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Welcome to HHackertours – your provider of sightseeing tours for technical enthusiasts!

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Visiting the 33C3 and wondering what the city has to offer? Try one of our tours! Our goal is to show Hamburg to the visitors of the 33C3 like no other tour guide would. We have selected tours showing the behind the scenes of our most fascinating technology related sites.

Save a seat for a tour on our webpage and follow us on Twitter to get updates about new tours, changes and important updates. We also have a page in the congress wiki to help you find our assembly.

Here’s a list of our tours (English and German):

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

DESY

DESY – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via flickr/Kay_B

If you’ve ever wanted to stand next to a particle accelerator, DESY is the place for you. One of Europe’s leading accelerator research centers, our tour will give you an idea of how particle physics and a host of other sciences are advancing with the help of scientists from all around the world. No special physics background necessary!

Miniatur Wunderland Backstage

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via flickr/Norman Z

Get an in-depth view of the internal wiring, decoders, computers etc. Explore the details of the ‚intelligent‘ car system and the process behind it. During the tour one of the guides will give you details on concepts, model building, construction and technology. You are encouraged to take photographs any time! Included in the price is a day-pass for the whole exhibition.

Container-Terminal (soon online)

Container Terminal Altenwerder

Container Terminal Altenwerder – CC BY 2.0 via flickr/Alexander Svensson

The harbour tour “eye to eye with giants” takes you directly onto the container terminals of the second largest harbour in Europe. You will visit CTA (Container Terminal Altenwerder), with semi-automated container bridges and fully-automated transfer and storage of containers. The on-site container transport is done by fully-automated container transport vehicles. The only drawback is, you have to stay inside the tour bus.

St. Pauli Museum and Kiez Tour

Hamburg is famous for it’s amusement quarter around the Reeperbahn, commonly referred to as the “Kiez”. It is a colourful mix of clubbing and red light district, with a lot of history. Why not get that history told on a guided walk around the area and warm yourself up at the museum afterwards? Typical drinks for Hamburg included.

St. Pauli Museum and Bone Crypt

Would you have guessed that Hamburg has a bone crypt? Even most people living here don’t know about it, but it’s right in the middle of our amusement district St. Pauli, underneath a baroque church. Have a chill go down your spine while looking at those bones and learn about the only bone crypt in northern Germany, which was opened to the public just last year.

Welcome to HHackertours – your provider of sightseeing tours for technical enthusiasts!

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Visiting the 32C3 and wondering what the city has to offer? Try one of our tours! Our goal is to show Hamburg to the visitors of the 32C3 like no other tour guide would. We’ve selected fascinating tours showing the behind the scenes of our most fascinating technology related sites.

Save a seat for a tour on our webpage.

Here’s a list of our tours (English and German):

desy

DESY – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via flickr/Kay_B

DESY

If you’ve ever wanted to stand next to a particle accelerator, DESY is the place for you. One of Europe’s leading accelerator research centers, our tour will give you an idea of how particle physics and a host of other sciences are advancing with the help of scientists from all around the world. No special physics background necessary!

U-434

u-434

U-434 – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via flickr/destinyuk*

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, more than 150 submarines have been decommissioned, the most in 1995. Only very rarely are they handed over by the Russian government, in consultation with the intelligence, into museum operations. As a spy submarine U-434 (Russian B-515) was used for special purpose secret spy missions off the east coast of the US and long patrols in the territorial waters of the Soviet Union.

MS Stubnitz

The MS Stubnitz is a large ex-fishing Vessel, made in the GDR and commissioned in 1964. She is one of the last examples of the shipbuilding-skills of the socialist countries and she remains mostly in her original configuration. She has been used for Fleet-fishing of herring.

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MS Stubnitz – CC BY-NC 2.0 via flickr/Rain Rabbit

During that times she was able to deep-freeze 60 tons of fish per day and to store nearly 2000m³ of deepfrozen fish. After the fall of the Wall, the MS Stubnitz was transformed into a cultural arche. The Cargoholds got emptied of fish-production machinery and were transformed into concert venues with an impressive soundsystem. The electromechanical main-engine, the bridge, the ship hospital, the enormous DC-system to freeze tons of fish and the radioroom remain unchanged and are still in original and working condition.

