Anyone up for a Jam in Leeds?

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by perfectly preserved » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:44 pm
Just trying to set up a group in Leeds, unless you know of one already? Anyhow who would like to be involved?
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by TerryM » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:00 am
I would like to join a jam in Leeds. That is if you don't mind a 71 year young pensioner who is part of WROCC.
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by perfectly preserved » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:21 am
Great Terry, No age restrictions here, but I have no idea what WROCC is. Not that that is important. Keep watching link and when we have a handful of people we can meet and get this thing going in Leeds.
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by TerryM » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:39 am
WROCC Wakefield Risc OS Computer Club. The strange thing is that I appear to be the only one that has a Raspberr Pi out of 20-30 members that come every month out of 82 total members all over the place, but that might change any time soon.
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by conxxion » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:27 pm
Hi, I'm a teacher in Leeds and would welcome joining a Leeds jam.
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by teknoteacher » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:02 pm
Hi. I've been approached by another 5 teachers who would all like a Leeds Raspberry Jam, I've directed them here to continue the discussion. Then we can get the Leeds Jam off the ground. :-)
Alan O'Donohoe @teknoteacher
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by Sonikblue » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Hi All,

I'm one of the five who emailed Alan (although I'm not actually a teacher), so I thought I'd say hello.

I'm a software developer in Leeds, and I'm also on the committee of the local BCS branch (the West Yorkshire branch). Hopefully I should be able to convince a few of my coworkers to come along and provide some technical know-how if required, and I should be able to promote the event to BCS members in the area, and maybe even get a little funding if necessary.

Hopefully we can come up with something good!
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by rob_martin » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:07 pm
I'm another of the 5. I manage North East Leeds and West Leeds City Learning Centres.

As I mentioned in the email, the North East Leeds City Learning Centre would be very interested in hosting and helping to run a Raspberry Jam in Leeds.
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by JonS » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:48 am
There's a fair few pi users at Leeds Hackspace (and we'd be happy to host an event).
We're on Mabgate Green just a couple of mins from the bus station.
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by TerryM » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:21 am
Mike Cook will be attending our club the Wakefield Risc OS Computer Club on the 7th November, it starts at 7.30pm, his talk will be about connecting an Ardounio to a Raspberry Pi programming it and also connecting it to some hardware.
This will be held at the West Yorkshire Sports & Social Club, Sandal Hall Close, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6ER.
Upstaires, bar on the left room on the right £2 entrance fee, ask for Terry.
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by startreksteve » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:22 pm
Im the chairman of Hull LUG, Im sure we could get some interest up in our members, I think theres at least 3 with Pi's. Maybe we could come across.
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by TerryM » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:55 am
Glad to have you and your mates, There are usually 20-30 people per meeting so you won't be alone
and of course I'll be there. We might be able to get this Jam going.
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by bloodearnest » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:49 pm
Hi there

I help to run the Wesy Yorks Python user group, based in leeds. A bunch of us have Pi's and would love to attend/help organize a Jam in Leeds some time.

Feel free to get in touch if anyone's getting the ball rolling (
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by billio » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:43 am
Add me in (as long as I can catch the last bus from Leeds at 10pm).
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by ChrisPomery_Skipton » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:04 am
I'm a governor in 2 primary schols in the Skipton area and in the classroom in a third, and I'd love to get something going for our children in school or after school. I'll be talking to local colleges to see what we can do close by, but a Jam in Leeds, Bradford, Keighley or anywhere up the Aire would be great.
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by davedude0 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Leedshack seem to have the right idea! :D
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by technoboi » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 am
If you really want to get this going then the thing to do is for someone to say we will meet in this pub(or otherwise) at this date/time. Give it some publicity and off you go. Leeds Hackspace, as offered above, may be a good place to have an inaugural meeting. Apart from Leeds Hack, WYLUG meets in Leeds and then there is BradLUG. I would imagine that there will be people at most LUGs (Linux User Groups) who will have a Pi - that's certainly true of BradLUG anyway. So, a date/time/venue, some publicity and I think there will be sufficient attendees to form a group. I live in Bradford, not Leeds, otherwise I would probably have been prepared to start the ball rolling.
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by TerryM » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:21 am
technobol is right. OK. Meet up in Leeds centre or gather around the hole in Bradford? (no slight on Bradford), how about we all meet at Witherspoons on Park row in Leeds, plenty of buses and near the railway station. If all agreed we just need to arrange a time and date and how to recognize one another (a piece of coloured ribbon maybe, any other suggestions).
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by Sonikblue » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:53 pm
Setting a date and location is definitely the right idea, and while the pub is tempting, I'm not sure it really lends itself to letting younger people get involved. It's probably not suitable for presenting projects, or to actually demoing the Pis either. How about we use the hackspace (provided that's still OK with them) instead?
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by TerryM » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:20 am
A good point about the pubs. I was mainly trying to get the ball rolling as we seem to be dithering around and not getting anywhere. so what I'm suggesting is to just meet up somewhere and sort out what to do next and how many involved also a place to suit the majority. So to get the ball rolling I suggest we meet at Leeds Museum on the big map of Leeds on the floor as you first walk in on Saturday 24th November 2012 at 2pm, a day to remember maybe. If nobody turns up I will learn some more about the history of Leeds.
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by » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:32 pm
We'll just leave this here ;-)

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by Sonikblue » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:33 pm
Ok, sure, I'll be there on the 24th.

In the meantime, I don't think it'd hurt to try and work out some details. I guess firstly we need to confirm that the Leeds Hackspace guys are still OK with us hosting the event there. I'll send an email to their mailing list, to double-check.

Secondly, as we've said, we need to pick a date. I think a Saturday might make sense, so we can have a decent amount of time, and nobody has to worry about rushing there after work, or staying up late on a school night! So, how about Saturday 15th December? That gives us plenty of time to get things together.

What do you reckon?
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by tubadaz » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:14 pm

I'd be interested in a Jam in Leeds. Sonikblue's suggestion of a Saturday morning/afternoon (especially 15th December) is ideal for me, as I live in York and am reliant on public transport. The Leeds HackSpace being nearly on top of the bus station is a major plus there! :-)


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by Leibniz » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:55 pm
I will be there on the 24th November at 2pm.
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by heeed » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:21 pm
Finally a Jam this side of the Pennines :D

I'll be popping along and getting involved.

What times are we thinking about? Afternoon, location dependent, would probably be better.
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