Kids Tinkering with Tech – Hack the Future 4 at Stanford This Saturday – Spots Still Open!

Kids Tinkering with Tech – Hack the Future 4 at Stanford This Saturday – Spots Still Open!

Hack the Future puts on hackathons just for kids in 5th to 12th grade. Did the word hackathon just zoom past your head? Hack meaning to code, tinker, program. -athon, same suffix as marathon, meaning its an all day event with plenty of time to create something awesome!

This weekend’s event at Stanford is the fourth event Hack the Future has put on just for kids in the Bay Area. The best part? No experience necessary! A student can come in with no prior exposure to programming, have a blast, and make a cool project.

There will be various stations with fun activities to choose from. No one tells the students where to go or how long to stay. They are able to gravitate towards what they are interested in, whether it be hacking the motion detecting Kinnect, creating multi-player games, learning design principles, tweaking javascript games, or one of the many others.

An army of mentors who work in technology, myself included, will be nearby to provide helpful tips and lend a hand when necessary. But the goal is to allow the students to teach themselves through tinkering on their own – it’s how all great hackers are made!

Learn more about Hack the Future and sign up for the event. But hurry, space is limited!

Posted by Brian Skinner / Posted on 17 Apr
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