Issue #23 — Manchester

Friday 22 November 2013

Hi there

Last weekend Ben and Ryan finally got the chance to meet at Manchester Raspberry Jam XVI at Madlab – Ben’s last Jam before he moves to Cambridge (also his 25th birthday)! This was well attended event, featuring special guests Liz & Eben Upton, Pete Lomas, Clive Beale, Dave Akerman, Alan O’Donahoe, Freaky Clown, Andrew Robinson and Paul Beech.

Everyone had a great time at the Jam – there was hacking as usual downstairs, and a full track of talks upstairs. Ben opened with a news, announcements and projects presentation, and was followed by talks and demos by a number of local Pioneers as well as those who had travelled for the occasion.

Also, during a Foundation panel Q&A at the Jam, Eben announced that they had reached the 2 million milestone! It’s not long since they announced the 1 million made in the UK – and now 2 million overall.

We have a couple of new kickstarter campaigns to announce – and news that Ryan’s crowdfunded mini budget motor board (featured on the Raspberry Pi website) successfully reached its goal.

Remember Eben is raising money for men’s health by growing a moustache for Movember. Please consider donating to the cause.

Ben & Ryan

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Liz Upton, Eben Upton, Ben Nuttall, Ryan Walmsley, Pete Lomas, Amy Mather and Dan Mather at Manchester Raspberry Jam XVI



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