October Tech Social - Gaming

October Tech Social - Gaming

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Ellen Driscoll Auditorium, Havens Elementary

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Tech Social is back! Join us for the Gaming Tech Social. Seppo Helava (designer) and Ei-Nyung Choi (engineer) from Wonderspark will speak about their current mobile game design projects. We will have a server available for Minecraft players to use. During the gaming time, there will be a talk on Minecraft Basics for parents in the Havens Library. All of this, a pizza dinner, milk, and cookies for only $5! As usual, you are welcome to bring any games and maker activities - you do not have to stick with the theme.

If you are interested in participating in Minecraft, here are some key tips:

  1. We urge you to bring your own laptop computer set up and ready to go.

  2. If you do not have a Minecraft account, you will need to get a Minecraft account here and download the app to your computer, or prepare to play for an hour at the event with a demo account.

  3. We will have wifi available, but limited power outlets, so try to charge up ahead of time.

  4. Note: iPad users will not be able to share this server, but can still play solo!

For parents, the topics covered will include:

  1. How to support your child’s Minecraft play

  2. Minecraft servers: are they safe for kids?

  3. Minecraft Mods 101.

Please contact the organizers with questions. Registration in advance is strongly advised to allow for us to order enough food!


Date & Time: Friday, October 14th, 6:30-8:30PM

Location: Ellen Driscoll Auditorium, Havens Elementary

Cost: $5 per person includes pizza, milk and cookies


Tech Social is a “roll up your sleeves” event, so bring in your October Tech Bag:

  1. Laptop or tablet for games

  2. A musical instrument, if you are interested in jamming

  3. A reusable water bottle


Ayyana Chakravartula, Dion Lim or Noelle Filippenko (techsocial@piedmontmakers.org)

Piedmont Tech Social is sponsored by Piedmont Makers, a non-profit group dedicated to support STEAM education in the district.


6:30-7:00pm: Dinner and exchanging of gaming tips!

7:00-7:30pm: Seppo and Ei-Nyung discuss mobile game design

7:30-8:30pm: Gaming and parent talk with cookie break at 8:00pm


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, this is for all ages. This is not a drop-off event - please have an adult loosely associated with any attendee under the age of 13..

What is the meal going to be?

Dinner will be pizza from Lanesplitter, with water and milk also provided. If you want to bring your own water bottle, so much the better. There will be a cookie break during the self-organizing pod session.

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

You can email the organizers at techsocial@piedmontmakers.org. Also consider joining the Piedmont Makers Facebook group!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

As long as you pre-register before 3p the day of the event, there is no need. If you register later, please consider printing your ticket or having a copy on your phone..

What is the refund policy?

We understand that plans change, particularly with families! However, the majority of our costs are sunk immediately (facility and equipment rental), so while we are happy to refund your fee up to 24 hrs in advance of the event, please consider making it a donation instead.

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