Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2016 March 24-26

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Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2016 is on! Join us from Thursday March 24 to Saturday March 26 for fun, food and 3 solid days of electronics tours in Shenzhen China and beyond.

Come to the world's electronics capital and experience Shenzhen like a local hacker. Tour the famous Huaqiangbei electronics markets with people who live in the neighborhood, figure out what to eat and how to get around.

This camp we're adding an oft requested factory tour! Take our own party bus to a few factories around Shenzhen.

Saturday we'll explore electronics and tools markets most foreigners could never find: Yihua and the massive Shajing.


  • Optional: Tuesday March 22 - Dinner at Grill Meat Place (no, Angelo, it is not Korean BBQ)
  • Optional: Wednesday March 23 - Tour of Dongmen market & sign street, copy mall early arrival dinner at Japanese Secret Location
  • Thursday March 24 - How to survive Shenzhen, Huaqianbei tour, Szechuan Dinner
  • Friday March 25 - Factory tours, Hot Pot dinner
  • Saturday March 26 - Tour of Yihua and Depu markets, Hacker shaokao

That's just an overview. You can expect nightly dinners and parties all week. Be sure to give yourself a few days to explore the market on your own after the camp!


Tickets for the camp cover bus rental, materials, meeting room, 3 dinners, late night snacks, and a reasonable quantity of Tsing Tao beer. There's only 20 tickets available and we expect they will sell out fast. Or maybe it'll be a small intimate group. Who knows! We're excited to see you there!

  • Normal ticket - $275
  • Supporter ticket - $375 (your name on the site and schedule of every future camp)

We also include allowance for Paypal fees, wire transfer fees, and currency conversion. Hacker Camp Shenzhen is a "no profit" event, meaning we're lucky to break even.

Where to stay, visas, how to get there

City Inn (GoldMet) is (still) the recommended hotel, but be prepared for really bad internet and no WIFI. Check out the Shenzhen survival guide. Be sure to get WeChat and join the Shenzhen Hacker group chat after you buy a ticket!

SIM card provided

We're traveling to places an hour or so north of Shenzhen, there are no taxis and nobody speaks English. Everyone must have a working SIM card with data, and this camp we'll provide them!


You don't need it! SIM cards will be Hong Kong Cross Border SIMs without internet content filtering.

Can't make this one?

We have no idea if this will ever happen again! Maybe same time 2017.

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