29C3: Not my department (2012)

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 will also be a place where people are allowed to ruin their health. The second spot will be a chillout area at top level of CCH which we call Ten Forward. This one will have relaxed sounds – both, electronic and acoustic sets.

At 30th of December right after the last talk we will have an After Party at a very cool spot called Universum Alltona, starting at 8 pm. Join your fellow raving hackers and enjoy some wicked sets from Dr. Motte, Fannie Mae & Carsten Plug, Neal White and David & Klein. There will be food, drinks and also an ambient floor. People with a 4-day-pass will get free entry. The Universum can be found at Amalia-Rodrigues-Weg 6, S-Bahn station Diebsteich just 3 stops away into direction Elbgaustraße. As a goody we will also offer an old American school bus as a convenient shuttle between CCH and Universum from 7:30 to 12 pm for free.

For people heading to Berlin right after 29C3 our friends at c-base are also going to have a party as usual.

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 other tickets. And please buy them there before you head for the gym: Showing up at the gym without a valid ticket won’t get you a place to sleep. As usual you can buy tickets only just for the next night. The gym is open from December 26th from around 6pm and you must checked out before noon on December, 30th, the latest. Bring your own sleeping bags and mats and enjoy showers there with the other guests, just like in school after P.E. — fun!

We want to stress that the gym is one of the parts that make the congress different from a “normal, commercial” conference. The 5 Euro we take will not cover our costs. Economically, this doesn’t make sense. However, we understand that a relevant part of our audience fall into the “young, gifted, and penniless” category and the congress wouldn’t be the same if we wouldn’t offer something for them.

Update: The gym will open until 31st of Dezember, *not* 30th.

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” experiment, add the address and a time frame to our wiki page.

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’ (which will be huge this year) including food and drink supply, a good feeling of helping out the CCC to rock the Congress and being part of the Congress experience. Without those great people, Congress wouldn’t be Congress. We are really proud of our supportive community and all the people that pitch in to help making the Congress overwhelming.

There are many ways to help during 29C3! Perhaps you want to be a part of setting up Congress or tearing it down? Or you can help out while the Congress takes place, e. g. you could be part of the video and streaming crew or run the cash desks, the infodesk, the network operations, be an signal angel or herald or even support us at the entrance. For more information please take a look at the wiki: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2012/wiki/Volunteers.

To become an angel, all you have to do is to register in the engelsystem where you can sign up for your favourite shifts, times and profession.

A big thank you to all angels for the good work and for keeping the congress running!

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.