Chaos Communication Camp 2007

David Chaum at the Camp


We are excited to announce that Dr. David Chaum, cryptographer and founder of DigiCash, accepted our invitation to come to the Camp.

He will describe his ideas for enabling voters to verify their votes, using simple cryptographic techniques to ensure election integrity. David Chaum developed the system, Scantegrity, in open source and will introduce it in a talk on Saturday at 6.30 pm in Shelter Foo.

Fun at the museum


Just a reminder: Today is the last chance to take a flight with the antonow bi-plane above the camp – they start 14:00 and continue as long as there are new customers. See the wiki page for further information.

The museum will do a guided tour within the museum today. Meet at 19:00 at the statue next to the snack bar – the tour will be held in German, but we are currently trying to get a translator.

Please give feedback on the talks you attended


We have now enabled the feedback system and kindly ask you to provide feedback on those talks that you attended.

How? It’s really simple: Locate the event in our online schedule (“Fahrplan”) at and then on the detail page for each event there is a “Give Feedback” link. Simply follow that link and fill out the form, then submit the form.

This information is hugely important and helpful both for the speaker in order to improve his or her style of presentation and to the organisers for future events!

Hacker Ethics Hotline


We don’t want the term hacker to have such a negative connotation, right? Since the first hacks are already announced ask yourself before pressing ENTER:

What happens if I 0wn that box now? Is it ethically justifiable to do this or that? And finally, one of the most important questions of hacking ethics is: How much stress will happen if things go wrong?

And with power comes responsibility. So, think about the most efficient way to handle an interesting piece of information. The Hacker Ethics Hotline offers fast and anonymous counseling on this and related topics.
Simply dial 1042 on the DECT …

Network Update


The network is all coming together now! We’ve worked hard over the past week to get top-notch connectivity to all corners of our huge campsite. Not everything is finished yet but it’s quickly getting there. The fibers are all in place, the core router is up and running and it’s already distributing the 10GE fiber backbone to various places at the site. Access switches will be placed inside the Datenklos today and tomorrow, so that everybody will be able to plug in soon.


Unfortunately we will not have as much …

Trains on strike


As German news sites are reporting, the German train drivers might be on strike beginning next Wednesday. Please plan your travel to the camp site accordingly, up to date information are to be found at a special website, and there are two hotlines up, one for Germany (08000 996633) and one for foreigners (+49 1805-334444) which will provide more help.

Strike has been forbidden, don’t panic, everything is perfect.

Besides this issue, camp preparations are going very smooth – this posting was already written via the public wireless LAN at the camp site, and the weather forecast looks just …

Reconnaissance at Finowfurt: The text adventure game


You wake up in your room. You realize that the Chaos Communication Camp, a hacker conference near Berlin, Germany, is only a few days away. You have been preparing for this event for months, going over what to pack in your head a million times. You bought a tent and locked down your computer. However, you’re still wondering what you’re going to do at the Camp. Somehow you get the feeling that today is the day your mission will come to you…

This is how “Reconnaissance at Finowfurt” starts, a classic text adventure (“Interactive fiction”) that tells the story of the camp and the spaceship …

Building the camp: Progress report


Good news, everyone! Looks like the camp site will be operational soon. Electricity and power is deployed, the POC (Phone Operation Center) people are almost done with setting up their network, and the last pieces of critical infrastructure are either being unloaded at the moment or are on their way on the autobahn.

The weather looks extremely good at the moment, beautiful and sunny, but without the unbearable heat of the Chaos Communication Camp in 2003. Let’s see if it stays that way for the next days.

So, what’s left for you to do?

  1. Pack your things for the camp
  2. If you can: come to the site …

Aufs Camp fliegen und eine gute Sache unterstützen: Rettungsflug für die Raumstation


Unsere Freunde von der Hacker Foundation, die den bereits an dieser Stelle erwähnten Flug “Hackers On A Plane” veranstalten, haben noch Plätze für den Flug vom Flughafen Düsseldorf direkt auf das Camp-Gelände (Flugplatz Finow-Eberswalde) frei. Der Clou: Mit dem Kauf eines Tickets unterstützt ihr den finanziell in Not geratenen famosen Berliner Hackerspace C-Base.:

12 von 38 Fluggästen und das gesamte Orga-Team von “Hackers on a Plane” haben auf ihre Sitzplätze bei einem Charterflug, der Geschichte schreiben wird, verzichtet, um Geld für die C-Base zu sammeln. Du bezahlst also nicht für einen …

CERT still looking for personal


The CERT is still looking for personal at the camp. You have a medical training (First Aid training or licence), are EMT, Paramedic or doctor? You are interested in medical health care? You are a firefighter? Feel free to contact sanifox : sanifox(at) or come to the CERT location at the Camp site. We got a shift plan so you won´t miss any lectures ;-)

Tree climbing at Chaos Communication Camp 2007


There will be on every sunny day a tree climbing workshop. If you are interested, please sign up in the public wiki. If you have any climbing equipment (belt, ropes, carabiner) from rock climbing and would like to bring it, please note this in the wiki.