Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend 2018

To celebrate the Raspberry Pi’s sixth birthday, we’re coordinating Raspberry Jams all over the world to take place over the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend, 3–4 March 2018.

We invite you to join us for our Big Birthday Weekend, wherever you are in the world. This event will be a community-led, synchronised, global mega-Jam in celebration of our sixth birthday and the digital making community! Members of the Raspberry Pi Foundation team will be attending Jams far and wide to celebrate with you during the weekend.

We have over 100 Raspberry Jams registered for the Big Birthday Weekend in 30 countries (covering six continents)! See the map below to find a Jam near you, and read on for more information on getting involved.

Find a Birthday Weekend Jam near you

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Add your Jam to the map

Run a birthday Jam

Whether you’ve run a Raspberry Jam before, or you’d like to start a new Jam in your area, you can get involved with the Big Birthday Weekend.

What you need to do

  1. Choose a date and book your venue
  2. Announce your event
    (Eventbrite/Meetup/webpage)
  3. Submit to the Jam map

If you need help getting started, see the resources on the Raspberry Jam page, particularly the Guidebook. Feel free to contact us for further support: jam@raspberrypi.org

Planning

The birthday weekend is Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018, and you can host your Jam on either (or both) of these days.

You’ll need to book a venue for your event as soon as possible. For help with finding a venue, check out the chapter on events in our Raspberry Jam Guidebook.

Announce your event

Once you’ve booked your date and venue, you’ll need to publish the details online. You might want to use a ticketing website like Eventbrite or Meetup. Your other option is to create a simple webpage with the date, time, location, and some information about the activities you’ll have at your event.

You can use the digital assets from the special birthday branding pack:

Download the branding pack

Promotion

Once your Jam has been announced online, you can submit it to the Raspberry Jam map.