List of Operations Centers

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The 34C3 has a number of institutions call -OCs or "Operation Centers". You can

Historically, the first one was the NOC which took care of the network. Then came the POC and others followed.

Abbreviation Meaning Description alternative Names DECT number
NOC Network Operations Center Takes care of the wired network and the WiFi 1212
BOC Beverage Operations Center Makes sure that there is always enough drinks. Booze / Bar / Beer 1720
LOC Logistics Operations Center Takes care of logistics. Lager 1010, 1011
POC Phone Operations Center Takes care of operating the telephone network, e.g. DECT and PBXs
ROC Radio Operations Center For the handheld radios and wireless communications. 1267
VOC Video Operations Center Produces the video stream and recordings 1600
SHOC Stagemanager and Heralds Operation Center Running the show, keeping it on time and everyone safe
HOC/SOC Heinzelmann Operation Center / Seidenstrasse Operation Center Running the seidenstrasse tube system 7458 / SILK


The following abbreviations are sometimes used (half-)jokingly referred to in conversations. Please don't use these.

Abbreviation Meaning Description alternative Names
FOC Fashion Operations Center T-Shirts and Merch
GOC Gummibear Operations Center keeping Angels happy
TOC Translations Operations Center creating live-translations of talks
TOC Toilet Operations Center Taking care of any means of businesses
TBD Hygiene advice crew ...? holds classes in (german) food/hygiene and drinking water Gelb
HOC Hair Operations Center Makes your hair beautiful
AdHoc Spontaneous Operations Center The department of fixing stuff Who you gonna call?
COC Charme Operations Center Conduct Oriented Coder's
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