HacKid 2014 - San Jose
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
Please go to the HacKid Website to see the agenda for this year's amazing HacKid Conference.
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
- …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.
If you have additional ideas for cool things to do, let us know on Twitter via @HacKidCon or email: email@example.com
When & Where
HacKid Industries, Inc.
We're a California non-profit (working on our Federal) that is made up entierly of volunteers to highlight STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) activities in our communities.