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More than 100 people of all ages turned out at the Bristol Raspberry Pi Jam, which was supported by the Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), electronic device maker Heber, and Broadcom, which supplies the chipset in the device.
"We had people from industry, teachers — we even had people who up to this point had no interest in this kind of thing, but were attracted by this whole buzz about the Raspberry Pi," said Alan O'Donohoe, compere of the event and an ICT teacher from Preston.
Other talks included a demonstration of RISC OS running on Raspberry Pi; the Django Pi Project, a website-building framework built on Python; and a word from Rob Bishop about the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
The Bristol Raspberry Jam group is hoping to stage further events soon. "When the schools start back, I think we can expect to see local jams springing up, with people perhaps attending larger events at BBSP (and possibly a city centre venue too) to share what they're doing locally," organiser Trevor Johnson told ZDNet.
Image credit: Richard Pitkin/BB Science Park