After I have heard that the congress got less technical I have checked the fahrplan and compared it to berlin's talks.
While it is true that there's a higher amount of less technical and more political talks, there are also twice as much talks going on now. So the percentage should be about the same or increased slightly.
I am getting tired of the vulnerability muppetshow with live demo that has become the norm. I would appreciate more deeply technical defense talks. Zero days can be shown all the time, what's interesting is their impact, the overall setting and how society deals with them.
And less political? Assange has presented wikileaks in Berlin, bug-the-planet has got a talk at 28c3 and there have been many others before. So this has always been a political event.
That it is more clearly positioned against Nazis and types of exclusive and harmful behavior is good and the current congress has shown that people happily take the opportunity and build their event upon that.
There's always room for more of that. I have never considered Trolls a desirable part of anything. Good riddance then.
Seeing more feminist* hackers is awesome, there's so much to learn from them for me. Given that they have been underrepresented in the past it is pleasing for me to see more and more feminist*s speak up and find a stage. I'll happily listen to anything you have to tell, so please keep that going.
And we can offer introductory workshops for non-hacking partners and families while they are here - for any gender. The ratio of female : male humans in the kids space has been a bit off balance... But that's a different story.