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Assemblies! Please arrive early for set up!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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!

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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

Welcome to HHackertours – your provider of sightseeing tours for technical enthusiasts!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Visiting the 30C3 and wondering what this city it is in has to offer? Try one of our tours! Our goal is to show Hamburg to the visitors of the 30C3 like no other tour guide. We selected fascinating tours showing the behind the scenes of our most fascinating technology related sites.

The first tour we have to offer is a fascinating look behind the scenes of our harbor. For more tours to come check our assembly’s webpage or follow us on twitter.

Container Terminal Tour

The harbor tour “eye to eye with giants” takes you directly onto the container terminals of the second largest harbor in Europe. You will visit CTA (Container Terminal Altenwerder), with semi-automated
container bridges and fully-automated transfer and storage of containers. The on-site container transport is done by fully-automated container transport vehicles. The only drawback is, you have to stay inside the tour bus.

Limited number of available seats. Registration for this tour is open now until Sunday December 15th.

Call for beans!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Dear fellow coffee lover,

a small group of nerds will for the first time set up an assembly on coffee at the 30C3.
At the moment the group is fairly small: If you’re dedicated to excellent coffee, please join us. We appreciate nice-looking coffee machines, geekz with their own favorite method of pouring coffee, or anything else related to coffee you have lying around.

One project in our assembly will be a bean exchange: Bring your favorite beans, sort them according to their taste, and take beans others brought home with you – obviously not without tasting them before. If you want to participate, don’t forget to bring some bags of your favorite beans.

If you want to spend time on hanging out and sipping excellent coffee, don’t hesitate to join our assembly.

If you have further ideas for workshops or projects, please tell us about them. The vision of our assembly is trying out different kinds of brewing coffee, with the overall goal to extract the full body of taste of your favorite bean. Or convince your fellow coffee nerds that there is a bean with a better taste around.

Explicit disclaimer: We do not provide the service of producing coffee for all hackers, but similar to other assemblies we’re nerds in this area, rather than being service-oriented. For those who need some warm caffeine to wake up, please go to the caterer instead.

Get your assembly ready until Sunday, 1st of December!

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

An assembly is your place at 30C3, the /home of a group of people belonging together, hackers who like to work and hang out. At bcc we had such groups around projects, but last year we invented the concept of assemblies as an experiment, that worked out great!

Assemblies
(Picture of assembly: maltman23)

You find background on the idea of assemblies in last years blogpost on this topic. In sum it is like the villages in the camp: Bring your toys and tools, show your projects and work on them, and just have fun – and let others participate in what you’re doing! Write a nice wikipage on your assembly, give information about your group, the reason why you belong together and which projects you are working on. Very important are the informations about self-organized-sessions you plan to provide at your assembly or in one of the workshop rooms, as those show how you want to be part of the idea to bring people together to share knowledge and develop new ideas. The “Free Text” field in the assembly form will be the body of the page, you can use normal wiki syntax there, write text, add pictures, provide links and so on.

Things that might be brought
(Picture of things that you want to bring: wizard23)

Assemblies are also very much invited to decorate their spot on the Congress, as long as everything you bring does not block exit paths and is not inflammable. Please specify those in the field “things we bring” or contact the orga directly if you are not sure. Also please specify what kind of location you would like to sit in: Please have a look at the newly invented field “specification”. The more information you give us on your preferred seating, the better we can look for a suitable place for you. The building will be used in a different way this year, so often an entry like “same place as last year” won’t work, but you can always add what you liked/disliked from last years spot, as any information helps.

Decorated assembly
(Picture of decorated assembly: wizard23)

Keep in mind that the size of the building is not infinite – so please just apply for as many seats as you really need (this is usually not more than 1/3 of the number of people wanting to attend). Please make sure that you get your entry submitted until next Sunday (December 1st), as we need to start to plan the seating then.

Looking forward to have you there!

Assembly things
(Picture: saschaludwig)