Add another C to CCC, this one for Classy.
Loyal readers will remember that I popped over to Berlin this summer to speak at Chaos Communication Camp. It was a blast, kind of like a really clever camping rave for geeks. Laser light shows every night, roaming art projects on trucks, invigorating conversation about internet freedom, and incredibly tight organization and comfortable infrastructure to support about 3000 smart, curious, mischievous people in the woods for 5 days. I was incredibly impressed by how well the event ran, how creature comforts were taken into consideration, and how nice the organizers were.
I also noticed that every single time I looked around, I saw women. I didn’t feel gendered, and I never felt like my credentials were in question. As Bl00 has said, it felt like people assumed that if you were there, it was for a good … Read the rest