It’s late December and like every year, hackers from accross Europe come together for the Chaos Communication Congress. The congress “is the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). It takes place at the bcc Berliner Congress Center in Berlin, Germany. The Congress offers lectures and workshops on a multitude of topics and attracts a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopians from all around the world.”
What’s new this year: there are some off-site hackcenters where people join the congress without being there in-real-life. “those unable to attend the Congress in Berlin [are invited] to celebrate their own Hack Center Experience, watch the streams, participate via twitter or chats, drink Tschunk, cook and have a good time.” This is exactly what some of us are going to do: we will meet at the UUGRN hackerspace on Monday and join the congress events.