BETT 2017: 25th – 28th January 2017

This a an extremely delayed blog post about BETT 2017, I should have done this months ago but have never got round to doing it yet. So, on the last week of January 2017, I finally managed to get to BETT, where I was able to see what developments have been made within the education sector and the sorts of technology that are available to schools. These technologies ranged from assistive technology to improve the experience of education due to a disability to small pieces of technology to teach as many people to code as possible. There seemed to be…

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First Sittingbourne Jam: 10th December 2016

We’re a hub of activity this morning for the #RaspberryJam! So many great workshops and drop in activities to join in with #techtime #coding — Ideas Test (@IdeasTest) 10 December 2016 There’s Minecraft, robots and jelly babies galore in #No34 today – a digital event that’s fun and full of creative coding #SittingbourneJam — Ideas Test (@IdeasTest) 10 December 2016 Sittingbourne Jam 10th December 2016 So, after a few months of planning and a lot of trying to drum up attendees and volunteers we finally managed to pull of the first Sittingbourne Jam on 10th December 2016. After struggling to…

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First Kent Jam: 30th January 2016

On the 30th January 2016 we held our first Kent Jam at the Gravesham Borough Council building. After a long and slow process of organising the event from before Christmas, the event went off without a major hitch. We had nearly all of the 50 tickets sold and a great turn out on the day. After long conversations with the Southend and Covent Garden Jam organisers we finally decided on a Minecraft, Sonic Pi and Astro Pi workshop. Hacking Minecraft with Python The Minecraft workshop aimed to teach people the basics of python coding while still having the fun of…

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