BornHack 2019: Call for Participation

BornHack 2019 is a 7 day outdoor tent camping festival for hackers, makers, and anyone interested in technology and society, and how the two interact. BornHack 2019 will take place from the 8th to the 15th of August 2019 on the island of Funen in Denmark. This will be the fourth time BornHack takes place, but first time it takes place on the island of Funen.

We are looking for talented, humorous, inspiring, and/or provocative speakers to host talks, lightning talks, and workshops at BornHack. We welcome first time speakers.

We are very open to different topics. We expect that the majority of the presentations at BornHack will be on security, networking, programming, distributed systems, privacy, community, and how technologies relate to society. Have a look at last year's program. If you are unsure whether your topic is of relevance to the event please get in contact with the content team.

Apart from talks and workshops you can also contribute to BornHack with a music act or by volunteering at the event.

The ticket shop for BornHack 2019 officially opened in February and tickets are available in our online shop.

Please note that all submissions for BornHack 2019 must be submitted via our content submission system on the website no later than the 1st of August, 2019. By default all BornHack talks, debates and lightning talks are recorded. If you don't want to be recorded please uncheck the video recording checkbox in the submission form.

BornHack is an inclusive event so please ensure you have read and understood our Code of Conduct.

Regular Talk

Regular talks are 45 minutes of presentation, 10 minutes of questions from the audience followed by 5 minutes of preparation for setting up the next speaker.

Please bring your own laptop with your presentation on; it should have an ordinary HDMI output and we will provide the cable to the projector. We do not guarantee that audio will work, even if your laptop supports it – please reach out to us early if this is a requirement.

We will provide you with a one-day entrance ticket free of charge, but due to our limited funds, you'll have to pay for transportation to and from the event yourself. We also encourage you to participate for the entire week, but then you need to buy a full event ticket.

Submit your regular talk

Lightning Talk

Lightning talks are 5 minutes of presentation. A lightning talk is an excellent opportunity for inexperienced speakers to share an interesting idea, presentation, or maybe just a small story.

A laptop will be provided by us. Please make sure your slides are in PDF or HTML (a URL is fine) format.

If required you can bring your own laptop; it should have an ordinary HDMI output and we will provide the cable to the projector. We do not guarantee that audio will work, even if your laptop supports it – please reach out to us early if this is a requirement. Using your own laptop for lightning talks means you will be scheduled at the end of the lightning talk session.

You MUST buy yourself an entrance ticket to host a lightning talk; we are unable to offer free tickets for everyone giving a lightning talk.

Submit your lightning talk

Workshop

We have a workshop room that will be able to host workshops for approximately 20 people. Workshops can be up to 3 hours per slot and can be extended for daily workshops.

If you are camping with a village, or there is a village related to your workshop, you are of course also welcome to host sessions there.

We will provide you with a one-day entrance ticket free of charge, but due to our limited funds, you'll have to pay for transportation to and from the event yourself. We also encourage you to participate for the entire week, but then you need to buy a full event ticket.

Submit your workshop

Music Act

Music acts can be from one hour up to three hours.

We will provide you with a one-day entrance ticket free of charge, but due to our limited funds, you'll have to pay for transportation to and from the event yourself. We also encourage you to participate for the entire week, but then you need to buy a full event ticket.

Submit your music act

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at BornHack 2019 please have a look at our different teams.

The festival build-up period begins on the 5th of August at 12:00. We are looking for people to help out setting up and tearing down before and after the festival. We are looking into a free transport option from Copenhagen to the venue for people who are interested in arriving a couple of days early and staying two days longer. More information will be available once we get closer to the event.

Please sign up for a team if you plan on showing up on the festival grounds early. We need to have an overview of available hands during the build-up and teardown as early as possible. Your team lead will be able to let you know when your presence on the field is needed.

Sponsoring

If you are interested in helping BornHack 2019 either financially or by different other means, please reach out to our sponsor team at sponsors@bornhack.dk.

These are our wonderful sponsors from BornHack 2018.

Contact Information

The BornHack content team can be reached at content@bornhack.dk – for general questions regarding the event please reach out to the info team at info@bornhack.dk.

We are reachable via IRC in #BornHack on irc.baconsvin.org (6nbtgccn5nbcodn3.onion) on port 6697 with TLS.

For more information, news, and other event updates, please have a look at our website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.