[hackerspaces] [LaborTage2009] Call for Papers

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              Labortage 2009 - Call for Papers
                 "Who tinkers is right!"

When  :   From October, 29th till November 1st 2009
Where :   On the premises of Das Labor e.V in Bochum
URL   :   https://www.das-labor.org/labortage

Important facts:
* For every talk or workshop we'll
  allocate about 1 hour
* The workshop's subject should fit
  the focus of our event
* Submissions may be emailed to
  papers at das-labor.org
* Submission's deadline is October, 1st 2009

The "Labortage" are an annual event arranged by the Labor in Bochum.
Its main purpose is to be a meetingpoint and community for people, who
want to know how things work and tinker cool stuff.
We use and develop free software. We program microcontrollers, etch boards
and solder everything one can imagine.
We welcome even creative arts.
Long talk short: The members of Das Labor e.V. want to create new and
useful things using technology, to educate, to criticize and improve
without taking a political position.

However people who can explain who things work are of course as important
as a good equipment.
Das Labor e.V. offers speeches, workshops and discussions in a wide variety
of tech related topics. Of course its possible for you to share your
knowledge with an audience. You're highly interested in a topic and you
want to let your enthusiasm infect others?
Well you have always the opportunity to give a talk even when the Labortage
are over.
Of course we don't limit our work and tinkering to events.
There is always something being build or coded - alone or with others.
The never ending flow of knowledge within a friendly athmosphere is an
important condition for continous development: Because everything that shows
you how the world goes round is at home in our hackerspace.

Focus for the Labortage 2009 should be on following topics.

T1: Practical usage of microcontrollers and FPGAs
    You have a project featuring a microcontroller and
    want to present it.
    Or maybe you want to develop together with others
    a project.

T2: Software in the wild
    You wrote a cool software, hunt an idea or a programming-
    language. Tho you may not neccessary need to know what it
    is good for. However you gathered quite some knowled which
    you are eager to share with others.
    Or for some reason you want to discuss about the latest
    software-trends and improve existing beginnings.

T3: Math, security, computer sience in generel, physics, electronics
    "Ein Drittel? Nee, ich will mindestens ein Viertel."
    - Horst Szymaniak

T4: Basics and correct approach
    There are many subject for which newbies or shiftees may not know
    the basics. There are certain procedure-standards, which need
    correct approaches.
    You had a long way learning all the things you had and want to
    ease introduction for everyone.

T5: Cultureflash
    You are interested in (sub-)culture and discovered something
    juicy? Share it!
    Perhaps its licenses or philosophical paradigms you want give
    a closer understanding of.
    However some might even be interested in meme or other
    digital absurdities.
    Or maybe its world domination? Well, give it a try!

T6: Lifestyle
    "Lebenskunst ist die Kunst des richtigen Weglassens.
      - Coco Chanel"
    This applies for the LABOR e.V., too.
    Be it for cooking, organizing our calendar, the notorious
    chaos on our desks or just for social interference.

These topics shall be arranged as a manifold program of workshops
and talks.
Guided construction kit assembly into working hardware is just one
of the many possible activities.
There will be a HackTheBox project our visitors may want to pwn, too.

Just as it was last year a social component is a mandatory field.
Das LABOR e.V. wants to establish and encourage social contacts.
Alongside our 'nerds cooking in the wild' and the coffee
flatrate all lecturers will enjoy the Labortage for free.

Concepts for workshops and abstracts for speeches and/or papers you
are willing to talk about may be e-mailed to:
papers at das-labor.org
Deadline is october, 1st 23:59 GMT

We're looking forward to welcome you at the Labor...


Das LABOR e.V.

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