Chaos Communication Congress

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34C3 in the Leipziger Messe (Dec. 2017)
35C3 PoC SIM card with Refreshing Memories logo
30C3 in Hamburg (Dec. 2013)
Audience at Glenn Greenwald's keynote at 30C3

The Chaos Communication Congress is a multi-day meeting of the international hacker scene that takes place in Germany and is hosted and organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). The congress is dedicated to technical and socio-political topics in numerous lectures and workshops. Since 2015, interest has exceeded the number of tickets available, which was 17,000 in 2018 and 2019 and sold out online within seconds.

22C3 in the Berlin Congress Center at Alexanderplatz 2005

The congress takes place annually, from the foundation in 1984 to 2004 from December 27th to 29th, since 2005 from December 27th to 30th. The consecutive number of the event is used as an abbreviation, supplemented by the addition C3 (for "Chaos Communication Congress", details see below).

history

After the congress, which had taken place in the Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus in Hamburg since 1984 , became too big for this location, it moved to Berlin in 1998 to the Haus am Köllnischer Park , where it was attended by more than 4,000 participants. From 2003 to 2011 the congress took place in the Berlin Congress Center on Alexanderplatz . In 2012 it was moved to the Congress Centrum Hamburg (CCH). In December 2013 it was visited by over 9,000 participants. The increased interest was attributed to the global surveillance and espionage affair and the publications of Edward Snowden . In 2017 the congress moved to the Leipziger Messe as the CCH was no longer available due to renovation work.

The congress tries to keep entry prices as low as possible - especially to enable young people to participate. In 2011 a ticket cost 80 euros for the entire duration of the congress  and 25 euros for young people under 18 years of age. A large number of the speakers are recruited from the scene itself, and the organizational work on site is carried out by voluntary helpers, who are referred to as angels in CCC jargon.

Part of the congress is the Hackcenter , a large area in which the various regional groups of the club are present with their technology at the congress. The hack center and the other areas of the event are connected to the Internet via a broadband connection. However, the CCC attaches importance to the fact that the Hackcenter is not a LAN party , but a "hands-on" laboratory for joint research and testing of network technology. With the move to the Congress Centrum Hamburg in 2012, the hack center was expanded to include so-called “assemblies” , delimited areas outside the lecture halls that could serve as presentation areas for various social groups and projects.

From 1997 to 2004, the German Lockpicking Championship was held at the same time as the congress .

The streaming of the lectures has been carried out in recent years by the research community electronic media e. V. (FeM) implemented. Due to the high demand, the 1 Gbit / s connection of the TU Ilmenau was used to 99 percent in 2007 and 2008 . When the Chaos Communication Congress moved to Hamburg (29C3), the computer resources and bandwidth of other student networks in Germany could be used. There was also support from the CCC environment. In the following year, the Video Operation Center (VOC) was set up within the CCC, which was supported. The VOC has been in charge since 31C3 and is supported by FeM and ags ( TU Braunschweig ).

Instead of a Creative Commons - by-nc-nd license for 32C3 videos, most 33C3 videos were published with a CC-by license.

Incidents in the vicinity of the 26C3

As part of the Chaos Communication Congress 2009, strangers probably illegally obtained access to internal data on the dating site Ma-flirt.de, and publicly accessible profile photos were also downloaded from the dating site Harzflirt.de. Download links for this data were created in the CCC's congress wiki. Passwords were published there directly. An older hack into the customer database of the clothing retailer Thor Steinar was also disclosed. The published data included profile names, passwords, email addresses, location details, home addresses, photos and sales figures. Two of the sides have a reputation for being frequented by members of the right-wing scene , the other not. The association did not want to comment on the data protection violations. Congress participants, however, distanced themselves from the incident. It is contrary to the hacker ethics .

Congress mottos and venues from 1984 to the present day

The Chaos Communication Congress has a motto almost every year, mostly related to important topics of the past or coming year.

No. year motto Abbreviation Visitors Venue
1 1984 CCC'84 after Orion'64 Eidelstedt community center in Hamburg
2 1985 You may
3 1986 So that you can still add powerful bytes tomorrow
4th 1987 Open networks - now!
5 1988 I think it chops
6th 1989 Open borders: Cocomed in abundance
7th 1990 without a motto
8th 1991 Hitchhiking the networks
9 1992 There's something in the air
10 1993 Ten years after Orwell
11 1994 Internet in the nursery - Big business is watching you ?! Bikini house in Berlin
12 1995 Pretty Good Piracy - processed and sold Eidelstedt community center in Hamburg
13 1996 The futurological congress - life after the internet depression
14th 1997 Nothing is true. Everything is allowed.
15th 1998 All rights reversed 02,300 House at Köllnischer Park in Berlin
16 1999 without a motto 16C3
17th 2000 Explicit Lyrics 17C3 02,500
18th 2001 Hacking Is Not A Crime 18C3 02,500
19th 2002 Out of order 19C3 03,000
20th 2003 Not A Number NaN 02,500 Berlin Congress Center
21st 2004 The Usual Suspects 21C3 03,500
22nd 2005 Private Investigations 22C3 03,000
23 2006 Who can you trust? 23C3 04,200
24 2007 Full steam ahead! 24C3 04.013
25th 2008 Nothing To Hide! 25C3 04,200 (including day tickets)
26th 2009 Here Be Dragons 26C3 09,000 (including streaming)
27 2010 We come in peace 27C3 04,000
28 2011 Behind enemy lines 28C3 03,000
29 2012 Not My Department 29C3 06,500 Congress Center Hamburg
30th 2013 without a motto 30C3 09,000
31 2014 A New Dawn 31C3 12,000
32 2015 Gated communities 32C3 13,000 (sold out)
33 2016 Works For Me 33C3 12,000 (sold out)
34 2017 tuwat 34C3 15,000 (sold out) Leipzig Fair
35 2018 Refreshing memories 35C3 17,000 (sold out)
36 2019 Resource exhaustion 36C3 17,000 (sold out)
37 37C3

abbreviation

Since the Chaos Communication Congress in 1999, an abbreviated form has been used. The term 16C3 was used instead of the 16th Chaos Communication Congress . The official spelling of the Chaos Communication Congress 2004 is therefore "21C3: The Usual Suspects" 21st Chaos Communication Congress . The 20th congress in 2003, on the other hand, formed a fitting name for the motto with the acronym NaN .

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

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