[nSLUG] CryptoParty comes to Halifax

Mike Doherty doherty at cs.dal.ca
Tue Jun 18 15:52:07 ADT 2013

Hi Robbie,

EXCELLENT! You're on the hook now!

Tor is definitely one of the key technologies CryptoParty aims to
promote, so I'd love to have you on board. I'd be grateful for some help
with promotion as well - I'm not very good at that sort of thing.

The general idea for running a session is to make it as accessible and
hands-on as possible. Why don't you prepare something for Tor? If we
have enough demand to do CryptoParty again, we can branch out into
hard-drive encryption at a later date.

Thanks for pitching in!

On 13-06-18 03:35 PM, robbie macg wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Robbie
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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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