About IFCAT

The Stichting International Festivals for Creative Application of Technology Foundation (IFCAT) facilitates the organizing of the quadrennial Dutch hacker camps. Latest past event was MCH2022 and the next one will be WHY2025 from 8th to 12th August 2025 in Geestmerambacht.

Why? Hackers improve the world through technology. We believe that hacker camps help strengthening the community: it’s a good time, gives energy, fostering new ideas and projects.

IFCAT supports the organization of the dutch hacker camps in the following ways:

  • Bringing together and supporting volunteers
  • Entering into legal agreements
  • Management and accountability of finances (such as budgeting)
  • Keeping overview of progress and health of the event and people associated
  • On surplus cashflow we will support projects and other congresses who strengthen our bond with the community

Foundation information

  • Name: Stichting International Festivals for Creative Application of Technology Foundation
  • Postal address: Nieuwe Weide 3, 72 05 GK, Zutphen, The Netherlands
  • Bank account (IBAN): NL42 RABO 0166 8900 30
  • Bank Location: Rabobank Rijn en Heuvelrug
  • KVK / Dutch chamber of commerce number: 54030498
  • Dutch VAT number: NL851125049B01

Board as of 2024:

  • Nancy Beers, nancy (shared Chair)
  • Christel Sanders, boekenwuurm (shared Chair)
  • Robert van den Breemen, number3 (Secretary)
  • Henry Schokkenbroek, hp197 (Treasurer)

Use [nickname] at ifcat dot org to get in contact.

IFCAT History

The IFCAT foundation was founded in 2011 as a legal vehicle for OHM2013.

After the OHM2013 event the role of IFCAT changed to search for a new group to organize the 2017 event.

In 2016 a new group of organizers formally took on the role of leading the 2017 event and managing the IFCAT foundation. They organized SHA2017. The next event was to be held in 2021, but something on world dominating scale happened and we postponed. With some changes to the teams and board we eventually organised MCH2022.

The next event will be WHY2025.