This event is a virtual workshop welcome to students of any age. Register via Zoom to sign up.
Have you ever seen a complicated Redstone contraption and wondered how it works? How is it possible to build complex machines from such rudimentary components? Discover the simple rules that govern digital computing, including smartphones, supercomputers, and yes, even Minecraft.
Have Minecraft installed on your computer. Any version is fine. You can download a free demo here.
Be familiar with the controls, including how to build things in creative mode. You don’t need to be MLG, but we will assume participants know how to navigate the menus, place blocks, etc.
About the Presenter
Richard Preston is a Group Lead in the Network Analytics department at The MITRE Corporation. He graduated Tufts University in 2019 with an MS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Computer Engineering. Since then, Richard has worked on R&D projects spanning a wide variety of technology areas, including network security, machine learning, cloud & edge computing, IT automation, software engineering, and quantum computing. Currently, he leads a research effort aimed at helping software engineers apply quantum algorithms to real-world problems. He also chairs MITRE’s STEM Council, an employee group that focuses on STEM education and outreach.