Cosin is a yearly chaotic event in Switzerland. The content ranges from technical and political, to social and cultural.
CoSin is a technical and political event, where we intend to hold lectures, operate a network and have a lot of fun. Lectures are going to be in German and English (in the past mostly German). CoSin is a non-profit event, and generally chaotic when it comes to our goals. Originally, we just wanted to offer an event for geeks, hackers and other friends of constructive chaos, to meet, chat and have fun. As such, the event follows a strong do-it-yourself principle, i.e. visitors are not consumers, but participants.
As a courtesy of the political reality, which seems to differ more from our ideals – like freedom of information and protection of privacy – each year, there is also an ever growing amount of political content. As such, we also hope to provide an opportunity for people with technical and political background to meet and exchange thoughts.
Finally, CoSin is also a good chance for people without technical background, to gain an insight.
The content of the CoSin event depends on the participants. Some topics are:
- Software (e.g. GNU/Linux, BSD)
- Hardware (e.g. Wireless Routers, amateur radio)
- Electronics (e.g. soldering workshops)
- Religious wars (Vi vs Emacs, etc.)
- Politics (especially information and net-related topics)
More specific information about talks and workshops can be found in our schedule. Besides sharing knowledge and experience, CoSin and the organisations behind it also pursue various long-run objectives:
- Networking between groups of different geographical areas.
- Support of free projects around technology and information politics.
- Advancement of information security.
- Creation of a broader consciousness for opportunities and risks around information society.
- Investigation of new technologies and analysis of their impact on society.
- Understanding the interrelation between technology and information freedom.