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privacy. for all of us.

CryptoParty @ 36C3

Your contribution and ideas are welcome!


Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. Governments and companies don't want to respect that so we become active ourselves.

What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

@ 36C3

The CryptoParty Assembly at the 36th Chaos Communication Congress (27-Dec-2019 to 30-Dec-2019) in Leipzig is a place for:

  • impromptu CryptoParties
  • questions about CryptoParty
  • people from the world-wide CryptoParty community
  • and anything related


Want to organize one of the CryptoParty sessions below or something else? Just do it and add yourselves.

Track Day Time Room Topic Organizer Pad
CryptoParty Day 1 (27th) hh-hh Lecture Room M3 "Your awesome topic here" Bob tba


IRC (Tor friendly ; channel: #cryptoparty)


At the assembly we plan to have the following tracks:

  • CryptoParty
  • How To CryptoParty
  • Documentation & Resources


This is where you can learn to improve your online privacy and security through encryption. You can drop in any time at the assembly.

How to CryptoParty

Want to know how to throw your own CryptoParty? We do it all the time all over the world. You're very much welcome to join the movement. You can drop in any time at the assembly.

We will have additional sessions in other rooms, too (see session list below). Is anything you'd like to happen missing? Please talk to us at the assembly or add it to the wishlist below. If we run out of space or time for more things we have succeeded (-;

Documentation & Resources

Here we improve the existing documentation on this very website or in form of the CryptoParty Handbook, create new flyers, stickers, etc. Anything that helps people to improve their knowledge or spread the word. We will meet at the assembly for specific topics (see session list below). Feel free to add anything that might be missing to the wishlist.


The sessions are made by all of us. If you have a wish please add it to the list. Or talk to us at the assembly. Together we can make it happen. If you'd like to organize something from the wishlist just add it to the program with your nick (or contact details, link to 36C3 wiki member page, etc) as organizer.

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