Miniatur Wunderland Backstage

miniatur wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via flickr/Norman Z

Get an in-depth view of the internal wiring, decoders, computers etc. Explore the details of the ‚intelligent‘ car system and the process behind it. During the tour one of the guides will give you details on concepts, model building, construction and technology. You are encouraged to take photographs any time! Included in the price is a day-pass for the whole exhibition.

German only:

Deutsches Zusatzstoffmuseum

Zur Herstellung von Lebensmitteln werden Tausende von Zusätzen beigemischt. Im Deutschen Zusatzstoffmuseum in Hamburg erfahren Sie vieles über die Funktion, Herstellung sowie Risiken und Nebenwirkungen von Zusatzstoffen. Lernen Sie anhand alltäglicher Produkte die Welt von Emulgatoren und Stabilisatoren, von Farb- und Konservierungsstoffen, von Aromen, Backmitteln und Geschmacksverstärkern kennen.

Cap San Diego

cap san diego

Cap San Diego – CC BY-NC 2.0 via flickr/Sabine Nüsch

Die Cap San Diego ist das größte fahrtüchtige Museums-Frachtschiff der Welt. Ihre elegante Silhouette gehört zum Hamburger Hafenpanorama wie die Speicherstadt und der Michel. Touristen lieben sie, die Crew und 45 ehrenamtlich tätige Seemänner im Ruhestand halten sie mit viel Engagement in Schuss. Die Cap San Diego ist das letzte noch erhaltene Schiff einer Serie von sechs schnellen Stückgutfrachtern, die 1961/62 für die Reederei Hamburg Süd gebaut wurden und bis Ende 1981 vorzugsweise nach Südamerika gefahren sind. Seit 1988 ist die Cap San Diego ein Museumsschiff, seit 2003 zudem maritimes Denkmal und schwimmendes Hotel, das heute seinen Liegeplatz an der Überseebrücke in Hamburg hat.

See you soon!

32C3: Gated Communities

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

English version below

Es ist 2015, ein Großteil der Bevölkerung hat sich in schwer bewachte Inseln der Bequemlichkeit zurückgezogen:

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  • Technische Ökosysteme einzelner Anbieter nehmen uns die harte Arbeit ab, unsere Mobiltelefone, Computer oder Fitnesstracker selbst auszuwählen oder noch deren Funktion verstehen zu müssen. Wir lassen ihre kommerziellen Interessen entscheiden, welche Medien, Nachrichten und Meinungsäußerungen wir wahrnehmen und welche den global gültigen AGBs entsprechen.
  • Filterblasen erlösen uns von der Qual, selbst denken zu müssen. Meinungsstarke Agitatoren geben akzeptable Informationsquellen und griffige Feindbilder vor.
  • Mit dem Friedensnobelpreis geadelte Staatengemeinschaften nehmen uns die moralische Last, über die Kosten unseres Wohlstands nachdenken zu müssen: Sie üben sich im Mauerbau, Biometrie-Experimenten und diskutieren den Schießbefehl – und lindern die Angst, die sie täglich schüren.
  • Der Politbetrieb nimmt uns die Last gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung, Mitbestimmung oder auch nur Einsichtnahme ab: Hinter verschlossenen Türen wird das Alternativlose in Abkommen zementiert.
  • Transnationale Überwachungssysteme helfen uns vorsorglich, unsere Mitmenschen in Gute und Böse, Nützlinge und Schädlinge einzuteilen. In einer umhegten Welt voll knapp vereitelter Terroranschläge und karriereentscheidender Sozialnetzwerkkontakte nehmen wir dankbar die Gelegenheit wahr, keine eigenen Gewissensentscheidungen fällen zu müssen. Systemveränderer und Umstürzler stören nur die Harmonie und werden ausgeblendet, blockiert, belästigt, verhaftet – oder in ihre eigenen Filterblasen abgeschoben.
  • Die Bewacher unserer Netze und Browser entledigen uns der schweren Entscheidung, welche unserer Verbindungen verzichtbar sind. Wir kommen nur noch in den Genuss jener Dienste, die sich uns leisten können, und werden mit relevanten Angeboten in genau der Geschwindigkeit versorgt, die uns zusteht.

