For many "digital-oriented" people, the Christmas season has been associated with the hacker congress organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) for years. The event started today in its 35th iteration (hence the abbreviation 35C3) and offers several days of great entertainment, lots of knowledge and important education.
A quote from the opening event:
For me the congress is a huge collection of all these tiny and wonderful, fascinating, wacky, stupid things and people who come together in one building and in four days produce the most extensive, incredible, absurd and crazy overstimulation I have ever experienced!
I think that sums up the CCC Congress quite well. ;-)
I've struggled with going to the event for a few years, but somehow I haven't gotten around to it because of kids, work and Christmas time. I guess I'll postpone this project until my retirement and just come to terms with the fact that around Christmas I'll definitely have too much on my mind to go to a multi-day congress.
If you would like to watch a bit of video, you will find the video with the entrance animation and a little speech that makes you want to go to the event:
The nice thing is: There is probably no other event in the world that is so well documented for people who CANNOT be there. For this reason, all lectures can be enjoyed comfortably in the evening at home on the sofa or watched live via stream.
So that you don't have to look for the corresponding links individually on the internet, I have put together a small list of links for the 35C3:
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