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Assemblies at 31C3: Map available

Please go and have a look in the wiki (or direct link to the .png). Please be aware that this is only a beta version. Keep an eye on the version numbers, we’ll be updating from time to time.

Also there are now the lists of clusters in the wiki available. Please contact us on c3-assemblies (at) lists.ccc.de if you have any serious problems with your group. Please don’t forget that we can not fulfil every single wish in total, and tried to give everyone in average the best possible experience and place.

Feel free to give us some less serious feedback after congress at the above mentioned address.

Brew-it-yourself mit den coffeenerds

(English text follows)

Liebe Kaffeeliebhaber,

im letzten Jahr fanden viele von euch den Weg zu unserer Assembly – den Coffeenerds! Bei uns konntet ihr euch euren einmaligen Kaffee selbst zubereiten!

Wir sind eine Gruppe von Nerds, die ihre Leidenschaft für guten Kaffee teilen und euch die Möglichkeit geben wollen, in den Genuß einzigartigen Kaffees zu kommen. Nach dem brew-it-yourself-Konzept sollen moeglichst viele unterschiedliche Zubereitunsmethoden wie Aeropress und V60 von euch ausprobiert werden.

Letztes Jahr habt ihr viel Kaffebohnen und Equipment gespendet, so dass jeder kostenlos genießen konnte. Vielen Dank dafür! Das soll auch dieses Jahr so sein. Wir werden zwar auch wieder eigenes Equipment mitbringen, hoffen aber trotzdem auf eure Spenden.
Also bringt euer Equipment oder eure Lieblingsbohne mit oder fragt euren Röster des Vertrauens!

Die Coffeenerds danken Euch im Voraus!

English text:

Dear Coffee lovers,

At the last congress a lot of you already found their way to our assembly of the Coffeenerds, where you could brew your own delicious coffee.

We are a group of nerds, that like to share our passion about good coffee and we want to offer as many visitors as possible the taste of unique coffees. Following our brew-it-yourself concept, a lot of brewing methods like Aeropress an V60 can be tried out.

Last year you already donated lots of coffee beans and brewing equipment, so everybody could try and drink for free. Thank you for that! We will bring our own equipment again, but still hope for donations.
So bring your equipment and your beloved beans or just ask your local roaster!

We thank you in advance,
the Coffeenerds

A Respectful Goodbye for your Beloved Old Hardware

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Do you also have that one piece of hardware,
that you just can’t say goodbye to?

You sadly can’t use it anymore
and it’s been collecting dust for a while,
but you don’t want to just bin it
because it still has some meaning to you?

Bring it to 31C3 for a majestic farewell ceremony!

Whilst mechanically destroying your hardware
you can indulge in memories
and share them with your friends
at 31C3.

Our facility can fit hardware
from the size of a microSD up to a desktop computer.

Things that might break in spectacular ways are especially welcome.

Please don’t leave behind
the remains of your valued hardware,
remember to bring a bag
suited to collect the remainders
so you can dispose of them respectfully.
We don’t have the capacity to take care
of the loved hardware
of all 31C3 visitors.

Chaospatinnen – taking you by the hand since 2013!

Es ist wieder soweit – der 31C3 steht vor der Tür, und nach den tollen Erfahrungen auf dem 30C3 wollen wir das Konzept der Chaospaten und Chaospatinnen fortführen: Wir wollen Euch – die ihr zum ersten Mal den Congress besucht – dabei unterstützen, einen guten Start in den Congress zu haben.

The time has arrived again – 31C3 is coming up. After the premiere of our “Chaospatinnen” concept worked out really well last year, we are happily looking forward to continue the model at the 31C3. Chaosmentors are getting ready to support new visitors through their first Congress experience.

english version below

Für Patenkinder:

Du interessierst Dich für Computer, Technik, Hacken und Netzpolitik? Du würdest gerne am 31C3 teilnehmen, weißt aber nicht genau, an wen Du Dich wenden kannst oder hast Dich bisher noch nicht so richtig getraut? Du denkst, Du bist eigentlich gar kein richtiger Hacker oder Programmiererin und hast Bedenken, ob du so gut zum 31C3 passt? Hast du Angst davor, nur eine Frau unter Wenigen zu sein? Du würdest aber gerne lernen, wie man lötet, Roboter baut, programmiert, verschlüsselt oder Schlösser knackt?

Dann fühl Dich herzlich willkommen auf dem Chaos Communication Congress und bei den Chaospatinnen! Du bist hier genau richtig. Wir möchten Dich dazu ermuntern, dieses Jahr am 31C3 teilzunehmen und wollen Dir dabei helfen, einen spannenden und schönen Aufenthalt zu haben. Wir suchen mit Dir gemeinsam Patinnen aus, die Dich an Deinem ersten Tag willkommen heißen und mit Dir das Gelände erkunden. Gemeinsam finden wir raus, wo es für Dich interessante Workshops und Talks gibt – und natürlich wo Du Mate herbekommst.

