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September 6th 2023


On BalCCon2k23, we want everyone to have an opportunity to speak!

So we are soliciting short, but engaging 5 minute talks – Lightning Talks – from any and all attendees.

The Lightning Talk format provides very personal, concise thoughts, ideas or calls for action. Typically speakers use lightning talks to talk about their experience, their opinions or for a wake-up call towards the agile community and markets.


Everyone can speak at Balccon! Tell us about your project, idea, plans or your best jokes, just make sure you have a slide deck and keep it under 5 minutes!

Proposal Now it’s your turn!

Send an email at jelena (at) with

Subject: Lightning Talk - BalCCon2k23 Name: Language of your Presentation Keywords: Abstract: Relevant Links (Project Page, etc.):

August 3rd 2023


On BalCCon2k23 we want to put also focus on groups meeting and discussing topics. For many groups it was hard to find a decent home base to discuss ideas and get new folks interested in their community. For interested hackers it became harder to find someone to talk to, as everyone was wandering around.

We have a solution for that:

"Hackerspace" on BalCCon

We want to capture the camp's spirit in semi-open assemblies called "Hackerspace" ;)

So, if you are a group of hackers who like to work and hang out together, bring your toys, work on projects, have fun and let others participate in what you’re doing! How to reserve space

Please let us know what you’d like to do, how much space you’ll need, what you’d like to bring with you, how much power your gear will consume, etc… Keep in mind: The more you tell us about your plans the better your chances that you’ll actually get what you want.

   send an email to jelena (at) with subject BalCCon2k23 Assembly

Be aware: Only Assemblies that were added until 1st September will get their own place! So we bring our projects and set up workshops and so on?

Yes, sharing your knowledge and showing other participants about your projects is central for everything going on at the congress. If people in your Assembly want to offer workshops or maybe lectures on a small scale, maybe there’ll be enough space for you to integrate a workshop area into your Assembly. For bigger workshops there will be a workshop room. Great, we will bring ALL THE THINGS!

Be aware that the space is limited. But assemblies are invited to bring their toys and also to decorate their spot at the Congress – as long as everything you bring with you does not block exit paths and is not flammable. These two requirements are important, and if your installations don’t fulfill them, we’ll be forced to remove them. Yes, we will do some workshops!

If you would like to have small-scale workshops in your Assembly, tell us what you’re planning and for how many people. Please be as specific as possible. We will probably not allocate extra workshop space for your Assembly, if you haven’t published something like a schedule on your Assembly page. For now it will be sufficient to list topics and speakers, later we’d like to see a timetable as well. How about a projector for our area?

We will not provide projectors, canvas or anything apart from chairs and tables, but probably you’ve got those anyway.

July 26th 2023


BalCCon is organized by the community and appreciates all kinds of participation. We'd like to encourage you to contribute to this event by volunteering.

The Congress would not be possible without many people donating their time bringing the Congress to life and dealing with all the challenges of bringing hundreds of hackers together in a congress center.

The congress heavily relies on your help! Please consider volunteering at BalCCon2k23, keep in mind that we need your help a day before and a day after the congress! You can sign up by submitting an email at volunteer at

Email subject should be

   Volunteer BalCCon2k23
       Email Body:
           Personal Information:
           Volunteer Name (nickname):
           Email ID:
           Contact Number:
           Planned date of arrival :
           Planned date of departure:
           Volunteer Profile: (max 1000 words) 
   if you would like to help us on site.
   Application deadline - 1st September 2023!!!
   A big thank you for applying for volunteering at BalCCon2k23.

July 1st 2023

Three day tickets,T-Shirts and BalCCon2k23 Badge are available for pre-order

There is limited amount of Tickets/ T-Shirts/ BalCCon2k23 Badges and will be sold on first come first served basis. To avoid waiting in long lines we urge you to come in early in the day.

You can buy or pre-order tickets on the following link:

We'll also sell them on site. Just show up at BalCCon2k23 and buy a ticket/t-shirt/balccon2k23 bage on the cash desk.

More info about Tickets you can find on Tickets.

Here it is - The official BalCCon2k23 Badge

BalCCon2k23 Bage pre-order is on the following links:

More info about BalCCon2k23 Badge you can find on BalCCon2k23 Badge.

Here it is - The official BalCCon2k23 T-shirt design!

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