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MRMCD: Fahrplan v0.1 released, presale will close on Sunday (August 17th).

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
tl;dr: Presale ends: 17.08.2014 at 23.59h (CEST)
The MRMCD schedule
Only three weeks remainig until constuction starts at the large scale construction site IT security!

Those who could not yet decide themselves to participate at the construction need to act fast now. The presale for conference ticktes and clothing for the MRMCD ends finally at sunday, August 17th 2014 at 23:59. Payments need to be made latest until tuesday, August 19th!

Payments recived after the deadline probably will have to be refunded due to delivery times of our suppliers.

For spontaneous season workers we’ll offer an opportunity to purchase a ticket at the MRMCD construction site.
However no goodies or clothing are included in these tickets. Also the conference mugs can only be guranteed for presale tickets.

The construction management is happy to announce the completion of the construction phase “conference schedule planning”. As of now the MRMCD construction plan is available at The existing gaps in the schedule will be filled with more interesting events as new releases become available

MRMCD14: Construction phase CFP near completion. Construction of the schedule is about to start.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

tl;dr: CFP ends on 11.08.2014 at 12:00 PM (MESZ)

The End is near

Prime contractors of the MRMCD 2014 building announce the end of the CFP construction phase which is scheduled for the upcoming weekend. Building companies which haven’t submitted a offering are kindly requested to submit their proposal as soon as possible.

The construction management is looking forward to plan the schedule next week. A draft can be expected to be published on the 14.08.2014.

Due to a generous grant by the Chaos Computer Club the MRMCD construction management can afford to pay accomodation and/or travel for proposing building companies (also called speaker). If a submission would otherwise not be possible due to financial constraints, we are happy to help out.

construction management MRMCD14

PS: The presale for visitors of the event will close in less than a week!

31C3 Call for Participation (EN)

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

31C3 – 31. Chaos Communication Congress

December 27th–30th 2014, CCH, Hamburg


The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress is the yearly conference and hacker party of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). For four days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, thousands of hackers, techies, hobbyists, artists, and utopians meet in Hamburg to learn from each other, chat, meet and greet, or simply to party. We engage in topics focused around information technologies, computer security and safety, the maker and breaker scenes, the critically-constructive intercourse with technology and its implications on our societies.

We’d love to see your submission for these tracks:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Ethics, Society & Politics 
  • Hardware & Making 
  • Security & Hacking
  • Science


[EN] MRMCD14: Important safety advice: Personal protective equipment recommended at the construction site

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Safety and security is very important on a large scale construction site. As a responsible construction management, we want to ensure that all participants can enjoy MRMCD14 as a safe and accident free event. To offer all visitors and contractors of the large scale construction site MRMCD14 a safe work environment, we therefore offer specialized and beautiful work wear.

For the first time ever, we are able to offer our participants fair traded and enviorementally friendly ( GOTS, OE 100, OE Blended, OEKO-TEX and REACH certified) textils of the brand Stanley&Stella. We are happy to announce, that we can keep our prices from last year. This is thanks to the great (and unpaid!) work of many volunteers and the tools and machines of the RaumZeitLabor hackerspace we are allowed to use. We even reduced the prices for children’s and baby’s wear.
Here’s an overview of our offers:
Stanley&Stella “Stella Wants” (bio & fair) – 15€
Stanley&Stella “Stanley Leads” (bio & fair) – 15€
Stanley&Stella “Stanley Knows” (bio & fair) – 30€
Stanley&Stelly “Stella Says” (bio & fair) – 30€
Stanley&Stella “Mini Stella Draws” (bio & fair) – 10€
Stanley&Stellla “Mini Stanley Paints” (bio & fair) – 10€
babybugz “Organic Baby T-Shirt” (bio) – 10€
By the way: If you want to do us a favor, use the presale as soon as possible! The sooner we can start processing your orders, the less last minute stress we have. Thank you in advance.
For any further questions regarding workplace safety on construction sites, we refer to the bulletin “Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz  am Bau” of the Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft, accessible at:
construction management MRMCD14

