Sometimes an event really energises me and makes the hard work worthwile. London’s Raspberry Jam at Mozilla’s offices was one such event. The jam was slightly different to others in that it was aimed at children. Everyone seemed to have a good time and it was good to see children clearly engaged with the Pi and getting creative. I presented a session on using Scratch with PiFace. There were some great questions, loads of ideas, and I’m proud to say my Scratch is better after picking up tips from some real Scratch experts, some of which were less than ten!
Mozilla’s space is fab and truth be known I was slightly awestruck being in a company that supplies a browser that’s used by millions of people every day. It shows how rewarding computing to be and how it makes a real difference to the world. It’s these sort of reasons that make us realise why we’re trying to get more people interested in coding and sharing our passion.
It was great to meet GeekGurlDiaries creator, aka teaching ICT with Miss P, aka C. A. Philbin demonstrated her box of geek which is really neat. Rob Bishop from the Foundation was suitably inspiring, (buy a t-shirt from him!). Meeting such enthusiastic and passionate people is really energising. Alan O’Dononhoe, aka teknoteacher was there, father of Raspberry Jams.