One of the most exciting additions to BSidesDE has been Spawncamp, where parents can bring their Spawn, and let those Hacklings learn about programming, hardware, and how to build, and break! This is the 2nd year for Spawncamp at BSidesDE, and we’ve got a great lineup of activities!
Just a note. We’ve actually sold out of seats for Spawncamp, as it’s just so darn popular! This doesn’t mean you can’t come, and it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t be included! If you want to bring your hackling, please remember to bring a laptop which either has linux installed, or can be booted off of USB, and bring a USB stick of at least 4 gigabytes. (Bring the hackling, too. I know, Details!)
Oh, and just a note. We want you to be involved in their journey of exploration and learning, and to do so, we mandate that you have to be with your child at all times. The hacklings will have classes and activities in:
Installing, Running, and Modifying Minecraft
Intro to Hardware assembly
Operating system installation and configuration (Linux based)
Snapcircuit discovery sessions
And we feed you breakfast and lunch!!!
We’ve bought many laptops and arranged with Wilmington University to bring in some monitors, mice, and keyboards for our Raspberry Pi users. We are bringing cases of laptops, overhead projectors, a typewriter, and other items for the kids to disassemble gleefully (Destruction Alley). We’ve also arranged for the CTF to do a little teaching session for some of the older or more interested kids, so they can start learning how to break networks and applications. (Job training can’t begin too early!!!)
Lockpick village is always a great distraction, as well, and it’s right next door, for parents and kids to enjoy!In other words, we’ve got plenty of activities, in a university setting, in a single room, so it’s easy to maintain contact with your hackling, and a very comfortable place to be. It’s going to be freaking AWESOME!!!
Oh, and just a note. We want you to be involved in their journey of exploration and learning, and to do so, we mandate that you have to be with your child at all times.
We hope to se you there!