25C3 -

25th Chaos Communication Congress
Nothing to hide

Lars Weiler
Day Day 1 (2008-12-27)
Room Saal 2
Start time 12:45
Duration 01:00
ID 2827
Event type lecture
Track Community
Language used for presentation de


The Hackerspace's Junior Academy

Organize and operate a workshop for young people. Show them how your hackerspace works. Gain their attraction in having fun with hardware, electronics, microprocessors, software or hacking. Become known to new persons. Create networks of brains for new, cool projects. Let them experience the amazing power of teamwork!

In 2002, some people at the Chaos Computer Club Cologne discussed, how they could attract young people, especially students and pupils, to the ideas and lifestyle of a hacker, and gain new members. The result of this discussion was the concept for a project directed at young nerds and geeks, featuring a challenge which is only solvable as a group. This idea turned out to be so successful, that up to now there have been six recurrences.

The talk will explain the main design patterns which evolved in this six year period. We will introduce our motivation and goals for this project, and present the patterns for preparation, implementation and review.

We will save some time at the end for a short Q&A session, and fd0 is available in the hardware hacking room (in the basement) for a chat.