What is C.H.A.O.S.

C.H.A.O.S. stands for "Creative Hackerspaces Are On Stage" which is a really bad name for a really cool idea.


Get 5 minutes of fame @30C3 on stage in front of the whole audience and live in the streams! We will try to use the time between talks to show as many hackerspaces, computer clubs, space ships (or where ever you are from) as possible via prerecorded videos you send us. It's all about you! Show us your hackerspace, tell us interesting things that happen in your location during congress, etc.

How to participate

  • find yourself some video camera
  • create a short video (max. 5 minutes pls)(should be playable with vlc)
  • upload your video somewhere on the internet
  • enter yourself in the List of interested locations and link to your video

If you have any special requests, contact Unicorn.


  • We want to make some commentary for the video, what language should we use?
    • As an intergalactic conference, we would like to have the videos in a widely known language, like klingon or english. If you want to use any other language, please provide subtitles for your video...
  • What codec should we use?
    • We prefer open formats and really hope, that you like them too, but thanks to the folks from VLC, codecs are no longer the same PITA as in the nineties. As long as VLC can play it, it should be fine.
  • Do you have any other restrictions for the video?
    • The projectors in the CCH are widescreen 1080p devices, so widescreen is good, resolutions bigger than FullHD are not helpful.

List of participating locations

Location Contact Information Link to video
(Example) Pluto Labs still_a_planet§base1337.pluto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
flipdot hackerspace kassel com&flipdot§org http://youtu.be/nqBJ7OGIWM4 http://flipdot.org/30C3/2013-12-17.mp4
RaumZeitLabor info♥raumzeitlabor.de https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGxZ69q-lzI
HeatSync Labs huertanix [at] ieee.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMRXXNs1DPU
Infinity hackbase infinityhackbase [at] gmail.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GA03z1q4EI
Hackerspace Bamberg known https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v7mFbn-8UA
IT-syndikat wir[klammeraffe]it-syndikat.org http://vimeo.com/82688861
TkkrLab Enschede,Netherlands dave[at]tkkrlab[dot]nl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcsLD6v_aCU
shackspace hadez[äffsche]shackspace.de, DECT(hdz) http://thefedsarewatching.us/30c3/99141772.mp4 http://thefedsarewatching.us/30c3/104584903.mp4 http://thefedsarewatching.us/30c3/29953399.mp4 http://thefedsarewatching.us/30c3/91942721.mp4
NYC Resistor phooky http://youtu.be/KO6dZekeVjU