[nSLUG] CryptoParty comes to Halifax

robbie macg robbie.macg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 15:35:15 ADT 2013

I'd be really interested in helping with this event, and its promotion.
I feel like many of the cytological tools I use on the regular are
pretty Linux specific, and might not be well suited to a more general
audience, but I could talk somebody through installing the TOR Browser
Bundle (the whys and wherefores of its use) and I recently explained
TrueCrypt/USB encryption to a less technical boss, so I could probably
help on that front too.
I'd like to help out is what I'm saying. It'd be cool to see some LUG
members too. I haven't made it too many meetings since my schedule at
work changed to include a Monday evening shift last year.


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> Hello all,
> I figured with the recent revelations and/or questions about what the
> NSA and CSEC are doing, it would be a good time to bring CryptoParty to
> Halifax.
> If you've never heard of CryptoParty, it's pretty simple. It's a
> hands-on event designed to get privacy and security tools, especially
> cryptography, into people's daily lives. We'll come together to teach
> and learn about things like Tor, PGP, TrueCrypt, and OTR messaging. It's
> free to everyone, and non-threatening to beginners.
> CryptoParty is participatory, so if you can, I'd love to have some
> people from NSLUG help me with organizing and running this. If you can
> teach beginners how to encrypt a USB thumbdrive so they can securely
> transport sensitive documents, please come help out. If you can show
> people how to install the Tor browser bundle, we absolutely love for you
> to come run a session.
> But if you just want to come and learn, we'd be happy to have you.
> The first CryptoPartyHFX is tentatively Saturday June 29 2-5pm in the
> Dalhousie computer science building on University Ave. I hope to have
> confirmation on that by tomorrow, but I didn't want to wait to tell you
> folks about this.
> Hope to see you there!
> -Mike Doherty
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