Sat, September 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 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.

More experienced players can 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 can help people install mods and interested kids can learn to write their own mods to customize the game.

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 kids ages 7 and up. We have a limited number of laptops available to use during the workshop. If you would like to use one, please reserve it here.

See all the Holyoke Codes workshops offered at the NERD Summit here.

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1 comment for “Minecraft

  1. Sonia Aldrich
    September 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Could I sign Sonia Aldrich up for the minecraft workshop on 9/12? Thanks,Sarah

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