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Expert Cyberhacker Walter O'Brien Is Celebrity Judge At BritWeek's Code For Kids Hack-a-thon

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter O'Brien, the inspiration behind the CBS hit show </Scorpion>, was the celebrity judge for BritWeek: Code for Kids Hack-a-thon in Los Angeles, California. Code for Kids is part of BritWeek Los Angeles, which ran from April 19 through May 3. The Code for Kids Hack-a-thon concluded a dynamic day of coding for 120 underprivileged children. 2015 was the first year BritWeek Los Angeles included the Code for Kids event.

"Every year, BritWeek's program changes and evolves," said BritWeek Founder Nigel Lythgoe, "but this year it is by far one of the most exciting with something for everyone. Come and join us and have a very British BRITWEEK."

O'Brien also appeared at BritWeek's Launch Party red-carpet event. O'Brien and other celebrities were asked what makes the U.S. and U.K. relationship so special. O'Brien said "there's great value in the creativity, innovation, and no-holds barred film budgets and special effects in the U.S."

A long-time supporter and activist of children's computer literacy, O'Brien appeared alongside Titanic and Fantastic Four actor Ioan Gruffudd at the Code for Kids Hack-a-thon.

Of the event, O'Brien said, "This year's BritWeek: Code for Kids Hack-a-thon ignited children's limitless curiosity. We're here to help them on their journey to discover code."

A multi-city event, the upcoming BritWeek, BritWeek Orlando, will take place between November 8 and 14.


Walter O'Brien is the CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, CEO of Scorpion Studios, the founder of, and the Executive Producer of </Scorpion>, the hit CBS-TV drama with over 26 million television viewers that is inspired by O'Brien's life. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has certified Walter O'Brien as being a person of national interest to the United States and granted him an Extraordinary Ability EB 1-1 Visa. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, plus Navy and Air Force systems to employ his artificial intelligence systems to protect American military personnel. In addition, he has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies including the world's largest mutual fund, Fujitsu, Trados, Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies, and Critical Path. O'Brien currently serves as chairman or board member for, Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, and Lawloop.

O'Brien regularly donates his time and talent to helping charities and the community in general to encourage new generations to celebrate intelligence.