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Science, machinery, and the next generation of computer programmers coming to The Tech Museum of Innovation

At Hack the Future, developing technology means challenging the status quo
Press Release Date 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SAN JOSE, CA – At the age of 26 Steve Wozniak invented the first Apple computer. At 19 Mark Zuckerberg created the world’s largest social networking site. And at 15 years old, Nick D’Aloisio launched the $30 million news app, Summly.
Successful computer programmers are getting younger and younger and are developing some of the most advanced and ground-breaking technology to date. On Saturday, August 24, The Tech will recognize this revolution by hosting a Hack the Future event to inspire young innovators and to cultivate the growing interest in computer science and technology.  More than 80 youths, ages 10 to 19, will attend this hands-on, interactive workshop to craft their own projects and collaborate with a team of highly trained mentors.
Hack the Future is an amazing opportunity for both beginners and computer geeks to learn from experts and develop real-world programming skills. From making digital games to using 3D printers, these youths will gain valuable experience in creating software and in operating the latest technology.
WHO: Youth grades 5-12 led by a team of computer science mentors
WHAT: Hack the Future 9, a self-directed programming event
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA
Roqua Montez
Director of Public Relations
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.