VIScon 2023

VIScon is coming up again soon!
From 20th to 22nd of October we will take over the main building of the ETH for the 3-day hackathon and the symposium on Saturday, with lots of exciting talks. Take a look at our programme and see for yourself. You can find more information here. Of course, with an event of this size, we are dependent on the support of many helpers. If you would like to help, you can find the available shifts below.

IMPORTANT: It is possible to sign up for overlapping shifts as long as the overlap is 15 minutes or less (e.g. you can sign up for consecutive shifts of the same type). The shifts are planned for 2 hours and 15 mins. This includes 15 minutes for instructions and attendance checks, which you do not have to attend if you do 2 identical shifts in a row.

To show our appreciation for the helpers' services, the following rewards will be given:
- All helpers: helper shirt, food during the shift, free symposium entry and a helper goodie bag.
- 2+ shifts: Invitation to VIScon helper dinner
- 3+ shifts: 20 CHF Digitec/Galaxus voucher
- 4+ shifts: 30 CHF Digitec/Galaxus voucher
- 5+ shifts: a hug (you can get this on lower shifts if you ask nicely)

For clarification: The total budget voucher reward for 4+ shifts is 50CHF and not 30 CHF, as it includes all previous rewards. Just how 3+ and 2+ shifts include all previous rewards too.

Night shifts (22-24 o'clock) and Sunday shifts count as 2 shifts. If you can prove that you are unable to get home by public transport because of the shift times, we will pay all travel costs within Zürich.

Those who do sign up as helper do NOT have to register for the symposium on the VIScon website, but please use your ETH email for the sign up.

You can see more information, such as the meeting point, by clicking on the square to the right of the job, or by email. Please enter a valid email address so that we can contact you with further information about your shift. 

In case of questions or uncertainties, please contact



Preparing Apéro, supervising, serving supplies, cleaning, snacking. No actual cooking or making sandwiches

Meeting point: HG F33.3

Oct. 20, 2023 Oct. 21, 2023 Oct. 22, 2023


Setup, teardown and welcome desk

Meeting Point: HG F33.3

Oct. 20, 2023 Oct. 22, 2023


Helper for everything unforeseen. Equipped with a walkie-talkie, always on call.

Meeting Point: HG F33.3

Oct. 21, 2023

Goodie Bags and Decoration

Goodie-Bags packing and crafting decoration.

Meeting Point Monday: CAB F66

Meeting Point Thursday: CAB D74

Oct. 16, 2023 Oct. 19, 2023 Oct. 20, 2023

Symposium Setup/Teardown

Meeting Point: HG F33.3

Oct. 20, 2023 Oct. 21, 2023 Oct. 22, 2023

Symposium Welcome Desk

  • Greet guests
  • Answering questions, such as about the schedule of talks
  • Handing out badges and collecting entrance fees

Meeting Point: HG F33.3

Oct. 21, 2023

Networking Lunch Helper

At networking lunches, guiding people to the right tables

Not cooking Nor handing out food

Meeting Point: HG F33.3

Oct. 21, 2023

Personal data

Privacy statement

With your permission, your data will be collected, processed, and used for the following purposes:

  • Generating lists of all helpers
  • Sending information before the event by e-mail
  • Phone call for urgent and important issues
  • If necessary generating identification badges for the event
  • If necessary invitation for the after party

Your personal data will be collected, processed, and used in the context of the aforementioned objectives in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

The collection, processing, and use of your data take place on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, you can revoke your consent at any time with the adverse consequence that you cannot participate in the event as helper.

Please send any notice of cancellation to:

E-Mail: helfertool@localhost

In the event of cancellation, your data will be deleted upon receipt of your notice.