Posts Tagged ‘camp2015’

Lost something at #cccamp15?

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Camp is over since long, but some people are still working hard to get all the things back into place. There is still plenty of stuff in our storage that needs to get cleaned and stored back, to be ready for the next congress! One of those piles is the famous lost’n’found, you might have heard about it :)

All those things are idling now in Berlin, and waiting patiently to get back to you!

Please write to camp2015-lostandfound@cccv.de if any of the found items listed there belong to you. Please write us some details about your lost thing, so that we can be sure that the item actually belongs to you. Thank you!

Bus Transit from Camp to Gransee and vice versa

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

English version below.

Es gibt nun endlich genauere Informationen zu den Fahrzeiten des Bustransits Gransee <-> Camp. Diese haben wir hier veröffentlicht:

https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Location#Additional_Shuttles

Um die Fahrtkosten zu decken, wird um einen freiwilligen Beitrag von ungefähr drei Euro gebeten. Diese kann am Eingang am dafür vorgesehenen Tisch entrichtet werden. Danke!

Achtung: Die Busse fahren nur in eine Richtung!

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There are finally more information on the timetables of the transit busses Gransee <-> Camp. We have published them here:

https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Location#Additional_Shuttles

To cover the travel expenses you will be asked for a donation of about three euros. It can be paid at the designated table located somewhere around the entrance. Thanks!

Attention: The busses only drive one-way!

Ticket system re-opens Friday, 2015-07-31, 22:00 CEST

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
  • Unpaid tickets ordered before July 16th are dropped now. Do not pay for those anymore!
  • There will be 250 tickets made available on Friday, 2015-07-31, at 22:00 CEST sharp!
  • Please pay for your precious ticket immediately after you have ordered it! Ask friends to help you out!
  • Once those 250 tickets are gone, you can create a verpeiler-friends-request.
  • We all need to move closer together to have enough space for everyone.

Verpeiler-friends-request? If you don’t get your ticket on friday, you have one very last, very tiny chance: Go to the ticket system and convince us that you are one of our dearest verpeiler-friends. There won’t be many of those tickets available. Also you need to be very patient waiting for a reply. Please try really hard to order your ticket on Friday, 22:00 CEST! We are sold out!

We had a pretty difficult time now: so many messages from so many people wondering if there are any tickets left.

We felt we couldn’t break all those hearts and have managed to increase the number of available tickets a tiny bit. That way we won’t have to turn as many of you away; but this also means we’ll need to share the resources amongst more people – less camping space, less time in the shower, less electricity for everyone at the camp. Please keep this in mind – especially once you arrive – build your tents as close together as possible and consider merging spaces. Sharing is part of the Camp spirit!

Let’s have a camping Fahrplan!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

There are only a few days left and we are late but finally it is here: the Fahrplan for the Chaos Communication Camp 2015. Due to circumstances we had some lags, but finally we made it!

Please note this safety advices by going through the Fahrplan to pick your sessions:

  1. There is a new track: Failosophy. Read more about it in the Call for Papers.
  2. Mind the gap between 12:30 and 16:00. This is siesta-time where no lecture will be held in the lecture-tents. We decided to do so as this timeframe will be incredibly hot and we do not want to constipate you in tents while the heats is rushing over the campsite. (However, there may be a self-organized session going on elsewhere)
  3. There are still other gaps which will be filled magically within the next days till camp. Please come back on a regular basis to get the new talks.
  4. There are Fahrplan Apps. Please move on to the Fahrplan-App wiki-page to see which are available.
  5. For our pleasure and your curiosity we have a naming scheme for the releases of the Fahrplan. Maybe it is to easy, maybe to hard to figure it out. Let’s see what you can do with it.

Enough said – have a look at the first public available Fahrplan (Version 0.8 first and last and always) of the Chaos Communication Camp 2015.

We will meet each other in Mildenberg!

 

On the cost of large-scale projects…

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

(german version below)

As we all know, the cost of large-scale endeavors is hard to predict. Sometimes, more costs come up unexpectedly. When we started the ticket sale, we presented you with an estimate of the costs at that time. Divide that by the maximum number of participants and you get an average ticket price we had to meet to cover those costs. Those costs were already calculated conservatively, but reality beat us to it (one of the reasons is that we are going to have to produce all the electricity ourselves, another is water).

