Event Details

Hak4Kidz Chicago 2016

Hands-on kids tech

From learning about building apps to making robots, there are a lot of activities packed into this event. Starting with:

Austin Valleskey, who is not your typical high school Junior.
At age 10 Austin was designing and developing stunning websites. By 15, Austin made an iPhone app called “Impossible Rush” that raced up the top charts and was downloaded more than 1,000,000 times within a few months.

Other scheduled activities:

  • Sumo-bots - Build a bot, test it, then send it into the arena. Prize for winner!

  • CTF - this is the Capture The Flag your parents know. Brought to you by ZenM0de and team

  • Raspberry Pi station - explore this low powered computing platform

  • Workshops (additional fees/registration)- Web Hacking Exposed, iOS app creation, and Learn to Build a Racing Quadcopter!

  • jrCTF - junior Capture The Flag contest for prizes based upon your participation

  • Locksport - wildly popular activity from Chicago TOOOL is back! Introduction to ethical lock-picking for sport only

  • Safe and Secure Online - An (ISC)² member's way to educate the most vulnerable members of society – children

  • Snap Circuits - Award winning engineering toy by Elenco

  • SpyMath - New Challenges! Learn how to hide secret messages using advanced mathematics such as cryptography and steganography

  • STEHM - An activity station devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering, Hacking and Math learning

  • WiFi Playground - Setup WiFi securely and learn to use WireShark to see insecure data

  • Technology Reverse Engineering - disassemble old electronics without getting "grounded". Now known as the Technology Destruction Village

For more detailed schedule info and to sign-up for workshops, visit: http://www.hak4kidz.com/activities.

  • Registration Closes:   June 5, 2016


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20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL  60606

Event Highlights

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  •  June 25, 2016
  •   8:30 am − 5:00 pm
  •  Grade 3 to 12
  •  43 for kids; $28 for adult chaperones for main activities; Additional fees for some workshops.
  •   Pre-registration Required
  •  Some activities/workshops require software setup prior to event and/or a higher grade-level math proficiency.