Come on down for a slice of ‘Pi’ with a friendly flavour, whether you have a long-standing interest in programming or just want to give coding a go. Raspberry Pis are small, affordable computers, just right for project building, DIY projects and learning to code. There are Pi-based activities for all generations, from ‘Pips’ to ‘Fruits’!
New ‘Pips’ can get their hands dirty with traffic light action on the Raspberry Pi computers, while ‘Whole Fruit’s can have a go with Minecraft coding. If you are passionate about technology and if you have an appetite for all things ‘Pi’ we’d love to see you! Jams are welcoming events where you’ll meet and learn with like-minded people in a friendly environment. Collaboration and confidence building is the order of the day.
There will be three activities available, suitable for different levels of knowledge:
Lights and Sounds – A light and melodic introduction to coding in this starters workshop with Scratch and a bit more.
Minecraft and Music – Tuneful building blocks in Python for coding starters and towards intermediates.
Tech tricks mixing bowl – Find your way in Python with recipes for coding at all levels
The sessions are run by Lisa Crossman, School of Biological Sciences, UEA, who has been using coding to further her research work. Lisa is a Biologist researching the DNA sequence of Microbes such as Bacteria and working as a scientific consultant. She uses the computer languages Python and R on a daily basis in her work. Python is an easy to use programming language you can connect with on Raspberry Pi!
Raspberry Pis are low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun. The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides outreach and education through Raspberry Jams to help more people access computing and digital making. They develop free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.
Wednesday 24 October
10.30am–11.15am, 11.45am–12.30pm, 1.30pm–2.15pm
Venue: Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
Cost: Free, booking required
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults require a ticket if participating in workshop themselves, otherwise no ticket is required if just accompanying children.