Win a Raspberry Pi computer and learn Minecraft coding

by Andrew Oakley
press release date: Thu 22 Jan 2015
event: Cotswold Raspberry Jam, Sat 31 Jan 2015, 1pm, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM Computer enthusiasts are offering two Raspberry Pi micro computers to be won at their Saturday 31st January 2015 event in Cheltenham.

Tickets are free, but everyone who makes a donation to running costs will enter a raffle to win a Raspberry Pi model A+ , ideal for small electronics and home IT projects.

The organisers are also running a programming tutorial aimed at teaching children to code, through the popular Minecraft block-building game. The tutorial will include a competition to win a Raspberry Pi model B+ , ideal as a beginner’s first desktop computer.

The prize will be awarded to the child who does not already own a Raspberry Pi, who creates the best Minecraft program. This program might be anything from writing their name on the screen, to creating buildings out of in-game blocks.

“Best” is entirely at the organisers’ discretion and will take into account age and inexperience. So they will be expecting more from a teenager who has already got coding experience, than from a junior who’s never tried programming before!

Tickets are free for Cotswold Raspberry Jam on Saturday 31 January at 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, UK. Organisers have made a second batch of tickets available, as the first batch got snapped up fairly fast. Around a quarter of tickets are reserved for children aged 6 and older.

Journalists are welcome to attend and take photographs; please contact organiser Andrew Oakley: (mobile phone number available on request)

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