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CC-BY-SA Yves Sorge
I know everyone’s really busy preparing for GOSH 2018, but I just wanted to make sure you all know that the call-for-participation for this year’s Chaos Communication Congress, 27-30th December 2018 in Leipzig Germany, is out! And already for a little while. In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a SCIENCE TRACK \o/, just like every year. Here’s the specifics…
DEADLINE: 15th October
CFP: 35C3: Call for Participation and Submission Guidelines – CCC Event Blog
Here’s an english version of the science track text (unfortunately the one on the blog is still the old one from last year…):
We see science as a method of “reverse engineering” the world and are interested in the latest results. How can we free our orbital front yard from all its accumulated space junk? How can we develop algorithms and feed them with data that won’t perpetuate existing discrimination? How can DNA editing cure diseases without causing a zombie apocalypse?
To benefit from new knowledge and the technologies that come from it we need to understand how it all relates to and influences our environment and society. No matter if you work at a research center, university or in a garage: If you explore and evaluate interesting and important developments from a scientific point of view, this is your track!
A nice thing this year is that they’re specifically asking for what they call “Foundation Talks” - this should be entry level backgrounders for people who are new to a topic - great both to apply for and to listen to. You can also check out the other tracks of course - hardware, art and culture… many of them could be (and have been) a good home for the kind of open source sciencing we do over here. You can apply for a 30min (plus 10mins Q&A) or 45min (plus 15min Q&A) talk. Also, it’s helpful to know that the CCC doesn’t really go for talks that focus exclusively on a specific project. They’d much rather hear about ongoing research, issues, movements, opinions…
The CCC (Chaos Computer Club) is Europe’s largest association of hackers, and the CCC (Chaos Communication Congress) is it’s annual meeting. Topics range from Resilience, Security, Privacy and digital rights to broader digital culture, art, politics, society, hardware and Science! It’s a completely independent, self-organised, self-financed event, for 13000+ people, around 3000 of which contribute voluntarily to running the event. This means that everyone pays their ticket (which can be quite tricky to get btw), with speakers being the only exception. The talks are only a small part of everything that goes on there. It’s like a huge hacker family party to round off the year. Hope to see some folks there!