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  1. ## what is squatconf
  2. Intentions behind first squatconf was to organise a tech conference in a squat, why would we want to pay expensive venue when we can organise this in a squat, creating a beneficial synergy and make it accessible to all, without relying on any sponsors, this is almost what happened , but it did not ended as a more than a 'tech' conference ...
  3. [Olizilla][1] wrote something that sum up what happened in the first edition pretty well [here][2]
  4. We still don't really know what will be this second edition, but this is one of the interesting point, all proposed talk will be here and you will see what kind of people will want to come and what they will propose. It is then up to you to participate or not, attend or not.
  5. Squatconf won't be your everyday conference, but you'll have good talks from amazing people and cool workshops, on donation, open to everybody with no restrictions
  6. We will provide a space, we will provide a context, some talks, and the rest will be up to you…
  7. ## What we (kind of) know
  8. 2 day event with one day of talks and one day of workshops / hacking sessions.
  9. We also plan events the week after
  10. We also are looking for place to host people (if you do have some contact us)
  11. ## How is this possible?
  12. Conference costs are huge, and ticket prices are often nowhere near the true per-attendee cost, even for a non-profit conference.
  13. Fancy venues, transportation, hotels and food are really nice perks to have, but…
  14. If you hold a conference in a squat… the speakers advance their travel expenses…
  15. you can have a almost zero cost conference made with love, a little rougher around the edges and it allow you to remove sponsors from the equation.
  16. ## Where, when, how much does this cost?
  17. ### Now
  18. Berlin, 29-30 April 2016
  19. ### Past
  20. 14/11/15 : Le hangard56
  21. There won't be any tickets, the event is donation-based, venue will be disclosed later, vegan and non vegan food will be available.
  22. ### For more info subscribe to the [mailing list][4]
  23. I want to speak / do a workshop / dance
  24. Everybody here is welcome, we won't promise that every proposal will be accepted, but they will all be displayed here and in a git repository, and the curation process will happened in the open.
  25. See the side column for info to propose a talk/workshop/whatever
  26. ## Who is behind this
  27. A bunch of people that had fun at the first one, or knew each others before, coming from loads of different horizons.
  28. ## Etiquette
  29. While we are open to discuss a lot of things, we are
  30. - ### antifascists
  31. - ### against all form of discrimination
  32. Hence any form of exclusion, harassment, racism or the likes will NOT be tolerated.
  33. This is explained in detail in the [COC][3]
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