When newly minted OS proponents Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mojang – the company behind Minecraft – and by extension, the world’s third largest gaming fan base – for $2.5 billion back in September, there was widespread concern that the .Net behemoth would take swift action to eliminate purge the Java from the sandbox. Fortunately […]

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The Internet of Things (IoT) with all its sensors produces already lots of data. These Big Data have to be collected, analyzed and represented. But instead of presenting them as the already known line and bar charts, I’ll show them on a Raspberry Pi in Minecraft. In my presentation I’ll demonstrate how the simple Minecraft […]

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In this interview, Red Hatter and Devoxx4Kids Founder and Chairman Arun Gupta talks about the work the organisation does in fostering computational thinking and widening access to coding for kids around the world. We also speak about Arun’s fundraising mission to climb to Mount Everest base camp later this year. With the future economy set […]

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In this interview, Red Hatter and Devoxx4Kids USA Founder and Chairman Arun Gupta talks about the work the organisation does in fostering computational thinking and widening access to coding for kids around the world. We also speak about Arun’s fundraising mission to climb to Mount Everest base camp later this year. With the future economy […]

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Devoxx4Kids is a worldwide initiative that introduces programming, robotics, and engineering to kids at an early age. This is achieved by organizing events where children can develop computer games, program robots and also have an introduction to electronics. This session will share how Devoxx4Kids is engaging kids at an early age and teaching them computing […]

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You’d have thought that Oracle would have learnt to leave well alone when it comes to packing Ask.com toolbars into Java downloads, considering the furore that erupted when the issue first came to light on Windows. Annoyingly, for those who thought they were safe on Mac, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Users who rushed […]

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This presentation will cover how to control WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile from within the Minecraft computer game and covers the challenges with modifying a game to act as a UI and other technical areas around why I wanted to do it, and how it can be beneficial (beyond it being quite fun!) The talk […]

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JBoss Developer Outreach Director and founder of the Devoxx4Kids US chapter  Arun Gupta on teaching younglings to code by stealth, MineCraft modding, and creating the future.

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Can the concepts of Git, Maven, Java, NetBeans, modularity, etc overwhelm a 10-year old ? Apparently not! Minecraft is a multi-player game about building and placing blocks in a three-dimensional environment. The game was originally built in Java but has been ported to other platforms. The game allows modifications (known as “mods”) that can change […]

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Yeah, they probably realise it’s not written in .Net This September, Microsoft announced the acquisition of  Mojang – the company behind Minecraft – and by proxy, the world’s third largest gaming fan base – for $2.5 billion. That’s roughly half the total worth of Star Wars, and more to the point  a ridiculous amount of […]

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