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Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival – call out for volunteers

Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival – call out for volunteers

Calling all technologists, coders, STEM ambassadors, graduates and hobbyists!

As part of Future City and Essex 2020, Southend Tech is organising the Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival – a programme of online events taking place over half term.

Southend Tech are looking for volunteers that can deliver talks or presentations (5, 15 or 50 mins), run workshops, show interesting tech or coding projects and to take part in or shout about the festival in general.

Perhaps you are from industry and have some cutting edge tech to show off, maybe you're a hardcore hobbyist with an innovative home project or skills to share.

The festival aims to cater for a range of audiences so your activity could be pitched at beginners, children/families, girls only, those with advanced skills or adult only.

All talks and workshops will be delivered online between Oct 24th and Nov 1st, mostly via Zoom. Sessions can take place morning, afternoon or evening (Southend Tech can plan around your availability).

Register your interest in volunteering and let the organisers know what help you can offer via this Eventbrite page.

What types of activities are planned?

  • Essex Steamettes talks and coding hackathons
  • Learn to create digital art, animations, stories and games using simple coding
  • 3D designing for 3D printing, Virtual Reality and more
  • Build your own Alexa style chatbot, robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Send messages/animations to astronauts on the International Space Station using a Raspberry Pi computer. Easy coding for 6-14 year olds
  • Researching satellite photos for evidence of environmental / climate change – easy, for all and lots more presentations, digital skills workshops and discussions
  • More TBC

Who are Southend Tech?

Southend Tech collaborates across sectors. They run Raspberry Jams, hackathons, coding, makerspace and Smart City events in Southend and across Essex. They use the Raspberry Pi computer, BBC MicroBit, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics, and lots of other fun tech and electronics to learn and create innovative solutions and projects.

See a playlist of the videos which the Essex Steamettes have made following the MiniMu glove lessons here.

Check out Southend Tech’s larger creative technology events here.

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