Calling all technologists, coders, STEM ambassadors, graduates and hobbyists!
As part of Future City and Essex 2020, Southend Tech is organising the Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival – a programme of online events taking place over half term.
Southend Tech are looking for volunteers that can deliver talks or presentations (5, 15 or 50 mins), run workshops, show interesting tech or coding projects and to take part in or shout about the festival in general.
Perhaps you are from industry and have some cutting edge tech to show off, maybe you're a hardcore hobbyist with an innovative home project or skills to share.
The festival aims to cater for a range of audiences so your activity could be pitched at beginners, children/families, girls only, those with advanced skills or adult only.
All talks and workshops will be delivered online between Oct 24th and Nov 1st, mostly via Zoom. Sessions can take place morning, afternoon or evening (Southend Tech can plan around your availability).
Can you help with Essex Record Office's oral history project?
'Communicating Connections' is an oral history based community heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with contributions from Essex 2020 and the Friends of Historic Essex. It will explore the heritage of the Marconi Company, a telecommunications and engineering company based in Chelmsford, by collecting and archiving oral history interviews with past employees of the company. Chelmsford is known locally as the 'birthplace of radio', so we want to share this heritage with the local and wider community.
We're still looking for oral history interviewers and interviewees.
Full training in oral history interviewing will be provided by the Oral History Society and further support will be available throughout the project so there's no need for prior oral history experience.