And yeah, no nametags hehe. We can ask each other's names!
I have issues remembering 10 new names at the best of times. That said, if we group up, I suppose it's only your current co-conspirators who will actually expect you to remember their names.
I'd be a shame if TIGJamUK got a lot bigger and lost the kind of close friendly atmosphere it has right now.
That's a risk, but the only alternative would be splitting the Jams into regional ones and that would have its own issues.
One of the things that a couple of people were really keen to do last summer in berlin (and it did happen) was a 'random pairing' jam, where interested parties were pared off at random to make something in three hours. I didn't like the idea too much initially, but having tried it out it seemed to go okay.
I suppose it depends on your pairing. It would be a difficult one to pull off easily.
Name tags seem a bit OTT to me, but then I know most people by now. Laptop stickering might be a bit inconvenient. Nametags are dorky. Hmm.
Anyone without a name-tag is quite likely to pick up a new nickname like 'shorty', 'you in the hat', 'beard' or 'viking bloke' before the end...
Is there something us in Cambridge could do to help out people wanting to set up events elsewhere?
I think some kind of centralised 'TIGJam UK' web-page or blog might be the best help, just some way of helping people find their local TIGJam and maybe information on how to set one up and get it listed.