Pentagon Overview

Congress Overview


The conference consist of lectures, discussions and workshops in four tracks. The Congress Schedule offers a list of all planned lectures and the speakers, as well as day-by-day timetable.

The Chaos Communication Congress offers other interesting activities apart from the main conference program. You are invited to take part in these groups offerings.


In the Hackcenter you will find intertesting projects on various topics.

If you want to do your own project at the Hackcenter you have to register with our crew.

Info Desk / Online Team

Right at the entrance of the Hackcenter, you will find the Info Desk. This your first stop for all kinds of information around the Congress. Found things might can be deposited here, important things can be locked in for a while.

Right next to the Info Desk you also find the Online Team that operates the 19C3 info web server at (available only during the 19C3). This is where all kind of information gets collected in digital form.

The Laboratory

The Laboratory is a completely new room at the Congress. This is abbout hands-on-experiences. Robotics and electrical and electronical experiments are a central topic. Furthermore there will be extensive workshops on various topics.

There will be the popular "Lego Sumo Deathmatch" once again. Everybody can participate even if you do not have your own robotic equipment. We can provide you with some kits.

If you want, you bring your technical equipment to the Laboratory: oscilloscopes, electronic devices of all sorts, measuring equipment, whatever. The Lab is the place to dig into technology and exchange knowledge with others.


Blinkenlights One part of the laboratory is dedicated to Project Blinkenlights. Numerous clone projects as well as the Blinkenlights team will be presenting their technology. The right place for discussions around hardware and software aspects of those blinking lights.


Haecksen Logo The 'Hæcksenraum' features, apart from tea and sofas, some very fascinating workshops for all beings interested. Questions asked are usually not being answered in 'RTFM' fashion. No 'Just turn over the keyboard, I'll do it for you' in this room. Of course, the primary goal of the Hæcksen is to take over the world. For a 50% quota of male congress visitors! Come over and have a look at it. More information:


"You can create art and beauty with a computer"

Art&Beauty is about audio-visual creativity using computers and their inter-relationship with modern media. Art&Beauty is workshop, installation and happening at the same time - taking place in one room.

The c-base will be there with their 3D group and will present their new 3D science fiction movie "c-wars".

Get more information about Art&Beauty at

Linux Deathmatch

The Linux Deathmatch is our Hacker sports event. Teams of two persons each engange in a battle that includes defending their own system and attacking the systems of the other teams.

More information about the project at

6th German Lockpicking Championships

In it's sixth continuous year the German Lockpicking Championships will be held at the Congress. The Championships are prepared and organized by the Sportsfreunde der Sperrtechnik e.V.. On the event pages you will find all necessary information how to participate in the Championships.

Lockpickings workshops are being offered to the curious. If you want to improve your skills in a non-digital way this might be for you.

Chaos Archive

The Chaos Archive provides access to twenty years of computer and hacker history on paper and other antique storage devices. Your chance to browse the not-yet-digitized space-time-continuum.

Chaos Café

The Chaos Café is opened the whole day and serves hot and cold food for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The Chaos Café offers space for relaxed intercommunication a bit away from all other proceedings at the congress.