Der Congress gibt uns Raum, Dinge selber zu machen, selber zu diskutieren, selber zu denken, selber zu entscheiden und selber basteln zu können. Unsere eigene Gated Community hilft uns gegen allerhand Bullshit-Bingo der Außenwelt.

Kommt doch mal raus aus Eurer und stattet uns einen Besuch ab.

32C3: Gated Communities

It is 2015, a large part of the population has withdrawn to heavily guarded islands of comfort.

  • Technological eco-systems created by single companies relieve us from the burden of choosing our own mobile phones, computers or fitness trackers and understanding how they work. We let their commercial interests decide, which media outlets, news bulletins and expressions of opinion we notice and which are accepted by the globally valid terms of service.
  • Filter bubbles take the pain away of thinking for ourselves. Strongly opinionated agitators provide acceptable sources of information and handy concepts of an enemy.
  • Communities of states, just recently lauded with a nobel peace prize, take the moral duty from us, having to think about the costs of our wealth: They erect walls, experiment with biometrics and discuss firing orders – finally easing the fear they monger every day.
  • Every day politics are taking away the burden of social responsibility, participation or even scrutiny: By arranging treaties behind closed doors setting in stone for which there appears to be no alternative.
  • Transnational surveillance systems help us to pre-emptively separate our fellow human beings into good and evil, beneficials and useless ones. I our cozy cherished sociosphere full of barely prevented terror attacks and career defining social networks we devotedly seize the opportunity never to cultivate a conscience of our own. Subversives, dissenters and outliers disturbing our harmony are automatically and systematically blocked, arrested, harrassed or placed in their very own filter bubble.
  • The guardians of our networks and browsers take away the difficult decisions, which connections are expendable. We get to enjoy those providers that can afford us and are supplied with exactly the services and speed we are entitled to.

The Congress gives us the space to do the things ourselves. To discuss for ourselves, to think for ourselves, to decide for ourselves and to tinker on our own. Our own gated community helps us against some of the bullshit bingo of the outside world.

Why don’t you come out of yours and visit us?

Picture: CC BY 2.0 by FOSSASIA

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.

Chaos Communication Camp 2015: Save the date!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Deutsche Version: siehe unten

Not just because of tradition, but because we can: There will be a Camp in 2015 again!

After more than three thousand guests at the last Camp in 2011, we expect many outdoor enthusiasts, who like to hack during the day and marvel at the light displays at night and will celebrate the ultimate party in the middle of the festival season with us. Let’s just bring all the great experiences from the Congress out on the lawn and do all the experiments too dangerous for the halls of the CCH!

After an exhaustive search we found the perfect green field site for hackers of all kinds to build a camp with the most distinguished wood illuminators and musicians: the Ziegeleipark Mildenberg (brickyard Mildenberg), located idyllically between waterways, but still easily accessible. Don’t forget your swimming trunks and bikinis, because there is a bathing area right at the site: a truly beautiful swimming lake, just a few minutes walk away and well suited to fight the noble nerd paleness. But if you do not like swimming lakes: We will have the popular shower containers again! :}

Of course, we will put together an exciting talk program, which will be presented in two large tents, accommodating 800 and 1,200 people respectively. Moreover there is a park train system with three different track gauges, winding it’s way through the industrial scenery. There will also be a steam engine and a whole museum on machinery and tools used for brick-making.

Assemble in vacation travel groups! If you are free this summer, August 13th through 17th, we would like to invite you to come to the Chaos Communication Camp in Mildenberg. Where a hundred years ago the bricks were burnt for Berlin, we will set up our Camp. Bring your projects, ideas, space rockets and tents, of course. In return we will provide you with a DIY market near by, three brick bbq places and several bars to care for an appropriate environment to fraternize with others.

Tickets for all four days of the Chaos Communication Camp 2015 will be offered in a presale. The presale will be available in June the earliest. Right now the final price is uncertain, because the calculations are not finished yet. We aim to keep the price for the four day ticket below €200. Of course, people accompanying disabled people enjoy free admission. The Call for Participation for the camp program will be published on this webpage soon.

