Have you ever used an app or played a game and thought to yourself, how awesome would it be if you could create a piece of software or video game that thousands or millions of people around the world use and love? That’s the kind of inspiration that Microsoft wants to foster, which is why they have announced that the Xbox Academy is coming back.

Basically this initiative will see Microsoft launch coding workshops that will be held at its flagship stores in New York and Sydney. Attendees will be taught some coding skills that they can use for the Xbox or for the PC, where the idea is that hopefully this will give them the start they need to embark on a new career or the start of a new hobby.

According to Microsoft, “You will be able to save the games you create at the flagship Microsoft Stores onto a complimentary USB flash drive, then continue to work on them in between classes and after the session has concluded. The program will feature three unique courses, each covering a different aspect of the game development process to inspire new ways to build, create, play and transform ideas.”

For those who are interested in attending, the first workshop will be held at the Microsoft flagship store in New York on the 20th of August, and the Sydney workshop will be held on the 25th of September. More details on the workshops and how to register can be found on Microsoft’s website (New York / Sydney).

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