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Minecraft Modding Workshop (Part 1 of 2)  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
1:15 PM Sunday
Room :
PSEC4603
Track :
Kids
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Presentation

Kids must be 10+ years to participate. Minecraft is a multi-player game about building and placing blocks in a three-dimensional environment. The game allows modifications (known as “mods”) that can change the game from what it was originally written. I talk to parents whose kids play Minecraft and "addiction" is the word that always come it. Lets harness their addiction and teach them some basic Java concepts. In this hands-on workshop, your kids will learn how to mod Minecraft and learn basic concepts of Java in that process. No prior programming experience is required but they should be comfortable with the keyboard :-) Make sure to send them with a decent laptop (8GB RAM and JDK 7 pre-installed).

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Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is Vice President of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase. Prior to that, he led Developer Advocacy and Technical Marketing at Red Hat for JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. He is a prolific blogger since 2005 and have authored ~2000 blogs on technology. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.
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