In the past few years hackerspaces came to the world to create a creative and hacky environment for the people but we need something for the younger ones. Let’s call them mini-hackers, junior-nerds, the techchilds or the coding-kids.
Most kids aren’t exposed to interesting hacking stuff at their schools and the situation is pretty much the same here in The Netherlands – the main subject is always general studies. These junior-nerds and techchilds don’t fit in to this square hole and belong in a ‘hacky classroom’ – one which teaches real tech subjects. With this in mind, we decided to start something new for kids like these – we call it HITC – Hack in The Class.