The Derby Ram Jam is back this weekend!

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th, Derby Quad

What is the Derby Ram Jam?

Ram Jammers taking a breakOne weekend each year, people who are interested in applying design techniques to services and improving customer experience meet  Derby, in a spirit of experimentation, innovation, co-operation and friendly competition to develop and prototype a completely new service.

Imagine a Jam session in music. You come together, bringing your instruments, your skills, your open mind. Someone sets up a theme, and you start to Jam around it. You don’t over analyse it, you don’t discuss it to death. You Jam. You bounce your ideas off other people, and play around with what comes back. Together, you build something which none of you could have built alone. And at the same time, you are learning new ideas, discovering more about how you work and whom you best work with, sharpening your skills, and having a great time. And who knows, maybe there are one or two ideas there which might make it to the next album. Or maybe you Jammed so well, you decide to form a band…

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The Derby Service Jam works in just the same way. But it’s not music you are Jamming – it’s ideas.
You’ll be working with people you might never have met before, bouncing ideas off one another and building on what bounces back. And it’s not just talking – you are here to turn your ideas into a concrete design, prototype and plan of action which you or somebody else might want to make real. Can you prototype and plan it in a way that someone could go out and make it real, knowing what resources they would need, what they should do, and who they should talk to?

That’s the challenge of the Jam.

Teams have less than 48 hours to create this new service inspired by a shared SECRET theme. At the end of the weekend, their collection of brand new services will be published to the world.

Designers, students, academics, business people, unemployed people, customers, mums, kids and grand-dads all take part – in fact everyone, regardless of experience are welcome.  This is not just a Derby event, its happening all over the world!

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From the Blog:

Now the GSJ is over – what next? Have an idea you want to develop? Startup Weekend Derby is the place for you -   Looking for the opportunity to kickstart your entrepreneurial dreams, bring an idea to life or to learn about how to start your own business? Pitch your idea, form a team, develop a prototype and demo your creation in front of journalists, investors and other startup founders and learn how to start a real company ... Read more
Derby Service Jam website is live - The Derby Ram Jam has it’s own place on the web! In preparation for the 2016 Global Service Jam event the Derby Ram Jam has taken the plunged and launched itself officially on the web. The site features a blog, which should be (fingers crossed) updated pretty regularly, new information on our team and partner ... Read more