Hacking, goulash, lectures, cloud, tschunk, workshops, lounge, mate, fun with gadgets...
Goulash Programming Night (Gulaschprogrammiernacht) could be mistaken for a cooking marathon for computer science students, it is in fact the second largest CCC affiliated event/conference. It all started back in 2002 with a few technology enthusiasts and has steadily grown since. The topics presented at GPN include a wide range. The focus of the talks and workshops lies on hard- and software development, as well as network policies, digital rights, and digital privacy. Beside those obvious topics we have had many talks answering questions from "How do I fly a spaceship?" to "How do I make the perfect goulash?" or "is it possible to create pretty jewellery with hardware scrap?".
The GPN is organized by the Entropia e.V., the local branch of the Chaos Communication Club. It is held in the halls of the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung (HFG) and Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medien (ZKM).
The ZKM is a museum focused on digital art. During the event visitors can move freely through the building as we don't limit access. Because of that we ask speakers to try to speak to a general audience and not only to the digital-natives. However, we understand that this is not always possible as some topics require prior knowledge. Nevertheless, it is our goal that as many people as possible can learn something.
As mentioned in the name, programming is nevertheless an important part of this event. Therefore you will be able to find tables, chairs, power, and a network connection in our Hackcenter that hopefully will facilitate your programming endeavour.
That said, most of the participants are bringing their projects along to spend a few days (and maybe nights) working on them. Even though the tinkerers may seem deeply concentrated or like they don't want to be disturbed, please feel free to ask them about their doings. Many of our participants will be happy to talk to you about their projects. As a result, the Hackcenter is usually full of flashing lights of all colors, oscilloscopes and many other types of odd and less odd hardware. So why not come along?
10. - 13. may 2018
Attending the GPN:
The Gulaschprogrammiernacht is an open event. We do not charge an entry fee or impose access restrictions (without a good reason). We would however, ask you to register in advance if you are planning to attend. This helps to optimize our setup to the amount of people that are going to attend and reduces avoidable waste. As the Gulaschprogrammiernacht does not sell tickets and tries to sell food and drinks at a reasonable price, we kindly ask you for your support through a donation. Furthermore we rely on volunteers to keep everything going. If you find yourself asking what to do, you can find many suggestions in our "Trollsystem" where we administer the tasks that are given to volunteers.
Date and Location
10. - 13. May 2018 in ZKM and HfG, Karlsruhe, Germany.
If you have questions that the FAQ can't answer you can get in touch with us.
- Volunteer at the event. For that please register at the Trollsystem!
Sleeping, Connecting, etc.
- Location: GPN18:Anfahrt Offer/Get a ride
- Accommodation: GPN18:Unterkunft
- Accessibility: GPN18:Barrierefreiheit
- DECT: GPN18:DECT
- More Questions? GPN18:FAQ/en