Yes, we do take donations. Our primary cost is very high quality food. A month after a hackathon you won’t remember any of the people or the projects by you will remember the food. If the food is very bad or very good it gives a lasting impression. This is true internationally. I think I read a comparison study about the occupy movement. It makes or breaks based on the occupy food station. I think it is an exaggeration but it is also somewhat true. In any case we spend a lot of money on food. So we do take donations and the donations gets you a guaranteed ticket because especially for the slightly smaller venues like 50 people or maybe 90 people usually the tickets sell out in a matter of hours. So people would have two ask for transfer tickets and things like that. So we keep increasing the value but then if you donate something like €30 you get a guaranteed ticket for the hackathon.

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