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Re: [LUG] family hack jam - Barnstaple Apr 20


On 21/03/17 12:36, Tom via list wrote:
> On 21/03/17 12:09, Paul Sutton via list wrote:
>> On 21/03/17 11:59, M. J. Everitt wrote:
>>> On 21/03/17 11:27, Paul Sutton wrote:
>>>> On 21/03/17 11:09, M. J. Everitt via list wrote:
>>>>> On 21/03/17 09:53, Paul Sutton via list wrote:
>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>> Just found this on the Computing at school website
>>>>>> http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/5027
>>>>>> I know there are some members in North Devonso this could be
>>>>>> something
>>>>>> to go along to,   maybe make a few contacts and spread the word
>>>>>> about
>>>>>> the Devon and Cornwall Linux user group too
>>>>>> They have so far sold (well for free) 50 tickets so this potentially
>>>>>> shows there could be a scope for a regular Tech jam type event in
>>>>>> Barnstaple,
>>>>>> hope this helps
>>>>>> Paul
>>>>> Well spotted Paul, will add that to next month's diary and make
>>>>> contact!
>>>>> A bit of networking can't do any harm can it?! :]
>>>>> Have sent a message to organisers, but seems all tickets are
>>>>> taken, save
>>>>> perhaps teachers... ! 50 people is quite a lot - the 'guest list'
>>>>> looks
>>>>> interesting too... !!
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Michael.
>>>> Indeed,   I will see if I can add this to the related events page.
>>>> There are lots of events listed on the Computing st school forum, so I
>>>> would really encourage teachers to look in to signing up to this.
>>>> Paul
>>> Good plan - letting people know there are organisations out there as
>>> either providers or supporters (eg. whatever this eva foundation is, or
>>> indeed 2times.do) who can take some of the load off, should be a major
>>> plus factor for them! And then the Jams can provide ongoing support and
>>> facilities to keep the activity going!
>>> MJE
>> This is what i would like as the overall outcome, a wider community, try
>> and get as many people together with these technical skills and
>> expertise,  it means if someone  for example wants a website or specific
>> features, that community can help provide expertise for them.
>> It does seem there is a skills shortage,  quite which skills are short
>> is difficult to determine,  i think these  skills  are out there,   just
>> maybe not always on paper,    just people with experience and a drive /
>> passion for something.
>> Paul
> Seems to be sold out - there is a 'waiting list' for 'teacher'! I've
> just done couple of online course on teaching with the RPi but nor
> sure I want to risk that yet!
> Tom te tom te tom , 
Yes, the number of people you are going to be teaching can really make a
difference, small groups or 1-2-1 is sometimes much easier.

Nice thing about the tech jam is you can help small groups or
individuals,  there is no actual pressure or set outcome,  sometimes
getting an LED to come on and off,  is enough,  do that with 2 LEDs and
you can then give people the confidence to go further.


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