Raspberry Jam in Cambridge on 14th July


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by RaspberryPiBeginners » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Should be a great afternoon. I've got my tickets, all I need now is my Camera and USB stick.

1. Camera to snap peoples awesome ideas
2. USB to steal any workable code...... :D
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by kirbyman62-2 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:01 pm
This is the day before my birthday, so I'll see if I can get a hold of some - sounds like an ideal way to spend my almost-16th :lol:
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by jabela » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:34 pm
If you are planning to come by rail, it is a very pretty walk from the railway station of about an hour, but it can be broken with lunch at one of the many cafes in the city centre. Cambridge is also England's cycling capital so please hire a bike:http://www.stationcycles.co.uk/ or use a taxi which will take about 10 to 15 minutes.
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by liz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:51 pm
The Uni4 bus (seriously; that's its name) will also take you from Brooklands Avenue (about ten mins walk from) the station to JJ Thompson Avenue.

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/em/t ... us/map.pdf

Perhaps if a lot of you are coming, it might be worth meeting up at the station and sharing a taxi?
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by theom » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Liz, Uni4 doesn't run on Saturdays. For those taking buses from the railway station, you want a bus to the centre of town (of which there are many, the stop's outside the front door of the station), then a Citi 4 or a red Madingley Road Park and Ride bus (the P&R is about 10 mins walk from the Computer Lab). Best ticket to get is a Dayrider (£3.70) which will work all day. I'd budget about 45 mins.

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It's also worth saying that if you're driving, park in Madingley Rd Park and Ride (free) and walk from there - there's very little parking at the Computer Lab.

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by jabela » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:18 pm
Thanks for your updates. I've also updated the http://teachmeet.pbworks.com/w/page/54166404/TMEastCambridge page with the information.

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by Gert van Loo » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:30 pm
I received an email at 16/06/2012 00:38 saying:

A space is now available for Cambridge #RaspberryJam & #TeachMeet - Saturday..."

You've made it off the waitlist!
Congratulations! A spot has opened up for you at this event. You have a limited time to sign up. Please follow the links below to register for the event.
etc. etc.


I had already send an email to Alan, but I am now officially part of the show.
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by scep » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:50 pm
scep Jnr and I are hoping to be there, looking forward to it.
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by jabela » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:32 am
Everybody,

More tickets were released over the weekend and more should be released over the next week or two. A week before the event Alan and I will go through those people who are presenting AND have a ticket and release those tickets to others to ensure that there are no duplicates. (Gert, myself and a few others were in this position.)

I appreciate everybody's patience, we've been working hard to make this event as good as possible for everybody.

We also NOW have an official Email for the event: raspberryjamcam@gmail.com I'd appreciate it if you could send all emails regarding the event to me on the new email...

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by jamesh » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:42 am
I'm in, but it's the day after I get back from a trip to S.Korea, so not sure what state I will be in!
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by liz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:28 am
scep wrote:scep Jnr and I are hoping to be there, looking forward to it.


Oo, excellent. Is this the Scep Jnr to whom I owe a plush horse called Snowflake, or the other one?
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by scep » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:14 pm
liz wrote:
scep wrote:scep Jnr and I are hoping to be there, looking forward to it.


Oo, excellent. Is this the Scep Jnr to whom I owe a plush horse called Snowflake, or the other one?
The other one! (He drew the baddie in my avatar - I'm not sure that plush horses feature that much in his current worldview :))
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by max1zzz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:10 pm
Ahh, why are these things always too far away, would love to come along, just a little too far....
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by Gert van Loo » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:13 pm
I am sure if the Raspberry-Pi becomes a bit more popular Liz will organize a Pi-Road show.
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by Montala » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:44 pm
I added my name to the 'wait list' about a week ago now, and am wondering what my chances are of being offered a ticket?

Thanks! :)
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by AndrewS » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:14 pm
max1zzz wrote:Ahh, why are these things always too far away, would love to come along, just a little too far....

You could always help to organise a RaspberryJam nearer to where you live... 8-)
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by jabela » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:19 pm
Please do not be disheartened. I've had confirmation today that we've got the biggest venue that the lab has to offer,so more tickets will be released next week.

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by Montala » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:51 pm
jabela wrote:Please do not be disheartened. I've had confirmation today that we've got the biggest venue that the lab has to offer,so more tickets will be released next week.

James

Thanks James... I will be keeping my fingers firmly crossed until then! :)
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by jabela » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:01 am
More announcements about the Raspberry Jam in Cambridge will be made next week. However the list of presenters is staggering already...Put it this way, if the presenters in the room don't know the answer then NOBODY does...
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by SN » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:14 am
Got off the waiting list last night - got a ticket! Just got to work out how to get there now seeing as Cambridge is the most car-unfriendly city in all of England.... :roll:
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by Gert van Loo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:03 am
SN wrote:Got off the waiting list last night - got a ticket! Just got to work out how to get there now seeing as Cambridge is the most car-unfriendly city in all of England.... :roll:


Probably, although the A14 goes past some other places as well.

Good news: It is near the M11.
Bad new: 66% of the people have to us the A14 to get to the M11.
Good news: there is an exit from the M11 to the lab.
Bad news: You can use that exit only if you come from the south and 66% of the visitors come from the north.
Good news: There is a big parking lot near.
Bad news: You have to walk more then 30 meters in daylight from the car park to get to the lab.

Anybody else have more?
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by jamesh » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:14 am
Gert van Loo wrote:
SN wrote:Got off the waiting list last night - got a ticket! Just got to work out how to get there now seeing as Cambridge is the most car-unfriendly city in all of England.... :roll:


Probably, although the A14 goes past some other places as well.

Good news: It is near the M11.
Bad new: 66% of the people have to us the A14 to get to the M11.
Good news: there is an exit from the M11 to the lab.
Bad news: You can use that exit only if you come from the south and 66% of the visitors come from the north.
Good news: There is a big parking lot near.
Bad news: You have to walk more then 30 meters in daylight from the car park to get to the lab.

Anybody else have more?


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by BigJeffIE » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:58 pm
This sounds like a great idea...

and I need all the help I can get, hopefully I can get a ticket.

I doubt there'll be a local Raspberry Jam over here in midlands of Ireland so Cambridge it is!
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by benzeman » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:24 am
I've got a spare ticket (I can't go any more...), email me with a good reason why I should give it to you! ben [at] beh [dot] me.uk
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by Montala » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:48 pm
I have just been looking at the various ways of going there by public transport, and the X5 Stagecoach (bus) from Milton Keynes looks like quite a good, and cheap, option.

Do any 'locals' know of any downsides to this?

I would actually be getting to Milton Keynes by train, so it should be quite a fun journey! :)

P.S. I am also looking forward to meeting all the famous people who have said that they will be attending!
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