CamJam – 27th January 2018 – Important information

The Venue

This time, we are holding the Jam at Impington Village College. This is only our second time at this venue, so please bear with us if things aren’t quite as slick as they used to be!

Directions to the Jam

The address is Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX. To find the venue, take Junction 32 on the A14 and exit the roundabout towards Histon. Follow Bridge Road (B1049) into Impington. Just past the recreation ground and football club on your right, turn right onto New Road. Go past the private hospital and the sports centre and turn into the College, which will be on your right. The car park is to the right and the main entrance door is to your left.

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Impington Village College

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If you need to use public transport, we recommend the Citi8 bus from the centre of Cambridge which runs every 20 minutes and stops outside the College. Here’s the timetable.

Catering & Refreshments

The College’s PSFA (parent-teacher association) will be selling bacon rolls, soup and a roll, crisps, cakes, chocolate, soft drinks and tea/coffee in the lunch room. Feel free to bring your own lunch if you’d prefer.

What’s happening at the Jam?

Workshops and Drop-in Sessions

The first workshop room is for bookable workshops. These are as below and are bookable on Eventbrite from 7.30pm on Monday 22nd January:

  • 10.45-11.45am – Minecraft adventures
  • 12.15-1.15pm – Using the Raspberry Pi Camera
  • 1.45-2.45pm – Using sensors with the Pi and CamJam EduKit 2

The second workshop room will play host to a Beginners Q&A from 10.45-11.45am. This is a much-requested session, so come along if you’re new to all this armed with any questions you might have. After the Q&A, the second room is available for Drop-In worksheet sessions.

Talks

The timetable for Talks will be announced in the next couple of days.

We are currently looking for presenters. Please state what you would like to talk about on the ticket registration form.

Talks will (hopefully) be video-recorded and put on YouTube after the event.

Show and Tell

Plenty of Pi-related projects to take a look at along the Promenade.

Marketplace

There will be a Marketplace featuring various Pi-related vendors. These will be confirmed in the next couple of days but will include The Pi Hut and Rapid Electronics.

When should I arrive?

Set-up and Clear-down

The set-up team will be arriving from 9am for a Jam start at 10.30am. As this is a new venue, we expect this to be just enough time. If you’re intending to arrive early to help, please head to the main entrance when you get here. Watch out for flying tables.

We will need some help to clear-down at the end of the Jam, which should be at 3pm. If you’re able to help at all, even if it’s just to take down tables or signs, the more help we get the quicker it will be.

Jam Makers (Marshals and Workshop helpers)

You should hopefully have received an email from Mike with your schedule. Let us know if you can’t make it, are going to be late or haven’t received the email.

Speakers

The talks will take place in the Brackenbury Room not The Main Hall. Your slots are 25 minutes long. You will be given a yellow card 5 minutes before you’re due to finish and a red card 2 minutes before 🙂 See above for the talk timetable. We hope we’ve got everyone in a slot they’re happy with.

Show and Tell / Marketplace

If you are exhibiting in Show and Tell or the Marketplace, feel free to arrive from 9.30am (unless you’re helping set-up). There’s a (small) area near the front door for drop-offs, but please move your vehicle to the car park afterwards. We may still be setting up when you arrive, so please bear with us!

Attendees

If you’re coming just to enjoy the Jam, the doors open at 10.30am. Please show your ticket to the people on the front desk. If you’re booked on a workshop, see the notes above. We like to leave the Show and Tell list a mystery until the day, but suffice to say there’s plenty of projects to take a look at – be sure to ask lots of questions!

Peace and Quiet

The quietest area is probably the Dining Area, so head there for a cuppa if it all gets a bit much.

Getting help

Watch out for our Jam Makers who will be wearing badges. Ask them any questions you may have. Mike and Tim will be the ones wearing purple polo shirts. Likewise, feel free to ask them any questions too!

Any questions right now?

Email mike@recantha.co.uk if you have any questions about the Jam.