Save the date for a summer vacation with like-minded people, including working hand rail trollies and locomotives! Until then you might want to indulge yourself in some memories of the Camps in 2011 and 2007.

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Nicht nur der Tradition wegen, sondern weil wir es können: Es wird 2015 wieder ein Camp geben!

Nach über dreitausend Gästen beim letzten Camp im Jahr 2011 erwarten wir viele Outdoor-Begeisterte, die tagsüber hacken, sich nachts von der Außenbeleuchtung verzücken lassen und zusammen die ultimative Party mitten in der Festival-Saison feiern. Laßt uns einfach all die tollen Erfahrungen vom Congress raus auf die Wiese tragen und all die Experimente durchführen, die mitten im CCH zu gefährlich sind!

Nach aufwendiger Recherche haben wir den optimalen Ort im Grünen für Hacker, Häcksen und Ähnliche ausfindig gemacht, um mit den erlesensten Waldbeleuchtern und -beschallern ein Camp aufzubauen: der Ziegeleipark Mildenberg, idyllisch gelegen und von Wasser umgeben, aber dennoch gut erreichbar. Badehosen und Bikinis nicht vergessen, denn es gibt eine Badestelle auf dem Gelände: ein wirklich schöner Badesee, nur wenige Minuten zu Fuß entfernt und sehr geeignet zur Bekämpfung der noblen Nerd-Blässe. Und wer Badeseen nicht mag: Wir haben auch wieder die beliebten Duschcontainer! :}

Natürlich werden wir ein spannendes Programm zusammenstellen, das in zwei großen Zelten mit 800 bzw. 1200 Plätzen zu sehen sein wird. Das Gelände hat zudem eine Parkeisenbahn mit drei Spurweiten, die sich durch die Industriearchitektur schlängelt. Zu bewundern ist außerdem eine Dampfmaschine und ein Museum mit Maschinen und Werkzeug zur Ziegelherstellung.

Also: Bildet Urlaubsreisegemeinschaften! Wenn Ihr diesen Sommer vom 13. bis 17. August noch keine Pläne habt, dann möchten wir Euch einladen, zum Chaos Communication Camp 2015 nach Mildenberg zu kommen. Wo vor hundert Jahren die Ziegel für Berlin gebrannt wurden, schlagen wir unsere Zelte auf. Bringt Eure Projekte, Ideen, Weltraumraketen und natürlich die Zelte mit. Dafür bieten wir dann einen Baumarkt in der Nähe, drei gemauerte Grillplätze und mehrere Bars, um für eine angemessene Fraternisierungsumgebung zu sorgen.

Die Tickets für alle vier Tage des Chaos Communication Camps 2015 werden im Vorverkauf angeboten. Frühestens im Juni können wir den Vorverkauf starten. Der genaue Preis steht momentan nicht fest, da die Kalkulation noch nicht abgeschlossen ist. Wir wollen aber beim Preis für das Ticket für alle vier Tage unter 200 € bleiben. Natürlich können Menschen mit Behinderungen je eine Begleitperson kostenlos mitbringen. Der Call for Participation für das Camp-Programm wird demnächst an dieser Stelle zu finden sein.

Save the date für den Sommerurlaub unter Gleichgesinnten, inklusive funktionierender Draisinen und Lokomotiven! Bis dahin könnt Ihr vielleicht etwas in den Erinnerungen von 2011 und 2007 schwelgen.

Assemblies at 31C3: Map available

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Please go and have a look in the wiki (or direct link to the .png). Please be aware that this is only a beta version. Keep an eye on the version numbers, we’ll be updating from time to time.

Also there are now the lists of clusters in the wiki available. Please contact us on c3-assemblies (at) lists.ccc.de if you have any serious problems with your group. Please don’t forget that we can not fulfil every single wish in total, and tried to give everyone in average the best possible experience and place.

Feel free to give us some less serious feedback after Congress at the above mentioned address.

Welcome to HHackertours – your provider of sightseeing tours for technical enthusiasts!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Visiting the 31C3 and wondering what the city has to offer? Try one of our tours! Our goal is to show Hamburg to the visitors of the 31C3 like no other tour guide would. We’ve selected fascinating tours showing the behind the scenes of our most fascinating technology related sites.

