GNU Hacker's Meeting 2020

We will have multiple meetings in 2020:

GNU Hackers Meeting 2020 — Mont Soleil, Switzerland

Group Photo

For the first time, the GHM came to Switzerland. Specifically, we met at the Decentrale on Mont Soleil, near St. Imier.


The event took place from Friday, 10 January to Sunday, 12 January.


Mont Soleil
La Decentrale.
Mont Soleil, Switzerland.
GPS coordinates:
47° 09' 32.6" -6° 59' 26.6"
OSM map:
How to arrive:
The easiest way to reach the venue is to take the train from Biel/Bienne to St. Imier, and then the funiculaire up the mountain to Mont Soleil. You can buy a ticket directly to Mont Soleil from the SBB machines. The nearest airports to Biel are Bern, Zürich, Geneva and Basel.
There is very limited parking at La Decentrale, so if you insist to arrive by car, please let us know beforehand. We might use the opportunity to furnish you with a shopping list.


Friday 10 January

Saturday 11 January

Sunday 12 January


GNU gettext - 1.0 and beyond

Author: Bruno Haible

The programmer's view on how to use GNU gettext 1.0. Work in progress / upcoming features. Slides.

GNU Hackers Meeting 2020 — Hamburg, Germany

2020 the (european) GHM is going to Germany ! This time, we will be gathering in the nice city of Hamburg for hacking, learning and meeting each other.

The CCC Hamburg (Chaos Computer Club) gently offers us their Hacker Space for the GHM 2020 meeting. It's enough room for 30 people and it also has a beamer and screen that we are allowed to use.


The event will take place from Wednesday 19 August to Friday 21 August.


 [CCC Hamburg]
CCC Hansestadt Hamburg e.V.
Zeiseweg 9
22765 Hamburg
GPS coordinates:
OSM map:
GHM at CCC Hamburg
How to arrive:
If you arrive by airplane, take the metro line S1 directly at the airport to to the central station (Hauptbahnhof). Either on the same track or the neighbour track the S21/S31 will take you to Holstenstraße (3 stations into the direction "Elbgaustraße").
From there it's an estimated 5 minutes walk.
A one day ticket for public transport is 6,50€ and valid from 9:00 (until open end).
Metro plan (best stick with U and S)
The venue is quickly reachable via public transport + 5min walk. So you can take any hotel and possibly AirBnB not too far away.
But for the early birds: Dock Europe e.V. offers budget rooms with 2-4 beds in the same building.
See GuestFloor for details

They also offer breakfast (6€/per night), towels and bedding (6€/per night).

There is a promising cantina (also vegetarian) in the same building, but of course we are free to go wherever we want.
Restaurants with good vegan / vegetarian food can be found around.

CCC Hamburg offers a small kitchen and water/drink for 1,50 € per bottle.
You are free to bring your own food and drink as you like.
Getting Help:
If you need help, contact us at <>.
E.g. understanding/translating the CCC or Dock Europe pages (they are mostly in German, partly French), regarding public transport in Hamburg, etc.


To register for GHM 2020, please send us the information requested below.
First name, last name and contact email are mandatory.
All others are optional.

The number of participants is limited to 30 persons. We will update this page as soon as this number is reached.
Registering is necessary to attend the GHM. Just write us an email to the contact address below, stating your intention to come, along with the following information:

Note that attendance will be free of charge.
But of course sleeping accomodation, food, drink, etc. is your own business.

Call For Talks

We will be hosting a single track of talks during all three days. The venue provides a nice room with beamer, internet connection, power plugs, etc.

If you fancy to give a talk, presentation, a show-and-tell, whatever, please let us know in the contact address below, along with the following information, for each talk:


All the talks and activities below will take place at Docker Europe e.V.

Wednesday 19 August

Thursday 20 August

Friday 21 August



For subscriptions, talk proposals, or any other inquiry, suggestion, etc., please contact <>.


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