FreeDict HackFest 2018

At the 3rd and 4th of November, the FreeDict project organizes the “FreeDict HackFest”, a social-technical community event for users and developers. In case you don’t know FreeDict yet, we’re a group of passionate linguists and computer scientists, as well as language freaks in general and we are using, extending, improving or generating dictionaries.

In 2017, we had talks and workshops, we brought our dictionaries to Android mobile phones and started to work on our new web site. We want to build on this success and therefore count on you. This is the ideal chance for you to get in touch with our technology for the first time, extend your existing knowledge or to demonstrate your excellent coding skills.

This is a two-day event, giving you enough time to socialize with people, explore Dresden (which is a wonderful, historic city) and to go for a stroll through Dresden’s nightlife district (Neustadt). A key signing party is possible, too.


The full address of the location is:

Fakultät Informatik
Nöthnitzer Str. 46, Room 1096
01187 Dresden, Germany

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Dresden is easy to reach by plane, car or train. Just ask, if you are unsure what to do.

By Train

Our faculty is three tram / bus stops away from the central (railway) station and if you are keen on walking, this should be doable in 30 minutes. In Dresden, it pays off to buy either a “day ticket” (around 6.00 €) or at least a 4-hop-ticket (4er-Karte), where you get four tickets for the price of 5.20 € and this covers nearly all of Dresden. Tickets can be bought at most of the larger tram and bus stops.


This event is explicitly for both project members and for folks interested in the project. Please let us know when you are planning to come, so that we can adapt the program to your knowledge level.

You can reach us:

Attendee List

Name (/Nick) Both Days
Karl Bartel (y)
Michael Bunk (y)
Sebastian Humenda (Moomoc) (y)


The schedule is not settled yet, please stay tuned.

Saturday 3/11/2018

Start End Session
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Discussion & Workshop: Reaching Contributors
11:00 AM 12:00 AM Workshop t.b.A. (might expand over the lunch break)
12:00 AM 1:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM 4:30 PM t.b.A.
4:30 PM Open End Hacking or drinks or heavy culture :) in Dresden

Sunday 4/11/2018

Start End Session
~9:45 AM 10:30 Breakfast (if enough people would show up <!– Micha
won’t –>
10:30 AM Open End t.b.A: either live hacking or hackaton

Please contact us for comments or suggestions.

Food, Accomodation

We don’t have any sponsors, especially since we’re a rather small project. The following is planned:

Other things are to be announced yet. If you have ideas or want to contribute, please do get in touch.