From @eastlondonjam twitter

On the 22nd October (I know this blog post is marginally late), I took Wizard Chess and the rest of me on about 3 trains to get to Barking Library for the East London Jam. Believe me that is quite a feat, especially when Wizard Chess looks slightly like a bomb, but I managed to get there in one piece which is always good.

The whole event was attended well, with many of the workshops being fully booked even before the event had begun. I have to admit I didn’t see many of the workshops as I spent most of the time womaning (I can’t man it) my Wizard Chess. Although, from what I gathered most of the workshops went well with just the usual problems that we get while running workshops.

From @eastlondonjam twitter

I thought I should give special mention to Femi  who was trial running his Crumble Workshop for Mozfest, which was held the following week. Although there were a few teething problems, as with any first run of a workshop (I should know), it generally went well and all the kids I saw coming out of his workshop looked extremely happy and pleased with themselves.

From @eastlondonjam twitter

Seun and his team had done well to get the new Digilab at the Barking Library, I’ve never seen anything like it in Kent, with the kids paying a monthly/possibly annual/don’t quite know and they then have access to Raspberry Pis, VR devices, 3D printers, Game Consoles and probably more stuff but I can’t remember specifically what. His team made a video of the day, this can be viewed below:

I have to say Nick did a fantastic job organising the event, I’m assuming along with Seun from Digilab, I had a great day and will definitely look to come up to any future events providing I’m free.

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