Minecraft for Beginners
Join William for a beginners 2-day, 6-hour weekend course at the CTSC
Think Minecraft is just a video game? Think again! Create, explore and put your problem-solving skills to the test, with step by step instructions construct your own village complete with a thriving population, housing, machinery, food production and much more. Then use the Redstone feature to brighten up your experience. Many schools – even universities – are adopting the Minecraft platform to help with reading, writing, maths and science. There has never been a better time to develop your STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and maths) through coding and game design.
Dates: 14 & 15 May or 21 & 22 May
Time: 13:30 to 16:30 on both days
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road, Observatory
Price: CTSC Members – R450 per person ● Non-Members – R550 per person (Includes access to the CTSC and 6 hours of tuition)
Pre-booking is essential: Contact the CTSC on 021 300 3200 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org – Maximum of 10 people per course
William Colglazier is a young entrepreneur from America, who relocated to Cape Town in January 2014. He attends Reddam House School in Constantia and is in the 6th grade. At the 2014 Data Days Conference in Belgium, William won a Global Entrepreneurship award for his innovative mobile app, @me-on-the-move, which he co-developed with a friend. At the mere age of nine, William co-created this app, which connects people to what’s hot and happening in five cities across Africa, Europe and America. William’s app utilizes open data – data generated by, and available to the public sector – which is becoming popular and used for a number of purposes ranging from tourism to government accountability.