Thus, the new required average ticket price is up to 228 Euros, instead of 211 Euros. Alas, the current average is below that. Thats a problem, but no worries: The camp will take place, and it will not drive us instantaneous into financial ruin.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend the Camp and ask those who can afford a higher price category to actually buy such a ticket. If you already bought your ticket and want to upgrade it, you can do so by writing to camp2015-tickets(at)cccv.de, giving your user name, the desired upgrade, and the transfer reason (e.g. “camp15-abcdef12″).

That way, we can enable people who cannot afford an expensive ticket, but still – like everyone else – want to participate and contribute to an awesome Camp, to do so.

Thank you!

Elbphilharmonie_Blick_von_der_Barkassenfahrt_aus


Symbolbild: Elbphilharmonie (Source: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Albert1947 Wikimedia Commons, thank you!)

 

Kosten bei Großprojekten

Wir alle wissen, dass die veranschlagten Kosten bei Großprojekten gerne mal aus dem Ruder laufen, bzw. überraschend neue dazu kommen, die man nicht eingeplant hat.
Zum Start des Vorverkaufs haben wir euch eine Zahl präsentiert, die die vorraussichtlichen Kosten abbildet. Umgelegt auf die maximale Teilnehmerzahl führt das zu einem durchschnittlichen Ticketpreis, den wir erlösen müssen, um diese Kosten zu decken. Diese Summe war bereits konservativ kalkuliert, wurde aber dennoch von der Realität überflügelt (unter anderem durch die Tatsache, dass wir den Strom selber produzieren müssen – ein anderer Grund ist Wasser).

Der benötigte Durchschnittspreis für ein Ticket liegt daher inzwischen bei 228,- statt 211,- Euro. Der zur Zeit gezahlte Durchschnittspreis liegt leider darunter. Das ist zwar problematisch, aber keine Sorge: Weder würde dadurch das Camp gefährdet, noch würde uns das unmittelbar in den Ruin treiben.

Wir wollen möglichst allen die Möglichkeit geben am Camp teilzunehmen und bitten diejenigen, die sich eine höhere Preiskategorie leisten können, diese auch zu klicken. Gerne kann man ein bereits gebuchtes und bezahltes Ticket upgraden: Einfach eine Mail an camp2015-tickets(at)cccv.de mit der Angabe deines Users, des gewünschten Upgrades, und dem Verwendungszweck (z.B.: “camp15-abcdef12″).

Auf diese Art können wir den Leuten, die sich kein teures Ticket leisten können, aber genauso wie alle anderen zu einem tollen Camp beitragen (wollen), die Möglichkeit geben, daran teilzunehmen. Vielen herzlichen Dank!

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Symbolbild: BER (Source: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Fridolin freudenfett (Peter Kuley) Wikimedia Commons, thank you!)

Electricity – the limited resource

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

(deutsche Version unten)

Kabelknoten

Kabelknoten

The camp takes place on an area which does not provide a sufficient amount of electricity to cover our needs. Deciding whether to set up our own separate transformer or augmenting the power supply through generators was a tough one. Because of financial (and time) constraints, we settled for the latter. As a consequence, there will not be an unlimited amount of power available through a central line. Instead, it will be generated on site by a bunch of generators. While we will try our best to meet all requirements, cannot make any guarantees. Still, most of your needs should be fulfill able if you look out for one another.

For example, the power distribution units provide a limited number of outlets. So plan ahead, and, more importantly, talk to your neighbours on how to best divvy (and cable) them up.

If your village requested a three-phase current connection, we expect you to bring cables and distributors along yourselves. Everybody else also should bring their own extensions, since there will not be any available on site. Spot checks of your power equipment will be carried out throughout the campsite to ensure their proper functioning. Should any of your equipment not be impeccable, its usage will not be permitted. If you have questions, just send an email to: power@fengel.info. We will do our best to sort out any issues.

Again, please think of your fellow attendees! A pizza oven or USB-charger with 63A CEE are surely fancy, but they will also burn through a lot of “precious” electricity. If you consume too much, your neighbours’ tent will likely black out—and there is quite a chance they are not going to enjoy it.

There is one more issue when working with generators: refueling. To do so, the generators have to be switched off. We cannot predict how long a full tank of gas will last, but we will monitor the consumption in order to make an educated guess so as to predict the next expected downtime, which we will then post on a sign on the generator. On the bright side, such refueling should take place at most once every 24 hours, and will hopefully not take longer than 30 Minutes.

Last but not least: Availability of electricity will begin on August 11th!

