~# 2016 Hak4Kidz GRR Activities
Time to get your #H4K on with these educational activities:
- Workshops - Participate in a crypto party! Learn to solder a WeevilEye bug! (details below)
- jrCTF online - bring a laptop cause to earn the most points and prizes...find the flags!
- Locksport - a wildly popular activity! Introduction to ethical lock-picking for sport only
- Safe and Secure Online - An (ISC)² member's way to educate the most vulnerable members of society, our children
- Snap Circuits - Award winning electrical engineering toy
- SpyMath - learn how to decode secret or hidden messages in the CTF
- STEHM - An activity station devoted to STEHM learning - build a mouse trap racing car
- Technology Reverse Engineering - disassemble old electronics without getting "grounded". Last year this was also known as the Technology Destruction Village.
- Tiny Hardware - Low power computers for robotics, programming, Minecraft, and more!
Additional activities for Hak4Kidz are still being finalized, so please check back regularly.
~# 2016 Workshops
Workshops are a great way to explore a science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEHM) disciplines deeper than at an Activity Station.
We encourage each Tyro (novice learner) to take at least one workshop while at Hak4Kidz GRR. Workshops will take up a good part of their day so only plan to take one workshop.
Workshop registration requires complete Tyro registration for the general admission Hak4Kidz GRR event. An additional fee may apply for workshops with materials you take home.
~# Crypto Party!! *** REGISTRATION OPEN ***Workshop registration
What is a Crypto party?
As per the Crypto Party source, www.cryptoparty.in, "CryptoParties are open for everyone but especially for people without prior knowledge that didn't dare attend yet, for free, and most of all, fun.
CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web, and general security advice regarding computers and smartphones."
There have been rumors that there will be cake. So far, only rumors. But what's a party without cake?
~## Workshop Requirements
For this workshop a laptop is optional, but advisable. In addition to the activities we are providing, there are many online tools that quickly address complex computations, which are fun to explore.Workshop registration
~## About the Instructors
"I'm an Information Security professional. I have a master's degree from an institution of higher learning. I've had a lot of really cool jobs. I have a few certifications and I've attended a lot of really great trainings." Kimber says, "Infosec is so fetch!"
Kimber's background is in Information Security, Incident Response, Security Policy, and Penetration Testing. Affectionately known as Queen of Privilege Escalation, Kimber breaks things, fixes things, and gets root for fun and profit. Kimber is a member of the Infrastructure Engineering team at 18F, and a security architect at NASA. She is passionate about privacy, encryption, and building user-driven technology for the public.
"I'm a Computer Scientist with a background in cellular telephony doing R&D work for companies like Motorola, Nokia and Siemens. I have master's degrees from institutions of higher learning. In the past I’ve worked as a systems engineer, a software engineer, and an architect in a networking lab." Frank says.
These days Frank is part of the Detection & Response at the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. In his spare time Frank breaks things, fixes things, and writes code for fun. Frank is an organizer for @indybsides and @hackharder conferences. Joining the Hak4Kidz team during Chicago 2014, his goal is to shed some positive light on issues of encryption and communications privacy.
~# Introduction to Soldering Workshop
Only 7 spots available!! Registration ** ONLINE OR SIGN UP AT GRRCON ON THURSDAY **
Soldering is an old time hacking activity. When a bunch of makers and hackers are soldering together, it feels very much like a bunch of people knitting a quilt. Your bonding grows as the project progresses.
This year for Hak4Kidz GrrCON, we purchased a small number of quality hobbyist Hakko F888D digital soldering irons. We want to see how popular this activity / workshop is and if we receive a positive response, we will look into purchasing additional equipment, kits, parts, etc. for future events!
The SparkFun WeevilEye beginner soldering kit will be the project we will be working on. There will be an introduction to the equipment, safety, soldering techniques, error correction, and general fun. This project is scheduled to be completed within 2 hours.
~## Workshop Requirements
Please be at least 8 years old to participate. There are 2 kinds of soldering irons, the soldering iron that burns you and the soldering iron that is going to burn you. It's not fun getting burned so we will have burn gel and bandaids handy. Please make sure your Tyro is mature enough to wield this type of equipment.