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what is squatconf

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 ...

Olizilla wrote something that sum up what happened in the first edition pretty well here

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.

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

We will provide a space, we will provide a context, some talks, and the rest will be up to you…

What we (kind of) know

2 day event with one day of talks and one day of workshops / hacking sessions. We also plan events the week after We also are looking for place to host people (if you do have some contact us)

How is this possible?

Conference costs are huge, and ticket prices are often nowhere near the true per-attendee cost, even for a non-profit conference.

Fancy venues, transportation, hotels and food are really nice perks to have, but… If you hold a conference in a squat… the speakers advance their travel expenses… 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.

Where, when, how much does this cost?


Berlin, 29-30 April 2016


14/11/15 : Le hangard56

There won't be any tickets, the event is donation-based, venue will be disclosed later, vegan and non vegan food will be available.

For more info subscribe to the mailing list

I want to speak / do a workshop / dance

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.

See the side column for info to propose a talk/workshop/whatever

Who is behind this

A bunch of people that had fun at the first one, or knew each others before, coming from loads of different horizons.


While we are open to discuss a lot of things, we are

  • antifascists

  • against all form of discrimination

Hence any form of exclusion, harassment, racism or the likes will NOT be tolerated.
This is explained in detail in the COC