Strom – die limitierte Ressource

Das Camp findet auf einem Gelände statt, das keinen Stromanschluss bietet, der für unsere Bedürfnisse ausreicht. Wir haben viele verschiedene Überlegungen angestellt: Sollten wir einen eigenen Trafo aufstellen? Oder sollten wir uns per Aggregate versorgen? Aus Kosten- und Zeitgründen entschieden wir uns für die Aggregate. Dies bedeutet, dass der Strom nicht einfach aus der Steckdose kommt, sondern durch eben diese Aggregate direkt vor Ort erzeugt wird. Wir versuchen soviel wie möglich der Anforderungen zu erfüllen, es wird aber nicht alles möglich sein. Vieles wird gehen, wenn ihr aufeinander Rücksicht nehmt.

Zum Beispiel gibt es nur eine begrenzte Anzahl an Steckdosen in den Verteilern. Stimmt euch mit euren Nachbarn in der Benutzung der Steckdosen ab!

High Voltage Equipment

High Voltage Equipment Camp 2011

Wie üblich gehen wir davon aus, dass ihr eure Verlängerungskabel und Mehrfachsteckdosen selbst dabeihabt. Habt ihr bei der Village Anmeldung einen Drehstromanschluss angegeben, gehen wir davon aus, dass ihr auch hier die entsprechenden Verteiler und Kabel selbst mitbringt. Es wird vor Ort keine Ausleihe geben! Wir werden in beiden Fällen vor Ort Stichproben durchführen, um zu schauen, ob die selbst mitgebrachten Verteiler und Kabel technisch ok sind. Ist dies nicht der Fall, dürfen diese nicht angeschlossen werden. Wenn schon im Vorfeld Fragen dazu aufkommen, könnt ihr euch an power@fengel.info wenden. Ich versuche euch dann soweit möglich zu unterstützen.

Bitte denkt auch an die anderen Teilnehmer: Ein Pizzaofen oder ein USB-Lader mit 63A CEE ist zwar nett, verbraucht aber jede Menge des “kostbaren” Stroms. Verbraucht ihr zu viel, wird es bei euch und euren Nachbarn dunkel.

Da wir mit Aggregaten arbeiten, kommt auch noch ein weiteres Problem auf: Diese müssen getankt werden. Dazu müssen die Aggregate abgeschaltet werden. Wir werden schauen wie der Verbrauch ist und wie lange die Tanks reichen und werden dann an den Aggregaten ein Schild aufhängen an dem die nächste “Down-Time” angekündigt wird. Um schon einmal zu beruhigen, dies passiert maximal alle 24h und dauert hoffentlich nicht länger als eine halbe Stunde.

Last but not least: Strom wird es erst ab ca. dem 11. August geben!

Water at the Camp

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

As usual, the Chaos Communication Camp takes places in the middle of Nowhere. That means, quite all infrastructure for the needs of thousands of participants has to be carried out to the location.

The Ziegeleipark Mildenberg is connected to the local fresh water and waste water system. But it is not designed for that many people. So we have to store water for showers and taps. And even the waste water needs to be collected, so that it can be dumped in the night, when there is less usage from the villages around. Speaking of toilets: other than during past Camps, there will be no chemical portable toilets with a waste tank. This time we will provide water toilets and urinals! No stinky porta-potties beside your tent, what an advantage! The portable toilets are storage rooms for data communication equipment only, the good old fashioned “Datkenklo”.

Datenklo

We learned from the past years and install more showers than before. There will be shower containers like we had during the last Camp in 2011. Separated shower cabins with heated and enough water for a good shower. But keep in mind, other attendees want to shower as well, so keep your shower time short. We will help you with a button, which will activate the water for a short time only. You can push it endless times, but don’t expect a long, uninterrupted rain on your head.

Furthermore there are three large basins for cleaning your dishes and tools. Please use these locations, as the waste water will be collected for proper removal. You should not empty any waste water on the ground.

Like at the first two Camps in 1999 and 2003 there will be a lake next to the campsite, where you can take a refreshing dip. Please don’t use soap in there – the nature and animals won’t like it.

Camp2003 Lake

Sparkled and drinking water will be provided by many food and beverage booths at the central market place. There is even an option for buying crates full of water, Mate or beer. If you or your village is interested in buying more than 10 crates, please contact boc@lists.ccc.de for the large order. The pricing will be announced soon.

