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’.
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 CryptoParty members
in the hopes of keeping discussion seamless, informative and on point.
To institute order and help enforce these rules,
electing a member as a moderator is highly recommended.
TRY to listen and respect the moderator
TRY to give explanations and avoid acronyms
DON’T interrupt someone speaking
DON’T preach about organization or affiliation: we don’t care
DON’T infringe on a member’s privacy
DON’T gloat about your technical prowess
DON’T assume anyone knows what you’re referring to: explain yourself more
DON’T monopolize the conversation
DO show respect for the women & men who grace us
DO be courteous and excellent to each other
DO be respectful of the venue of the meeting or event
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.