Raspberry Jam West Virginia
The main event where IoTemy Labs was born!
SCHEDULE For the next Raspberry jam
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and a statement published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, there will not be a publicly held event for 2021, but we think 2022 would look better for a physical meetup!
If we do happen to have a digital-only event, we will let you know in the News tab of our website!
Once the COVID-19 pandemic phases out (or at least becomes at a managable state), we will have a schedule for out event.
History of Raspberry Jam WV
How did the Raspberry Jam start? Where did it all come from? The history of how the Raspberry Jams started out as, and how it has evolved now!
Raspberry Jam @ WVSU
March 3rd, 2018
The one that started it all! Originally a concept project by Brett, in partnership with Math and Computer Science club at WVSU, created an event where they can see what type of projects that this $35 computer could really do, this also included seminars, and hands-on learning station so you can get your hands dirty learning how to program in Python, even using those skills to light a stoplight, or even make things happen in Minecraft!
Raspberry Jam WV @ Bridgevalley
March 4th, 2019
One of the best events in the current trilogy to date! With an outstanding turnout, it was clear to see there was a major interest in these computers (even with the introduction of microcontrollers to the event, such as Arduinos and ESP8266/32 Wifi Boards). This event kicked off what will be IoTemy Labs in the future (named Raidar Industries at the time, based on Brett’s DJ namesake). We even had some very lovely sponsors who helped put the event together, I would highly recommend you check them out!
Raspberry Jam WV @ University of charleston
March 14th, 2020
Episode III – Revenge of the Si… wait, wrong franchise.
This event is where the beginning of IoTemy Labs as we know it now, letting be the forefront of Raspberry Jam WV. A bunch of the sponsors from the previous Jam came back to support this Jam, plus some brand new ones, such as:
Unfortunately, due to the uprising of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there was substantially less of a turnout due to rising concerns and fears, so one could really say it really was Episode III – Revenge of the Sickness. Which also carried over into this year, where we were unable to have an event at all.
Goals of the Raspberry Jam in WV
(Nicknamed Project 76)
We wanted to bring the Raspberry Jam to West Virginia so we could bring education of Computer Science to the hands that are looking to learn a new skill, create a new hobby, or even lead into bringing in new in-state technical careers! Brett’s plans were to have various Raspberry Jams around different areas of the Mountain State, and also working with local Universities to help them grow their Computer Science and / or Technical Services sectors to keep some talent here at home!
The idea was to have smaller jams at Local Universities (shown in the picture), and then leading them up to the Main Event in Charleston (Raspberry Jam WV), and to also be inclusive to those of all ages and educational backgrounds (public, private, or homeschool). Not every University is shown on the map, but, I am open to any university in West Virginia!
If you are from a West Virginia based University, a facility that would like to help my mission to bring education to the masses, or even my assistance in other states to bring Computer Science to the mainstream, don’t hesitate to call me, email me, fill out the contact form below, or leave me a voice mail, I will definitely be able to help!