Microsoft teams up with Warner Bros., LeBron James and Bugs Bunny to empower a new generation of developers
are partnering together to create new education opportunities themed around the upcoming animated/live-action movie, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” In this film, basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny. When James and his young son Dom – who dreams of being a video game developer – are trapped in a digital space by a rogue AI, James must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the AI’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.
Ahead of the film’s highly anticipated release in 2021, we are inviting fans to help us create an arcade-style Xbox video game inspired by the movie.
Learn to code with a new series of Microsoft Store workshops featuring ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
To help coders of all ages jump-start their creativity, Microsoft Stores are hosting free “Space Jam: A New Legacy”-themed virtual workshops on video game creation. Via a 90-minute Microsoft Teams Live lesson, students will make a playable prototype of a video game using our simple-to-navigate experience on our MakeCode Arcade platform, while learning about the professional skills and Steam careers that are involved in game design including coding concepts, programming tools and the importance of building skills around problem solving, creativity and perseverance.
The cast of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” realizes how critical it is for aspiring coders and technologists to be inspired by the promise of technology.
Develop the job skills of tomorrow on Microsoft Learn inspired by the Tune Squad
We also built two new lessons for Microsoft Learn, themed to “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” Microsoft Learn is a free online technical training platform to teach data science and coding using popular, easy-to-get-started tools like Visual Studio Code, GitHub and Azure. Through the Microsoft Learn catalog of more than 1,000 videos, labs, articles and curated content, learners can explore their passions and pursue certification opportunities for popular job roles in data science and cloud development.
Inspiring upskilling professionals and the next-generation of learners alike
We’re inspired by “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and LeBron James’s commitment to I Promise School. With compelling new learning opportunities, we believe we can also inspire others to discover data science and coding much in the way many of us were inspired through gaming.
Dec 15, 2020 at 10:18