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MineCraft gives you SKILLS - Family open day

  • Jun 15, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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MineCraft in the house and ready for the next steps? Why not come talk to us and other parents about how your kids could learn how to turn all that game time into skills with coding and teamwork in a social environment playing with other like minded young people and their peers as trained youth mentors.

What I need to know for this event:

1. We need a minimum of 10 trained volunteers for this event to help out, as volunteers its free for all your own kids.

Volunteers to date: Dorine, Kev, Derrick, Jane, Stefan, Luke, Max, David.... Not trained yet? Do our free webmaker train the trainer course on Saturday 31th May.  http://www.meetup.com/EPIK-UK/events/171698272/

2. There is a £12 charge for the day per little person (hardship fund available on request so please ask email [masked] for the form)

3. EPIK Coder hub membership holders gets to RSVP for free to all our events and get priority.

You can earn a Membership through volunteering by parents for the under 14's (you have Technical, PR, Legal, Accounting etc.... skills EPIK needs). Youths aged 14+ earn their own, we also donated a number of memberships as prize's at our Feb "Show and Tell"

You will need your own MineCraft account to take part:

https://minecraft.net

Days workshops:

Server Jam - kids can just come and enjoy playing on our minecraft server

Kids teaching kids - learn the Block it, Giotto'sexploding arrow and Chloe's diamond Chicken Minecraft JAVA modding

Kids teaching kids - learn some digital electronics with Arduino's based robot

Kitchen making Sushi and Smoothies for our lunch

BBQ (if a couple of people wants to volunteer to man it)

Badge making, to make own MineCraft badges or Selfies :)

Parents are welcome to bring thier own projects in to demonstrate 



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  • Dorine F.

    June 15, 2014

  • David

    Fantastic day, thank you so much for all the hard work to make it such an enjoyable day.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Milo W.

    Minecraft didn't load and no spare computers

    June 15, 2014

    • Dorine F.

      Lack of good laptops is an ongoing problem, the netbooks just were not up to the job today... they are old...

      June 15, 2014

    • Dorine F.

      Will have to work harder at getting us donated some better laptops that are better at running Minecraft :) anyone has some contacts I can go ask? ;)

      June 15, 2014

  • Lisa O.

    I'm really sorry, I'm not going to be able to make it - I'm having to work today after all. Have a great time.

    June 15, 2014

  • Matthew G.

    Just going to leave in. 10

    June 15, 2014

  • Dorine F.

    Lunch arrangements for everyone:
    200 free range chipolata sausages from our local farm :) on BBQ
    40 sweetcorn on the cob
    Salad and tomatoes
    60 Fresh baked rolls
    48 (4 packs) doughnut
    Water bottles/Squash/coffee/tea
    Sushi - Make your own workshop vegetarian & smoked salmon
    Lots of bananas and Milk for Milkshakes

    We also have 2 smoothy making machines, please bring some fruit if you want to make some.

    Anything missing :)? Please bring it along!

    4 · June 11, 2014

    • Dorine F.

      Yes please so 8 packs then ;)

      June 12, 2014

    • Bran F.

      Hi, will it be possible to grill the veggies away from the sausages, as we are veggie??!

      June 15, 2014

  • Rob C.

    Woo hoo! We're up & on the way! Hoping for sunshine sometime...

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Dorine F.

    I hope you all like sweet corn :) I raided, ASDA, Sainsbury and Lidl ;) we also have some lovely red long sweet peppers to grill on the BBQ a Lidl find! :)

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Rob C.

    Claiming a spot now, may have to change as coming from W London by train + bike. Can bring a laptop. Is it OK if we're a bit late?

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Dorine F.

    We are adding a badge making workshop, perfect fathers day gift for DADS! :) Bring along some picture or other flat decorations you might like in your badge!

    June 13, 2014

  • Andrew L.

    I can bring a netbook that will run Minecraft but rather sluggishly

    June 13, 2014

  • Matthew G.

    Can't wait. See everyone Sunday. Anything needed. Kids using my laptop.

    1 · June 11, 2014

    • Matthew G.

      might have to shoot early ,its nearly 2 hour drive for us

      June 13, 2014

  • Emma d.

    Is there any chance of borrowing two netbooks for sunday as the laptop is playing up so dont know if it going to work ok on sunday thank you

    June 11, 2014

  • Adam b.

    We'll bang goes my chance to have a Father's Day in bed, being waited whilst watching old films....

    Let's make it a great day!

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • David

    Are there 2 netbooks available for my children to use on the day? Thanks

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    Argh! Can't come along now, my wife was hoping to get help with her setting up a hub but its the school summer fair and being a governor she needs to be there. :-( Will have to rearrange for another date. On the plus side she now has confirmation that the school wants to go ahead with a Minecraft club (or two) starting fully in the Sept term with test runs through the next couple of months so we will need to get our act together. What swung it was the offline portable Minecraft server that I created. Its going to get a real work out very soon! Sorry. :-(

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • xenomorph2000

    New to group, here to meet minecrafters. Can't come in March as we live a loooong way away but will come to the June one and make a few days of it

    March 6, 2014

  • Shahzada

    What,s up at the moment?

    February 21, 2014

  • Shahzada

    Hi all,

    February 21, 2014

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