On the third day of Hack Belgium, do not be surprised to see a few youngsters moving around the place. Just like you, they will work on making Belgium’s future brighter.
Hack Belgium Kids is a special workshop created for kids aged 10 to 16.
With support of Gluon Education, Wild Code School and Hewlett Packard, Hack Belgium for Kids will blend fun and learning to kick off the weekend.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
We wanted to make sure that instead of staying home to look after your kids you could join us and bring them along 🙂
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, you’ll certainly have noticed that kids are far more engaged with preventing climate change than adults are. We’re very curious to see if they can also think further out of the box when it comes to solutions.
Well… it is a fun and free educational course given by professionals in an amazing environment that you get to share with your kid. That’s got to be pretty cool.
TRANSPORT IN BRUSSELS: A NIGHTMARE FOR YOU, GOOD FUN FOR YOUR KIDS!
The theme for the 2019 Hack Belgium Kids is Mobility in Brussels. It’s a topic we’re sure you are familiar with. Even if you don’t live in the capital, same words are pop up in your mind: nightmare, traffic jams, waste of time, frustration, etc. You also have a habit of doing things a certain way, a routine you’ve built throughout your life.
Kids don’t have this same experience. They can start from scratch. They can reinvent the system created by previous generations, streamline the reality.
And we’re providing them with the tools for it.
Paul and Sebastiano, innovation professionals from Gluon Education and Wild Code School, will teach kids how to use design thinking methodology, and how to code.
Using Arduino and a few other tools, they will find out how some technology can have a real impact on their daily lives. And with the help of laptops kindly lent by HP, the little hackers will be able to bring their ideas closer to reality.
ONE BUTTON TO PRESS, ONE PROBLEM TO SOLVE
By groups, kids will be able to choose collectively what action to take for improving the transports in Brussels. One button designed in the coding session will unlock dozens of opportunities for real-world applications.
At the end of the day, kids will pitch their ideas from main stage, alongside with the adult participants of Hack Belgium.
Saturday 30th March at Tour & Taxis (Hack Belgium)
9:00 – Welcoming kids and getting to know each other
10:00 – Introduction and first brainstorming
11:00 – Coding Session and Arduino
12:30 – Lunch Break
13:30 – Back to Class ! Assembly operations and testing
16:00 – Get ready to pitch in front of the Hack Belgium crowd!
17:00 – Joining the adults for celebrating
HOW TO SIGN UP YOUR KID
Did you know that the first programmer in history was a woman? Girls are welcome as much as boys are!
There are 25 places available for this edition of Hack Belgium for Kids. Register your kid now for free here.
HACK BELGIUM KIDS PARTNERS
Since its inception, Gluon has raised awareness of global challenges. A flourishing society builds on balanced interaction between humans, their technological achievements and their natural environment.
Gluon believe that interactions between researchers, artists, industrials, citizens and young people are vital in a common search for solutions to the challenges that affect this system. Therefore, Gluon developed a platform that maximizes collaborations and confrontations between these different stakeholders.
Gluon realizes its programme in collaboration with an increasing number of partners, leading to exhibitions, workshops, residencies for artists in companies and universities and a specific STARTS (Science, Technology & Arts) initiatives for youngsters between 14 and 18 years old.
Wild Code School
The Wild Code School is a new generation school network: Campuses in Bordeaux, Paris, Loupe, Lille, Lyon, Orleans, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Marseille, Biarritz, Nantes and Tours, and also new campuses in Europe (Brussels, Berlin, London, Madrid, Bucharest and Lisbon)
Our mission: to fill the gap in digital skills and initially train web or mobile developers who are directly operational in companies looking for new talent.
The students of the Wild Code School form a united community that relies on mutual help and mutual support.
HP, Inc / Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HP (Hewlett-Packard) is a multinational information technology (IT) company that sells hardware, software and related business services. Since 2015, HP have split into two separate entities ( HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise).
HP product lines include PCs and other computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, storage devices, networking products, software, printers, scanners, plotters and other imaging products. The company introduced handheld calculators, the first commercially distributed data processing system, LaserJet printers, and (jointly with Intel) the Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) architecture.
The company’s corporate culture is encapsulated in an approach known as the HP Way, a set of values designed to foster innovation, respect for individuals and value for customers.