Open Collective
Open Collective

Burner Tech Mission

Support the first Burner Tech Mission. A week long collaborative, cocreation tech event for open source software that supports participatory events and actions.

The story

We’ve started a Burner Tech Mission to help you co-create and participate in your burn. There’s thousands of hours of work involved behind the scenes to create a large-scale, collaborative, community-focused event like our burns. These motivated Burners with tech backgrounds work year-round to maintain and develop bespoke software or evolve existing software to fit the specific needs of the unique Burner community.

Talk (our communication platform), Dreams (art grant distribution), Realities (responsibilities manager) and Bucks (our fancy new finance tool) are in the existing suite of tools that we actively use that make our community, the beautiful and decentralised chaos that it is.

What else could we do with your support? 

These tools enable our community and could have a huge impact in the wider context of social networking and community mobilisation helping the logistics and communication of other decentralized communities creating the social change that we believe the world is ready for.
In line with our burner values, these projects are open source so others can benefit and build on what we have done.

The Mission

We’re looking to raise money to continue this amazing effort and build the ultimate suite of online tools, that we need to improve communication, maintain project management continuity, ease team workflow, share and store information, build engagement and of course empower us individuals.

These burners work for the benefit of the community, without the motivation of any financial payoff. We wish for these funds to be allocated toward a collaborative space, where they can come together and focus on improving these tools. In January, at a weekend hackathon (sponsored by Kiez Burn) we were able to:

We’re now proposing a week long Burner Tech event.

At the Burner Tech Event

Developers, designers, and collaborators will be invited to pitch their own projects to work and build a team to support their ventures. We’re also interested in hearing your ideas!


Based on the costs of similar events, we estimate costs of between €340 and €480 per person for seven days. This money will go towards:
  • Accommodation
  • Workspace
  • Food
  • Admin costs
  • Utilities

Any additional funds raised beyond the initial target will be put towards future tech events and maintenance initiatives.

  • €4'800 will allow 10 - 14 attendees
  • €7'200 will allow 15 - 21 attendees
  • €9'600 will allow 20 - 28 attendees

Other Funds

In addition to the funds collected here on Open Collective we've also successfully raised the following:

  • 9'000 DKK (€1'200) from Borderland Fund 51, link to infos here
  • €430 at the fundraiser auction hosted in Berlin

This is a great opportunity for you to participate outside of the burn and support these great humans who usually spend time by themselves, to get the opportunity to collaborate, be productive and focus on tools that contribute in profound ways to what we do.

Click here to support to this Burner Tech initiative

Thanks to:
Laura Reinard for the photograph in the video.
Joshua Tennent for the music in the video
Ashley DuPree for the video


Goal €3,170 EUR

Amount raised

€886.64 EUR

Still to contribute

€2,283.36 EUR


22 individuals have contributed to this goal

Join us in contributing to this tier!

Diana Frankovic

Burner Tech Mission

€210 EUR


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€165 EUR

Workshop with Benjamin

Erin Jeavons-...


€135 EUR

Disko token!!!

Seamus Mccarthy

Burner Tech Mission

€82 EUR

Keep up the awesome work 😊

Pablo Villalba

Burner Tech Mission

€80 EUR

Yvette Chica

Burner Tech Mission

€55 EUR

Olivia Khan-Do


€50 EUR

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Burner Tech Mission

€50 EUR

Cosima Siegling

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€50 EUR

Øystein wickl...

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€45 EUR


Lenny Watson

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€34 EUR

Can someone fix my linux?


Burner Tech Mission

€25 EUR

€3,170 EUR goal

€887 EUR raised (28%)