In case you’ve missed the media blitz elsewhere (thanks, Mitch Cormier at CBC Island Morning, and all the retweeters), I’m hosting an “Open Minecraft Lab” at Robertson Library, University of PEI, on both April 20 and April 27, 2013.
(And they’re Minecraft labs, not camps. I’ve got nothing against camps, but we’re hackers, not canoeists!)
The roots of all of this can be found in conversations I’ve had over the last few years with my friend Morgan, a Minecraft early adopter and enthusiastic advocate. From the reaction to the announcement of the lab – 60 people signed up so far – there’s a latent interest in learning more about Minecraft, and I’m happy to be able to leverage the labs at UPEI to this end.
Special mention must go to the ever-helpful Jerrad Gilbert, who oversees the Mac and PC labs where we’ll be playing: Jerrad has been super-helpful in getting me the access I need to set everything up and deploying Minecraft to 50 machines, and helping me test the setup.
Robertson Library will be a busy place for the next two Saturday mornings!