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OMG! Magikcraft at DDD!

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The University of Queensland

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Staff House Rd

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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It's the legendary Magikcraft at DDD Brisbane 2017!

The world's #1 platform for learning to code in Minecraft is back from Japan and ready for an night of tech edutainment for kids of all ages. At last year's event area developer Tim Smith wrote a series of JavaScript spells that went all the way around the world, ending up setting a world record with kids in Norway!

Bring your laptop, your copy of Minecraft (the Java one), and your kids (or not). This is an event that is fun for kids and adults - you get to write code and push it directly to production from your web browser. Kids discover the power of coding through joyful play; and if you are a cynical and resigned developer you'll have an experience akin to swimming with dolphins as kids (re)use spell code that you write - live. Finally, your code makes it into production and users are delighted!

Magikcraft introduces kids to coding in JavaScript (with optional typing via TypeScript) using only a web browser and a GitHub account. They experience immediate, dramatic effects as they cause magic in Minecraft with their code - flying, throwing fireballs, calling down lightning bolts, and summoning zombies.

Check it out on Youtube, and witness the power of this fully operational battle --- I mean platform: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9cEOcTkQEyiKr2nCZDBYeg

Check the Magikcraft website at www.magikcraft.io.

This event is being organised in conjunction with the DDD Brisbane conference, a developer event organised by the developer community for the developer community.

What you'll need to bring:

  • A laptop for each participant
  • A Minecraft account (get a card from JB HiFi, Coles, or 7/11)
  • The Minecraft client installed (connect to magikcraft.io before you come to download all the components)


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Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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