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Hackaday | Belgrade 2018

Hackaday Europe SuperCon // Belgrade, Serbia // May 26 2018

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Rough outline:
x All-day action-packed event / 10AM - 02AM
x At Dom omladine Beograda (Pogon/Sala Amerikana + Workshop space)
x Talks + Workshops / 10AM - 7PM
x Badge Hacking / 7PM - 11PM + Live IDM set by Rich Hogben & Bogdan Roșux Badge Hacking Presentations and Awards / 11PM - midnight
x Live DJ set / midnight+x and more...

https://hackaday.io/belgrade

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davedarko wrote 05/24/2018 at 14:04 point

But will there be live streams?

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salec wrote 05/11/2018 at 12:18 point

I'll paste here my comment(s) on the blog post from the other day, which may be relevant for the people visiting Belgrade:

"Now, on to slightly more essential things, in case of an emergency, there are three shops with electronic components and tools I know of (other Belgrade locals, please step in and add the missing info) which will be open Saturdays ’till 3 PM (Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with either of the bellow mentioned companies):

http://www.mikroprinc.com/ (if you arrive on Friday, they’ll be open till 8 PM),

http://kelco.rs/ (Friday till 5 PM) and

http://www.belielektronik.rs/ (ditto).

Unfortunately, neither one has an English language site, but Google translate is your friend (although be prepared that maybe links won’t work on translated page).

Sales personnel should be able to communicate in English, and if case they can’t, have a pencil and paper with you.

Don’t expect to find anything but the rather basic stuff there. The first two are generally hobbyist/maker places, and the third one is actually an electronic repair service which stocks electronics spares for audio/video consumer electronics, and that can be interesting! However, they (belielektronik) require you to sign up to see their prices and stock, and I couldn’t be bothered.

Kelco in particular is a heir to an establishment of long tradition and influence on Belgrade geeks reaching back to the days of budding ham scene since at least 1970’s (former shop of Radio-club “Nikola Tesla”, YU1AHI), and notorious for heavy crowds on Saturdays when all the working electronics enthusiasts come in for their weekly dose of fix and meet their brethren and talk with them about their projects. It is now under management of the second generation, and has been drifting away from its ham roots. Well, cant blame them … businesses need cash.

Both Mikroprinc and Kelco also have some Arduino modules, sensors etc. too, so you may check that out as well, if you’d need them.

There is also a Belgrade franchise of Bulgarian “Comet”, http://www.comet.rs/en/, with rather nice prices (compared to above mentioned) and you may find some development equipment e.g. from Olimex and Microchip, but they are closed on weekends. However, for the early birds, on Friday they are open till 4 PM (and are located on the main road connecting airport and city), but they are emptying their Belgrade warehouse. Most of the products stocked are in their main warehouse in Sophia, Bulgary, and can be ordered to arrive to Belgrade in a week. So, I guess you can order the stuff one week in advance to wait for you in Belgrade, but like I said, for emergencies …

If you are early on Friday, you may also be able to visit Mikroelektronika HQ https://www.mikroe.com/ just out of town, not too far from the airport, but I am not sure if you could buy any of their products there. I think that like most companies, they sell direct from China, for more affordable prices, but with longer lead times.

Should you need screws, nuts, bolts, Alumin(i)um profiles, wooden planks, acrylic sheets, balsa wood and other hardware-store hardware and tools, there are (Croatian franchise) https://uradi-sam.rs/ shops on several places around town. They are open almost whenever, even on Sundays, but warning: not all shops have all the products, so ask the staff about what you seek.

Similar to Uradi Sam, only more tools and less materials, is Woby Haus (German company?), http://www.wobyhaus.co.rs/

Visa and MasterCard cards are universally accepted, AFAIK."

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salec wrote 05/11/2018 at 12:19 point

"Oh, just one more thing I found out about what you can see in Belgrade: the workweek prior to Hackaday conference in Belgrade (Monday 21st – Friday 25th), the Belgrade fair will host 62nd International Fair of Technics and Technical Achievements (UFI), which may be interesting (there is usually at least one crazy inventor), especially if you have entrepreneur spirit and want to see what there *isn’t* to be found here and could be imported, or perhaps what small tech business with some potential could be bought.

It has been the traditional holy trinity of fairs for Belgrade geeks: the car show in March, technics fair in May, and book fair + education and teaching tools fair in October. Of note there is also an IT+office equipment fair in September, and two recently introduced gaming related events, one in June and another in late November.

It doesn’t have a flair and size of fairs I’ve seen in European cities, and virtually no freebies :( , but each time I went, I’ve seen something interesting.

Furthermore for the foreigners who have never seen the Belgrade fairgrounds (the city folk here are mostly all “meh” about it after all this time), its great halls are some of architectural pearls of Belgrade – something I haven’t seen in more famous fairs abroad. They have a majesty of sacral architecture and expositions held are clearly a severe under-use for all that vertical space (we’d probably need a fair of Age of Sail maritime ships in full size for that, or indoors exposition of modern drones).

It closes on Friday at 5PM, so once again, if you can get in Belgrade early, consider visiting.

Here is the link:

http://sajam.rs/en/calendar-2018/international-fair-of-technics-and-technical-achievements/ "

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Richard Hogben wrote 05/11/2018 at 14:21 point

Thanks!

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Adam Heinrich wrote 05/04/2018 at 10:20 point

Hi, will talks and workshops overlap?

