Just what is a hacker, anyway? Can you define this elusive term in a way that clarifies while also intriguing the kids?
Our new contest designed to interest kids in engineering by coming up with entertaining, interesting, and intriguing definitions for confusing, obscure, or undefined terms is well underway.
While you were penning (er, four-finger typing more likely) some absolutely poetic definitions for "engineer," I had teachers sign up their classes to be some of our judges. At the beginning of May, I narrowed the definitions down to the best five and flipped them over to the kids for the final vote. Check out the top five and encourage any kids you know to vote!
I'm a bit worried that the next term for you to define may prove a bit controversial. With the surge of interest in maker events like Maker Faire and Burning Man, the meaning of the term "hacker" has (at least it seems to me) expanded and evolved in like manner.
So, how would you describe "hacker" to a group of kids?
Enter your definition for "Hacker" into the comments field, below.