Open Minecraft Lab — April 27, 2013 (Afternoon)

Our morning session on April 27 filled up quickly, so we’ve arranged for this second session, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please note that this afternoon session is a nut free event to accommodate the needs of some participants.

About the Lab

An informal opportunity to come and play Minecraft, the popular world-building game, with other people.

The emphasis will be on sharing what we know, on learning new tips and techniques: so please come with questions and answers, and your curiousity.

Who can attend?

You can be an absolute beginner, or a longtime player: we want to create an space for players of all skill levels to teach each other.

There is no age limit; people under 18 are asked to obtain permission from parent or guardian to attend, and parents are welcome to attend too, either to play or just to learn and help.

The lab is limited to 40 attendees, and you must register a spot in advance if you want to attend (parents or guardians accompanying player do not need to register).

If you registered for the April 20 lab, please let others register for this workshop as that lab filled up quickly and we know there are others who would like a chance.

Where is it?

The lab will be held in the Modern Language Lab at Robertson Library, University of PEI.

There is free parking on the UPEI campus, and the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market is just across the street and is a good place to stop for breakfast before or lunch after.

The lab is equipped with thirty 20” iMacs and 20 PCs. We’ll be running our own Minecraft servers in the lab so that players can play together; we’ll have both a “survival” and “creative” mode server running.

How much does it cost?

The workshop is free.

You do NOT need to have a Minecraft account (but you can use your Minecraft account if you have one).

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring a computer: we have enough Macs and PCs so that everyone can use their own.

Question from Parents?

Minecraft is being used by educators to teach everything from technology to engineering to math to architecture. The MinecraftEdu website is a good clearinghouse for information about the use of Minecraft in schools.

This lab is being organized by Peter Rukavina, Hacker in Residence, University of PEI. You can phone me at (902) 892-2556 or email prukavina@upei.ca is you have any questions or concerns.