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 05/09/2018 at 15:56 point

Yes, they will. Here is the complete schedule: https://hackaday.com/2018/04/29/hackaday-belgrade-schedule-announced/

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Adam Heinrich wrote 05/17/2018 at 20:49 point

Thank you. The schedule lacks time information; Is it that all tracks run in parallel or in series? If they run in parallel, is there a way to check which talks will I miss if I attend a particular workshop?

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Sebastius wrote 04/24/2018 at 21:53 point

Coming to Belgrade in a group of 5 RevSpace the Hague (NL) hackers :) Looking forward to the event and Belgrade in general! Will also bring a few SHA2017 badges for badge swapping/hacking/gifting/fun.

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 04/24/2018 at 21:59 point

Awesome, see you there!

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Marcel van Kervinck wrote 03/05/2018 at 09:38 point

Is there any news on accepted presentations yet?

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 03/05/2018 at 22:15 point

We should start sending out acceptance notices mid next week (~03/14)

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Marcel van Kervinck wrote 03/05/2018 at 22:23 point

Thanks Aleksander

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Aleksandar Milovac wrote 03/04/2018 at 08:07 point

Museum of Contermporary Arts Belgrade is also worth visiting. Also contains a a piece from 1969 done with punched cards :)

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Tom wrote 02/13/2018 at 23:15 point

I think it would be usefull to gather a list of interesting museums/activities/places for the non-natives to visit.

Allow me to start everybody off :) Please feel free to expand this list with other suggestions.

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Nikola Tesla Museum: http://www.tesla-museum.org/web/index.php?l=en

Do I even need to explain this? :P

Museum of Science and Technology: http://www.muzejnt.rs/home/en

Two years ago my friend and I were the only two visitors in this huge museum. Very interesting collection of electronics amongst others. The exhibit for kids was also very entertaining for adults :P

Aeronautical Museum Belgrade: http://aeronauticalmuseum.business.site/

Next to the airport. Due to us taking the wrong bus, we didn;t have time to visit, we're trying again this year.

Automobile Museum: http://www.automuseumbgd.com/en/muzej/

Haven't visitit it yet, seems interesting.

Military Museum: http://www.muzej.mod.gov.rs/en/

Museum with a large collection of items from the past ~100 years. Well worth the visit if you're also visiting the fortress.

Observatory: http://www.aob.rs/

No idea if it is open to visitors. Maybe someone can tell us?

There seems to be a beach on the west side of Belgrade, search for "Savsko jezero" in Google Maps.

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We also took a trip to Novi Sad by train. A whole different experience compared to the Dutch railways. I'm quite curious if the new railroad bridge is finished, or that the old bridge (with one lane for both trains and cars in both directions!) is still in use. Novi Sad itself is also a nice city to visit for a day. A nice town center and across the Donau there's a huge and awesome fortress to visit.

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bald engineer wrote 02/14/2018 at 00:08 point

Is the Tesla museum any different than Edison's? (just kidding.)

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M.daSilva wrote 02/14/2018 at 08:13 point

Went to the Tesla museum two years ago, well worth the trip! If anyone wants to team up for the Museum of Science and technology... ;)

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Tom Mix wrote 02/16/2018 at 00:38 point

Great list, thanks!

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Aleksandar Milovac wrote 02/21/2018 at 10:47 point

Military Museum: http://www.muzej.mod.gov.rs/en/  has a big collection of arms and military equipment from Belgrade's past - not only last 100 years.

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mladen wrote 02/21/2018 at 15:28 point

Regarding Novi Sad:

A number of us will be coming from there, so we could organize a visit to the fortress, park and drink a few craft beers! Unfortunately, not much museums there.

The bridge is still under construction, but by the time Hackaday starts, it should be open :)

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Milo wrote 03/28/2018 at 09:50 point

the little known Postal-telegraphic-telephonic museum is also worth a visit

http://www.pttmuzej.rs/default-eng.asp

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ISU wrote 01/28/2018 at 12:36 point

Hey I might be in that area and might (80% sure) come. However, I know only English, is this going to be a problem for me?

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ꝺeshipu wrote 01/28/2018 at 13:15 point

Last time everything was in English. I don't think you will have any problems.

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ActualDragon wrote 01/31/2018 at 16:48 point

pphhtt everybody knows English. If you go to ANY big city usually they all know English as a second language anyway

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davedarko wrote 01/31/2018 at 18:01 point

@ActualDragon  you've obviously never been to France... :D

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 01/31/2018 at 16:37 point

Not at all. All the talks will be in English, and most of the locals are decent English speakers. Hope to see you there! 

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Ashwin K Whitchurch wrote 01/24/2018 at 09:07 point

Wow, Belgrade ! Maybe I'll be talking again

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Alex wrote 01/18/2018 at 19:39 point

mh Berlin Makerfair or Hackaday Belgrade? Sadly on the same weekend 

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M.daSilva wrote 01/18/2018 at 15:30 point

Ooooh! I'll try to make it! (Might even have something to talk about ;)  )

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 01/18/2018 at 16:51 point

Awesome. Call for speakers is going out next Monday!

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Adam Vadala-Roth wrote 01/18/2018 at 14:02 point

hmmmm

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Adam Vadala-Roth wrote 01/18/2018 at 14:07 point

flights a bit pricey though 

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davedarko wrote 01/18/2018 at 06:59 point

oooh :)

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 01/18/2018 at 07:07 point

Hope you'll be able to make it again! 

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davedarko wrote 01/18/2018 at 07:39 point

well shoot. MakerFaire Berlin. Now what :( 

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ꝺeshipu wrote 01/18/2018 at 09:59 point

Now you really have an opportunity to vote with your legs.

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