Chaos Computer Club releases schedule for summer camp
The Chaos Computer Club has released a first draft schedule of the presentations that are planned for the Chaos Communication Camp from 10 to 14 August in Finowfurt, Germany. The "flight schedule" for the presentations at the former Russian military airport's Kourou and Baikonur hangars is still rudimentary, but it does indicate where the journey is set to go: over the coming 23 years, hackers will conquer space and rebalance the flow control between the hacker metaverse and the harsh reality of life.
Presentations on rocket technology, on building solid rocket and hybrid rocket engines, on satellite communication and on research into the security of TETRA radio, demonstrate that the hackers are setting out to conquer more than just the noosphere as a communication membrane.
Another group of earth-related presentations discusses the consequences of the changes in energy policy. From the correct recyling procedure for unwanted gadgets and open source photovoltaics to building wind turbines, creative hackers will be presented with a whole range of new research topics. The whole event is rounded off with such summery topics as sports for nerds and the sudorific material presented by the "Post Privacy Spackeria". Conventional hackers with a tendency towards security consultancy will enjoy the presentation by the OpenLeaks project, which will be tested for security vulnerabilities by every trick in the book during the camp.
On the camp site, the hackers will be staying in currently 70 villages structured along the lines of the global villages envisioned by centenarian Marshall McLuhan. Tickets for the open air event are 175 euros, reduced to only 140 euros when booked before 20 July. Those who are less than 18 earthling years of age can get in for 50 euros. A total of 3,500 tickets is available. Special rates are also available when travelling to the event by train.
(Detlef Borchers / ehe)