33C3: Works For Me (2016)

Das zehnte Türchen der #35C3 Memory Lane: Portable Power!

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Das zehnte Türchen.

Wem die elliptischen Kurven von gestern nicht kompliziert genug waren: Hier haben wir die nächste Eskalationsstufe in der nach oben offenen Nerd-Skala. Es geht um Game Boys von Nintendo. Das allgegenwärtige Spielgerät der 1990er-Jahre, das 1991 schon als „Elektronik-Droge“ betitelt wurde, erfreut sich auch heute noch einer treuen Anhängerschar, nicht zuletzt wegen des schmissigen Slogans:

„Now …

Das achte Türchen der #35C3 Memory Lane: Tief durchatmen!

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Das achte Türchen.

Kreativität wird auf dem Chaos Communication Congress in vielen Formen, auch manchmal leicht abseitigen, gefeiert. Im Jahr 2015 wurde bekannt, dass ein deutscher Autobauer sich von dieser Kreativität ein Scheibchen abgeschnitten und mit technischen Kniffen im großen Stil Abgasgrenzwerte überschritten hatte. Über diesen Abgasbetrug berichteten erstmals auf dem 32C3 Daniel Lange und Felix Domke. Doch …

33C3: works for all


Der Dokumentarfilmer Mark Zorko hat beim 33C3 eine kleine Kurz-Doku aufgenommen. Sie trägt den Titel “works for all” und wird nun pünktlich zu Tag 0 des 34C3 veröffentlicht, um unser aller Vorfreude ins unermessliche zu steigern.
Viel Spaß :-)

Hier gibt es den 1GB-Download von media.ccc.de und hier auch eine Youtube-Version in geminderter Qualität.

Film über den geheimen Drohnenkrieg: National Bird


Diese Woche läuft in Deutschland der Dokumentarfilm National Bird über den Drohnenkrieg und Whistleblower an. Auf dem 33C3 gab es in Anwesenheit der Regisseurin Sonia Kennebeck und Cian Westmoreland schon eine Sondervorstellung. Wer die verpasst hat, kann den Film nun im Kino sehen.


Filmplakat National Bird.

Kennebeck richtet ihre Kamera auf die Menschen, die nicht mehr schweigen wollen über den geheimen Drohnenkrieg der Vereinigten Staaten, auch wenn sie als Bild-Analysten oder als …

33C3 Movie Night


On day 3 Hall F will become the official movie hall of 33C3. From 6pm until about midnight we will show three films. While Zero Days and Traceroute have been official submissions to the 33C3 programme, “61 Tage” is a self organized session that will be shown independently by one of the people who made it.

18:00 Zero Days (116 min) EN

A documentary by oscar winning Alex Gibney (Taxi to hell, Going Clear) about digital warfare by the USA with the help of Stuxnet and others.

Trailer on media.ccc.de

20:00 61 Tage (25 min + Q&A) – DE

What if WE had to flee? Who could we trust? Who would help …

Open, Shared and Reserved Tables OR How to find your place at 33C3


As explained in our previous post, placing all Assemblies and suiting everybody’s needs is next to impossible. This year we’re changing the concept a bit: Out of all applications, we selected the ones providing the most benefits to all visitors and reserved a fixed space for them. All the other ones can choose their place themselves.

That means, in addition to the Reserved Tables and the Shared Tables that you know from the previous years, we also have so called Open Tables. For the Shared Tables the same rules as last years apply: These aren’t intended to be occupied permanently by any …

We work to make it work for you!


If you say that you want to make the 33c3 also work for visitors with disabilities then this might be your chance.

As a part of the subtitles team, you would help to transcribe talks live. If you like to type fast you are welcome to join us, if you don’t know how fast you can type, check your skills here 10fastfingers.com.

Please register as an subtitle angel in the engelsystem first and join as a subtitle angel. All introduction meetings will be announced in the 33c3 wiki. We are looking forward to having you as angel!

Our goal this year is to cover hall 1 and 2 with a 100% live subtitles. …

Speakers: please support the translations, send us your slides!


If you’ll be giving a talk at 33C3 in Hamburg, you should know that your talk will be simultaneously translated from English to German (or vice versa) by our team of volunteers. The only exception is talks where we feel that a translation is likely not to do it justice, like plays or performances.

For the quality of the translations it helps a lot if we can prepare a glossary for each talk. It would be awesome if you could send us any material that may help us do that, such as presentation slides or a manuscript. We’ll will not share these outside our team of volunteers.

If you have any …

GSM and Phone Infrastructure


Good news: There will be GSM at 33c3! Bad news: There are no SIM Cards available! At the past events we spread thousands. Please bring your SIM Card(s) and share your SIM Cards.

To (hopefully) prevent so much questions during the very short setup time, here is our plan ™:

  • 23.11. – Extension registration in GURU for 33c3 is open.
  • 23.12. – Starting GSM setup.
  • 24.12. – Setup the Eventphone PBX, hang up DECT antennas.
  • 25.12. – 11:00 a.m. Start issuing preregistered orga DECT phones, rollout wired devices, registration of new orga DECT phones if (inter)network is working.
  • 26.12. – 11:00 a.m. Start …

Translations at 33C3


Listen to the simultaneous interpretations of all German-language talks with a DECT phone. Read more details below or short information in the Wiki.

It always happens: there’s that one brilliant talk by a team of hackers who built a wooden self-driving car with COBOL-based firmware on a Raspberry Pi. You’re about to head all the way out to Hall G, you only re-check the schedule to make sure that it really is there – damn, what’s that? It turns out the talk is in German and now you won’t be able to understand a word of it. “If only I had a babelfish,” you think to yourself as you redirect your …

Awareness Team at 33C3


tl;dr: The Awareness team (DECT 113) will provide a point of contact for people to process experiences, resolve conflicts and to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere especially for minorities.

There will be thousands of people at 33C3, all of whom have different needs and all of whom are different and unique in the way they feel, think and act.
Respectful behaviour amongst each other, including respect of personal boundaries, ought to be the standard, but even at the Congress there may be situations where people are discriminated against in word or deed. Sexism, racism, homo- and …