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Minecraft Modding Workshop (Part 2 of 2)  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
2:45 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 a Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He has built and led developer communities for 12+ years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for four years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific blogger, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.
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