HACT Canberra is all about “engaging 10-17 year-olds with digital technologies and entrepreneurship through awesome events and a supportive community”. Their next event is on November 21-22 and it looks brilliant.
HACT is basically a hackathon for teens where they come up with ideas and try to bring them to life over the course of a weekend. ”
I just love this concept. What better way to engage kids in technology than to give them a chance to be creative, backed up by good tools and industry professionals.
Learn alongside friendly early-to-mid career mentors. Get started with digital technologies, use industry tools, and make new friends that are into the same thing. Already making your own projects? Come along, make a project of your own design over the weekend, and compete for prizes.
The cost is $99 which gets you the two-day event plus a t-shirt, drinks and a pizza lunch on the Sunday. There are four streams to choose between:
- Game Development using Virtual Reality and Simulation technology
- Robotics and Electronics
- 3D Art, Animation & 3D Printing
Really the only criticism I can level at it is that it isn’t in Sydney, and in spite of my efforts I haven’t been able to find out if the organisers have any plans to do a Sydney one.
Any 10-17 year-old within striking distance of Canberra should be going to HACT. Details are all here.