User group in W Midlands


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by terryk » Sat May 19, 2012 9:53 pm
Any interest in a user group in the W Midlands? Ideally Halesowen/west side of Birmingham?

My RP is due in 4 weeks, RS says!

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by Montala » Sat May 19, 2012 10:22 pm
I would like to see one in the Hereford area! :)

(... and don't say "Where's that?" either! ;) )

I see there is one near Oxford, which is where I used to live, but it is a bit too far away now!

RS hasn't said anything to me yet, unfortunately. :(
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by thexman » Fri May 25, 2012 11:27 am
would love to arrange a Meat PI or PI meeting hehe hows about the black horse at illey its not far from motorway for most midlanders so let me know and lets see whos out there

we can discuss all things pi good and bad and maybe support or ask questions see if people are helpfull about things self help is good.
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by Jock in a Frock » Thu May 31, 2012 1:34 pm
Count me in if you're having a meet, I'm in Redditch, so not too far from Halesowen.
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by thexman » Thu May 31, 2012 8:53 pm
hi jock i was hoping for a few people were just three so far might give it till end of June i know RS and Farnell both are promising delivery of ordered Pis before end of June then we should hopefully have about 10 people i hope to start a meaning full meeting and a friendly chat about all things Pi.
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by terryk » Thu May 31, 2012 11:01 pm
Looks like it's not a big fan base in the area? Yes, good idea to wait and let's see who else comes out of the woodwork. Thexman, you may have to temper your hopes - I think even 5 would be a good start.

Suggest the other Black Horse just beyond the under-construction Shell station on the A456 down from Junction 3 - a bit easier to find for those less familiar with the area. Or is that place too busy?
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by thexman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:44 pm
nope that was the black horse i was thinking of i always called it illy lol i used to take my Kit Car there to show it off with the manufacturer ah the good old days but yes the black horse on the A456 is a good place to make a meet spot for Pi lovers.

thanks
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by yoodoo2 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:26 am
Based in Stourbridge, so could also make a Halesowen area meet.
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by thexman » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:06 pm
Great more the merrier will start to arrange something for end of June time
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by E1uSiV3 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:14 pm
Hi folks,

First post on here so hi everyone :)

I am based right in the centre of Birmingham, so easy access to the motorway network, and the RS depo is not too far away either which is rather useful.

I already have my Pi, and am new to all things electronic, but no stranger to computers (IT Systems Administrator by trade for 8 years, now an IT Development Manager).

Would be good to meet up with some like minded people who can help me learn more, and hopefully i can reciprocate on the IT side of things :)
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by thexman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:18 pm
total 5 so far lets hope by the second week in july were a few more then we can organise a Pi and mash evening at the pub.
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by pault » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:39 am
I would be up for it as well.
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by terryk » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:55 pm
My pi arrived. Got it running and accessed remotely from my PC (no network point near the tv) so quite pleased. Although now it's "OK, got a slowish desktop running. Now what next..."

Second week of July sounds good - how about Thursday 12th say 7.30pm at the Black Horse?

Funny how a software person sees the pi as electronic - I'm getting used to the software side of things!
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by thexman » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:05 pm
Thursday the 12th i cannot make as i am on Olympic duty in London .. anyone for water Polo seams my company has the run and check its works duty all that week Prior to the Olympics starting typical i know one thing i am gonna get my photo on the Gold medal stand there. he-he luxury of working for the Event is suppose. :P

if we can make it the week after ill bring along some Yoctopuce.com cases for people to look at and buy if there interested doing my bit for the community

let me know how many people and whether the 19,20th of July suites people.
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by teknoteacher » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:04 pm
Hi. A group of users around Coventry want to setup a Coventry #RaspberryJam

More information here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fGPWfqB6VLpjZkDO4YvxPx-D9YOzqjxlrL4PF7aq6n4/edit

Find out what a RaspberryJam is by reading this post. http://teachcomputing.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/whats-a-raspberry-jam/
You can watch a recording from the talks section of a recent London RaspberryJam here, http://youtu.be/Zes8k5U2ZZk
or read a blog post from the same meeting. http://thescientificmoustache.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/raspberry-pi-i-london-raspberry-jam/
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RaspberryJam http://raspberryjam.org.uk/ TeachComputing http://teachcomputing.wordpress.com/
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by terryk » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:11 pm
thexman wrote:let me know how many people and whether the 19,20th of July suites people.

Unfortunately I can't do those dates, then I'm away for a while. Next free week is week starting 30 Aug. But I suspect no date may fit everyone!
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by terryk » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:41 am
terryk wrote:
thexman wrote:let me know how many people and whether the 19,20th of July suites people.

Unfortunately I can't do those dates, then I'm away for a while. Next free week is week starting 30 Aug. But I suspect no date may fit everyone!


Sorry, meant week starting 30 July. Are people free on 30 July, or 1 Aug, or 3 Aug?
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by richard007_1999 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:39 pm
So has anyone got round to meeting up in the West Midlands area

I was actually searching for a Jam meet, but nothing has come up under that search

Cannot see anything with respects to the coventry group intention either.

I am out near Redditch, so getting across to areas of Brum is not that difficult if it is the right night of course.

Suggestions / thoughts on a Postcard to the usual address

8-)
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by DirkS » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:35 pm
Just today I saw something about a Jam in Brum somewhere in November.
See http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingha ... 3355525737
And twitter feed: https://twitter.com/BhamRaspJam

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by richard007_1999 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:49 am
HI there

Yep spotted the twitter announcement in the early hours of this morning for a Raspberry Jam to take place in Birmingham

http://t.co/V1O3AGSF1S

that should be the link to the Eventbright page to book tickets

you can only book 1 child per adult. adults pay £2.50 on the day, children of course are free.

Needless to say i am already going.
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by terryk » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:56 pm
There's also something going on at Selly Oak Library, I found:

http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/arti ... ary-events
viewtopic.php?f=57&t=74473

I want to try to make the B'ham Raspberry Jam but I'm sure there could be interest in something west of Brum in the Black Country. Anyone interested in starting one? (Or helping to start one?) I'm not sure what goes into organising one yet. Maybe I'll learn from Selly Oak and B'ham R J.

Other than that, only other one vaguely in the area is in Malvern...
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by richard007_1999 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:55 pm
That group looks like a good find at selly oak for sure, will have to drop in.

@Terry you might end up having to start one, you will need to locate a meeting place that is suitable as a first start.

I am south of Birmingham in Alvechurch

it is looking likely i will have to start a meet up in the loacl area.
I know of a linux group that meets (used to, might still do) the first Tuesday in the month, but they were not very active as a group and would not really be a good place to host a jam (they meet in pubs...8-)...)

Malvern is a little far to go i know - good 50 minutes from here.

As with all things, need to scratch an itch best to do yourself.

good luck

as you say get along to the other jam's first and see what goes on to give you some idea
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