Camp 2015 Ticket Shop is open now!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

https://tickets.events.ccc.de/

We all are very much looking forward to Camp 2015 – the new location makes things very exciting but such a new location also makes it very costly: We’ll need to get at least 950.000 EUR from ticket sales, which brings us down to an average ticket price of ~212 EUR.

When we moved the Congress to the new venue in 2012 we have been facing the same issue, remember?
Back then, we didn’t want to raise the price above 100 EUR and right now we don’t want to go above 200 EUR: We leave this, again, up to everyone of you to contribute as much as you can afford to – to make the Camp affordable for everyone in sum.

You can get:

  • Standard tickets for 220 EUR,
  • Supporter tickets for 240, 260, 280 and 300 EUR,
  • Business tickets for 450, 600 and 750 EUR,
  • Up-and-coming tickets for 50 EUR.
  • If you are on a low budget, there is the option to buy a ticket for 200 or even 180.
  • As usual there is also the friends request available, so that everybody is able to attend.

We provide you in the ticket system a graph that shows the average ticket price and how far away we are from the goal of 950.000 EUR. Please help us to create a nice graph! :)

Screen-Shot-Ticket-graph

Please be aware that there will be no ticket sale on site! So go ahead and get your ticket right now: https://tickets.events.ccc.de/ – if you have further questions please refer to our wikipage.

Update:
Shame on us, we forgot the Up-and-coming tickets for our young generation! This is fixed now.

If you are under 12 you get in for free! Between the age of 12 and 18 you are eligible for an Up-and-coming ticket for 50 EUR. That means, you must convince us to be born before August 13th 1997. Please bring a (sufficiently convincing fake of a) document / photo ID stating your age.

Plan Your Travel for Camp 2015

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The Chaos Communication Camp 2015 approaches with giant steps! Whelp, it’s high time for a round of basic information, so you can plan your journey accordingly.

The dates

Entrance at the Chaos Communication Camp 2011

Entrance at the Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Picture by Sascha Ludwig

  • If you’re part of a Village or as an individual, the earliest reasonable date of arrival will be August 8th. Before that, there won’t be any power, water or Mate supply and you’ll likely stand in the way.
  • Disassembly of the event will commence on the evening of August 17th. We need to clear the venue by August 20th.
  • We’re going to need lots of people for the teardown and cleanup. You can help out, more on that in the Wiki about volunteers at the Camp!

Motorized vehicles

Cash Desk

Special announcements for motorized vehicles
Picture by Sascha Ludwig

  • Even during Camp construction time there will be little to no cars allowed at the site of the event. A special procedure will be announced at the entrance and can change from one hour to the next. Please prepare to unload your vehicles at the main entrance and relocate them to the parking lot for the duration of the event. Parking in front of the main entrance will be limited, so better gang up!
  • Caravans and Campervans will get their own designated area right next to the venue. Officially it’s outside the main Camp area, so you can move your Campervan for a shopping tour.
  • Trucks, Caravans, and Campervans may enter the venue if they’re an integral piece of your Village’s set-up. Those vehicles will need to be in place by August 12th and won’t be able to leave until the event came to a close, so please plan accordingly.

Rental tents and Village construction

Villages at Chaos Communication Camp 2011

Villages at Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Picture by Sascha Ludwig

  • If you or your Village rented a tent from our (already closed) tent rental service, we’ll likely have those set up on August 8th as well. Some tents might be set up some time later (after the weekend of 8/9 August), but still before August 13th.
  • Your Village will get its own staked out stretch of land! Build as compact as possible. Buffer overflows are usually bad, so please stay within that area to avoid reboots. You might also cooperate with similar villages for a joint space.

Tickets will be up for sale soon™, as well as more information on general infrastructure at the Camp 2015!

Sat June 20th: day of deadlines :)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

It’s getting June, and August is coming fast. If you are not already totally into the planning of your village, we recommend to invite for planning meetings right now! We need your final numbers, ideas and plans in two weeks already!

1. Fill out and complete the village form!

Please note that we made some changes to the first version, so please re-check your entries! One important change is an unlucky wording: There is not the option of having „public“ bars or kitchen as in „you can sell things to the public“. With that question we tried to find out if you are providing space at your village for others (the „public“) to hang around.

2. Decide what you want to rent!

You can rent tents with wooden floors, which will be ready to move in by your time of arrival. If you want to have chairs and tables at your village, you can get them from us, too. Tents come in different sizes and variants, check the wiki for details. Please send an email with tent size, number of chairs and tables and your billing address to camp2015-orga(at)cccv.de until June, 20th.

Thanks!