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Visitors and volunteers have asked several questions about the SHA2017. Since we're still a year away from the event, not all details are known yet. Some details depend on the contract with the location, which is in its final stages. Also some depend on the permit, which depends on official procedures that won't be completed until the beginning of 2017. This page can provide (partial) answers and have a single source of truth for early information (that will be added to the website later). Do you want to help with the FAQ? Check out: FAQ/crowdsourced.

Do you have a question that is not answered on this page? Feel free to mail us at infodesk@sha2017.org

Questions regarding tickets are answered in the Tickets FAQ: here.

The Booklet is a work in progress.

What are the dates of the event? At what time can I enter the field?

The event will occur from the 4th of august (Day1) till the 8th of august (Day5).

The field will be open to all visitors from the 3th of august. Cars are allowed that day on the field during buildup, but need to leave the field at 22:00. Teardown starts on the 8th of august at 18:00h. From that moment on, cars are allowed on the field again. Visitors that will not help with teardown needs to leave the field before 12:00 at 9th of august.

Day Weekday Date Time Event
Day -1 Wednesday 2 August 2017 12:00 Access for village build-up
Day 0 Thursday 3 August 2017 12:00 Access visitors
22:00 End of build-up
Day 1 Friday 4 August 2017 12:00 First talk
19:30 Opening talk
20:00 Keynote
Day 2 Saturday 5 August 2017 Talks
Day 3 Sunday 6 August 2017 Talks
Day 4 Monday 7 August 2017 Talks
Day 5 Tuesday 8 August 2017 Talks
17:00 Closing talk
18:00 Tear down start
Day 6 Wednesday 9 August 2017 12:00 Leave terrain (visitors)
Day 7 Thursday 10 August 2017

I have submitted a proposal in Frab for a talk/workshop, when will I get accepted?

We have filled the majority of the program and mailed those who were selected. Unfortunately sifting through the great number of applications is time-consuming and responding to hundreds of applicants is unfeasible. You can check your status in Frab: if your talk still has the status "new" in Frab, it has not been accepted or rejected yet. If it has the status "rejected", we simply haven't managed to inform you about that yet since we cannot send mass mailings to everyone with a "rejected" talk. If there are further questions that haven't been answered in the previous sentences, do mail to content@sha2017.org. Do realise that every question asked that has been answered in the foregoing bits of this text takes away capacity for processing remaining unaccepted proposals.

Can I give a talk, workshop or something else cool?

Submissions can be entered through the SHA2017 content submission system:


The deadline for proposals was the end of March, 2017. But if you are Edward Snowden’s Chinese brother and come out in April we will see what we can do. Also, if you are from outside the European Union, you may have visa requirements with a substantial lead time, please mention that in your proposal so we can give it a priority for processing.

Can I help?

We love to have some help! You can help in several ways, both before and during SHA2017. Leading up to the event, you can help with the Orga. This will give you unique possibilities to learn stuff and expand your skill set, while you have fun with other people and be involved with the event. See team's for available positions. If you want to help out during the event, that will be great too! You can register now, and help in august. There are several roles with short shifts where you can make this event possible. More information will become available closer to the event.

When are tickets becoming available?

The ticket shop opened on 2016-12-28 and is at https://tickets.sha2017.org/

What is the pricing of the tickets?

A standard ticket costs € 250; discounts are available for young hackers (under 6: free, under 12: € 50, under 18: € 100). Business tickets that include a VAT invoice made out to a company are available at higher rates, as are supporter tickets. There is a limited batch of cheaper tickets released. Read more about it here

Are there single day tickets available?

No, SHA2017 will only have tickets for the entire event.

I want to come, but I can’t afford a ticket at that price!

Please send an email to tickets@sha2017.org and explain your situation. Then we will look at the possibilities and get back to you.

Is there an alternative to sleeping in a tent?

Yes there is. We have blocked rooms in the hotel across the river. This is Postillion hotel at strand Nulder (Amersfoort). You can use the code "sha2017" to reserve one of the blocked rooms (currently only through phone reservation).

I want to help during build-up or teardown!

Great! Please contact us before planning your extended stay. You can register in the volunteer system

What about building up of a village?

Villages take some more time to build up. Therefore, pre-registered villages can enter the terrain from 2-8-2017.

How is SHA2017 funded? Can my company sponsor part of the event?

The ticket sales will give us financial breathing space. If you like to sponsor us financially, then please buy a ticket for the event. If you like to sponsor one of our teams with goods, equipment and/or donations then please do contact us for more information.

What about noise, music etc.?

Mind our neighbors after 1 am. till 8 am. Loud, amplified noises/music etc. are not allowed/appreciated.

What is the picture policy of SHA2017?

The excellent thing to do is ask before you take a picture. Not everyone wants to have his or her photo taken, and especially not find themselves on the internet. Crowd shots are fine. However, some areas and villages will be picture-free zones. Be aware that other villages are free for awesome projects, and that these projects could contain cameras or webcams.

SHA is located next to the water. Can I come with a boat?

Yes, you can come with a boat. One of our projects is the creation of a harbour. Look for more information on safe harbour.

How is waste-disposal arranged?

Regular event waste (trashbags) can be disposed of in one of the many bins around the fields. For larger items (not household trash): Please take home everything you bring to SHA2017. Bear in mind that everything you leave behind will cost us valuable volunteer-time and money we could be spending on more fun stuff!

Will there be merchandise?

There is a pre-sale of hoodies and t-shirts. There might be a limited amount of apparel for sale on the field, but if you want to guarantee one or two, buy yours in the ticket shop before 31th may!

How can I volunteer?

Join one of the teams/projects! We'll add more information about the practical part soon; for now, take a look at the team's page on this wiki.

What happened to GHP, HEU, HIP, HAL, WTH, HAR or OHM?

Starting with the Galactic Hacker Party, every four year the Dutch hackerscene organises a new event with a new name. The previous one was Observe Hack Make (OHM, 2013).

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How do I get my question in the FAQ?

On any page, add a Q&A in the {{FAQ |q= |a=|team}} format

How can I contact Infodesk?

The best way is mailing Infodesk at this domain (sha2017.org). At SHA, we will have a physical desk and a phone number

Where is the lost and found?

During SHA, Infodesk will be the place to leave valuables you have found. If you lost something, you can come to the Infodesk tent and ask.

Are open fires allowed (bonfire, barbecue, ...)?

No, unfortunately not because of safetyreasons. It is, however, allowed to use gas-powered stoves and barbecue grills. Please also bring a fire-extinguisher.

Can I sell foods or drinks?

Food-safety-regulations (HAACP) don't allow that. However, if it's non-commercially (so donations only) this does not apply.

Drugs are allowed?

Just like our previous events, drugs are not allowed.

How do I add an entry to the FAQ?

By choosing the right page, and adding something with the code from Template:FAQ.

I added a page (/FAQ/team member..) on this wiki but it doesn't show up in the list

This is a semantic wiki, meaning you can add objects that show up in queries; for instance, FAQ entries show up in the FAQ page. If you don't see them where you expect them, you could try refreshing the page server-side. That means, don't refresh your browser, but hit More -> Refresh.