The 30C3 wiki is online: Travel, venue and accommodation information published

It’s getting colder outside, and the summer is long gone. There are only a few months left before the next congress starts. So for us, it is time for us to start preparing congress and for you it might be the time to start planning your trip. To assist you with your planning, there is the congress wiki!.

For now its focus is providing information for your personal preperation:

As we are still working on the structure of the wiki, it is not yet possible to sign up – that will change within the next weeks. Once everything is prepared, we will provide you the same features as last year. We will allow you to register and thus present your own projects, you can also register assemblies with your peer group, and you can announce hacktivities that are scheduled in a global calendar within the wiki. The latter is our new word for the former “workshops” as the term isn’t doing justice to the variety of workshops and hands-on-events, meetings and gaterings, small scale talks, contests, filmscreenings, art events and other activities that are contributed by all our participants during the congress, besides the “big talks” in the main halls. As last year it’s up to you to organize and schedule the hacktivities – autonomous and decentral.

So even if the Wiki is not yet fully functional, we like to encourage you to start planning the projects you want to do and represent, the assemblies you want to form and hacktivities you want to run during congress.

If you have any additions for the wiki or if you find any errors don’t hesitate to contact us, we will add your edits meanwhile until the logins are possible.

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8 Responses to “The 30C3 wiki is online: Travel, venue and accommodation information published”

  1. miro says:

    the many question is, when do you plan to set the booking-site online? ;)

    • sva says:

      It will take at least some weeks. Please be patient, we will tell here and via the usual media once everything is set up :)

  2. metai says:

    The wiki page for the train ticket says, for the “regular ticket”:
    “You don’t have to choose a train, you just get in and you’re done”

    For the record, there *are* still some restrictions to your flexibility, at least when booking online. You still have to pick two days for your journey to kick off the order process. And even if the order process never speaks of it again, the two dates are printed on the ticket in the end, and are supposed to be held (within a 24 hour timeframe IIRC).

    I had major issues last year because of that restriction that shouldn’t be there in the first place. I did not have that restriction in the years prior, but then again I ordered the tickets by phone then.

    • Stefan says:

      There is a fun hack to extend the validity of train tickets in Southern Germany, which might also work here. The trick (as far as I heard about it) is to buy the train ticket from the Swiss railway company, starting at some Swiss station, via the actual departure station, to the normal destination. It might cost a few bucks more (or not, depending on the weird tariff schemes of the railway companies involved), but Swiss tickets are valid for 30 days instead of just one day. It’s not important that you don’t use the ticket between the bogus departure station and the actual departure station.

      This might work for visitors to Hamburg if they can find some foreign railway company in the vicinity whose tickets are valid for longer times, too. Maybe someone wants to investigate this.

      • metai says:

        Duly noted. However, I think this flaw in the ticket system should be solved on an official level. The “unrestricted” ticket sold online should not carry unmentioned restrictions.

  3. Stefan says:

    I’m getting an invalid (self-signed I guess?) SSL certificate on the wiki URLs. Can anyone comment on its validity?

    • anonymous says:

      Hi Stefan,

      the wiki uses a certificate from cacert.
      The certificate has the following SHA1 Fingerprint:
      ?81 8b a7 b1 f2 d1 c0 e4 3e c1 9a 3d 6a 9b 8c 13 58 a3 8b 15

      Best Regards

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