29C3: Not my department (2012)

Workshops – and all other events besides the main talks


Congress is made by you! Please add your workshop. A “workshop” is just something, that happens at a special time and place, but not in one of the big halls.

As you may have read in the blogpost on assemblies this congress will be even more community driven than it used to be. One step towards this is allowing you to hold your own sessions on whatever topic you think is important. We kindly ask you to prepare “workshops”.

That does not mean, that it has to be something with hands-on and making – sure it could be! But workshops can also be a gathering of a project group or discussing a …

Order congress wear until Sunday!


This is a kind reminder to all of you out there who haven’t ordered tickets and congress wear yet: Now is the time to do it!

We need to order the clothes soon. Pre-ordering them in the online ticket system will only be possible until Sunday, November 18th. The ticket-presale however will stay online.

Please go to presale.events.ccc.de and preorder your shirt, hoodie or zipper.

More mock ups of the congress wear are available in the congress wiki:

Zipper Women Navy

CCH: A brief introduction

CCH: A brief introduction


The Congress Center Hamburg is located just a few minutes away from the Dammtor train station which is a major transport hub of northern Germany and also within the public transport network of Hamburg. Light rail is called S-Bahn and in the Dammtor station you will find the lines S11, S21 and S31. The subway station is called »Stephansplatz« and is on the U1 line. The “Dammtor” station is also a major train station for long distance trains (e.g. ICEs) to Scandinavia, Berlin, Hannover and further into Europe.

Close to the CCH are areas like Schanzenviertel, Alster, Reeperbahn, Jungfernstieg and …

Ticket-Vorverkauf für den 29. Chaos Communication Congress


Der Vorverkauf der Eintrittskarten für den 29. Chaos Communication Congress 29C3, der dieses Jahr in Hamburg stattfindet, beginnt heute.

Tickets gibt es unter https://presale.events.ccc.de/

Der diesjährige Congress steht unter dem Motto “Not my department” und wird sich mit den Konsequenzen nicht nur des eigenen Forschungsdrangs auseinandersetzen – von Überwachungssystemen, Drohnen- und Schwarmintelligenzsteuerung bis zu Biohacking. [1]1 Gleichzeitig geht es um das Streben der Hackerszene danach, Technologien und gesellschaftliche Abläufe zu erforschen und neu zusammenzusetzen, die auf den …



We want you to bring more of that Camp feeling to the Congress! The event suffered from stagnation over the past few years. This time you can shape the conference a lot more than you already did in Berlin. To start that transformation, there’ll be a new thing called Assemblies. Ideally, these should work much like Villages on the Camp, but not exactly the same way.

Up to 28C3 last year we’ve assigned seats and tables to projects that registered in the wiki beforehand. Space has been a very scarce resource, thus we had to keep a close eye on allocation. Hopefully, that will change for the …

Mit der Bahn ab 89,- Euro zum 29c3


Die Deutsche Bahn hat für den Congress ein begrenztes Kontingent an verbilligten Fahrkarten zur Verfügung gestellt, welche von euch günstig erworben werden können. Erstmals sind dabei zugungebundene Tickets auch online buchbar.

Im Gegensatz zu letztem Jahr und zum Camp gibt es nicht nur zwei, sondern vier Fahrkartentypen: zuggebundene Fahrkarten (bei der Buchung muss sich für einen Zug entschieden werden) und zugungebundene Fahrkarten (Einsteigen, losfahren), das Ganze jeweils in der ersten oder zweiten Klasse, online und telefonisch buchbar.


    1. Klasse, zuggebunden: 89,00 Euro …

29C3 – Tickets and Pricing


29C3 will cost us much more than standard tickets priced at 80 EUR will pay. Thus we’ll sell supporter tickets for 100 and 120 EUR. Please consider buying one of these. Help us minimize our losses and support others who can’t afford paying much more! Thanks a lot! :)

Moving the 29C3 to Hamburg will cost a lot of money. As far as we know yet, 80 EUR for a standard ticket will not cover those costs, even if a lot more people will show up at the …

The 29C3 interpretation project


This year the Chaos Communication Congress is not only celebrating its 29th edition, it is also the fourth time that we, the translators group, are going to bring you live interpretations of congress talks from German into English.
If you are an excellent speaker of the English language and have a sufficient grasp of German and perhaps some familiarity with the kind of content that the congress will feature, please contact us.

If you want to help us organising, please get in touch as well. If you know somebody who might want to help, point them towards our direction. We are told that the …

Reminder: CFP 29C3 – Deadline September 30!


Just a friendly reminder that the submission deadline for proposed talks and workshops is fast approaching. You only have a couple of days left – until September 30 – to think about what you’d like to contribute, and as always, we welcome your input. Please read the whole CFP here:

29C3 Call for Papers

Spread the word, submit a talk – and see you in December in Hamburg!

Invite all the Speakers!


You know someone who could tell us interesting things at the congress? You recently read an article and thought “It would be great to hear that person speak at the congress”? But you are not sure if he/she/it knows about it? Then just tell them!

There are many ways to do that, the easiest one would be sending an email like this:

“Hey [name], I like your [article /talk/project/something] and I would love to see you at the 29th Chaos Communication Congress. You can find the Call for Participation here: [link]. If you need any help with the submission form I would be happy to assist you. Be aware …

OBSOLETE – Call for Volunteers: Chaos Emergency Response Team


UPDATE: Wir haben genug Leute gefunden. Danke!

Liebe potentielle Besucher des 29C3,

wir, genauer das CERT ( mehr Informationen unter http://cert.ccc.de/ ), suchen fachkräftige und auch -kundige Unterstützung für den Sanitätsdienst am kommenden Congress in Hamburg.

Wen benötigen wir besonders?

Jede aktuell ausgebildete Person zwischen Sanitäter/Pfleger und Arzt, der/die es sich vorstellen kann, zusammen mit einem kleinen Team die auf einer solchen Veranstaltung (4000 Nerds, keine Schlipse, kein Musikkonzert, kein Fußballspiel) auftretenden Fälle zu betreuen.

(Ihr braucht dabei nicht Vollzeit …