How best to begin to describe? It's pretty hard actually, as there was so much going on.
Possibly it would be best to start with the general direction of this event:
It's not a festival (no music stages, however there's music happening)
There's wifi and RJ45 based Internet access everywhere!
There are conference-grade talks about various topics (I made it to... two?)
Many hackerspaces/ hacking groups from all over the world bring their projects (or even half of their interior)
An old brick factory was used as the playground for all this. Awesome place!
Before going to CCCamp2015 I tried to get in touch with people setting up the Audio Village there. Turns out, that there wasn't much of a solid group to build upon. Additionally it became more and more time consuming to plan ahead for the event, because of work.
Especially bumping into the latter again, after a first encounter at 2014's Bended Realities, was a very pleasant surprise.
To all of you, who don't know who Alwin Weber (aka. störenfried) is, go check out his website and book him for a soldering workshop, to make one of his famous noise toys! He's always a damn impressive positive force of nature to reckon with and generally a very pleasant person.
One of the main reasons for him being at CCCamp was actually to give workshops, alongside people like Mitch Altman.
Both were a lot of fun. The first one was pretty much a five hour playground/ freak show, the second more of a full on electronica/glitch/techno session (where we even made the camp organizers come over to turn down the music).
So after all, the CCCamp2015 turned out to be much more DIY live music than I initially anticipated! What a pleasant surprise!
In between all that music madness, I helped cook some food at the c-base outpost, hung out at v01d village with d1g, swam some rounds in one of the nearby lakes and nearly slept through the entire big storm on Saturday.