MRMCD14: Presale has started, and the prices for tickets are as low as last year.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Attention please, all C blasters, Brainfuck shovelers, DIY PHP tinkerers and other IT architects: The MetaRheinMainConstructionDays still have some job openings to fill.
Please apply now at (applicants who provide a photo will be preferred). If you always wanted to be a construction worker for IT security, head to the presale system to grab a ticket and some matching work wear.
Construction management has done tremendous work to present all visitors with a great event. Since sub-contractors and building material needs to be paid prior to laying the corner stone, we need your help by buying tickets during the presale. Also, since most gadgets, coffee cups and textiles are made by us, or have to be preordered, we can only guarantee those for orders made during the presale timeframe.
Good news:
Unlike other construction sites we are planning reasonable, so the prices won’t rise afterwards. We could manage to keep our cheap ticket prices from 2013, so now we’re offering the following:
Jugend-Ticket (0-11 years) 0€
Hackers under the age of 12 years get in for free while accompanied by an adult but are asked to be registered in presale to get their own badge.
Jungarbyter-Ticket (12-18 years) 13,37€
Childlabour ist prohibited, but you can still be a visitor. If you are born after September the 5th 1996 you are only paing a fair price for promoting the youth.
Please bring a good fake ID, so we can pretend checking your age. Breakfeast and gadgets from the Budget Ticket are included.
Budget-Ticket 23€
The ticket for visitors on a tight project budget. Includes the famous MRMCD coffee cup and around-the-clock building site breakfast. You also receive your personal construction site ID, which you can customize with your picture during presale.
Standard-Ticket 42€
In addition to the budget ticket, this option includes some warm feelings, a super awesome piece of memorabilia handmade by the management team, and a whole lot of positive karma for supporting the event and letting us make the event even better.
Supporter-Ticket 133,7€
You have been on enough construction sites, and know that such projects might be a little more expensive every once in a while? Then help us out, and buy a Supporter Ticket. In addition to all benefits of the standard ticket, you also get access to the exclusive building site container with VIP food corner. You will also receive a strictly limited personal thank-you gift from the construction management team.
HDA-Studententicket Budget 8€
This ticket is subsidized by the Zentrum für angewandte Informatik e.V. and is only valid for students of the Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da). It matches the budget ticket, and is only valid with credible student ID.
HDA-Studententicket Standard 27€
This ticket is subsidized by the ZAI e.V. and is only valid for students  of the Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da). It matches the standard ticket, and is  only valid with credible student ID.

MRMCD14: Searching “constructive” submissions for the MetaRheinMainConstructionDays (MRMCD-CFP)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The MetaRheinMainChaosDays (MRMCD) is an annual Chaos Computer Club conference taking place since 2004. As of 2012 it is realised in cooperation with the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da). Organizer is the non-profit MRMCD e.V. along with local hackerspaces, CCC groups and universities. The event will take place from 5th to 7th of September 2014.

For the planned “big construction site IT-Security” (this years motto of the MRMCD), the “Bauleitung” searches interesting talks and workshop proposals from the international hacker community.

Former MRMCDs had presentations discussing IT-security, cryptology, politics, embedded  systems, open source development, intelligent road networks, DIN EN  60880 and other related content. Of course, as it is a hacker conference, the list of interesting topics is not really limited. Workshops are also invited to take place on the “construction site”.

The submission interface can be found here:

Further information in English is on the website of the mrmcd14:


(construction management)

30C3 recordings: all formats released

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Congress is over now and as always, there has been much more to see than what could be seen in four short days. If you missed some of the talks however, we can help out: Almost all talks have now been released on in various formats.

If you prefer a plain directory listing, please go to It has been reported that this URL also works quite fine with various media players e.g. XBMC.

Each talk is available as MPEG-4 AVC/H264 and WebM/VP8 in 720×576 resolution (anamorphic 16:19). For the talks in hall 1 we additionally have a 1920×1080 HD version. If you need smaller files e.g. if you are playing them on a mobile device: There is also a “LQ” 512×288 resolution version and audio-only files in Opus and MP3.

