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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

May 2016: Cryptoparty

Brought to you by ORG North East and Newcastle Libraries.


1PM - 3PM Sunday, May 22nd 2016 (time may be extended if the event is popular).

Newcastle City Library (Charles Avison building), Newbridge Street [Map].

We will be in the former Crèche room on Level 2.

If you're looking to come along and learn, it would probably be a good idea if you brought any devices you're looking to learn with, like a laptop or smartphone.

Event Topics

At the event, we will organise volunteers into a series of informal tables, each covering a different topic. Attendees can move between tables they are interested in, learn a variety of technologies, and hopefully have a fun time!

Please feel free to wander around and mingle at your leisure.

Topic Notes
Safe Browsing An introduction to some tools you can use to improve your privacy and security when browsing the web.
Tor Browser & TAILS Anonymous browsing for everyone. Learn about easy-to-use tools to avoid tracking and censorship.
Signal Private end-to-end encrypted messaging for your smartphone.
Full Disk Encryption Protect the data on your laptop/PC from being readable in the event of theft or unwanted parties snooping around.
PGP Learn to securely encrypt email communication with this free and open source tool.


If you would be interested in volunteering to cover one of our topics at a table, it would be great if you could note your name in this table here, and come and say hi on the mailing list! Any help is appreciated, and you don't need to be an expert!:

Name or pseudonym I volunteer to…
Mark Turn up, and either meet & greet or take a table.
Alex Volunteer for any table (particularly Tor/FDE) but I can move between tables easily if required.
Joe/Steve Signal table.
Aude Turn up - with cake! Also liaise with library.

Contact Us

Currently, CryptoParty events for Newcastle and the surrounding area are being organised via the Open Rights Group North East mailing list. Further information can be found on this wiki on the newcastle-planning page.

If you want to get involved, please subscribe to that list and let us know about the things you'd be interested so see! We're very option to suggestions, introductions, questions and anything else.