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Cyberview encourages young programmers with Minecraft

AvantiKumar | Dec. 22, 2015
The Cyberview Minecraft Camp 2015 saw participants between the ages of 8 - 12 join the two-day camp held in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

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Photo - Cyberjaya Champions Programming with Minecraft.

 

Technology hub enabler Cyberview with its IT partner Terato Tech recently hosted an initiative to encourage young Malaysian programmers by using Minecraft as a programming platform.

Held early December, the Cyberview Minecraft Camp 2015 saw 28 participants between the ages of 8 - 12 join the two-day camp at the Pentagon Suite, Wisma Suria, Cyberjaya.

Cyberview managing director Faris Yahaya said: "We are keen to encourage the growth and development of a future generation of talents, with tools that will empower them in creating the next big thing in technology."

"Our collaboration with Terato Tech and Microsoft with their 'Hour of Code' initiative is in line with our goal to teach and seed interest in the digital technology among the younger generation," said Faris.

"We believe that this programme can help steer them to explore deeper into the field of programming and information technology, and in turn encourage them to bring to life their own creations, technology or applications," he said.

Minecraft is an online game that allows players from around the world to connect and interact with each other while mining and building the world block by block.

Participants of the camp were grouped together in teams, and worked alongside one another to dive into the world of Minecraft. Each group was given tools to create and play in the Minecraft world, while at the same time programming the world as they go along.

 

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