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Final preparations for our Summer 2019 camps at The Hockaday School are in full swing!

It's not too late to register for camps! When you register with Hockaday, you simply register for a grade range and date range. We have 6 levels of curriculum available to every camper during every camp and tailor their experience accordingly. 
 
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New server version: 1.13.2


We updated our creative server to 1.13.2! Check out the updated instructions for connecting here and hit reply if you need to be whitelisted.

We wade through the Minecraft ecosystem so you don't have to!


Skip this section if you're not interested in Minecraft modding. :)

The modding ecosystem has splintered in the last year or so, with Microsoft/Mojang making a lot of changes in the last couple of years that broke the dominant mod loader API (Forge), and I suspect that combined with the open source project changing hands (I'm speculating that it has, as most open source projects do over time) has left it quite a few Minecraft versions behind. An alternative, Rift, was developed last year. It has a more elegant API, the ability to build with Gradle, and an "MDK" (which I assume stands for Modding Development Kit--it's just a sample mod, but very helpful nonetheless). But the Rift team is merging with the Fabric team, and Fabric is still in an "early development stage", so we're going with Rift for this summer at least, knowing we'll have to rewrite the material again for next summer.

Links of interest


Turing Tumble is a marble-powered computer.

Reclaiming Digital Futures is a toolkit of resources "that relay knowledge and best practices in achieving real success in youth-centered digital learning."

GameStop, Envy Gaming Collaborate to Boost Esports Profile. "Envy Gaming, owner of Team Envy and Dallas Fuel, is partnering with GameStop to launch a series of gaming clinics for amateur gamers."

Google's Digital Safety Resources for Families.

Curious about the recent Minecraft updates? Check out this video:
A neural network racing cars around a track:
This kind of thing gets me really excited about the accessibility of machine learning and AI (and makes me want to create new Minecraft U curriculum on these subjects).
Finally, the only way I'll ever solve a Rubik's Cube:
Until next time... 🚀
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