Welcome to Torbay Tech Jam's website

Photos taken by Elouise Wills, age 12.

The next Torbay Tech Jam takes place on Saturday 8th July 2017 13:00 -> 15:30

The Torbay Tech Jam is designed to be a fun, informal and family-friendly event. We hope to inspire people, especially children and young people, to take an interest in not just coding, but also related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

We are also a learning destination with the Children's University.

The Tech Jam is for all ages and experience levels. If you are just getting started then please check out our getting started guide.

A typical Jam is a mix of self learning where you can bring your own projects with you, and take part in demonstrations, talks, discussions and workshops as well as help and technical support. The event is designed to be fun and relaxed. The table below is to try and give you an idea of some of the areas we may cover.

Programming Hardware Web Collaboration Operating Systems
Scratch Raspberry Pi HTML git Linux
Python Arduino css transfer.sh OSX
BASIC PC Hardware Web Frameworks Windows
Ruby Single Board Computers Markdown IOS
C/C++/C# Projects Android
BASH Retro
Consoles
Hardware Hacking
Micro:bit
PC Build / Upgrade

We generally have a large room at our disposal and set it up so that tables have easy access to power. We also have several monitors and Raspberry Pis for visitor use. There is plenty of space to bring your own equipment. Free internet (WiFi and several Ethernet ports) is also available at the library.

COMMUNITY

I would like to think of the jam as a community that extends beyond just the meet up, Helping between the jams means you hopefully have the support you need to take projects or learning to a positive conclusion.

If you would like more information please contact us using this page or the links to the left. We are generally active on IRC - please see the Internet Relay Chat page for more information. You can connect via the Kiwi web interface by clicking the link on the sidebar.