Sun, June 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minecraft is an open-ended, creative game about breaking and placing blocks. Minecraft allows kids to connect and play together, encouraging peer learning and mentoring as kids teach each other about the intricacies of the game while collaborating to complete challenges.
The game’s creator describes it like this:
At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.
It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea..
We encourage beginning and advanced players to come to this workshop. Kids will have the opportunity to play with the group on a server with some challenges to complete.
We will ask more experienced players to share something about Minecraft with the group. This could be something they have built, a redstone machine, their favorite mod or texture pack, a useful command or technique for battling monsters, or anything that they think is interesting about Minecraft.
We will help people install mods and interested kids can learn to write their own mods using the Java programming language to customize the game.
This workshop is will be held at Hack for Western Mass. This community hackathon brings together local technology professionals, community members, and non-profits to work on projects to make our community better. It should be fun weekend!
If you have a laptop with Minecraft installed, please bring it. Minecraft accounts cost $27. If you don’t have one, you will want one to be able to continue to play at home. This workshop is open to any kids ages 7+. Parents should plan to stay with their kids or work on a challenge at the hackathon. You don’t have to be a coder to be useful…
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