Auch im Vorfeld sind wir Ansprechpartnerinnen für Deine Fragen. Egal, ob es dabei um generelle Unklarheiten oder um Deine Sorgen, Bedürfnisse oder Wünsche geht.

Wie das geht?

Melde Dich bis zum 15. Dezember bei uns an, indem Du eine Mail mit ein paar Infos über dich an chaospatinnen@lists.ccc.de schreibst. Verrate uns, wofür Du Dich interessierst und wieso Du dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal auf den Kongress kommen willst. So können wir für Dich einen passenden Paten oder eine passende Patin suchen, die Dich dann bald kontaktieren wird.

Wir können nur Leuten Patinnen und Paten vermitteln, die sich angemeldet haben, versuchen aber immer, jemanden an der eigens eingerichteten Assembly “ChaospatInnen” zu haben, um auch neuen Patenkindern weiterzuhelfen und zuzuhören.

Wir freuen uns auf Dich!

Für Paten und Patinnen:

Natürlich suchen wir auch dieses Jahr wieder tatkräftige Unterstützung von netten, erfahrenen und zuverlässigen Paten und Patinnen. Wenn Du Lust hast, Dich einer Gruppe von Neulingen anzunehmen und sie zu betreuen, dann melde Dich bei uns unter chaospatinnen@lists.ccc.de.

Erzähle uns etwas über Dich und womit Du Dich gut auskennst, damit wir passende Patenkinder für Dich suchen können. Schonmal vielen Dank im Voraus!

Link zur Assembly
Link zum Twitter-Account


For mentees:

You are interested in Computers, Technology, Hacking and digital Rights? You’d like to participate, but feel alone with your questions?
You don’t think you count as a hacker or programmer and have doubts if you fit at 31C3?
Maybe you worry you’ll be in a minority? But you want to find out how to solder, build robots, or you are curious about programming, encryption or lockpicking?

We are happy to welcome you at 31C3 and to get you started – just mail to our list chaospatinnen@lists.ccc.de. Please let us know about your interests and special needs, if there are any, so that we can find a suitable mentor.

We will try to consider your interests and needs when assigning a mentor. To give us some time, please sign up by the 15th of December.

If you miss the signup deadline, we won’t be able to assign you a mentor and we can’t include you in our Welcome activities. We will try to always have someone at our assembly though, to help and listen to new members.

Like last year we need and appreciate support from friendly, reliable and experienced Congress visitors. If you want to welcome a group of mentees and support them, let us know and drop us a line about yourself, your interests and skills at chaospatinnen@lists.ccc.de.

Link to our Assembly
Link to our Twitter-Account

31C3 Call for Assemblies

===== English Version Below =====

Der Congress wäre nicht, was er ist, wenn er nicht durch Assemblys mitgestaltet würde. Auch dieses Jahr wird es wieder Assemblys geben, und wir hoffen auf eure zahlreiche Teilnahme!

Was ist überhaupt eine Assembly?

Eine Assembly ist das Congress-Äquivalent zu einem Village auf dem Camp: Gruppen aus einem Hackerspace oder mit gemeinsamen Projekten oder Interessen finden sich in einer Assembly zusammen. Gemeinsam verbringen sie Zeit und schmieden Weltherrschaftspläne oder halten kleine Workshops und Vorträge (Sessions) ab.

Können wir als Assembly auch Inhalte schaffen?

Ja, genau das wünschen wir uns! Im Idealfall wird es neben den Haupt-Vortragstracks des 31C3 auch noch eine Parallelwelt von Vorträgen und praktischen Workshops geben, allein geschaffen durch Assemblies.

Wir freuen uns auch, wenn ihr zur dekorativen Gestaltung des Gebäudes beitragt. Ob ihr nun euren Assembly-Platz und Umgebung gestaltet oder große Objekte (Spieleautomaten, krasse Sachen, etc.) mitbringt, die von anderen benutzt werden können, alles ist willkommen.

Wie melde ich eine Assembly an?

Eine Assembly ist kostenlos, lediglich der normale Eintritt für die Teilnehmer muss natürlich bezahlt werden. Weitere Informationen finden und anmelden kann man sich über die Assembly-Seite im 31C3-Wiki.

Bitte füllt vor allem die Tags und die Zugehörigkeit bzw. Verwandtschaft zu anderen Assemblies vollständig aus und gebt Planungen, voraussichtliche Größe und benötigte Infrastruktur so bald wie möglich an, damit ihr passend platziert werden könnt.

Team Assembly



The congress wouldn’t be the way it is without assemblies. This year, of course, there will be assemblies again, and we hope to gain your active participation in it!

What exactly is an assembly?

An assembly is the congress equivalent of a village at the camp: Groups of people from hackerspaces, with common interests or working on the same projects gather in an assembly. They spend their time together, plan world domination or hold workshops and talks (sessions).

