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Monday, July 25, 2022

Hak4Kidz 2022 Chicago Event Will Be In-person!


We are thrilled to announce that Hak4Kidz Chicago events are returning to meeting in-person!

Scheduled on Saturday, September 17, 2022 in the Old Post Office located at 433 W. Van Buren St.

Even though we had fun teaching Tyros virtual over Webex with Cisco's Cyber Defense Clinic platform, based upon CDC guidance on gatherings, many locations have changed their in-person gathering policies enabling events to proceed.

We are also excited to announce this year's youth keynote presenter is a high school freshmen, while in middle school, Kendrick Lee earned the CompTIA A+ certification! Kendrick will share his adventure of earning a certification that launches many adult's careers into IT. Very inspiring!

When asked about his experience studying for the exam, Kendrick responded, "The CompTIA A+ is brutal, for anyone. But with the right motivation and passion, you’ll prevail."

This year's badge is a Do-It-Yourself soldering badge project that's designed to get us restarting our passion to build.

Activities this year will include:

  • The ultimate Hak4Kidz themed hacker escape room!
  • The wildly popular lock picking roadshow... Fox Pick!! 
  • Hardware Hacking Station
  • Crash-bots
  • Vintage Computing
  • jrCTF - Bring a laptop.
  • Snap Circuits
  • SpyMath
  • Technology Destruction Village

For more detailed descriptions and to stay up to date with activity changes, visit our Activities page.

Workshops this year will include:

  • Byte Size HackerBox 0003 Walk-through
  • Intermediate Soldering ( 2 sessions )
  • Building the Game of Life with Python
  • Cyber Defense Clinic

We are trying something new this year, workshops are add-ons in Eventbrite. Please remember to select a couple workshops with registration.

Share this event flyer with friends, family, frienemies, and total strangers over email and social media using this year's flyer.

Hak4Kidz is planning to return to our traditional early June schedule in 2023.

Register today for our 7th annual event!

Stay safe everyone! Question truth, and be better.

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