Wednesday

Workshop

17:40 - 18:40 (UTC+10)

Talk (60 min)

Coding for Kids

We all run on code. Life runs on code. Introduce your kids to the wonders of coding by joining 12-year-old Ari Hunt in Coding for Kids.

This is an introduction to coding using freely available tools your kids can start using right now in the browser. Ari will walk them through the basics, set them exercises and help them learn the same fundamental concepts that we all use in our professional development careers today.

This session is suitable for any kids who can use a browser and type, although parental assistance may be needed for younger children. The only prerequisites are a laptop and an appetite to slay ogres with code.

Ari Hunt

Ari Hunt has been coding since he could hold a mouse, using free online tools designed for kids which teach just the same concepts as us adults use in our professional careers. 12-year-old Ari has been sharing his knowledge with other kids on stage and in classrooms since 2019. One day, Ari hopes to work in the software industry and travel the world speaking at conferences.

Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt is an Australian security researcher and founder of the data breach notification service, Have I Been Pwned. Troy has a background in software development specialising in information security and is a regular conference speaker and trainer. He regularly appears in the media, works with government and law enforcement agencies and has appeared before US Congress as an expert witness testifying on the impact of data breaches. Troy is also a Microsoft Regional Director (an honorary title) and regularly blogs at troyhunt.com from his home on the Gold Coast.