Proudly presenting #35C3 Fahrplan

Proudly presenting #35C3 Fahrplan

After more than three months of planning, reviewing submissions and pondering suggestions, after endless meetings, discussions and heated arguments, after organizing trips, resolving conflicts, and making last minute arrangements, we’re now proud to release the first stable version of the 35C3 Fahrplan.

Nearly 4,000 of you provided a helpful insight into the broad distribution of your interests via halfnarp. With this data we were able to construct a schedule that hopefully minimizes frustration due to simultaneously scheduled favorite talks. And with our new concept of dedicated Foundation talks, we hope to open our arms to all who are still intimidated by the ridiculous notion of being out of their depth, and want to lend a hand by offering gentle introductions to complex topics.

But even if you can’t make it to your favourite lecture because there’s soooo much more going on around you – or even if you can’t make it to 35C3 at all –, you still can follow all the lectures on our official stages, and some of the self-organized ones, on Better yet: after Congress ends you’ll be able to enjoy the complete archives back home, when you’re in bed, curing your infamous Congress-contagion begin of January.

This year we’re offering a unique glimpse into how complex shuffling the lectures alone was in our „work in progress“ documentary slapstick time-lapse video. It shows 2,000 versions that were created in the space of 6 hours of heated massively-multiplayer distributed schedule editing. And even then we’d still have speakers busting our well balanced ideas with a single email, redefining their constraints. Some of the not yet completely resolved issues are still visible in tiny gaps in our Fahrplan, but rest assured, some amazing content is waiting for you at 35C3.

If you want, you can still use halfnarp or export your preferences via ical or into one of the many Fahrplan Apps using the QR code. There will be no printed Fahrplan on the ground this year.

Image by Sludge G (CC BY-SA 2.0)