36th Chaos Communication Congress
The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club. The congress features a variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues related to security, cryptography, privacy and online freedom of speech. The event takes place regularly at the end of the year since 1984, with the current date and duration (27–30 December) established in 2005. It is considered one of the largest events of this kind, alongside the DEF CON in Las Vegas.
For the 36th time the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) will host the Chaos Communication Congress between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The 36C3, which will take place at Messe Leipzig, is the largest hacker conference in Europe and – like all CCC events – will be organised and executed entirely by volunteers. As last year, around 17,000 participants are expected from 27th to 30th of December 2019, including more than 2,000 volunteers.
36C3: Resource exhaustion
Resource exhaustion is a type of attack on computer systems that is considered rather crude and destructive. Even with two large scale events this year we don’t want to execute such an attack against ourselves. Instead we want to use our own resources in a measured, effective way:
Those who do know the extend of their own resources, can set limits, to prevent their exhaustion.
On an international stage this wisdom appears to be absent. Resources are exhausted knowingly and willfully, instead of limiting their use. Two years ago, during 34C3, we dedicated a day of our schedule to the topic of global climate change, and in the year following that we joined forces with other civil rights and environment protection NGOs for the Bits & Bäume conference.
It is in this tradition and with this spirit that we see this year’s congress’s motto 36C3: Resource Exhaustion.
More info here: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2019/