jam Saturday 12th December 2015

We’re part of Europe Code Week 2015 10th-18th October 2015 #codeEU

2nd South London Raspberry Jam Saturday 12th December 2015

Bellingham Gateway Youth & Community Centre


Book tickets

Code Club running every Tuesday from 3rd November to 8th December 2015.

5.45pm – 7.15pm
Catford Library
for 7-15 yr olds – parents/carers must accompany young participants
As ever – Autism & Tourette’s Syndrome friendly

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 hackerfemo.wordpress.com. Continue reading “Review of our first South London Raspberry Jam”