Programmatic Interfaces to Minecraft (or how to look cool to your kid)

Minecraft’s popularity has resulted in an abundance of mods – however coding a mod in Java is not the only way to extend or interact with Minecraft. In this session we will interact with Minecraft through the Raspberry Jam interface and learn how to build structures in Python. Almost everything is available at the API level and it’s relatively easy to build complex structures that will amaze your children. We will also briefly cover using this as an intro to programming for your kids – they will realize the power of programming saves them time in building their worlds and maybe it will get them more interested in learning to code.

Rick Wargo

Rick Wargo is an innovative and cross-functional technology leader and architect with extensive experience in full lifecycle software development, data warehousing and analytics, business strategy, and process improvement in professional services, legal, and healthcare verticals. Rick played integral roles in developing, building, and delivering successful solution architectures in Microsoft and Open Source technologies leading up to 10x performance increases in execution and cost savings. He is currently serving as president of the Philadelphia Business Intelligence User Group. Rick is also an Alexa Champion. Find out more by visiting