Venue : Sandweiler, Centre Culturel
Total number of children : 100 +
The forth Hack4Kids edition took place on Saturday 13th June 2015 at the cultural center of Sandweiler.
The event’s topic was the Mother’s day and gathered around hundred children aged from 7 to 12 years old. This Hack4Kids was mainly made of four workshops developed in partnership with education professionals and IT security experts (CIRCL, Code Club Luxembourg, CNPD, POST, LTETT):
- Design of 3D models: introduction to “Sketch-Up” software (LTETT).
- Organization of a game dealing with data filtration realized by the POST.
- Organization of workshop dealing with personal data (CNPD).
- Coding with Scratch : animation of characters and creation of a dialogue (Code Club).
In the meantime, children also discovered other playful activities such as light-painting, a photography shooting technique, or makey-makey, an activity presented by BEE SECURE which makes children playing the piano with bananas… During the break, a “human programming challenge” (a kind of flashmob) was organized and children danced on a pseudo-code in order to understand the way a computer works. At the end of the event, the organizers gifted kids with a special Mother’s day present.
“During a whole afternoon, children discovered how to use technologies which are part of their everyday lives. Hack4kids helps children understand how technologies work through playful workshops adapted to their levels”, explains Matthieu Farcot from SECURITYMADEIN.LU.