Entropia

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Entropia
Entropia-logo.gif
Status active
Country Germany

State or District

Baden-Württemberg

City Karlsruhe

Date of founding

2001/05/17

Last Updated 2016-03-28
Website https://entropia.de/

Wiki

https://entropia.de/

IRC

irc://irc.hackint.eu/entropia

E-mail

info@entropia.de

Mailinglist

https://bl0rg.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/news

Snail mail

Steinstr. 23
76133 Karlsruhe
Germany

Number of members

~140

Membership fee

6-12 € per month

Size of rooms

57m² main rooms + ~12m² workshop + x

Members Fukami, JackMcCrack, Martin, Neingeist, Obelix, Twi
Location 49° 0' 24", 8° 24' 27"
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Entropian reverse-engineering an ancient LED panel
We like everything.

Entropia is a small hackerspace in the city of Karlsruhe. It provides space and equipment for students, hackers and other aliens to explore technology, human brains and even alcoholic and caffeine-based beverages. It was founded as the Karlsruhe incarnation of the Chaos Computer Club. Entropia can be considered low-budget since the ~90 members pay largely a fee of between 6 and 12 € per month.

While Entropia led a nomadic life since 1998, it put down roots on May 17th, 2001 in its current 57 square-meter location.

Entropia (εντροπία) is Greek for entropy and represents (in good old discordian tradition) the dichotomy of chaos and information density. Entropy is a measure of the unavailability of a system's energy to do work and quantifies the information contained in a message.

We do <3 talks, workshops and partying.

Events[edit]

Gulaschprogrammiernacht[edit]

Hackcenter at the GPN15

The Gulaschprogrammiernacht is one of the largest annual hacker conferences in Europe. It's a four day nonstop conference, completely free of commercial sponsoring and corporate influence. You'll find a large hackcenter, many talks and a large lounge where you can drink Tschunk end enjoy your daily dose of Gulash.

Where does Gulaschprogrammiernacht come from? In 2002, a bunch of hackers wanted to code on some projects over the weekend. After they found some space in the basements the next question was: what do we cook? Gulash is a traditional Hungarian dish, tasty and easy to make in large quantities. It's a night where people code and eat Gulash: the Gulaschprogrammiernacht was born.

Since 2002 the event has grown from a few hackers in a basements to over 600 people in one of the larges venues of the city. We host over 40 talks and many workshops and free sessions. Unlike most of the hacker events the entrance is free.

Sunday meetings[edit]

We don't have special opening times but if you visit us on a Sunday evening you have the highest chances of meetings someone.

Weblinks[edit]

Floor plan ("slightly" outdated, and not including workshop in basement)
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