Follow us on twitter for updates, more tours and tour dates!

Save a seat for a tour on our webpage.

Here’s a list of our tours:

DESY
If you’ve ever wanted to stand next to a particle accelerator, DESY is the place for you. One of Europe’s leading accelerator research centers, our tour will give you an idea of how particle physics and a host of other sciences are advancing with the help of scientists from all around the world. No special physics background necessary!

Container-Terminal
The harbour tour “eye to eye with giants” takes you directly onto the container terminals of the second largest harbour in Europe. You will visit CTA (Container Terminal Altenwerder), with semi-automated container bridges and fully-automated transfer and storage of containers. The onsite container transport is done by fully-automated container transport vehicles. The only drawback is, you have to stay inside the tour bus.

Cap San Diego
The Cap San Diego is the largest seaworthy, civil museum ship in the world. Its elegant silhouette is part of the Hamburg harbour panorama like the Michel. Tourists love it and its crew of 38 honorary retired sailors keeps it in good shape with dedication. The Cap San Diego is the last surviving ship of a series of six fast general cargo ships, which were built in 1961-62 for Hamburg Süd and which has preferably sailed to South America until the end of 1981. The tour will take you to the Cap San Diego and you’ll take part in an behind the scences tour on the ship.

U-434
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, more than 150 submarines have been decommissioned, the most in 1995. Only very rarely are they handed over by the Russian government, in consultation with the intelligence, into museum operations. As a spy submarine U-434 (Russian B-515) was used for special purpose secret spy missions off the east coast of the US and long patrols in the territorial waters of the Soviet Union.

Laser Tag
Equipped with a phaser pack, consisting of an electronic phaser (lamps) and a sensor vest, you move through a slightly foggy, maze-like game arena. You are trying to score by shooting the other players with your phaser. But pay attention to your shields, because when you get hit too often yourself, you’re going to be disabled for a few seconds. In addition, there are interactive arena components such as energy gates (computer controlled light doors with special features), base stations (e. g. make more points if they are captured) or “targets” (there are power ups like “hyper shield”, etc.).

See you soon!

Hackerschnitzelcloud: What a wicked game to play

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

(English text below)

Noch eine Woche, dann beginnt der Congress und mit ihm die Nerdspiele aus der Hackerschnitzelcloud. Zum Testen Eurer eigenen Spiele steht jetzt eine App für Android im Play Store bereit. Wer lieber die brandneue App für iOS ausprobieren will, kann sich bei uns einen Invite-Link holen, einfach eine Mail an 31c3(at)toto.io senden.

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Mit diesen QR-Codes könnt Ihr auch ein Testspiel starten und Euch ein Bild davon machen, wie die Spiele der Hackerschnitzelcloud aussehen können. Besorgt Euch dazu die App und registriert Euch auf der Toto-Webseite. Legt los, indem Ihr den ersten QR-Code scannt!

Wollt Ihr Euer eigenes Spiel gestaltet, findet Ihr hier alles Nötige: Welcome to the Hackerschnitzelcloud at 31C3!. Wenn Ihr Hilfe braucht oder Fragen habt: 31c3(at)toto.io

English text:

One week to go until the Congress starts and with it the games from the Hackerschnitzelcloud. You can download an Android app from the Play Store and test the games you created so far. If you want to test the iOS application, send us an email at 31c3(at)toto.io and ask for an invite link.

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With these QR codes you can also start a test game to get an impression of how a game on a phone works. So get your app and register at Toto-Website. To get your first game going, simply scan the QR code.

You want to create your own game? Find all the information needed here:: Welcome to the Hackerschnitzelcloud at 31C3!. If you need any help or answers to whatever question comes to your mind, write to: 31c3(at)toto.io

On the acceptance and rejections in the 30c3 Society, Politics & Ethics track

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Within the next hours, everyone who submitted a talk or lecture (not: lightning talk or workshop) should receive their notice of acceptance or non-acceptance. Some of you will be disappointed, because talks that you considered important did not make it into the program. We would like to share with you how decisions were made and by which priorities, so everyone can have a better understanding of how the final Society, Politics & Ethics program came into existence.

