So day 1, I arrived around 11 AM and got myself in a queue which was surprisingly well organised and fast-moving. There is even a page to show waiting times for the last few years.
Once passing the entry area I was a little overwhelmed, lights, people, noise everywhere and the space seems simply large…
At some assembly, I met a good friend and long-time CCC / C-Base hang around who introduced me to some people and within a blink, 3 hours of conversation were gone.
Along the way, I learnt stuff about Freifunk, open firmware, and many more, but the most important thing – very good conversations and friendly people.
An aspect that is not covered much in blog posts or wikis is food. I was not sure how to prepare for the long days in regards to food and drinks. Turns out there are a lot of bars serving Mate (of course), beer, cola and other stuff and there are a lot of food places, so no a problem there (not vouching for the quality…)
Hacker Jeopardy was something I was curious but watched back in the hotel.