30C3: ohne Motto (2013)

Experience the Congress at its best – join the angels!

Chaos Communication Congress mal anders – Hilf mit!

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  Die Kohlenstoffeinheiten, die den Congress erst möglich machen, werden gemeinhin auch Engel genannt. Sie kümmern sich um alles, angefangen vom Aufbau, Audio-Aufzeichnungen der Vorträge über die Einlasskontrolle, Pressebetreuung, Simultanübersetzung bis hin zum Abbau.
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  Aber was ist das Besondere daran ein Engel zu sein? Eine Frage, die man jedes Jahr neu beantworten muss. Denn der Congress lebt von seinen Besuchern und den freiwilligen Helfern, die ihn jedes Jahr neu erschaffen und mit ihrer Kreativität jedes Jahr anderes werden lassen als die Jahre zuvor. Willst Du, dass Deine Kreativität und Dein Engagement ein Teil dieses Erlebnisses werden?
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  Bring Dich ein und werde als Engel Teil einer Gemeinschaft, die so alt ist, wie der Congress selbst. Seit dem ersten Congress 1984 wird alles durch Freiwillige &#8211; genannt &#8216;Engel&#8217; &#8211; erledigt. Als Gegenleistung erhalten die Engel einen ruhigen Platz im berühmten &#8216;Himmel&#8217; inklusive Essens- und Getränkeversorgung, sowie das gute Gefühl mitzuhelfen und ein wichtiger Teil des Congresses zu sein.
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  Um selbst ein Engel zu werden, musst Du Dich nur im <a href="https://engelsystem.de/30c3/?p=register">Engelsystem</a> registrieren. Dort kannst Du Dich dann selbst für Schichten eintragen, die Dir zusagen. Für viele Aufgaben sind keine besonderen Kenntnisse erforderlich, andere erfordern eine Einführung, welche aber auf den 30C3 angeboten wird. Weitere Informationen findest Du auf der <a href="https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Static:Volunteers">Engelseite im Wiki</a>.
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  Wenn Du Dir noch unsicher bist, kannst Du auch jederzeit im Himmel vorbei schauen. Die dortigen SchichtkoordinatorInnen können Deine Fragen sicherlich beantworten. Du wirst auch immer auf andere Engel treffen die Dich bei Deinen Schichten unterstützen.
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  Wenn Du also zwei Stunden oder mehr Leerlauf hast, trage Dich bitte für eine Schicht ein!<br /> Wir freuen uns auf Dich im Himmel!
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  Wenn Du Dich nicht daran beteiligen möchtest, den Congress am Laufen zu halten, nimm Dir bitte zumindest die Zeit und zeige pro Tag mindestens drei Engeln Deine Dankbarkeit. :)
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  <em>english version:</em>
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  <strong>Experience the Congress at its best – join the angels!</strong>
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  Angels are the voluntary auxiliary carbon compounds making the whole congress possible. They run everything: introduction of speakers, audio/video streams and recordings, data, electricity and phone networks, bars, and even emergency services.
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  What makes being an angel so special, you may wonder. Let us answer this with a question: Are you able to run an event with thousands of visitors, creative minds, eager to discuss, explore and most of all: create?
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  Join the angels and find out! Doing so, you will join a community as old as the Congress itself.<br /> 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’ including food and drink supply, and the good feeling of helping out and being part of the Congress experience.
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  To become an angel, all you have to do is to register in the <a href="https://engelsystem.de/30c3/?p=register">engelsystem</a> where you can sign up for your favourite shifts, times and tasks. Many of the tasks do not need any knowledge besides showing up on time but are nonetheless vital for the Congress. Other tasks may need an introduction with which you will be provided in time at the 30C3. Please read the <a href="https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Static:Volunteers">angel wiki page</a> for basic information.
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  If you do not yet know, how to start, you can also visit the heaven and ask, how you could help. There you can also receive information about shortages and important tasks.
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  So if you have two or more hours to spare, sign up for a shift!<br /> We will be waiting for you in Heaven!
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  If you don&#8217;t want to participate in making the congress work, at least take your time and thank at least 3 angels every day to show your gratitude. :)
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“Hackerschnitzeljagd” – a scavenger hunt for hackers

For the 30C3 we have designed a scavenger hunt for hackers and geeks. You will be challenged with puzzles and tasks including writing code, printing 3D objects, solving riddles and much, much more… The hunt will take place on the second day of the congress (28th of December) from 2pm to around 8pm and is made for about 10 teams competing with each other. A team should consist of 3 to 6 members. All you need is a computer, a twitter and email account and a blog of your choice (soup, tumblr, etc.) for documentation purposes.

