Hackid

One of the more interesting trends is the way hacking culture is starting to trickle down from the technology cognoscenti to a far broader and equally receptive audience. Hackid is a great example of that. In its first year
ever, Hackid is a conference specifically targeted at kids aged 5 to
17. The show is the brainchild of Cisco cloud specialist Christopher Hoff, who says the idea occurred to him after he brought his own children to the Source Boston show, expecting them to be bored out of their minds, only to watch them have a great time.

One of the more interesting trends is the way hacking culture is starting to trickle down from the technology cognoscenti to a far broader and equally receptive audience. Hackid is a great example of that. In its first year
ever, Hackid is a conference specifically targeted at kids aged 5 to
17. The show is the brainchild of Cisco cloud specialist Christopher Hoff, who says the idea occurred to him after he brought his own children to the Source Boston show, expecting them to be bored out of their minds, only to watch them have a great time. Still, making a whole hacking con just for kids is another matter entirely. Hackid  V1 is
designed to create and promote an  “awareness and
understanding of technology, mathematics and engineering and the impact on
society and culture.” The con will include sessions on online safety,
podcasting, physical security (including martial arts), gaming, robot building,
and food hacking, among other things. Check it out in a city near you! 

http://www.hackid.org/

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