kid safety

Chris Hoff took his three young girls to Source Boston with him last week.

First, VERY COOL and it sounds like they had a good time.

Second, it started some thoughts in his head, some conversations with others and the creation of something that will be most excellent.

HacKid Conferences

From the website:

The idea really revolves around providing an interactive, hands-on experience for kids and their parents which includes things like:

  • Low-impact martial arts/self-defense training
  • Online safety (kids and parents!)
  • How to deal with CyberBullies
  • Gaming competitions
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Basic to advanced network/application security
  • Hacking hardware and software for fun
  • Build a netbook
  • Make a podcast/vodcast
  • Lockpicking
  • Interactive robot building (Lego Mindstorms?)
  • Organic snacks and lunches
  • Website design/introduction to blogging
  • Meet law enforcement
  • Meet *real* security researchers 😉

I think this is an awesome effort.

If you have ideas or are interested in helping out, you can contact the group via @HacKidCon on twitter or via email at


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