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> Reprap Opensource 3D Printer > Animachine @Youin3D, Berlin > Industrial Energy Monitoring > Medical Device Firmware > Nanode, DIY IoT Device > Electronic Medical Records > Sustainability Research > Open Source Ecology

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> UCL Occupation > Occupy London Tech Team > Cryptoparty London > Hurricane Hackers > Fliehkraft, Berlin > Eco Village

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Impact: As a grassroots, global, endeavour the Cryptoparty movement has been empowering individuals around the world by teaching them the basics of practical cryptography and how to use encryption tools such as Tor, PGP, OTR, disk encryption and VPNs and other techniques that enhance privacy protection. As an active participant in this movement, I have witnessed firsthand its tremendous impact on raising awareness about data privacy and fostering a culture where people prioritize their online safety. The project primarily consists of a series of free public workshops.
Community Organizer, Cryptoparty London
As a community organizer, I have been actively involved in the CryptoParty movement, specifically as a member of CryptoParty London. CryptoParty is a global grassroots movement that aims to educate individuals about online privacy, security, and cryptography in the digital age. As a passionate advocate for digital rights and privacy, I have dedicated my time and efforts to organizing events and workshops within the CryptoParty London community.

One of my key roles as a community organizer has been to get the right group of people together and create a structure and momentum and then let go so that the community can continue autonomously. Specifically at the beginning I focused on building up a core team and facilitating online collaboration and creating learning material and hosting educational sessions on various topics related to online privacy and security. This includes teaching attendees about encryption tools, secure communication methods, and best practices for protecting their personal data online. Through engaging and interactive workshops, I have collaborated with other members of CryptoParty London to help people who attended our events to better understand the importance of securing their devices, safeguarding their digital privacy and taking control of their online presence.

In addition to education, I have also been involved in organizing events and meetups to foster a sense of community within the CryptoParty London group. These gatherings provide opportunities for members to share their knowledge, exchange ideas, and collaborate on projects related to privacy and security. By creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, I have helped to build a strong community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about protecting their digital rights and promoting privacy-conscious practices.

As a community organizer, I have also been actively involved in outreach efforts to raise awareness about the CryptoParty movement and the importance of online privacy all over the world. This includes promoting events through social media, creating informational resources, and collaborating with other organizations and communities that share similar values. Through these efforts, I have helped to expand the reach of the global CryptoParty movement and attract both individuals who are interested in teaching and also those interested in learning more about online privacy and security to find each other and to exchange knowledge, perspectives and skills.

Being a community organizer in the CryptoParty movement has been a fulfilling and rewarding experience. It has allowed me to connect with like-minded individuals, share my knowledge and skills, and contribute to a global movement that advocates for digital rights and privacy. I am proud of my contributions in the CryptoParty movement and continue promoting the importance of online privacy and security.
A successor to the Cypherpunks of the 1990s, CryptoParty was conceived in late August 2012 by the Australian journalist Asher Wolf in a Twitter post following the passing of the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 and the proposal of a two-year data retention law in that country, the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011. The DIY, self-organizing movement immediately went viral, with a dozen autonomous CryptoParties being organized within hours in cities throughout Australia, the US, the UK, and Germany. Many more parties were soon organized or held in Chile, The Netherlands, Hawaii, Asia, etc. Tor usage in Australia itself spiked, and CryptoParty London with 130 attendees—some of whom were veterans of the Occupy London movement—had to be moved from London Hackspace to the Google campus in east London's Tech City. As of mid-October 2012 some 30 CryptoParties have been held globally, some on a continuing basis, and CryptoParties were held on the same day in Reykjavik, Brussels, and Manila. The first draft of the 442-page CryptoParty Handbook (the hard copy of which is available at cost) was pulled together in three days using the book sprint approach, and was released 2012-10-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.
Edward Snowden involvement
In May 2014, Wired reported that Edward Snowden, while employed by Dell as an NSA contractor, organized a local CryptoParty at a small hackerspace in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 11, six months before becoming well known for leaking tens of thousands of secret U.S. government documents. During the CryptoParty, Snowden taught 20 Hawaii residents how to encrypt their hard drives and use the Internet anonymously. The event was filmed by Snowden's then-girlfriend, but the video has never been released online. In a follow-up post to the CryptoParty wiki, Snowden pronounced the event a "huge success."
Media response
CryptoParty has received early messages of support from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and (purportedly) AnonyOps, as well as the NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, WikiLeaks central editor Heather Marsh, and Wired reporter Quinn Norton.Eric Hughes, the author of A Cypherpunk's Manifesto nearly two decades before, delivered the keynote address, Putting the Personal Back in Personal Computers, at the Amsterdam CryptoParty on 2012-09-27. Marcin de Kaminski, founding member of Piratbyrån which in turn founded The Pirate Bay, regards CryptoParty as the most important civic project in cryptography today, and Cory Doctorow has characterized a CryptoParty as being "like a Tupperware party for learning crypto." Der Spiegel in December 2014 mentioned "crypto parties" in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks in an article about the NSA.