Hacker Camp Shenzhen registration ends this week

There’s about a month left before the third Hacker Camp Shenzhen. This time we’re checking out electronics and materials markets off the beaten path. There’s still plenty of time to book your ticket and get a visa. Ticket sales end on the 15th.

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 3: “Reflow” is on! Join us from Thursday December 4 to Saturday December 6, 2014 for fun, food and 3 solid days of market tours in Shenzhen China and beyond. Tickets are available now.

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 time we have something new! Join us on a party bus to electronics and tools markets most foreigners could never find. We’ll have three solid days of market tours: Huaqiangbei, South China City, and Shajing. Check out the first camp here.


  • Optional: Tuesday 2 – early arrival dinner at Japanese Secret Location
  • Optional: Wednesday 3 – tour of Dongmen market & sign street, copy mall
  • Thursday 4 – How to survive Shenzhen, Huaqianbei tour, hot pot dinner
  • Friday 5 – tour of South China City market, BBQ dinner
  • Saturday 6 – tour of Yihua and Depu markets, Hacker shaokao and craft beer

That’s just an overview. See the full Hacker Camp Shenzhen schedule here. You can expect nightly dinners and parties all week. If you want to come really early, we’ll be in Tokyo November 20-25th for Tokyo Maker Faire.


Tickets for the camp cover bus rental, materials, meeting room, a translator, a set of PCBs, and 3 bottles of Tsing Tao (Ching Dao) per dinner. 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!

  • Student/Starving Artist ticket – $300
  • Normal ticket – $350
  • Supporter ticket – $450 (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 is the recommended hotel, but be prepared for really bad internet and no WIFI. Check out the Hacker Camp mini-site and our Shenzhen survival guide. Be sure to get WeChat and join the Shenzhen Hacker group chat after you buy a ticket!

SIM card required

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. We can get them in China, or you can bring your own.

Can’t make this one?

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 4: “Pun TBD” will be in March or April after the Chinese New Year.

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  1. The registration page still shows 20 remaining. Is that right? I’m really thinking about to getting one ticket but only me will be no fun :|…

      1. Awesome! Running into some problem with my PayPal account… will register when my fund transfer is cleared。Please reserve my seat ;-)

    1. According to Ian, you have to join his chat group using the WeChat app available on iOS or Android. try to add the WeChat id called “Dian-Ian”.

  2. Hey :)
    I’m trying to register, but I get the error message “The chosen receipt e-mail address is either empty or invalid.” for all my email addresses… Any idea what’s going on ?

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