If you like challenging riddles and games, write to info (at) turnonthatobject.de to get you invitation token. All additional information will then be provided by email. Also please check https://turnonthatobject.de/ and follow @play_toto on twitter for updates.

How to get power at 30C3 – bring ALL your multi-outlet power strips!

German summary: Unbedingt Mehrfachsteckdosen mitbringen! Außerdem: Cat5-Kabel, Lampen für Eure Assembly, Telefone, Werkzeug, etc…

Distributing power on 30C3 requires a lot of planning and effort, and of course a truckload of equipment. This year the setup consists of 5 kilometers (km) of CEE compliant three-phase and 8km of 230V/16A power cabling, resulting in a total of 13km of cables needed to distribute power at the venue. To connect all the cables there are also about 100 three-phase distributors needed, 25 of them being “big” ones with 63 amperes. On top of this power backbone we will have about 800 multi-outlet power strips in place, resulting in approximately 3900 power sockets.

=> So please bring your multi-outlet power strips!

That is very important as the sockets have to supply a lot of equipment on site, and there will be fewer outlets available than needed in busy most areas. So please bring a power strip to connect to the sockets provided on-site so you can share power with other users. If everybody starts charging their devices directly from that single free power outlet, there will not be any sockets left for other users. Also don’t forget to bring CAT5 cables for your laptops please, as there will be none provided!

Especially if you plan to connect several devices, or to set up an assembly you and your group should bring plenty of power strips with you. While you’re at it, please feel free to bring lamps (especially colored ones) and anything else that helps making your assembly a nice place worthwhile. Also you might want to bring your DECT phone or your old GSM mobile with an old SIM card, your soldering station and other devices and tools that might come in handy. If you are uncertain about what to bring or not to bring to the congress, please have at look our “How To Survive” page in the wiki.

For all travellers from abroad, please keep in mind that the German power sockets might be different from the ones you use to have. So don’f forget to bring your adapters.

The Food Hacking Base @30C3

Greetings to all from Food Hacking Base!

Food Hacking Base

This year we will for the first time open an experimental kitchen and workshop venue dedicated to food & beverage hacking at CCC congress, you are welcome to come and join!
We will function as a food & beverage hub, running a variety of events from cheese tastings, brewing, kimchi making or experimental incubator building, you name it! For more information please check our assembly wiki page.
Please keep in mind that this is about food hacking, so there might be food to eat, but we will not sell any food. But the ingredients and all the equipment to set up a kitchen-place have their costs, so if you want to participate and support the budget of this assembly, you can do so here, many thanks!
Hope to see you all at the 30c3!

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PS: Don’t forget to bring some cheeses & related condiments and microbial cultures

The Speakers Corner

Ihr habt spontane Gedanken zur politischen Lage? Ihr wollt Projekte die beim Congress entstanden sind vorstellen? Ihr könntet ein Minibarcamp zu einem Thema organisieren das beim Kongress bisher Eurer Meinung nach zu kurz kommt? Ihr wollt ein öffentliches Streitgespräch führen. Ihr habt einen Talk der länger als 60 Minuten geht? Ihr findet euren abgelehnten Talk so interessant das ihr ihn trotzdem halten wollt?

Ihr könnt all das und das Orga Team gibt Euch dafür eine exponierte Bühne. Direkt vor Saal 1 im Hauptfoyer wird es die Speakers Corner geben – komplett mit Micro, Lautsprechern und Beamer könnt ihr Euch unbürokratisch äußern und der Kongressöffentlichkeit stellen. Dafür wird neben der Bühne im Barcamp Stil ein Kalender hängen in den ihr Euch eintragen könnt – dann einfach da sein und präsentieren, diskutieren, dokumentieren.

Diese Bühne ist komplett von EUCH selbst organisiert und fast* alles ist erlaubt.

