Djangopi at the Bristol Raspberryjam
Last night I attended the first Bristol Raspberryjam, hosted at the Bristol and Bath science park, which by the way, is an amazing building. If you get the chance to go do so, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Silicon Valley.
I did my talk on The Djangopi Project, which I have been running since July. This was the first time I ever spoke about the project and also the first time I had ever done a presentation.
I was very very nervous but I managed to get a huge round of applause mid-presentation when I mentioned my project could possibly be the first ever crowd funded Raspberry Pi project.
I received an overwhelming response after my talk, for about 1 1/2 hours I was talking to people of all ages who wanted me to do a workshop at their school or get in touch with a school they knew.
Many people wanted to start using the website already, so I’m hoping I can get it live in the first week of September!
The jam was a fantastic experience for me - seeing the huge amount of positive response to not just my project, but the Raspberry Pi and all the projects, was brilliant.
I met Alan O’Donohoe who seems to be working stupidly hard visiting and organising as many Raspberryjams as he can. You should follow him if you want to get involved or visit a Raspberryjam.
I spoke with Rob Bishop, who is quickly becoming the man to speak with for the Raspberry Pi foundation and is also doing a fantastic job running around the country promoting the it. It meant a lot to me when he tweeted about my project telling me it was awesome!
To all the other people who met me and exchanged emails with me - I’ll be getting in touch soon.
I would make a safe bet to say the Raspberry Pi foundation and Raspberryjams are going to get bigger and better over the next few months.
I’d like to thank Heber for organising the jam and to everyone who attended, you all made it happen!