Hacking Minecraft!

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B304


Minecraft is an incredibly popular game with developers. I'll give a brief tour of opportunities to practice your craft in the Minecraft world and walkthrough some tutorials using popular open source projects.


Minecraft provides a fantastic opportunity for developers to play with code. This is a tour of the options available for hacking on Minecraft and a small series of tutorials on some popular projects. It will enable you to build and enhance your brick empire with code and rekindle your passion for pixelated critters.

Languages we’ll cover include Java, Ruby and LUA. No practical experience in any of these languages is necessary to derive value from this talk, though general programming experience will be helpful.


Ruby, intermediate, lua, java, minecraft

Speaking experience

I've spoken several times at assorted Ruby conferences (http://confreaks.tv/presenters/jonan-scheffler) and recently MC'd Ruby on Ales.