BornHack 2020: Call for Participation

As announced on June 1st, BornHack 2020 will be slightly different from our previous years due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the world. We will have an increased focus on workshops, debates, and presentations directly related to improving the BornHack hacker festival itself. For example, the submissions could be a workshop on extending the website with new features, building information announcement systems, enhancing the streaming system, or construction workshops on bar enhancements. We are open to ideas here.

BornHack is a 7 day outdoor tent camping festival for hackers, makers, and anyone interested in technology and society, and how the two interact. BornHack 2020 will take place from the 11th to the 18th of August 2020 on the island of Funen in Denmark. This will be the fifth time BornHack takes place, and the second time it takes place on the island of Funen.

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. If you are unsure whether your topic is of relevance to the event please get in contact with the content team. You can have a look at the previous talks from 2019.

Apart from talks and workshops you can also contribute to BornHack with a music act or by volunteering at the event. We will have a Call for Volunteers before the event where each team will describe their tasks before, during, and after the event.

The ticket shop for BornHack 2020 officially opened earlier this month and tickets are available in our online shop.

Please note that all submissions for BornHack 2020 must be submitted via our content submission system on the website no later than the 10th of August, 2020. By default all BornHack talks, debates and lightning talks are recorded. If you don't want to be recorded please uncheck the video recording checkbox in the submission form.

BornHack is an inclusive event so please ensure you have read and understood our Code of Conduct.

Regular Talk

Regular talks are 45 minutes of presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions from the audience.

Please bring your own laptop with your presentation on; it should have an ordinary HDMI output and we will provide the cable to the projector. We do not guarantee that audio will work, even if your laptop supports it please reach out to us early if this is a requirement.

We will provide you with a one-day entrance ticket free of charge, but due to our limited funds, you'll have to pay for transportation to and from the event yourself. We also encourage you to participate for the entire week, but then you need to buy a full event ticket.

Submit your regular talk

Lightning Talk

Lightning talks are 5 minutes of presentation. A lightning talk is an excellent opportunity for inexperienced speakers to share an interesting idea, presentation, or maybe just a small story.

A laptop will be provided by us. Please make sure your slides are in PDF or HTML format (a URL is fine).

If required you can bring your own laptop; it should have an ordinary HDMI output and we will provide the cable to the projector. We do not guarantee that audio will work, even if your laptop supports it please reach out to us early if this is a requirement. Using your own laptop for lightning talks means you will be scheduled at the end of the lightning talk session.

You MUST buy yourself an entrance ticket to host a lightning talk; we are unable to offer free tickets for everyone giving a lightning talk.

Submit your lightning talk

Workshop

We have a workshop room that will be able to host workshops for approximately 20 people. Workshops can be up to 3 hours per slot and can be extended for daily workshops.

If you are camping with a village, or there is a village related to your workshop, you are of course also welcome to host sessions there.

We will provide you with a one-day entrance ticket free of charge, but due to our limited funds, you'll have to pay for transportation to and from the event yourself. We also encourage you to participate for the entire week, but then you need to buy a full event ticket.

Submit your workshop

Music Act

Music acts can be from one hour up to three hours.

We will provide you with a one-day entrance ticket free of charge, but due to our limited funds, you'll have to pay for transportation to and from the event yourself. We also encourage you to participate for the entire week, but then you need to buy a full event ticket.

Submit your music act

Sponsoring

If you are interested in helping BornHack 2020 either financially or by different other means, please reach out to our sponsor team at sponsors@bornhack.dk.

Have a look at our wonderful sponsors from BornHack 2019.

Contact Information

The BornHack content team can be reached at content@bornhack.dk for general questions regarding the event please reach out to the info team at info@bornhack.dk.

We are reachable via IRC in #BornHack on irc.baconsvin.org (6nbtgccn5nbcodn3.onion) on port 6697 with TLS.

For more information, news, and other event updates, please have a look at our website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.