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A lot to develop - our third Community Hackathon is coming

Friederike Zelke October 24, 2023

Dear Community,

we invite you to our third big Community Hackathon in Dresden. With great support from CLOUD&HEAT and the ALASCA - Association for Operational Open Cloud Infrastructures e.V. this will be again a huge blast!

Date and time

The third Community Hackathon will take place on Wednesday, 2023-11-08 from 10:00 to 19:00 CET.

On Tuesday, 2023-11-07 from 16:00/18:00 to 22:00 CET we will have an open community meeting with a little walk trough Dresden and a get together at 18:00 CET Watzke am Goldenen Reiter. Meeting point for the walk will be added soon!

Arrival at the 8th of November

We will meet at CLOUD&HEAT: Königsbrücker Straße 96, Halle 15, 01099 Dresden.

As access to the building is only possible after prior check-in, we recommend to be on site at 9:30 at the latest. Please bring along a valid ID or passport! To speed up on-site registration, we will prepare the necessary paperwork for you.

We will start the hackathon with a welcome session - if you want to be present for that, please arrive by 09:30.

Overnight stay

If you want to have some time with us after the Hackathon or want to join us for a drink, we recommend the Motel One Dresden-Palaisplatz.


The day will start with a short introduction of our hosts Cloud&Heat and their energy concept. After that, we will dive into the work phase. As a short break during the day we are invited to an introduction of Yaook and ALASCA with a little snack. After that we go back to our topics and work on. Before dinner we will present all outcomes of the day. As last year, we will follow the open space approach and embrace the Law of Two Feet:

If, during the course of the gathering, any person finds themselves in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they can go to some more productive place. This is not only an accepted, but a desired behavior.

The Community Hackathon is what you make it!

Food and beverage

Between 17:00 and 18:00 we will have an extended break for dinner. We will ensure that vegan and vegetarian options are available. Should you have an allergy, please let us know in advance!

Data protection and notices

The security requirements of the location demand personal registration.

Please note that we will take photos and videos during the course of the event. If you do not agree to this, please inform us during your check-in. In this case you will receive a “No camera” sticker from us, which you please attach visibly to your visitor badge. All photos will be made available in a protected area before publication, so that you can give your veto in any case.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our community hackathon, let us know! Friederike and Bianca are happy to help!


Topics for the hackathon (we have around 5 hours to work intensively)

About the author

Friederike Zelke
After several years as editor in chief of the cloud report, Friederike joined the SCS team as Community Manager in April 2023. Her focus was and will be on free and open source technology, on sovereignty, openness, collaboration, security, and sustainability. With all these topics she wants to get and keep people interested, informed, involved and inspired to engage in SCS, open source and open operations.