Kids Track by NI Raspberry Jam

NI Raspberry Jam @ NIDC2020

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Is your coding club cancelled because of lockdown?

Get Young People involved in technology with games, hearing from role models and a hands-on electronics and game making workshops all from home!

NI Raspberry Jam at NIDC presents an afternoon of games, inspiring speakers, a chance to ask real game developers questions, and hands-on workshops with FREE Circuit Playground Base Kits to take part from home.

Join the first ever online NI Raspberry Jam!

1ī¸âƒŖ Click here to register for a ‘General Admission for Young People’ ticket. An online registration is required for our online platform Hopin, so it must be done by a parent and/or guardian.

2ī¸âƒŖ Click here to register for a FREE workshop kit for Young People taking part in the workshops. ONLY 30 Circuit Playground Base Kits available on a first-come first-serve basis across the UK, with priority given to NI residents. An email address and shipping address are required, so it must be done by a parent and/or guardian.

ℹī¸ Important Information

Additionally, a ‘General Admission for Young People’ ticket will allow Young People to watch talks on the main conference tracks and they are welcome to take part. This ticket will have restricted chat capability compared to ‘General Admission’ tickets for adults.

Guidance on staying safe online for parents/guardians and Young People will be made available prior to the event.

Main Conference Programme

A programme for the main conference that will run on Friday and Saturday, 9th and 10th of October from 9AM until 5PM is available at The primary target audience for the main conference are professional and student technology enthusiasts.

NI Raspberry Jam Programme

  • ℹī¸ 1:00pm Welcome and tips for following along from online!
  • ❓ 1:10pm 🤷‍♀ī¸
  • đŸ’Ŧ 1:25pm A talk by Lauren Taylor
  • đŸĨĒ 1:40pm Breaktime
  • đŸ’Ŧ 1:45pm A talk by Andrew Bolster
  • ❓ 2:00pm 🤷‍♀ī¸
  • 👏 2:15pm Showcase of Projects by Kids
  • 🛠 2:25pm (HANDS ON!) Workshop to Build Your Own Automatic Night Light by Lucy Bell
  • đŸĨĒ 3:05pm Breaktime and Kahoot Game
  • đŸ’Ŧ 3:15pm “Everyone has a place in the games industry” by Tina Lauro Pollock
  • đŸ’Ŧ 3:25pm A talk by Kevin Beimers
  • đŸ’Ŧ 3:35pm A talk by Jess Campbell
  • ❓ 3:45pm 🤷‍♀ī¸
  • 🤔 3:55pm Q&A Panel with Kevin Beimers, Jess Campbell
  • đŸĨĒ 4:05pm Breaktime
  • 🛠 4:10pm (HANDS ON!) Workshop with pen and paper to turn your ideas into games by Kevin Beimers
  • 👋 4:50pm Goodbye and what’s next?


Contact with any questions that are not answered, we are happy to help.

What age is the NI Raspberry Jam at NIDC for?

All ages are welcome. The track is aimed at ages 9+, but younger kids are are also welcome!

Does everyone get a free kit for the workshops?

We have 30 Circuit Playground Base Kits to post out, so only the first 30 people will to get one through NIDC. You are also free to purchase your own, if you wish to follow along from outside the UK, or any other reason.

Can I follow along without a kit?

Yes, the workshop using the Circuit Playground Base Kit kit will be approximately 40 minutes long and the rest of the afternoon does not need a kit.

What is NI Raspberry Jam?

The Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam is a programme of free, regular and family friendly events, aimed at providing attendees the opportunity to get hands on with coding and electronics, in a fun and practical setting.

However, a picture is worth 1000 words so have a look at these photos from previous NI Raspberry Jam events.

NI Raspberry Jam @ NIDC2020

NI Raspberry Jam @ NIDC2020

NI Raspberry Jam @ NIDC2020