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Call for Participation

Hackafou, Hackmeeting 2012

..:: knowledge | technology | empowerment | sharing | creating | resistance ::..

FAQ about hackmeeting in general

What, when and where?

The hackmeeting is self-organised/-disorganised event where we socialise and exchange experiences of new technologies, their social implications, free circulation of knowledge and techniques, privacy, collective creation, telematic conflict... It is for all those curious people that wish to share theri sills and experiences and live the process of coordination in a participative way among the others. At the Hackmeeting all the activities are held by volunteers. Hey you! Participate!

This year, after 12 years, the Hackmeeting comes back to Barcelona - it will take place in eco-industrial post-capitalist colony Calafou (where?)

===12, 13 and 14 October @ Calafou===


Again this year returns our deep desire to gather around what motivates us the most: hacktivism, cyberspace, culture of free software and hardware.

During this self-managed weekend we will exchange experiences and share technopolitical projects, despite the fact that there is no preconceived idea of what this hackmeeting will become.

It constructs itself in horisontal way by a series of autonomous yet interconnected nodes (talks, workshops, round tables, performances...). Everybody can propose or present a node.

You will find here hacking and hacktivism in the wide (and wild!) sense: machine and protocol hacking as well as hacking of social codes and different ways of understanding and using technology. This edition is specially dedicated to the subject of eco-industry and post-capitalism.

Come and bring your viral ideas, hacks, both IT or mantal ones. Let's copyfight, invent, share distributed networks, free software, music, debates...

If you want to attend to a node at the Hackmeeting, you just need to ask for it or do it yourself!

The deadline

And the deadline is:

10 October

Get involved and propose something quickly, so the guys and chicks managing the programme will get less stress! And if you plan to attend the Meeting, don't forget to sign up.


Here you can find some of the topics treated during previous editions of the hackmeeting as well as some of the topics we would like to approach this year. But remember - even the sky isn't a limit! We always seek new points of view, constantly looking forward discovering whatever you would like to bring and share: your inventions, discussion panels you would like to coordinate and techniques you would like to elucidate.

Hack the Media

  • Self-managed networks
  • Practical media-activism
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Encryption
  • Security, networks.


  • Cryptography, steganography
  • Phreak, Hack, Crack
  • Virus, artificial life, artificial intelligence, cybernetics
  • Electronics, free hardware, robotics.


  • Free culture/software/hardware/society
  • copyright
  • hacktivism
  • hacker philosophy
  • cyberpunk
  • Reality hacking, DIY, self-management

Free-Software for all

  • How to tell your uncle what free-software is
  • Free-software tools: debian, firefox, openoffice, etc.

Ca la Fou special

  • Towards an eco-industry
  • Organising post-capitalism

Along your presence, you are also encouraged to submit any digital material to go online.

Check out what nodes are already proposed or a node's wishlist.

Other ways to participate

All the different ways of participating in the hackmeeting, other than organising nodes, are more than welcome: bring your own hardware to share it with others, take part it the meetings, coordinate activities, translating, radio-video streaming, cleaning, etc.

If you want to get more information or if you would like to get involved in the assembly: the Hackmeeting meets telematically via the mailing list hackmeeting @ sindominio.net. You are welcome to subscribe and join us: http://listas.sindominio.net/mailman/listinfo/hackmeeting


Ask 4 Nodes so others know what are your wishes for the Hackmeeting. Check out what has been requested or proposed so far.

Spread the word!

Help us to spread the information about the Hackmeeting (this Call4Nodes). Pass it through your own networks: blogs, mailing lists, social centers, friends...

Further information

The first hackmeeting took place in Florence in 1998 and since then it keeps happening in Italy every year (http://hackmeeting.org). Our Spanish hackmeeting for the first time happened in Barcelona in 2000

and ever since we keep meeting every year.