*)(Selbstredend gelten die Kongress und CCC Statuten (https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Static:Safety_and_Security). Diskriminierende und rassistische Äußerungen und Aufforderungen zu Gewalt werden auch hier in keinster Weise toleriert.)

 

The Speakers Corner

You have spontaneous thoughts on the current political state of affairs? You want to present the awesome project you made at the congress? You have an idea for a little barcamp for a theme that in your mind is not sufficiently presented at the congress? You want to have a public debate? You have a talk longer then 60 minutes? You want to hold a rejected talk anyways?

You have the opportunity to do all that and the congress orga team gives you an exposed stage for it. At the Speakers Corner you will be able to unbureaucratically express your mind in front of the congress audience. The stage is equipped with a microphone, loudspeakers and a projector and located directly in front of stage 1 in the main foyer. There will be a schedule next to the stage where you can pencil in your talk barcamp style. All you have to do then is show up, present, discuss and document.

This stage is completely organized by YOU and almost* everything is allowed.

*) (of course the normal congress and CCC rules apply (https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Static:Safety_and_Security). Discriminating or racist remarks and any incitement to violence will not be tolerated in any way.)

Call for Interpreters!

This year the Chaos Communication Congress is not only celebrating its 30th edition, it is also the fifth 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. This is the second time we get to use the Congress Center Hamburg with its professional interpretation booths. Yay!
Last year, out of a mixture of enthusiasm and coincidence, we translated every single German talk, and we want to keep that up. We had a group of sixteen translators with various levels of involvement, so we’re aiming for a similar number or even more.
And for that we will need your help!
We want to reach out to German speakers and possibly get some notes or material from them in advance. We will have to set up some rules and modes of operation that we think have served us well. Therefore we have a mailing list (see below) to organise ourselves.
So please contact us and don’t be shy about it. Our first attempts in the past years were far from good or even professional. But we have learned a lot, tried out different methods, improved. And what fun we had at doing this! Is there a chance of failing? Sure. But you’ll still be better at it than all those who don’t even try. Of course we have rules and are looking for feedback between us and from our “listeners”. We might feel a need to tell you if it might not work out. But nobody will get blamed for trying, that we can promise.
So we’re inviting all volunteers but we aim for quality as well. Our ambition is to tell German congress speakers who are not too comfortable about their English that they can use German and we will bring their talk to an international audience.
How to reach us?
We are Julian, Sebastian, Moeffju, Katti, Katharin, Anwen and many more.
You can reach Julian, Moeffju or Sebastian via Twitter (@hdsjulian @moeffju or @sebalis), Jabber (hds@jabber.ccc.de, moeffju@moeffju.net or sebastian@jabber.foebud.org) or email (julian [at] phinn.de, moeffju [at] moeffju.net or sebalis [at] abwesend.de).
You can also subscribe to translate[delete this – spam  protection]@lists.ccc.de by sending an e-mail to  translate-subscribe[delete this – spam protection]@lists.ccc.de. If  you do so, please introduce yourself after subscribing.
We would love to hear from you!

Show & Tell

People from all over the world attend 30C3. Either in person or through the chaos everywhere congress streaming.  They get to know new friends and learn about cool hackerspaces, makerspaces and other communities from everywhere. Many People bring a lot of stuff to the congress and create a temporary home in the CCH. Unfortunately, even the greatest assembly can only give a faint idea, how special all the different communities are in their local space.

Last year we tried to create a back channel to the remote congress locations and let those who could not be in Hamburg show us their space. The interviews with hackerspaces around the world were a great success, but due to the live approach a bit flaky. Neither video quality nor sound were perfect and the connection sometimes dropped. To make matters worse, we relied on a proprietary software called Skype for the live interviews. (Sorry!)

So let’s do it better this time!

For project C.H.A.O.S. 2013, we invite YOU to create a short video showing us your hackerspace, spaceship, home workbench, younameit. We will show those videos during the breaks between talks in the biggest lecture hall in front of a huge audience and live in the streams.

So grab yourself a camera and create a video that gives us an idea how your local space looks like and what people missed, that have not been there. After you’ve uploaded your video to the interwebz, make sure to link to it on the “List of participating locations“.