Kids are our future, why not give them that spark that will set them on a journey that only “hacking” can inspire?
“Hacking” is the word our community chooses to use to describe creative, fun and innovative ways of exploring problem solving.
HacKid is a new kind of conference focused on providing an interactive, hands-on experience for the entire family— kids aged 5-17 & their parents — in order to raise awareness, excitement and understanding of technology, gaming, mathematics, safety, privacy, networking, security and engineering and their impact on society and culture. We focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) enablement.
We enjoy a fantastic mix of racial, gender and cultural diversity that reflects our community of amazing kids and we love raising the next generation of “Hackers.” By the way, “Hacking” is the word our community chooses to use to describe creative, fun and innovative ways of exploring problem solving.
The idea for the conference revolves around providing an interactive, hands-on experience for kids and their parents which includes things like:
- Staying Safe Online
- Dealing with CyberBullies
- Online gaming safety
- Building Medieval Trebuchets
- Interactive robot building
- How the Internet works
- Food Hacking
- Computerized Lego Derby racing
- Manipulating hardware and software for fun
- Low-impact martial arts/self-defense & anti-bullying techniques
- 3D Printing
- Learning to program in Scratch & Python
- …and much more!
The format of our conference is really interesting. Unlike a traditional conference where a call for papers is issued, or a completely unstructured “un-conference,” we mix advisory board recommendations with a crowd-sourced concept based on interesting submissions.
Volunteer at HacKid 2014
Volunteers help every conference to be successful. This is the same for HacKid 2014. Please help if you can: http://www.hackid.org/content/volunteer/