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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Saturday, August 18 • 2:50pm - 3:25pm
Teaching Programming using Minecraft on OpenShift

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Computers used to be these "magical tinkering machines" when we were younger. Today, the challenge is to get children excited about learning programming by reducing the time to setup and get started right away in a gamified environment they already love - like Minecraft! We'll show you how with Kubernetes, OpenShift and Minecraft we can progressively do just - at first using our ScratchX extension to get started with graphical programming, and then with a push of a button go to a full development environment set up to start learning and teaching programming. We'll set up an Eclipse Che IDE with continuous builds of the modifications, and a Minecraft server with our OSGi extension that hot reload changes. All code used in the demo of this project is open source and available to anyone.

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Michael Vorburger.ch

Geek Father. Scratch teacher. Minecraft player. EPFL.ch alumnus. Apache.org/Fineract PMC. Ex eclipse.org. Speaks Esperanto but no Klingon, #muchwow Java, enough Go to be dangerous, ?hl=CH/DE/EN/FR/IT/ES. Currently at Google, formerly at Red Hat in OCTO on OpenDaylight.org.
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Erik Jan de Wit

Red Hat
Does stuff

Saturday August 18, 2018 2:50pm - 3:25pm EDT
Conference Auditorium Boston University, George Sherman Union Building