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.
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.
CSS, 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 provides us snacks, drinks and a pizza budget.
The Java User Group Switzerland aims at promoting the application of Java technology in Switzerland. The Java User Group Switzerland facilitates the sharing of experience and information among its members. This is accomplished through workshops, seminars and conferences. JUG Switzerland also encourages the cooperation between commercial organizations and research institutions.
JUG.CH provides us snacks, drinks and a pizza budget.
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