29C3: Not my department (2012)

The Congress is over. Long live the Congress!



=> Thank you, you all just rocked!


The 29C3 in the new location in Hamburg was great and you all made that possible! We are glad we made the move and really happy that it worked out well. However, congress is not over yet and there are still things to be done for 29C3. You can support us by:


You are anticipating the next Congress as impatiently …

Still spaces left for your Lightning Talk!


There’s still a few open slots in the Lightning Talks happening on Days 2, 3 and 4.

We’re especially looking for [Pecha Kucha][2] talks in the first half of Day 3. There’s also plenty of space open for 5 minute talks on Day 4.

If there’s space, you can submit your Lightning Talk as late as Noon on the day you want to present.

There’s even a chance to do a remote lightning talk on Day 4. Check the wiki for more details!

Day 0: Pictures from the 29c3 Setup


As we head into Day 1, the 29c3 Setup is nearly complete. As you can see from this small sample of sights from the 29c3, we’re making very creative use of our much, much larger space without losing the feeling that makes the congress so special.

As FEM banner above suggests, talks will be streamed from the 29c3.

Pre-ordered clothing will stay reserved throughout the 29c3


To eliminate any potential confusion from the last post about clothing: Pre-Ordered clothing will remain reserved until the end of the 29c3. Even if certain items are sold out to the general public, you can pick up your pre-orders at any time during the 29c3.

Spacenet WiFi available at 29c3


In addition to the standard WiFI flavors offered at previous CCC Events, you can now connect to Spacenet federated authenticated WiFi.

Even if you don’t belong to a Spacenet connected node, you can add an extra layer of security to your WiFi traffic by logging in as a 29c3 guest.

Check out more details on the 29c3 Spacenet page for more details!

WTF are “Shared Spaces”?


In this blogpost we introduce you to the new concept of shared spaces that can be found among the assemblies.

An earlier blogpost introduced you to the concept of workshops run by assemblies.

These assemblies already registered seats for themselves and requested optional “special seats” specifically for workshops.

We assigned seats to every assembly that registered on time.  Fortunately, we had more than enough seats to fulfill all requests.   In order to effectively utilize the extra space and help …

Abuse & Harassment Reporting at 29c3


The Chaos Computer Club is committed to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everybody attending our events, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, physical appearance or disability. We do not tolerate harassment of participants of the Congress in any form.

If you are getting harassed at the 29c3, dial 113 from any DECT phone to reach the awareness, anti-conflict, de-escalation team.  See the 29c3 Anti-Harassment Policy on the wiki for the latest details.

If your network is getting harassed from the 29c3, see the RIPE entry for the Abuse reporting hotline.  More …

Unloading at 29c3? Go to Tiergartenstraße 2!


If you’re unloading a vehicle with equipment or other stuff you plan to use at the 29c3, put Tiergartenstraße 2, 20355 Hamburg in your GPS.  Head to Eingang A Eingang C and check with the Angel or Security Guard inside for further instructions.  Please use this entry only for loading and unloading.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Hamburg!

Lightning Talk Format Changes for 29c3


Yes, there is still time to submit your LT! Check out the wiki for more details!

As usual, there will be three sessions of lightning talks at the 29c3.  Because of the volume and style of submissions received so far, we’ll have a standard round of 5 minute lightning talks on each day.  However, we’ll still have a [Pecha Kucha][2] round in the first half of Day 3 as well as introducing a round of [FOSDEM][3] style 15-minute lightning talks on Day 4.

Thanks to all the workshops and assemblies, the LT schedule is already filling up much faster than any previous congress.  If you’d …