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Tech, hacking event to be held for kids in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A technology and hacking event is being held in Milwaukee on Saturday for kids.

Hak4Kidz is an event aimed at exposing children and teenagers to the technology and engineering fields.

One of the co-founders of the event says there will be a work shortage in information systems security in the coming years and he wants to teach kids more about the field.

“I think it’s really important especially for youths to kind of see some of these emerging technologies,” Co-founder David Schwartzberg said. “So when they start to think about, well what am I interested in? Do I want to get into computers? Do I want to do programming? Do I want to build hardware? Having that exposure kind of helps them make decisions.”

Those who sign up for the event will rotate through several different activities.

Hak4Kidz is open to anyone aged 7-17 and is being held at the Hilton Milwaukee from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More information and registration can be found on the Hak4Kidz website.

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