Talks Organising BornHack

In the year from the idea for BornHack was spawned in 2015 to the first event in 2016 we learned a lot about organising an event, working with suppliers, volunteers, authorities and so on. Most things went very well and BornHack 2016 was great, but the workload for the organisers was too high, and our website and infrastructure was not ready to support multiple events.

For BornHack 2017 we had to make our website "multi-event capable" while maintaining permanent and semantic URLs so the content for previous camps will always remain available. We also added team/volunteer handling, speaker and event submission, and a lot of other things to save organiser time. Our website is built on Django and the code is available at

Expect an unstructured and fun talk with battlestories from organising BornHack mixed in with technical details from building a system with cutting edge Django features like Channels and websockets.


  • Wednesday Aug. 23 16:30 - 17:30