The 1st annual DefCon Kids, a hacker conference for kids aged 8-16, takes place August 6-7 at Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is part of DefCon 19, the largest hacker gathering in the world.
DEFCON Kids will have two rooms focused on content for beginner hackers age 8-16. There will be a classroom for kids to participate in demos and workshops, such as learning how to open Master locks, Google Hacking, making Electronics, Social Engineering, coding in Scratch and Communicating in Code. There will be a workroom for kids to participate in hacking activities anytime throughout the two days, including a Codebreaking Museum, a Makerbot and the Hardware Hacking Station. The rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will also be contests just for kids, including social engineering and lockpicking. DEFCON Kids is not daycare; kids are their parents’ responsibility. DEFCON Kids premiere partners include AllClear ID and HacKids.