After 2 years of trying to participate CCC, finally made it, at the 33 edition! This year everything started when my friend from FSFE, Erik, invited me to have a talk about Wat FSFE assembly happening there. So this was my chance to finally make it to CCC. And with my friend Jan, we another talk gender diversity n free software.
Finished my slides, both talks accepted
Financial support request at Wikimedia Foundation: accepted
Got the ticket
..and BOOM, 33C3 here i come!
I thought been many conference and s everything that a conference can offer ut this this was another level. Probably the best organized mass event in universe. So many great talks, so many parallel tracks so l time. CCC this year opened the door to around 10.000 hackers, people interested in privacy and computer security, activists, makers et. The motto of this congress was “works for me” which is meant as a critical nudge towards developers who stop after technology works for them, while it should work for everyone.
This congress is a huge gathering of people to share information, talk and party. The event also has a large un-conference part, hacking spaces, and lounge areas, which was the place spen most of the time. Electronics everywhere decorated nicely, and after the second day, the outside world simply starts to fade and congress becomes the new reality.
My talks were on 2nd and 3rd day, so had stress day to enjoy the congress. first people I met were my friends from BalCCon and my Wiki friends from Germany.
Wikidata (slides). Daniel decided to merge our talks and to host a 2 talk/workshop about Wikidata. What surprised us both was the people our talk and both of us immediately regretted not asking for a bigger room. he talk went quite e could have worked a bit more on w, in order to cover as much as information that we could in those 2ut participants some good questions so think the result was good.
Some tweetts about this talk:
And after th talk a Wikidata game challenge with Silvan and to teach Tomas from FSFE how to learn Greek using Wiktionary and Wikidata.
My second talk co-hosted with Jan, was as crowded as the first one but the room was bigger so no need to sit on the ground 🙂
Gender Diversity n Free Software (slides)that should be more people t about gender diversity n free/open software. At 33C3 only found other talk dedicated to gender diversity (hope missed one the agenda)Making Technology Inclusive Through Papercraft and Soundnd there were so many people talking about everything else but this issue. We’re missing real problem here. Can we make computer education more gender-inclusive?
There are many things I like to improve when giving a talk, and the first one to do is hosting more talks workshops.
go to Wikimedia Foundation for the financial support, FSFE for accepting my talks and to all the weirdly wonderful people who made the as great as it was.
Feature image credits: User Hinnerk R. CC.SA.4.0