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Hack the Future 17 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

Hack the Future

Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Hack the Future 17 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Ticket to Hack! (with Donation) Ended $25.00 $2.37
Ticket to Hack! (Donate on Site) Ended Free $0.00

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NOTE: Available slots are very limited. We cannot allow in participants who are not signed up. If you sign up and find you cannot attend, please change your ticket order to allow in someone from the waiting list.


What is Hack the Future?

Hack the Future is an all-day party / hackathon to show you what it's like to be a hacker and see if it's for you. We won't tell you what to do. You'll be free to work on whatever you want. We'll try to keep you from getting stuck, and we'll give you a place to start (if you want one). This is a unique opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art software, hardware design, and engineering from mentors working for Bay Area startups as well as big companies like Google, Nvidia, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft.


What can I do at Hack the Future?

You might learn how to:

  • Make your own video games
  • Learn to solder electronics
  • Create a webpage
  • Make mods for existing games like Minecraft
  • Create things using a 3D printer
  • Design and present a new product
  • And a ton more

Along with all the fun, lunch will be provided!


What hackers need to do:

  1. Bring a laptop. 
  2. Visit our website and install the recommended programs.
  3. Bring laptop's administrator password to install programs.
  4. Ask questions!  Try new things, and have fun!


What parents need to do:

  1. Ensure that your child has the Administrator Password for their laptop.
  2. Check hackers in at the event at 10:00am, along with these items:
  1. Tickets are required due to limited capacity.
  2. Come back at 3:45pm to see the Lightning Talks (voluntary presentations on what hackers have been working on).

Additional Notes to Parents

1. Help us create an environment of independent exploration

Parents are highly encouraged to drop participants off and let them explore independently, although you're welcome to check in on them if needed. Come back and check out your hackers at 5 pm; we'll need to clean up, and our volunteer mentors have to stay with your child until he or she is picked up. 

2. Sign out after you leave with your hacker

Parents please remember to sign your child out of the event! Any names which we do not have parent signatures for check-out are given a follow up by HTF volunteers to verify that your child has been picked up, so please do our volunteers a favor and save them an unnecessary call.

3. Only get a ticket for the hacker

Parents, please don't reserve a ticket for yourself.


We Need Your Help to Keep HTF Running

All the proceeds from tickets go directly into our programs, and it tends to be just about exactly enough to cover the cost of the event. If you'd like to support Hack the Future, please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a monthly supporter. Visit our Rally Page for more information.


Keep Hacking with Us!

To learn more or sign up for our mailing lists, find out about more Hack the Future events, or see pictures from previous events, visit or Like us on Facebook and Twitter!

Have questions about Hack the Future 17 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation? Contact Hack the Future

When & Where

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Hack the Future

We're a group of programmers, technologists, hackers and fans of spreading technical knowlege to tomorrow's hackers.

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