You can now learn programming with Minecraft

You may have heard of Code.org, a website that aims to encourage people to get into computer science (specifically, programming). There's a ton of programming challenges themed around popular brands. For example, they recently created a section themed around Star Wars. It's actually fun if you want to learn a little bit about programming.

Today, Microsoft announced a Minecraft-themed campaign on Code.org. The Minecraft campaign has 14 challenges, as well as a 'Free Play' where you can try out anything you learned in the tutorials. Here's a video about the Minecraft 'Hour of Code' featuring Minecraft's lead developer Jens Bergensten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jADN4Y7Pg

And just in case you thought Microsoft wasn't cool enough, they will also be hosting thousands of 'Hour of Code' events in the near future at Microsoft stores, schools, and more. If you're up for the challenge, click the source link below to get started.

Source: Code.org

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carpet111
November 16, 2015 at 9:44 AM delete

finally someone who doesn't call programming coding! does this bother anyone else?

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RedstoneMiner
November 16, 2015 at 9:56 PM delete

Well it doesn't bother me that much but I've always wondered why everybody calls it coding, programming is a more professional term just in my opinion.

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carpet111
November 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM delete

I feel like coding is supposed to make programming sound cooler

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RedstoneMiner
November 20, 2015 at 11:41 PM delete

It does sound cooler now that I think of it

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