Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Event 2019

TOG Hackerspace, 22 Blackpitts, D08 P3K4, Dublin
Sat, 02nd Mar 2019 12:30 till 17:30

Workshop details All Levels


We are so excited to joining other Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend events around the world.

Come join us to celebrate Raspberry Pi's 7th Birthday!

This jam (hosted by TOG Hackerspace) is about bringing your own equipment and work through projects, and we want to emphasise that it is not a workshop, it's an event where you feel free to ask questions and for help as well as share your own project and ideas to one another.

This event is open to all levels.

  • Symantec for the Pi-Tops they contributed to Coding Grace for events they are involved in
  • All the Tech Things, also for the Pi-Top they contributed to Coding Grace.
  • RS Ireland for all the swag and prizes
  • (I've one more to announce soon, so watch this space)

Follow @dublinraspjam for updates or join our mailing list so you can connect with other Pi fans, hobbyists, beginners, and anyone who are curious about the Raspberry Pi.

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Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?

YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at contact@codinggrace.com.

Q. Is this event for me?

Whether you are new to Raspberry Pi or have an ongoing project, this is the event for you. For those new to this, you can check out what the hobbyists are working on, like a live demo.

And you will be at TOG Hackerspace who runs regular microcontroller nights, so you can check out the space and talk to their members, some of whom will be helping out on the day if you have questions.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a workshop. It's all self-driven, self-learning day of fun and experimentation, it's ok to FAIL. :-)

Q. Why is this an 18+ event?

The organisers are not Garda vetted or taken any child protection courses. By law we are required to have both. Because we are all volunteers and event is held in different venues, we decided it would be best to focus on providing this event for adults only.

What is Garda vetting?

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. The Act also creates offences and penalties for persons who fail to comply with its provisions. The Act stipulates that a relevant organisation shall not permit any person to undertake relevant work or activities on behalf of the organisation, unless the organisation receives a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of that person. Garda vetting is conducted on behalf of registered organisations only and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis. If you are seeking employment or intending to volunteer with an organisation which conducts relevant work, you may be asked to make an application to be vetted.


About Child first legislation

The Children First Act 2015 (the Act), which was signed into law on 19 November 2015, puts elements of the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children on a statutory footing. The legislation was a key Programme for Government commitment, and forms part of a suite of child protection legislation which includes the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts, 2012-2016 and the Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012.


Q. Do I need to bring anything?

All participants bring their own equipment (laptop, Pis, electronics, and so on).

Coding Grace has 4 Pi-Tops with its kits and various electronic components for anyone who's new to Raspberry Pi and want to play around with it. There will be some projects from Raspberry Pi printed out so people can go through them on their own time.

You order your own electronics from the following online stores:

Where to buy a Pi in Ireland

RS Ireland is the official distributor in Ireland of the Raspberry Pi and long term partner

Q. How do I get to TOG?

Check out TOG's page on info on how to get to TOG via walking, cycling, bus, driving: https://www.tog.ie/location/

Q. Will there be food provided?

No, but TOG has a kitchen where you can make your tea/coffee provided you tidy and clean up after yourself.


  • Here are the food places nearby TOG on Google maps: https://bit.ly/2Q6i0b6
  • There's a tuck shop in the common room where people can buy soft drinks including club mate or snacks (cash only)
  • You can also bring in your own drinks if you prefer.

Q. Do you have a Code of Conduct?

Yes; please find it here: https://dublin-pi-jam.github.io

Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

If you have any other questions

You can contact Dublin Raspberry Pi Jam by emailing .


Michael Twomey-Lee http://twitter.com/micktwomey

Pythonista, Software Engineer, and one of the co-founders of Coding Grace.

You can read his blog at twoistoomany.com

Vicky Twomey-Lee http://about.me/whykay

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).


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About Coding Grace

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.