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DINAcon HACKnight is open to everyone. From Power Coders to Newbies, there will be possibilities for all levels of technical skills to participate. The event will be an opportunity to contribute to or learn more about the open source project of your choice. Committers and experts are on site to support newcomers, leading them through their first bug report or code commit. Our main focus will be on projects nominated and presented at DINAcon, but you are welcome to bring forward your own challenge.



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Room 3.14 (Deck 3), Welle7, Schanzenstrasse 5, 3008 Bern

By fee-based DINAcon admission or by email: in order to participate free of charge at HACKnight only

Free of charge for Hackers, Geeks, Coders, Newbies, you name it!

18:00 Start

24:00 End

00:05 Midnight Gym

00:10 After HACKnight


Facilities, refreshments and infrastructure will be provided by a small but dedicated team of volunteers during a 6-hour mini sprint. Teams that show commitment and potential for their hacks may be additional offered time, space and support for the continuation of their projects within the local open source community.


The most important rule of HACKnight is:

Be excellent to each other! (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

For further guidelines, please refer to the Code of Conduct (Definition in Wikipedia). As this is an open source event, we encourage all teams to publish their work under open licenses - such as GNU GPL, MIT or BSD - in open repositories, such as GitHub, but not limited to GitHub. Organizers, sponsors and event staff will not assert any claims or demands for approval or special rights and privileges for your work at HACKnight. All project documentation created or released during HACKnight for the published projects will be re-released and promoted under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.

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