Total number of attendees: 150 + | Languages: EN, FR, DE
Event format shift: first fair-type Hack4Kids event organized at the PwC Saint-Nicholas Day
In the framework of the internal Saint Nicholas Day at PwC on Saturday 9th December 2017, SECURITYMADEIN.LU held a Hack4Kids event. This was the first time that Hack4Kids took place within a fair, where children and teenagers could freely attend the workshops they were interested in. For the occasion, the three following activities were organized and supervised by Matthieu Farcot, Joanna Gizewska and Emilie Muller:
Network game: A classic workshop of Hack4Kids, modified in order to suit the H4K PwC format. This playful and dynamic game, which was done with real well-worn IT material, introduced children with basis in network engineering who could act like several connected equipment. Children acted as connected objects, had to physically plug themselves in the network using classical networking hardware, got introduced to the basics of IP and Internet networking, and packet transfer. Workshop then focused on security and especially on the need for encryption (illustrating the limits of HTTP versus HTTPS). Game was modified in order to interrest and satisfy children aged 6 to 9.
Human Robotron: This unplugged activity introduced children to programming. Children had to use basic commands but also code optimization logic in order to program each other in solving a maze. Maze was original and specially created for this event.
Rolling drone race: this activity initiated children to drone handling either through direct control or the use of a programing language and realize an obstacle course challenge.
Many children and teenagers came to test the different workshops during the day and showed a great interest in the activities.