BornHack 2020 Buildup Information 2020-08-01

BornHack 2020 buildup begins on Friday, August 7th at noon (12:00 CEST). In the next 96 hours following that a lot has to get done, and we hope to see many people join us to help with the work.

This post contains some important information about buildup (and it also applies to teardown with very few modifications). Please read all of it! :)


First of all, please use the website to join the team(s) you plan to help out on - Logistics and Construction can always use more hands, regardless of your skill level. Joining a team helps the team responsible plan the work and it helps us plan how much food to prepare and such.

Corona Test Required

Secondly, and this is more important, we ask that everyone who is joining buildup to bring and show a recent (max. 1 week old) negative Corona / COVID-19 test.

If you live abroad you can check with your local authorities how to book a test. You will also be offered a free test when crossing the border into Denmark, we suggest you accept the offer.

If you live in Denmark you can book a time on - it is free. It takes a couple of days to get the answer, so if you are joining buildup on Friday the 7th you should book a test no later than Wednesday the 5th so you have the answer before joining us. If you are concerned about your DNA ending up in a database/register you can request a destruction of your biomatter after the test.

The logic of requiring a test for buildup but not for the actual event might seem weird, but we feel it makes sense since we will be working very close together during buildup. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to work out how to best organise an event in these unique conditions.


This year for buildup and teardown we are lucky to have Jonathan cooking all our meals, who besides being a sharp dresser is a skilled professional chef. Volunteers can expect three nice meals at regular times every day - 08, 13 and 19, and a goodnight snack/beer/status at 22. The food and beverages are free, although you are welcome to donate some money in the donation box present at all meals.

The menu will include options for people following vegan and vegetarian diets. You are also always welcome talk to the chef if you have special requirements, and we will see what we can do.

Stay tuned for more news, and see you at the venue from the 7th!