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Information About Kickoff/Fieldday 2019-03-03

The 2019 Kickoff is very soon now. We've gathered some information you might need:

Where

Hylkedamvej 54
5591 Gelsted

When

Saturday, March 9th, 2019. We've included an approximate timetable below, but expect unexpected delays and plan accordingly :)

What To Bring

Food

Saturday evening at 20:00 we will eat a well-deserved dinner and celebrate a successful kickoff. The organisers will prepare pita breads with various stuffing, suitable for both omnivores, vegans and vegetarians.

Sunday morning from 10:00 we will have a lovely breakfeast and get ready to leave. The menu is freshbaked buns with bacon and eggs as well as various cereals with milk.

Accomodation

The venue has 50+ bunk beds as well as extra loose mattresses. We expect it to be more than enough for everyone. The beds are distributed in 5-6 rooms so expect to share a room with some fellow hackers. Remember to bring a sheet and sleeping bag!

Payment

Participation in the kickoff is free, including food and accomodation. We appreciate a small donation for the food if you can afford it, but mostly we are just thrilled that you are willing to spend your weekend planning BornHack.

Bar Leftovers

We are bringing some leftover stuff from the bar, some which expires before BornHack 2019, so we need to get rid of it. Mostly mate, cocio, vodka, akvavit, sevablødda, and other liquid goodies. Card payment or bank transfer is possible. The vodka and akvavit are with the BornHack custom labels from 2018. Prices will be low!

Final Words

We are very excited about the kickoff and we hope to see many people there. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask us through the usual methods :)

See you!


BornHack 2019 Tickets for Sale 2019-02-12

We are happy to announce that it is now possible to buy your ticket for BornHack 2019 in the shop! This will be the fourth BornHack, for the first time at our new venue Hylkedam on Funen.

We have kept the prices at the same level as the previous years. A regular full week Adult Ticket is 1200,- DKK. Child Tickets are available for 450,- DKK. Student Tickets are 900,- DKK and we have the Budget Ticket for 600,- DKK for hackers with tight budgets.

We also have more expensive tickets available (and remember Bitcoin payment is possible! :)) for hackers who are able to pay a bit more. The Hacker Ticket is 1337,- DKK and the Supporter Ticket is 1800,- DKK.

Finally we have Corporate Tickets available for 2500,- or 5000,- DKK if you have an employer paying the ticket.

We have the usual payment options available. We prefer Bank Transfer (but please remember to pay the fees in your end!) or Blockchain payments. You can even pay cash if you happen to find yourself near an organiser. Finally we do accept Credit Cards, but we ask that you consider using the other options first.

Go get your tickets in the webshop now!


BornHack 2019: Call for Participation is open 2019-01-22

The BornHack 2019 Call for Participation is open now!

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.

Read the BornHack 2019 CfP and submit a proposal! The deadline for submission is the 1st of June, 2019.

Please note that BornHack 2019 is taking place on the island of Funen instead of Bornholm.


BornHack 2019 Kickoff March 9th 2019-01-15

The BornHack organisers would like to invite all volunteers to join us at the BornHack 2019 kickoff Saturday, March 9th, at the new venue Hylkedam.

The address is Hylkedamvej 54, 5591 Gelsted. Let us know if you need a pickup at Gelsted train station.

The rest of the evening can be spent talking more about BornHack while enjoying a popup instance of #wip_bar. If you wish to spend the night you just need to bring a sleeping bag. The place has plenty of beds to choose from. After breakfeast sunday we pack up and leave the venue.

We hope that many of our great volunteers want to join us to make 2019 the greatest BornHack yet!


New Venue for BornHack 2019 2019-01-13

BornHack is moving to a new venue!

We are moving BornHack to a more central location in Denmark, on the west side of Funen. The new venue is called Hylkedam. The address is Hylkedamvej 54, 5591 Gelsted – which is on Funen.

Why Move

We love Bornholm, but transporting people and stuff to and from the island is expensive. Ferry tickets can be hard to get, especially with trailers or large vehicles. These concerns obviously apply to participants too – availability and convenience means a lot when people are planning participation in events.

The secluded location also means that some things are much more expensive than in the rest of the country – such as tent rental. We had to rent tents elsewhere and transport them to Bornholm, because it was cheaper, even with the transport.

Jarlsgård is not ideally suited for camping – the open areas are not very flat, and the flat areas are covered by forest. This makes it difficult to find a suitable site for a large village.

Neighbours are very close to Jarlsgård on both sides. Noise complaints are hard to avoid. The Jarlsgård venue is small enough that we found it difficult to place the Bar and Noisy Areas far enough from the Quiet Area to avoid conflicts.

The New Venue

Hylkedam is similar to Jarlsgård (the previous venue) in a number of ways. Hylkedam is owned by The Danish Scouts and is primarily used by scouts – just like Jarlsgård.

Hylkedam has a bunch of other advantages over Jarlsgård though, apart from just the location on the map.

Hylkedam is almost four times larger than Jarlsgård – 189.000m² vs 50.000m². Part of the venue is forest and all of it is lovely and protected nature – just like on Jarlsgård.

Hylkedam is more suitable for camping: It is made up of large, flat grass areas naturally separated by bits of forest. This layout is ideal for separating the various areas of BornHack, such as the Family Area, Caravan Area, Quiet Area, Noisy Area and so on. The venue is mostly surrounded by forest – the neighbours are far away (except for one area). The ground is sandy like on Bornholm, thus water will sink fast in case of heavy rain.

Hylkedam is much more conveniently situated in relation to public transportation. Only 3.5km to walk from the train station in Gelsted means our Shuttle Bus Team will have much shorter trips to make. Grocery shopping is available in the same town, and it has a hardware store and other neccesities as well.

Ticks on Funen have a significantly lower chance of carrying Lyme disease. The first three years of BornHack at Bornholm all had cases of Lyme disease – some more serious than others.

Hylkedam is further from the ocean than Jarlsgård was – but the nearest water is still pretty close.

What About the Name?

BornHack will keep the name. Bornholm will always be part of our history. The friendships and relationships we've built with people, suppliers, and sponsors there will last forever. But realistically many of the local suppliers of food, drinks and services we've been using will have to be replaced with new suppliers, which are local to the new venue.


BornHack Meetup at 35c3 2018-12-26

A bunch of BornHack organisers are present at 35c3.

We don't have a BornHack assembly, but we are organising a meetup on Friday the 28th at 22:00 CET. The location is the Discodrama near the rocket.

We know that many BornHack participants are present at Congress, and we look forward to seeing everyone again :)

If you've never been to BornHack the meetup is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and have a drink with us.

We have a free BornHack 2018 Badge for the first 20 people who shows up. We might also have some Gammel Dansk and Snaps.

See you there! :)


Merchandise Batch 2 For Sale 2018-12-16

As promised we are selling a second batch of the BornHack 2018 merchandise. This is the same gear we sold during BornHack 2018. We have tshirts (slim and regular) as well as hoodies and hooded cardigans. The merchandise is available in the shop until January 13th 2019 and will be shipped in February. Note that shipping is not included in the prices. Please remember to add shipping to your order – alternatively you can arrange pickup in person with one of our organisers.


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