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Vote for LA Makerspace to Teach Kids How to Code in Minecraft!

Posted by Tara Tiger Brown (Creator)

Dear LA Makerspace Community,

Since we started the LA Makerspace together, coding workshops has been something that the community has asked for and we have provided. From Scratch to Python to Arduino, we know that coding is something that we need to provide because it's not being taught in enough LA schools. And kids want to learn how to code!

Over the past year we have been teaching kids at LA Public Library branches how to code inside of Minecraft - one of the most popular games on the planet with 100 million users - using the Computercraft plugin. Kids program robotic turtles to dig, mine, dance and even make animated gifs.

It's a great way to learn how to code, engage in different aspects of Minecraft and many kids move on to program their own Minecraft mods. And half the kids learning to code are girls which I know is a very important topic for many of us. 

We want to teach more kids how to code in Minecraft and close the gap between the kids that can afford to go to expensive Minecraft coding camps and those that can't. So we have a proposal in for the LA2050 challenge to make LA the best place to learn for 1000 underserved kids in Los Angeles. We know how to make learning fun, we have the support of our community, we just need to prove it with your vote.

We have teamed up with Connected Camps to design open and free curriculum and hire Minecraft Coding Counselors to teach kids how to code in-person in Los Angeles and online. So even if you aren't in LA, you'll benefit from our work.

The voting ends tomorrow, so I'm asking you to vote today. Right now would be fantastic.

http://tiny.cc/LAM2050

Click on the link, and give LA Makerspace and the kids of Los Angeles your show of support. And please ask your friends to vote too.

BTW! We are giving away two 1:1 Minecraft Coding workshops. Learn more here.

Thank you!

<3 Tara

http://tiny.cc/LAM2050

Vote for LA Makerspace to make LA the best place to learn
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    1. Missing avatar

      Ken Y on

      Yay!! Looks like we made it to 10th -- which is as far as we need to be to qualify for the fist group!!!

      According to the rules one prize is awarded by the jury to a program in the top 10, and another from among all entries.