As part of my spring special topics course & media lab, my students will be hosting a Cryptoparty. I would like to ask Hive13 if we can host this event at hive (I do not presume to advocate as a member on this one, as I am primarily the professor here).
A crypto-party is essentially an “anything goes” event open to anyone interested in personal and information freedom, security, anonymity, and ethics of technology. It is a place to ask questions freely, to share experiences, and to learn from each other in person and hands on.
More information is available at https://www.cryptoparty.in/
I will be asking my students to curate this event, and they will likely provide some activities, such as how to make a Raspberry Pi Tor Router or another DIY topic. However, it is an open discussion, and some activities will only be a small part of it.
This event is not affiliated with any political or socioeconomic stance. All viewpoints are welcome, as all can benefit from greater insight in this area.
I would like to promote the event and make it open to the wider community.
I can probably provide funds for beverage, snacks, and some other supplies from my class budget. However, I ask that Alcohol not be officially provided (BYOB is cool, though).
What do folks think. Let me know, as I will need to reserve a space elsewhere if Hive13 is not interested in sponsoring this with us.