Georgia Junior Hackers

When you think of the term “hacker”, do you think of a masked man in a black hoodie? Since the 1990s, ethical hacking has been a popular and viable career for many creatives and coders alike. If you love tablets, smartphones, gaming devices, and computers, this camp might just channel that passion into a digital career you didn’t even know existed. You’ll have a blast by creating technology instead of just using it! In this camp, you will learn the basics of hardware and software hacking from cryptography and security to basic electronics and Arduino projects. We will take a hit at several different hacking techniques and foundations while also looking in-depth at the history and appeal of ethical hacking as well as learning the foundations of Arduino, a powerful device perfect for digital projects.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Course Date Info:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Students will be using UGA’s eLearning Common and Collaborate Ultra for this course. Students will be e-mailed their access information one week before the program and will be able to log-in to their program each day at 8:45 a.m.


$179 + Circuit Playground Base Kit

This course is appropriate for both beginners and students with some previous coding experience. Students must have access to an Arduino for this camp. See the section below titled “What you need for camp” for further details.


Kylie AndersonKylie Anderson is a fourth year at UGA with a double major in Computer Science and Sculpture along with the sustainability certificate. She has been mentoring and leading robotics teams for four years. Her academic interests include agro robotics, kinetic sculpture, and machine learning. This is Kylie’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

For this camp you will need to purchase a Circuit Playground Base Kit; it can be purchased on Amazon, Adafruit, or several other places.

Before camp, you will also need to download the Arduino IDE here (not the web editor):

Students must have a computer or tablet that has Internet access and one of the following browsers installed: Google® Chrome™, Apple® Safari®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Microsoft® Edge. Please visit Brightspace Browser Support in the Community for further details about the Browser Support Lifecycle. Starting January 1, 2020, eLC will no longer be supported on Microsoft® Internet Explorer®.

Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.