Badges and you

As an assembly organizer you can use badges to reward participants for tasks related to your assembly.

Use Cases ()

Would you like to give visitors at your assembly a digital souvenir?
Create an 'I visited' badge for your assembly!

Would you like to invite adventurous creatures to your new cocktail mixer?
Get a Mixology exploration badge that the first 50 people can pick up at your assembly!

Need help debugging your Fortran code?
Write out a Fortran Help wanted badge for your assembly to get expert help!

Badge Settings


There are categories of badges that allow a rough assignment of the expected activity. In addition, the styling of the badge is selected based on the category.
Currently available:

  • General -> Catch all
  • Explore -> Discover new sides of the Congress and earn badges
  • Help -> Support an assembly and earn a badge

Name, Description, Location

General information on the badge:

  • How it is displayed in lists, etc.
  • Description: What do I have to do to get the badge
  • Location: Where can I get/earn this badge


Controls how the badge is displayed:

  • Scheduled: Not public, never displayed
  • Hidden: Information is not displayed, must be earned before description and location are displayed
  • Public: Everyone can see the badge information


Each assembly can assign any number of Badge Redeem Tokens for each badge, which can then be used to redeem the badge.


The tokens can be limited by number of redemptions and time. For example, you can create a badge that can only be earned 10 times a day. (Limit 1 token per day to 0-24h and 10x max)

QR Code, URL and NFC

Each Redeem Token has a unique URL that can be used to redeem the token. A link from the backoffice leads to a page that displays all the necessary information including the QR code. That URL can of course be distributed in any other form, make it available on Mastodon, Matrix, on a sugar cube and people can get the badge!

What you can do with the QR Code

A QR code can be on display at an assembly. Visitors can scan the code and get a badge in return.

Hackertours could have separate badges per tour, that are then distributed to the participants. This also gives you an electronic souvenir of the tour.