Note that, on Saturday at 6:30 pm, the "Aaron Swartz Day" evening event will begin:
The Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
Food and refreshments provided. Just bring your computer and your ideas.
Tutorials Upstairs (in the "Great Room") - Hackathon Downstairs
Upstairs in the Great Room:
Journalists, librarians, researchers, students: Here's your chance to spend one day learning about encryption and privacy-enabling software and make your laptop, phone, and other devices more secure by the end of the day.
In the morning you can learn about encryption concepts and experiment with an easy to use website (Keybase.io) to learn some of the ropes:
10 AM: Session 1:
* Motivation: why encryption, what is public/private key encryption, and
why is secure public key distribution important.
* The Keybase solution: social media proofs, client/server architecture,etc.
* Step through generating a key and installing Keybase
* Using Keybase via the website (https://keybase.io)
11 AM Session 2 (advanced):
* Why you probably shouldn't use Keybase via the website
* Using Keybase on the command line (or native app)
* Using Keybase with an email client
* Looking up public keys using Tor
* Preview of the Keybase File System
In the afternoon, at 2pm, Micah Lee, co-founder of the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Security Technologist for The Intercept, will be presenting his "Encryption for Journalists" seminar. At 3pm, he'll present a tutorials on using Onionshare, a P2P-based open source anonymous whistleblower submission platform, and of course, on SecureDrop (both beginning and advanced topics).
At the hackathon downstairs:
Come and create code, work on existing Aaron-related projects (like SecureDrop) and socialize.
Programmers and non-programmers welcome. Often there are programmers who show up just looking for good ideas.