In a normal summer, when it comes to the activities of our community, we will be spoiled here in Europe, with a large campsite and many small campsites near and far. Only the most hard-core passengers can successfully reach all passengers, but they can usually receive at least one or two passengers throughout the season. But of course, this is not a normal summer. Many of us may now be vaccinated against COVID-19, but we are still under the control of a global pandemic. Large-scale Dutch MCH camps have been postponed until 2022, and most of the smaller camps have been put on hold due to uncertainty. But a hacker camp continues.
BornHack in Denmark is the world’s only face-to-face summer hacking event in 2020. It returned last week Make it the only event of its kind in Europe in 2021. Earlier this year they got a ticket when they went on sale. I traveled through the tricky world of cross-border travel in Europe during the pandemic to spend a week on Fyn Island in Denmark, accompanied by hackers from all over Northern Europe. BornHack has achieved the impossible goal again, and now it’s time to enjoy a much-needed week at the hacker camp.
Safe gathering in the Danish forest
Flamethrower provides a wealth of entertainment
This is a reconnaissance camp, and of course there is a full-scale fire pit!
After many attempts, the laser and the moon have achieved success.
Hylkedam is located in a dense forest. It is entered from the main road via a dirt road about half a mile, which extends to the main BornHack site. I found organizations and information desks here, as well as most villages. A short walk along the tracks and paths of the site is the bar, noisy and quiet fields, the speaker’s tent, and the reconnaissance building where many studios are located in the camp.
As always, the first order is for check-in, this time it’s worth mentioning, as proof of vaccination or proof of COVID test is required. The atmosphere is more relaxed than last year, with extreme social distancing and sanitation, but it still emphasizes that the camp will not become a transmission incident. There were 310 people on site, and it was more than twice the size of its predecessor, so this is indeed something Orga attaches great importance to.
As the only opportunity for hackers to spend in a certain field this summer, the event attracted participation from Scandinavian countries as well as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and even a few Americans and British people like me.Villages are evenly distributed among countries, groups, coding languages, and hacker spaces, so there are various places to hang out and say hello
For the amateur radio enthusiasts among us, there was a special event radio station with an unusual call sign OZ1H4CK. In the evening, we received the flame and laser show provided by Dimitri Modderman. Over the years, his work has become a fixture in the hacker camp.
The lively bar serves a variety of impressive Danish beer styles that we are accustomed to, and the catering is provided by an excellent East Asian food truck, so when we spend time in the hammocks, all our needs are met, Send slow-scan TV memes to send pictures to each other via our PMR446 radio.
Hacker Camp is about relaxing and hanging out with your friends, of course it is also about Complete lecture and seminar plan. Some of them are personally attended by me, such as Anne Ogborn’s SWI Prolog seminar, while others I found on YouTube. The following are your options for viewing pleasure.
Hacker Camp Lecture
First is Jørgen Kragh Jakobsen, his Open source tools for IC development Lead the audience to understand the basic knowledge of chip design and the production preparation process of new equipment.It is divided into two parts by the unpredictable BornHack streaming system, so here is first part and then the second part.
Then Mikkel Mikjær Christensen Danish Comet-the first Danish microcomputer! , In-depth understanding of a series of Danish-made computers in the 1970s and 1980s. We mentioned his work by the way before, and his depth of knowledge and dedicated research on the subject of reverse computing is second to none.
At the same time, we all have an understanding of how the Internet works, but there is still a lot to learn from the writings of William Ben Embarek Start your own ISP (or just understand how ISP works). Mark Jane Bastian Power stability and risk It should attract any hardware engineer facing PSU challenges.with [Moem]of Ubuntu Touch for ordinary users Remind people that the mobile operating system is still active.
Badge in chip shortage
In addition to a year that is still in the midst of a global pandemic, 2021 is also a year of semiconductor shortages. BornHack badge designer Thomas Flummer chose to produce a componentless BornHack badge this year, but It’s far more than just a fancy prototype boardInstead, he made a Shitty Add-On prototype board, based on the possibility that most attendees might carry the 2019 or 2020 BornHack badge with them.
The design has a through hole and SMD prototyping area, the SAO connector footprint is placed in the center, and the line is led to the prototyping pad. There are various discrete components available in the badge hacker tent, through which some minimal flashes and some more impressive items are created. We think he made the right decision because supply chain issues are likely to interfere with the delivery of more complex badges.
Chance to get rid of all this
One of the reconnaissance buildings is scattered throughout the woodland.
A memorial to the members of the Danish Scout Movement who died during World War II.
In camps like BornHack, especially during a pandemic, the real value is that it provides a rare opportunity to see friends again after being isolated for so long. Hanging out together, swimming in the Baltic Sea, traveling to Lego House, all of which have been rejected for so long, and the vaccine means that we can now do this with a little bit of safety. Finally, the place itself, as I mentioned earlier, Hylkedam is located in a dense forest, but this does not fully describe how peaceful and beautiful certain parts of the site are. It’s easy to leave the camp and enter the woods, and although a little worried about ticks, there are still many quiet corners to relax. It takes a long journey to reach this camp, but the friendly welcome of the Danes and the attractive surroundings mean it is a regular item in my itinerary.