If a filename contains multiple language marks like de-en the video contains two audio tracks: native room audio and a translation.

  • de-en means the talk was held in german and translated into english. This has been done for every german talk!
  • en-de means the talk was held in english and translated into german.

For other ways of getting the files can be found at the wiki page Documentation.

The following talks have not been recorded at request of it’s speakers:

  • Die Bundesrepublik – das am meisten überwachte Land in Europa
  • V wie Verfassungsschutz
  • Googlequiz

Additionally, there were problems with the recordings of the following talks. Sadly, we won’t be able to fix them:

  • BREACH in Agda (5394): Audio track is missing for the first 8 minutes
  • Opening Event (5605): No 1080p HD recording
  • Do You Think That’s Funny? (5376): No 1080p HD recording

We also encourage you to help with the subtitling efforts at Look at the Subtitles project wiki page for detailed informations and how-to’s. The project aims to provide a transcript (and possibly a translation) of each talk at 30c3 and helps to make the talks more accessible and barrier-free.

Why not combine watching of a talk with checking subtitles that need review? Just go to Subtitles status listing to check the current subtitle status of the respective talk.

Finally, we’d like to thank all of the angels who helped with the video recordings and everything related to it and also want to thank all those who provided us with servers, hosting and bandwidth to deliver the streams to you during the event.

–– The 30C3 Video Operation Center (VOC)

Photography at the 30c3: Watch where you’re shooting!

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

TL;DR: Ask everyone who you can see in your lens for their permission before taking a picture or video! If someone asks you to delete a photo they might be in, or put away your camera, please do so!

Each congress is a huge social event, a great time many people want to remember and share with their friends. Thanks to smartphones and social media, photography in public places increases year after year.

Some of you in attendance may be very accustomed to environments where taking pictures and videos in public areas is common place. The 30C3 is not one of those places. For a variety of reasons, including privacy, many people attending the 30C3 will not want to be photographed in any way.

Therefore, before raising your camera to take a picture or record a video, we kindly remind you to explicity seek the permission of all those who may be present in your image before shooting.

If anyone objects to your photography after the fact, please be courteous and offer to delete any pictures or video on your device and refrain from taking more pictures at that moment.

This has been a tradition at the congress since before the first cameraphone! You may even see people wearing “Keine Bilder!” t-shirts and hoodies. This means “No Photos!” and we ask that you continue to respect this tradition at the 30C3 no matter what you may be accustomed to elsewhere.

Of course we love seeing pictures of the congress everywhere and we don’t want to stop you from preserving your own special memories. However, please keep the rights of your fellow attendees in mind!

Organize your own content!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

There was a time when we put all user-generated community-driven crowdsourced events under the label “workshops”. We said that a workshop need not be an event with hands-on and making, it’s just something that happens at a special time and place, outside of the big halls.

For the 30c3, we’ve added 3 new REALLY BIG rooms (Hall D-F) in addition to the halls we used last year (Hall 13-14) just for your events. We also chose a more appropriate name for everything that is organized by you: “Self-organized Sessions“.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to give an introduction into your favorite programming language or want to make new friends with similar interests. All you have to do is use the wiki to create a SOS and choose a free space and time to get going. (You can check the Session-Calendar for open slots.)

Each room is equipped with a video projector and Halls D-F will have a PA. We’ve also improved the idea of the Speakers Corner and there are many Assemblies that provide sessions and space for sessions.

As you can see: Everything is ready for your session! So join the 150+ already registered sessions and create your part of the 30C3.

Everything alright with your preorder?

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Is your preorder not marked as paid, but you transferred the money last week or earlier? Mail us right now and be sure to provide transaction metadata (name of account holder, account number, sort code). We may not be able to help you with your failed preorder on site, so please make sure you have your tickets before going to the cash desk (or be prepared to buy a ticket on site).

If you’re planning to buy a congress ticket on site, please make sure you bring enough cash as we cannot accept any other kind of payment.