Some of you might know I am a member of the club c-base e.V.
(import the root certificate from cacert.org
to avoid error messages from good browsers). Our goal is to reconstruct a space station that crashed 4.5 billion years ago. It is directly under the city of Berlin in Germany
. Reconstructing not only means to restore buildings or make the facilities work again, it also means to bring back to live the old and lost culture of the former inhabitants of the space station and to restore the lost knowledge we find in excavated data storage items.What we do
So the c-base builds things and cultures. We throw parties and hold conferences, also Aliens (non-members) can rent those parts of the space station that has already been rebuilt for parties and conferences.Big Events
One of those conferences from Aliens was the Maemo Summit 2008
, which was sponsored by Nokia of Finland. We had over 250 developers listening to three parallel tracks; they also brought the wireless network we had set up for them to the limit. It was a huge event, one of the biggest in the 12-year history of c-base e.V.. It was also the best - all the Alien guest we had on board were amazed, blown away, avid, or simply stunned by our club. Among those Aliens were managers from Nokia, one of them even agreed to be interviewed
. So that is an outside voice speaking about Nokia, Maemo and the ultimate impression c-base has left on him.Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Why I mention this? Because my name is mentioned in the interview!
When you listen to it, he says that I had been working 24 hours a day "which is basically insane". My job on board the space station is that of an event manager
, so I was indeed working day and night to get "my people" whatever they needed. It was extremely exhausting so I think I deserve the praise and the fame too
There are more videos about c-base to be found on youtube and vimeo, I will try to dig them all up and post here. That will give you even more weird pieces of information about our space station.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions! This club is very dear to me so I will be glad to talk about it. Also, if you want to hold a conference, a meeting, a hackfest at an extraordinary place in Berlin, please just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org