is the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Berlin, Germany.First held in 1984, it since has established itself as "the European Hacker Conference" attracting a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopists from all around the world.
We want you to join and be a part of this unique event which serves as a public platform for cross-culture inspiration and borderless networking. 26C3 is fun!
The 26C3 conference program is roughly divided into six general categories. These categories serve as guidelines for your submissions (and later as a means of orientation for your prospective audience). However, it is not mandatory for your talk to exactly match the descriptions below. Anything that is interesting and/or funny will be taken into consideration.
Technology development causes great changes in society and will determine our future. This category is for all talks on subjects like surveillance practices, censorship, hacker tools and the law, intellectual property and copyright issues, data retention, software patents, effects of technology on kids, and the impact of technology on society in general.
The "Hacking" category addresses topics dealing with technology, concentrating on current research with high technical merit. Traditionally, the majority of all lectures at 26C3 revolve around hacking.
Topics in this domain include but are in no way limited to: programming, hardware hacking, cryptography, network and system security, security exploits, and creative use of technology.
The "Making" category is all about making and breaking things and the wonderful stuff you can build in your basement or garage. Most welcome are submissions dealing with the latest in electronics, RepRaps, lasers, 3D-printing, climate-change survival technology, robots and flying UAVs, steam machines, alternative transportation tools, guerilla-style knitting, and wearable hardware hacks.
The "Science" category covers current or future objects of scientific research that have the potential to radically change our lives, be it basic research or projects conducted for the industry.
We are looking for talks and papers on the state of the art in this domain, covering subjects such as nano technology, quantum computing, high frequency physics, bio-technology, brain-computer interfaces, genetic hacking and hackteria, automated analysis of surveillance cctv, map-making, psychogeography etc.
Shaping the world we live in means making it more interesting, entertaining and beautiful. The hacker culture has many facets ranging from electronic art objects, stand-up comedy, geek entertainment, video game and board game culture, electronically generated music, 3D art, and everything that bleeps and blinks to e-text literature and beyond. If you like to show your art and teach others how to make their lives more enjoyable, this category is for you.
In addition to individual speakers the Chaos Communication Congress is also inviting groups such as developer teams, projects and activists to present themselves and their topics.
Developer groups are also encouraged to ask for support to hold smaller on-site developer conferences and meetings in the course of the Congress.
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