[Noisebridge-discuss] Cypherpunks Write Code: First Meetup next Saturday 11/3 @ Noisebridge!

Steve Phillips steve at tryingtobeawesome.com
Sat Nov 5 19:16:26 UTC 2016


@Mike See you at Aaron Swartz Day! I'll be there around 2pm today and
staying late.

On Nov 5, 2016 11:49 AM, "Mike Perry" <mikeperry at torproject.org> wrote:

> Yay! Thanks for putting this together, Steve! I would be there, but it
> is conflicting with the Aaron Swartz hackathon. Please don't give up
> (like I did :/) if turnout seems low this time. I will tell people at
> the Aaron Swartz day about it and try to get some more interest in this
> meetup, too.
>
> Thanks again for being awesome!
>
> Steve Phillips:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I talked to some Noisebridge Members (with a capital 'M') at the Tuesday
> > weekly meeting who said I should make sure to tell people here that
> > Noisebridge is (awesomely) down to host the first event for my new Meetup
> > group -- *Cypherpunks Write Code
> > <https://www.meetup.com/Cypherpunks-Write-Code/>*, which exists to
> > galvanize the hacker/developer and designer communities to contribute to
> > free, open source, privacy-enhancing software that the world desperately
> > needs.
> >
> > Thank you, Noisebridge!
> >
> > Saturday 11/3 event description:
> >
> > *Since the Snowden revelations: more people use Tor! More people use
> > Signal! Snowden is safe!*
> >
> > *But perhaps these facts have lulled us to sleep exactly when the world
> > needs cypherpunks to buckle down most, before digital human privacy is
> > simply gone; almost all privacy-enhancing software development is being
> > poured into nearly-identical secure messaging apps, after all, rather
> than
> > protecting the many other things we do with software (which we'll talk
> > about, too).*
> >
> > *I (Steve Phillips) will cover the surveillance realities confronting us,
> > what has been done to protect netizens from suspicionless surveillance
> thus
> > far, and which (types of) privacy-enhancing projects seem to be most
> > critical for us developers and designers to contribute to most urgently.*
> >
> > *Then we'll open it up to group discussion to talk more about all of the
> > above and more, including your ideas for which projects deserve our
> > attention and should perhaps be the focus of our very first Cypherpunks
> > Write Code hackathon -- at our next event in just a few weeks.*
> >
> > *6:30pm - Arrive*
> >
> > *6:45pm - Talk + Group discussion*
> >
> > *8:30pm - End (approximate time; feel free to leave earlier if you need
> to,
> > or stick around longer!)*
> >
> > *I look forward to meeting you all! Let's do this.*
> >
> > This event is *Saturday 11/3 at 6:30pm at Noisebridge*.  You can RSVP
> here:
> > https://www.meetup.com/Cypherpunks-Write-Code/events/235214356/
> >
> > After this intro event, the next Cypherpunks Write Code will be like most
> > of our events -- a completely action-oriented hackathon with ~2 featured
> > projects during which *cypherpunks write code* (either for the featured
> > projects or other privacy-enhancing/encryption software of their
> > choosing).  There will also be interviews and other input from the minds
> > behind these projects, and from activists, journalists, and other
> targeted
> > groups who have especially urgent privacy needs -- and can therefore use
> > our help the most.
> >
> > See you there
> > <https://www.meetup.com/Cypherpunks-Write-Code/events/235214356/>!
> >
> > --Steve
>
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> --
> Mike Perry
>
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