- Mind + Hand Makerspace Visit
Join us at this innovative new makerspace on the southwest side. Hang out, build a 3D printed item, watch the educational documentary Most Likely to Succeed, or use the free wi-fi and get some work done. It's a CPS no-school day so come on down!
- Games and Learning
Minecraft is a game, but it's not the only game in town. We'll meet at the new and innovative Bonus Round Game Cafe, where you can have your coffee and sandwiches while choosing from over 300 board games to try. We'll also chat about game-based learning and why it's one of the most powerful ways for kids to learn.
- Minefaire Schaumburg
Minefaire is coming to the Chicago area this fall. One of the largest and best Minecraft fan gatherings, this is 2 days to meet your favorite YouTube stars, see classes and mini-workshops about Minecraft, and just all-things Minecraft related. It's a can't miss event to kick off the fall!
- Figment Chicago
Summertime means get out from behind your screen/tablet/phone right? Figment Chicago is a cool one-day event featuring interactive art exhibits. This year they are relocating to Palmer Square park in Logan Square. Let's meet at this event, which runs from 11AM - 6PM on Saturday July 15. How does this relate to Minecraft, you say? Well, in my experience, a lot of what goes on in-game is inspired by things you see in the real world. There will be a lot of cool things at this event, and we can still chat about Minecraft without worrying about outlets, power cords, and laptops (though you can bring those if you like). More info about Figment here: https://www.facebook.com/events/224498154701458/
- June Gathering
Schools's out. Time to kickoff summer with our next Minecraft Meetup. No agenda for this one. Just bring your laptop and whatever you are working on in your Minecraft world. Share your latest build and discuss the latest game updates. Bring any questions you might have about the game. Newbies welcome! We'll be meeting at Second Shift, a coworking space in the Logan Square neighborhood. Beverages and light snacks will be offered.
- Chicago in Minecraft
For our March meetup, we'll be checking out the awesome new high-detail map (http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-chicago-minecraft-model-bsi-20170213-story.html#a-c28b21d8-46c0-474a-96a7-5f4cffaa71a1) of Chicago. Minecraft is great for projects involving architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. Come hear about ways you can use maps like the ones of downtown Chicago, and hear local experts talk about recent projects they have done using such maps.
- Minecraft Basics and Family Friendly Servers
We'll continue where we left off after our kickoff meeting. Come with your Minecraft questions. I'm hoping we can maybe have a guest speaker. I'm also encouraging kids to bring something they created in Minecraft to show and tell. One question that came up is regarding family-friendly servers for those who want to explore Multi-player options. We'll share a list of recommended sites to try.