Upcoming Events


Tuesday, July 7 from 6:00-9:00 at the AKA Autonomous Social Centre.

The AKA is the red and black house on Queen at Wellington (View on OpenStreetMap)

  • C-51
  • Threat modeling
  • Privacy vs Anonymity
  • Blocking online ad-trackers
  • Tor – online anonymity
  • Tails – anonymous temporary operating system
  • OTR – encrypted chats
  • GPG – encrypted email
  • Signal – encrypted messaging / calls (mobile)
  • Location tracking – how it happens and what you can do
Extra Credit
  • RSVP to the event (or just show up!)
  • Bring your laptop or mobile phone
  • Bring a USB drive (at least 4GB) so you can leave with TAILS

check out these links:


A CryptoParty is free, public and fun. People bring their computers, mobile devices, and a willingness to learn! During the event people will learn and teach how to use basic cryptography tools. Cryptoparties are decentralized global events that are organized to answer questions and instruct people on technology & privacy.

Cryptoparties are always free to attend, public, commercially and politically non-aligned and absolutely against sexual harassment and discrimination.

There are no dumb questions: you do not need to know anything about this subject, nor do you even need to bring a computer or phone, though that will help you get the most of it.

Code of Conduct

A code of conduct applies wherever we gather to talk about cryptography. This is true both in person and online.

  • We want to be inclusive; do not engage in homophobic, racist, transphobic, ableist, sexist, or otherwise exclusionary behavior. Don’t make exclusionary jokes. Don’t even make them “ironically”.
  • Don’t harass people. Unconsented physical contact or sexual attention is harrassment. Dressing or acting in a certain way is not consent.
  • Aggression and elitism are unwelcome here — cryptoparties are not a competition.
  • We’d rather you ask about gender than assume, and if you get it wrong, apologise, and use what they prefer.
  • We think feminism is a good thing. Discussion of how to make cryptoparties more inclusive is welcome. Claims that this “has gone too far” aren’t.

(Adapted from