Date 30. November 2013
Start 14:00 Uhr
End 16:00 Uhr
Place Upper Foyer
With Michael Schmidt and Christian
Since the NSA affair, a broad movement has emerged from an eccentric hotchpotch of specialists and nerds: a growing number of people are starting to gather at so-called cryptoparties, a place where they learn the tools of encrypted communication. Michael Schmidt and Christian offer an introduction into the relevance of cryptography by using the dramatic events surrounding whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Wikileaks boss Julian Assange and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. To follow up, the participants will have the opportunity to install PGP on their private computer, a software programme that makes emails NSA-proof through encryption. Other popular software such as Pidgin and Tor will also be presented.
You will need: your own laptop (Windows, Mac or Linux) – for which you need to be an administrator – and an email account. The maximum number of participants is ten. Please register for the workshop at the information counter.
Michael Schmidt, 46 years old, studied Information Systems and used to be an internet consultant and publisher; nowadays he is a freelance teacher. Since Edward Snowden’s revelations, he has dedicated himself even more fervently to internet activism and cryptology.
Christian, 36 years old, studied Computer Science and now works as a software developer in Berlin. He is exploring cryptography in his studies and is an active member of the cryptoparty movement.