Raspberry Jams are events organised by the community to share knowledge, learn new things, and meet other Pi enthusiasts. They’re a great way to find out more about the Raspberry Pi and what you can do with it, and to find like-minded people.
Anyone can run a Raspberry Jam – and it can take any form you like. Some are big and held in huge venues, others are just a few sitting people around a table. We’ve seen Jams held in lecture theatres, conference centres, schools, cafes, hackspaces, garages, living rooms and pubs. Usually they just last for an afternoon; but some, like the annual Jamboree organised by Jam King Alan O’Donohoe, or the annual Tokyo Big Jams, last for days. Some have organised talks, others just provide space for people to work on Pi projects: what happens at a Jam is entirely up to the organiser and the attendees.
Raspberry Jams take place all over the world: we’ve seen (and some of us have attended) Jams as far away as Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Melbourne, and Malawi; as well as all over the UK, where Raspberry Pi is based.
This website is still in beta, but we will be launching a new microsite for Raspberry Jams here in April 2014. You’ll be able to get tips on setting up your own Jam; find out where the Jams near you are; watch some of the best Jam presentations we’ve found so far; upload your local Jam to our interactive map; and much more. Watch this space!
For a list of upcoming Jams see Pi Weekly.