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About
Hackergarten is a craftmen's workshop, classroom, a laboratory, a social circle, a writing group, a playground, and an artist's studio. Our goal is to create something that others can use; whether it be working software, improved documentation, or better educational materials. Our intent is to end each meeting with a patch or similar contribution submitted to an open and public project. Membership is open to anyone willing to contribute their time.
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Please note: To use the Hackergarten logo, you must agree to the license terms, which you can also find on this page.

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How to get started

If you want to organize a Hackergarten for the first time, it is a good idea to have visited another Hackergarten as a participant yourself. Then of course you need a room where the Hackergarten can take place. There must be enough connection possibilities (electricity) for the notebooks of the participants and a WiFi with Internet access. Every Hackergarten offers drinks, snacks and pizza for the participants. The pizza is for the break in between, which is very important for networking. We do not order one pizza for each participant, we simply put together a selection of different pizzas. Not everyone always eats a whole pizza and so there is less waste. A formula that has proven itself in Lucerne, for example, is "number of participants multiplied by 0.8, rounded up to a whole number". 😀

In order to facilitate the organization, we recommend the use of Meetup. This platform has proven itself at many events, e.g. in Basel and Lucerne. We are happy to add your Hackergarten to our list of events. You can fork our repository, add your event to the file events.json and create a pull request.

If you want to use the Hackergarten logo, you can download it in the download section on this page after you agree to the license terms.

Sponsors
  • Karakun AG Logo

    Karakun AG is a group of experts who started a startup with a history. Karakun offers technology consulting, full-stack services, and carefree package solutions any of your software-related projects, always customer benefit and success in focus.

    Karakun provides us a place to meet in the center of Basel, Internet access, a pizza budget, and (for some of the Hackergarteners) a place to work.

  • Trivadis AG Logo

    Trivadis AG is your partner and reliable navigator who will lessen this complexity in the IT field for you using Oracle, Microsoft, and open source core technologies, and who will tangibly relieve your organization and facilitate a sustainable and future-proof development within the framework of the digital business transformation.

    Trivadis provides us a place to meet in the center of Basel, Internet access, a pizza budget, and (for some of the Hackergarteners) a place to work.

  • Canoo Engineering AG

    Canoo Engineering AG offers experienced consulting, tailored services, cutting-edge products and one-stop solutions for Rich Internet Applications, guiding you from design phase to final integration and installation.

    They have been incredibly generous to offer the facilities to meet for a long period of time.

  • CSS InsuranceCSS Insurance, headquartered in Lucerne, is a Swiss insurance group specializing in health insurance. With 1.34 million insured persons in compulsory health insurance, CSS is the largest basic insurer in Switzerland.

    CSS Insurance provides us snacks, drinks and a pizza budget.

  • Want to see the Sponsor of your Hackergarten here? Edit & Create a Pull Request on GitHub!
License / Rights
As we were asked many times about the license / copyright of "Hackergarten", we decided to put it under a creative commons license:

Creative Commons License
Hackergarten by http://www.hackergarten.net is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.hackergarten.net.