First, we would like to give you some background on the content team process. In previous years, there was one global content team for all tracks. This year, we had five “track teams”,  each responsible for one track. The track teams consisted of subject matter experts who reviewed the submissions thoroughly. We did this in order to (a) reduce the work load on each content team member and (b) to increase the time for reviewing each submission.

Before we started, the total number of available congress slots was split up between the tracks. The resulting distribution of slots aimed at creating a proper balance between tech/science subjects, IT security questions and politics/society topics, as well as art & beauty and making/crafting. The CCC congress has always lived from its very wide area of subjects and topics, so distributing the available talk slots among different tracks is a good way to get the right mix.

The Society, Politics & Ethics track was assigned 29 hours out of 120 hours total lecture time. This does not include lightning talks, workshops, CCC related talks or evening shows. We received a total of more than 300 submissions to the congress – more than 120 of which were aiming at a slot in the  Society, Politics & Ethics track. Many submissions asked for slots even longer than one hour.

With regards to contents, this track’s goal is to reflect on last year’s important discussions and events in order to bring forward the debate in our community and in society in general and to – and this is just as important – have a number of talks that just widen the horizon and introduce you to fields you haven’t heard or thought about much so far. The overarching goal was of course to help forming connections between different communities in the fight for digital freedoms and to learn from each other’s successes and mistakes.

So, we needed to make some hard decisions.

The track team, after reviewing all submissions, came up with some rules to ensure general fairness between submissions:

  1. Maximum slot length is one hour.
  2. A number of talks has to be condensed to thirty minutes, so we can cover more topics.
  3. No panels – unless we have contrarian, extra-ordinary, kick-ass panel members.
  4. No lectures whose sole purpose is the introduction of a specific project (we humbly ask you to do this in a workshop or lightning talk).
  5. Strong international/European focus, no predominantly US-centric talks.

As a first step, we identified this year’s general topics of interest and clustered submissions into 12 resulting sections. Within each section, submissions were then rank-ordered. Judgements were made strictly based on the talk submission’s contents. As we have emphasized on numerous occasions before the submission deadline: Submitting a weak, hastily written or convoluted description or one that does not convey what you really want to talk about, immensely reduces your chance of acceptance.

After the first round of thorough reviewing and within-section ranking, we ended up with about twice as many talks as we could fit into the available time. This means: For every submission we accepted, we had to drop at least one other submission that we had also agreed to accept. As you can tell, this was when the really tough decisions had to be made.

At this point, there were two types of conflicts:

(a) the intra-subject conflict: When there were two submissions dealing with the same (or very similiar) topics, we had to opt for only one of them, in order to not discriminate other, just as important subjects. This is when we introduced speaker performance as a criterion. We looked at videos of previous talks, read through the rankings collected at previous CCC-events and asked around to hear about audience experiences with the speaker in question at other conferences.

(b) the inter-subject conflict: Even after (roughly) enforcing the one-slot-per-topic directive we had laid upon us, there was still not enough time. The only solution was to shorten submissions down to thirty minutes of length, and – ultimately – dropping them. So we sat down and made these uncomfortable decisions based on which talk might interest the bigger audience, has the higher relevance in the current situation.

In the end, only 35 submissions made it into the final program.

If your submission was accepted, please keep in mind that two other submissions had to be rejected to make space for you, one of which was originally considered indespensable by the track team. We trust that you will not disappoint our faith in you.

If your talk – or one that you feel strongly about – has not made it into the final 30C3 Society, Politics & Ethics track, don’t despair. You all were up against some very serious competition. We could have filled about twice as much time as we had and would still not have weak talks in the program. The other track teams faced similiar problems, just that they had (except for the Security & Hacking track) a far less dramatic submissions to available slots ratio.

To those of you who did not make it into the final round, there is one consolation: Judged by the number of rejected obviously-unrejectable submissions, we’re sure to have compiled a kick-ass program. :)

More information at 30c3? Here: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Main_Page.

Ticket sale has opened

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Ticket sale for 29C3 is finally open now.

Please go to https://presale.events.ccc.de, create an account and order your tickets.

You can also order shirts, hoodies or zippers there.

Find more information about the ticket sale in the wiki and in our previous blog post.