Building a Better World with Code

with Lydia Winters and Cory Scheviak

Date and time
December 08, 2022 10:00 AM PT
Suggested audience
Librarian, Parent & Family, Elementary School (ages 5-10), Middle School (ages 11-13)

About this event

Meet Lydia Winters and Cory Scheviak, who spend their days at Mojang Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, working on Minecraft. They’re both passionate about using the power of play to build a better world and the creativity of code to design features for the bestselling game of all time. Lydia and Cory each have an amazing story about how they got to Mojang and why coding can change the world.

Before the Event — Minecraft: Education Edition

Engage your students and young learners with topics from this Discovery Library collection curated by our partners at Minecraft.



About the Speakers


Lydia Winters is Mojang Studios' Chief Storyteller. She speaks about the impact of Minecraft around the world and hosts Minecraft Live. More than 11 years ago, she joined the team as the seventh employee, the first woman, and the first ex-pat—she's still excited every day to work with the game.


At Mojang Studios, Cory Scheviak works as a gameplay developer, designing and coding features for Minecraft, a game he’s played since 2010. He’s passionate about sustainability and the environment and assists with related initiatives with the studio’s Social Impact team. Cory moved from the US to Sweden in 2018 to work at Mojang Studios and has never looked back.

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