#CryptoParty in Toronto

A social movement to reclaim digital privacy.

Learn more about CryptoParty here.

Last Event: May 9, 2015

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What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParty is about empowering everyone to take control over their own digital privacy.

CryptoParty represents a movement to demystify the jargon and level the playing field between those who understand the necessity of personal security and non-technical users. The difficulty in presenting this paradigm is the divide between security and convenience as non-technical users would be confused by highly jargonized papers and inefficient application documentation.

Recently, applications developed by the Open Source community have made leaps in user experience and design, as easy-to-navigate interfaces for strong privacy technologies have emerged. CryptoParty is the bridge between hackers who live security and non-technical users who want the same level of protection applied to their online/offline activities that was once restricted to those ‘in the know’.

Read more on Wikipedia.

How it works

Talks regarding the topics above will range from 10-20 minutes each, with each talk accompanied by a interactive station. These stations will provide in-depth experience to help attendee’s better learn security and privacy through interaction. We’re always looking to improve our experience, so please come with questions that are important to you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring a computer?

No. We will provide the technology that is used at this CryptoParty. Bring a notepad and pen/pencil, though!

I don’t know anything about computers! Is this event for me?

Absolutely! It is our job as an organization to break all barriers involved with explaining personal security.

New mentors are welcome!

We’re always looking for new mentors to help out. If you’re familiar with specific encryption tools and want to help out, let us know.

Code of Conduct

The following is a list of rules and advice given out to TorontoCrypto members in the hopes of keeping discussion seamless, informative and on point.

  1. DO Listen and respect the moderator
  2. DO Give explanations and avoid acronyms
  3. DO show respect for the people who grace us
  4. DO be courteous and excellent to each other
  5. DO be respectful of the venue of the meeting or event
  6. DON’T interrupt someone speaking
  7. DON’T preach about organization or your affiliation: we don’t care
  8. DON’T infringe on a member’s privacy
  9. DON’T gloat about your technical prowess
  10. DON’T assume anyone knows what you’re referring to: explain yourself more
  11. DON’T monopolize the conversation

Join our IRC Chatroom

Have questions about CryptoParty or privacy tools? Or just want to chat? Jump on our IRC. Our instructors and organizers hang out there daily.

Never used IRC before? All you need to do is download an IRC client. Check out this how-to guide for more information on using IRC.


Contact TorontoCrypto

Drop us a line and one of our organizers will get back to you. Or, if you prefer email, [email protected].