[hackerspaces] Kids and Hackerspaces

Blackhold blackholdmailer at gmail.com
Mon May 11 23:41:33 CEST 2009

I would like to explain my experience on child on a hackerspaces.

last summer we do summer camp garrotxa (in north spain) [1] and came
three 9 years old childs that were interested what we do there, they
first thought that could find new computer games to play, but darkwave
showed to these childs to program using java, the childs understood
the code and started to program a java game, using a cell phone as the

in summercamp apeared a new hacklab, nembé[2], and one of our possible
projects is teaching programming to 8-9 and over years old children.

we thought to use squeak[3], in next edition of summercamp one talk of
our conference will be refered to that.

[1] http://www.hacklabs.org/summercamp
[2] http://nembe.hacklabs.org
[3] http://www.olpcnews.com/software/applications/learning_squeak_scratch.html


On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Christopher J. Pilkington <cjp at 0x1.net> wrote:
> Oh, to clarify, my views are likely VERY US centric, and yes I have
> kids.  I would have no idea how things like this would go down
> elsewhere, I think the US is probably unique in having personal injury
> attorneys hiding around every corner.
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