Raspberry Pi and Code Club at The Bett Show 2016

Join the Raspberry Pi Education Team at Bett Show 2016, the annual British ed-tech show. We’ll be at ExCel London, from 20th to 23rd January 2016.

With over 60 workshops and talks running over the four days, our team of Raspberry Pi in Education experts will be on hand to help you discover how Raspberry Pis can make computing exciting in the classroom and beyond. Find us at our STEAM Village stand to hear about our weather- and space-themed projects, sign up for our newsletter, and get involved with our free teacher training experiences.

Ready for action: the education team plus Martin O'Hanlon (bluest) and Sam Aaron (tallest).

Ready for action: the Raspberry Pi Foundation education team plus Martin O’Hanlon (bluest) and Sam Aaron (tallest).

Hands-on free computing workshops

This year, you can also visit us at our workshop space located at stand E463, adjacent to the STEAM Village. We will be offering the opportunity to participate in free physical computing and STEAM workshops led by Raspberry Pi Certified Educators, Picademy Teacher Trainers, community members, Code Club staff and volunteers and our young Creative Technologists. We have a huge range of workshops running, from beginner to advanced, from Scratch to Python, that will give you the opportunity to get hands-on with computer science and experience the Raspberry Pi for yourself. To register your interest for a workshop, browse our event timetable below and then fill in the form.

Workshop participants will also get the chance to grab some exclusive goodies including a special edition of our MagPi magazine and an educational book: Adventures in Raspberry PiThese fantastic, free resources will help to get you started on your own Raspberry Pi projects, learn more about our charitable aims, and give you the confidence to teach others about the power of physical computing.

Our Bett Show 2016 workshop timetable

Raspberry Jam @ Bett

For the very first time, we are taking over the Technology in HE Summit Space on Saturday 23rd January to run a Raspberry Jam.

Get hands on with Computing at the Bett Show on Stand E463

Led by the wonderful Raspberry Pi community, Raspberry Jams are a way to share ideas, collaborate, and learn about digital making and computer science. They take place all over the world, including, for the first time, at the Bett Show! Come along, share your project in our show and tell, take part in our workshops and get help with a project from experts and community members. It’s fun for all the family!

Get your free ticket to the event here.

Live Coding in the Bett Arena

We want to make a lot of noise about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education at this year’s event. Who better to represent these values than Dr Sam Aaron, creator of the worldwide phenomenon in live coding, Sonic Pi? He will be performing his own ‘algo-rave’ experience to attendees and discussing the benefits of a creative approach to teaching computer science, live from the Bett Arena, on Friday 22nd January.


Sonic Pi in action with creator Sam Aaron

Other talks will take place by members of Code Club, our communities, and by the Raspberry Pi education team across the different stages at Bett, on a variety of topics including:

  • The top five initiatives that are paving the way towards successful STEAM integration
  • Digital Making: encouraging creativity in the classroom and integrating STEAM project-based learning
  • Excitement! Adventure! Making primary computer science more dynamic
  • Putting the Science into Computer Science
  • Inspiring girls to pursue careers in STEAM
  • Astro Pi: Your Code In Space, engaging students in computer science

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, you can register for a free ticket to the Bett Show here.