29C3: Not my department (2012)

Day -3: Pictures from the CCH


(Photo Courtesy Elmar Lecher)

While many of you are celebrating with your friends and family, there are a few dozen nerds hard at work setting up the CCH for the congress.  Here are some pictures from the first day of setup at the CCH.  Merry Christmas!

Saal 1, Courtesy Elmar Lecher

Saal 6, the smallest of the …

Don’t forget to bring presents to the 29c3!


UntitledAs many of you begin making your final preparations to head to the 29c3, take a moment to check out the Tools Page marketplace on the wiki.

Is there something you can’t easily or inexpensively get that someone could bring to 29c3 for you? Make a request! There’s already some items hard to find here in Germany such as:

You can help make the 29c3 special for you and a fellow nerd by grabbing one or more of these items!

As well, if you’ve got some things taking up space in your home or Hackerspace, feel free to list …

Tickets ready for download


Your ticket is ready for download and print at https://presale.events.ccc.de/

Please print the PDFs and bring the paper with you. Cashdesks will open in the night before day one.

Update: Now it’s also possible to download tickets as Passbook files.

29C3 Party Mode


After PartyWe already told you about talks, workshops and assemblies at 29C3, but it seems we didn’t talk about parties by now. So it’s about time to do so.

On location we will have two main spots. There will be a tent in front of CCH with DJs and live sets. Music will be on from 4 pm to 6 am every day. Since smoking won’t be allowed at all inside CCH the tent …

Low-cost sleeping at 29C3: The Gym


We recommend getting a place to sleep during the congress early. There are various possibilities. If you can afford it, getting a hotel room is probably the best, with a real bed and a real shower. If you are lucky enough to have friends in Hamburg you can bother between Christmas and New Year, getting a couch to crash on may also be neat. Now, what if you don’t happen to have these options? Then the gym is for you.

The gym is only one railway station away from the congress venue. Staying there will cost you 5 Euro per night. You can buy tickets at the entrance of the CCH where you also buy …

Yes, We Will Sell Some Tickets In Hamburg


Quite some people asked, whether there will be Congress tickets for sale at 29C3 once they get there.

Generally the answer is “Yes, you will be able to buy tickets at our cash desks”.

To answer that question more precisely: We will have about 1000 4-day tickets for sale in Hamburg. First come, first serve. So, you probably don’t need to worry, but if you want to be sure to get a ticket, be there early.

Moreover, we’ll sell day tickets as well. But same here – there’s a limit of 1000 per day, too.

Congress everywhere


Our last conferences did not only take place in Berlin: In over 20 countries and close to a hundred cities around the world, hackers and friends digitally joined the crowd in bcc to enjoy lectures in the cozy atmosphere of their local hacker space.

Although we’ve moved to Hamburg, finally giving us the room to invite all interested volunteers and participants, there’s still various reasons to experience the congress from a safe distance. Family, job, travel expenses or just a desire to kickstart your local hacker community, if you feel like participating in our “congress everywhere” …

Experience the Congress the best way – join the angels!


What makes being an angel so special?
It’s the best way to meet new people. You will get to know a lot of people from the community in a short time, there are always other angels that can show you around and help you around Congress.

The Congress would not be possible without many people donating their time bringing the Congress to life and dealing with all the side effects of bringing thousands of hackers together in a congress center.

Since the very first Congress in 1984, everything is done by volunteers called ‘Angels’. In return, the angels get some quiet space in the famous ‘Heaven’ …

Fahrplan released!


You will find the Fahrplan version 0.1alpha at: 


Please also have a look at the wiki, as there might be alternative interfaces to the Fahrplan, such as mobile apps showing up. See also the <a href=“http://events.ccc.de/congress/2012/wiki/Calendar>Calendar to get an overview of the already planned <a href=“http://events.ccc.de/congress/2012/wiki/Workshops>Workshops. If you like to do your own workshop or some other event at the congress, you can add it there. 

Online Ticket Sale is Closing Soon


If you want to buy a ticket from our online ticket sale, do it now!

**We’ll close on  December 10th 2012, 23:59:59 CET. **

We’re doing this in order to grant each of you 2 weeks for making the payment. Probably there will be tickets for sale on site on 29C3, but be warned – we do not promise yet.

You are needed – Angel Registration is online


As mentioned before, the Congress can’t happen without the Chaos Angels – from building up to tearing the whole thing down the Angels are a vital part of the Congress.

If you like to be part of that fantastic Community of Angels all you have to do is creating an Account on https://www.engelsystem.de and volunteer for shifts in an area you’d like to help.

Jobs reach from entrance & Cash Desk via Bar Angels to Video and Audio.

Finish your assembly until Sunday!


The congress is coming closer. The next stage will be the placement of the assemblies. So please make sure that you have set up your assembly nicely until Sunday, 2nd of December:

  • complete all the information in the form, so everyone can get an overview of your assembly
  • in the “free text” field you can add pictures and other formats as well. Give an impression of your projects, the whole assembly and the people behind it. The “free text” will be the body of your page.
  • Make it clear if you’re planning workshops on site. If so, please update the information about them.