Hacker Camp Shenzhen

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.

Join us for three solid days of market tours, workshops, and more. See the next Hacker Camp Shenzhen schedule here. Expect nightly dinners and parties all week. There's early arrival activities as well!

Join the fun

Start the day with short talks relevant to hacking in Shenzhen: how to bargain, what to eat, getting around, how to open a bank account, and more. We'll tour markets and factories in Shenzhen and the surrounding area. Each day ends with a group dinner at very local food place.

Register for the next hacker camp now, or signup below for info on upcoming camps. See you in Shenzhen!


Huaqiangbei Market Tour. Visit the world's largest component market, spanning an entire neighborhood! Find out where to buy tools, batteries, part reels, LCDs, crazy phones, and more!

BGA Reballing Workshop. Learn how to remove, reball, and replace tiny BGA chips using simple hand tools from the pros at Shenzhen's cell phone repair school.

Factory Visits. Take our own party bus to a few factories around Shenzhen. We'll take requests and try to include something for everyone.

Copy Mall and Dongmen Tour. Get a $200 tailored suit in Louhu Commercial City. See the LED sign street, glasses warehouse, and more in Dongmen Market.

Yihua and Depu Market Tour. Wander the small Yihua tools and equipment market, then spend the rest of the day in the massive Depu mechanical fixtures and component market.

South China City. Visit a distant materials, tools, and electronics market most will never see. It's the size of a city, but oddly empty.

Casual Talks. An introduction to Shenzhen. Simple Chinese lesson, neighborhood and food overview, how to open a bank account, getting around, what to expect at the markets.

BBQ, hot pot, and beer. Eating and drinking are central! Try traditional charcoal fired hot pot, saucy Cantonese, BBQ, and Szechuan dishes. Even a Japanese Secret Location!

Friends. Meet people from around the world and live it up in the world's electronics capital!

Typical Schedule

Camp activities change every time. Be sure to see the latest camp schedule for exact details.

Tuesday DAY -1 (optional)

  • 7:30pm Northern Chinese food at a local Szechuan joint

Wednesday DAY 0 (optional)

  • 1pm Louhu Commercial City. Have a suit tailored for less than $200
  • 2:30pm Dongmen. Sign makers, eye glasses wholesale, pirate software, food street
  • 7:30pm Japanese Secret Location all you can eat and drink

Thursday DAY 1

  • 10am-noon Shenzhen and market intro
  • noon-1pm Cantonese restaurant hacker lunch
  • 1pm - 5pm Huaqiangbei Market Tour
  • 7:30pm Hot-pot dinner
  • After party Street BBQ & Coco Park

Friday DAY 2

Day 2 and 3 are different every time.

  • 10am-5pm varies: visit factories, tour other markets, learn BGA reballing
  • 7:30pm Hacker BBQ Dinner

Saturday DAY 3

Day 2 and 3 are different every time.

  • 10am-5pm varies: visit factories, tour other markets, learn BGA reballing
  • 7:30pm Hacker BBQ Dinner, craft beer, camp closing

Get notified about the next camp


Jin @ FlyLin

Akiba @ Freaklabs

Zach @ HAXLR8R

Bunnie @ Studio Kosagi

Joe & Connie @ Arcbotics