Sometime on the morning of Day 4, with the core orga-jitsi’s clock showing hour 48, we sat together for the handover. We pondered, mused, nerded, and asked what we could write to conclude. We settled on a well-known popculture-quote that the 2D-world-developers of this event used to describe their internal channel:
“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”
— Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
At the end of this event, after 96 hours of remote Chaos Experience, we ourselves cannot put into words what happened. That it really worked!
It started sluggishly, picked up speed, was stopped abruptly – only to pick up again all the more strongly and colorful.
On day 0, Jitsi worked. On day 1, the tickets came online, the central platform was already up and running, while the 2D-world was deployed around it. On the second day, the 2D-world was also up and running – at this point our thanks go again to the sponsor ddos24.net. On the third day one question came up more and more urgently: What will happen to this world? How long will it stand? Can’t we just keep it running, remove the off switch? Just 5 minutes longer, please? We wish so, too! But unfortunately it is not possible. We also let it go only with one and a half crying eyes, but the world will dissolve at 05:00 CET on 31.12.2020.
Dismantling will start as usual after the closing. Please take your chairs with you on your way out.
Also remember to bring your personal souvenirs! You can still download your badges until the platform is dismantled (watch out, that’s soon!). The link is located directly at the badges in your user profile.
And then? What happens with the world? And more important: What happens with the code for the world? We will document it and provide a repository in the near future. Then you can set up your own little world.
Until then and about being lonely together:
The Jitsi rooms will be accessible until the first week of January 2021.
Make a date for New Year’s Eve! Form gangs! Use the Jitsi service! Invite the beings you met, take others with you and be there for each other.
As always, at the end of something great, we are wistful, but it helps to reflect on what we can take away: We learned that persistence pays off. Communication can always be a little better. Chaos beings will always surprise you. It takes incredibly dedicated people to make incredible new things happen. Most of all, we would like to give a lot of fluff to all the beings who have helped.
Stay healthy and have a wonderful new year. So long and thanks for all the fish.