MONTGOMERY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Montgomery Area Students to Participate in TechMGM Raspberry JAM during National Computer Science Education Week

Montgomery Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Nov. 15.

Montgomery, Ala. – November 15, 2018 – TechMGM, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to leverage the city’s unique technology assets, is celebrating National Computer Science Education Week by hosting a Raspberry JAM. Raspberry JAMs are community events where people get together to share knowledge and solve problems using a Raspberry Pi, a low-cost, high performance device.

This competition for Montgomery County high school students is an exciting opportunity for students to use their creativity and technical skills to develop a system using the latest Raspberry Pi. TechMGM is dedicated to promoting Montgomery’s workforce development starting with K-12 programs.

“We are dedicated to providing local students opportunities like the Raspberry JAM, that will inspire and prepare them to pursue the tech workforce opportunities in Montgomery,” says Charisse Stokes, executive director of TechMGM. “This is a wonderful opportunity to expose local students to an innovative product in the tech arena. These students are the future of Montgomery and we want to provide them the resources to succeed in our city’s emerging technology hub.”

Event Details

  • What: TechMGM Raspberry JAM
  • When: December 7, 2018
  • Where: MGMWERX – 41 Commerce St.
  • Details: Each student team will develop a solution to a problem with a Raspberry Pi using Bluetooth technology as an enabler. Teams will pitch their solution in three minutes before a panel of judges from across the tech community. The judges will evaluate the students’ ability to meet the requirements of the presentation, creativity, innovation and professionalism. The highest scoring team will win a classroom set of Raspberry Pis for their school.
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TechMGM is a collaboration of local industry, educational and government entities working together to connect and leverage Montgomery, Alabama’s unique technology related assets. This initiative is designed to maximize the community’s diverse technology talent pipeline and promote the city as an emerging and innovative technology hub to enhance the workforce and grow the regional economy. Montgomery’s unique combination of partners have invested in critical tech infrastructure, including contributions from federal, state and local government, educational institutions and the local business community’s large corporations and small and non-traditional businesses. These collaborations have led to the development of the powerful Montgomery Internet Exchange (MGMix) and the implementation of fiber infrastructure throughout the city that will lead to even more smart city-based initiatives. For more information, visit


Montgomery, Alabama USA fosters a business-friendly environment and understands that a healthy mix of large and small businesses constitutes the lifeblood of the city and region. A long history of trusted public-private partnership between the city, county, state and local business leadership creates an inviting business ecosystem. Montgomery is built on a dynamic history rooted in revolution as the center of both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. On the forefront of cutting-edge development, Montgomery is attracting new businesses with its open internet exchange and opportunities for business growth, and new residents are coming for the city's work culture, transportation options and quality of life, including a revitalization of unique spaces in historic downtown with new attractions and diverse entertainment options. For more information, visit

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