Can we also produce content?

Yes, this is exactly what we want! Ideally, besides the main tracks there will be a parallel universe of talks and practical workshops at the 31c3, driven by the assemblies.

We are also keen to have your help decorate the building. Whether you decorate your own assembly area and its environment, or bring large objects like arcade machines for other participants to see and use, everything is welcome.

How to register an assembly?

An assembly is free, only the normal entrance fee for visitors has to be paid. You can find further information and register your assembly in the form at the assembly page in our 31C3 wiki.

Please fill in carefully the affinity and relationships to other assemblies and the tags and state your plans, approximate size and required infrastructure as soon as possible to achieve a nice and fitting arrangement for all assemblies.

Yours,
Team Assembly

The 31C3 Wiki is online: Get ready and contribute!

Nearly exactly a year back we also went public with the conference website: our wiki, that serves as the main hub for the whole community driven and decentral approach of running the congress. We are using again some semantic forms to gather the various activities provided by all of you. Thanks that we all together make this happen!

So please go ahead and plan your travel and accommodation, check out the FAQ for an overview on all the information provided and you might also wanna have a look at the how-to-survive-guide.

Just like last year, our venue will be the CCH in Hamburg. and it will be filled up again by your awesome projects organized and accessible via your assemblies.

The wiki is always a work in progess, which you can be part of: Sign-up and contribute in various ways by improving its content. You have any addition or you found any error? Don’t hesitate to change them directly! When you come across a locked page or have further questions please contact us, we will do our best to help you.

Assemblies! Please arrive early for set up!

TL;DR: Please get to the CCH by 25th/26th with your assembly setup if possible

Beat the crowds and start building your assembly on the 25th! (Day -1). It makes loading so much easier for all of us and gives you time to make sure you have everything you need. Why get stuck in traffic around and inside the building? If you arrive early enough on the 25th, you may even be able to drive right into the unloading hall!

If you’re unloading a vehicle with equipment or other stuff you plan to use at the 30C3, put Tiergartenstraße 2, 20355 Hamburg in your GPS.

Once you’ve arrived, have someone in your group head to the infodesk, who will let you know how to find your assembly. You can reach the infodesk via Eingang C, check there with the Angel or Security Guard inside for further instructions. Please use this entry only for loading and unloading.

Of course, please be sure to bring enough power strips and lamps for your assembly. Be extra neighborly and bring some for others to borrow as well!

Assemblyspace

This place is already waiting for you.

How to get power at 30C3 – bring ALL your multi-outlet power strips!

German summary: Unbedingt Mehrfachsteckdosen mitbringen! Ausserdem: Cat5-Kabel, Lampen für Eure Assembly, Telefone, Werkzeug, etc…

Distributing power on 30C3 requires a lot of planning and effort, and of course a truckload of equipment. This year the setup consists of 5 kilometers (km) of CEE compliant three-phase and 8km of 230V/16A power cabling, resulting in a total of 13km of cables needed to distribute power at the venue. To connect all the cables there are also about 100 three-phase distibuters needed, 25 of them being “big” ones with 63 amperes. On top of this power backbone we will have about 800 multi-outlet power strips in place, resulting in approximately 3900 power sockets.

=> So please bring your multi-outlet power strips!

That is very important as the sockets have to supply a lot of equipment on site, and there will be fewer outlets available than needed in busy most areas. So please bring a power strip to connect to the sockets provided on-site so you can share power with other users. If everybody starts charging their devices directly from that single free power outlet, there will not be any sockets left for other users. Also don’t forget to bring CAT5 cables for your laptops please, as there will be none provided!

Especially if you plan to connect several devices, or to set up an assembly you and your group should bring plenty of power strips with you. While you’re at it, please feel free to bring lamps (especially colored ones) and anything else that helps making your assembly a nice place worthwhile. Also you might want to bring your DECT phone or your old GSM mobile with an old SIM card, your soldering station and other devices and tools that might come in handy. If you are uncertain about what to bring or not to bring to the congress, please have at look our “How To Survive” page in the wiki.

For all travellers from abroad, please keep in mind that the German power sockets might be different from the ones you use to have. So don’f forget to bring your adapters.

The Food Hacking Base @30C3

Greetings to all from Food Hacking Base!

Food Hacking Base

This year we will for the first time open an experimental kitchen and workshop venue dedicated to food & beverage hacking at CCC congress, you are welcome to come and join!
We will function as a food & beverage hub, running a variety of events from cheese tastings, brewing, kimchi making or experimental incubator building, you name it! For more information please check our assembly wiki page.
Please keep in mind that this is about food hacking, so there might be food to eat, but we will not sell any food. But the ingredients and all the equipment to set up a kitchen-place have their costs, so if you want to participate and support the budget of this assembly, you can do so here, many thanks!
Hope to see you all at the 30c3!

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PS: Don’t forget to bring some cheeses & related condiments and microbial cultures