Brighton CryptoFestival 2013

Inspired by London CryptoFestival, Brighton CryptoParty & Festival aims to encourage critical thinking about technology, data, surveillance, censorship and privacy as well as offer practical tips, tools and behaviour. 

The CryptoFestival is free and intended for everyone; no prior technical expertise or knowledge is assumed.

The format will be a mixture of talks, workshops, CryptoParty and kids activities. 

Duncan Campbell, Javier from Open Rights Group, Smári McCarthy, Paolo Vecchi and Kitten Groomer have all been confirmed for talks. 

Further information on the speakers and the day's agenda can be found via the Brighton CryptoFestival page on the CryptoParty Wiki.

Organised in collaboration with Lighthouse and Open Rights Group.

Kids are welcome but anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

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  • aaron q.

    Bit disappointed right from the start. When we arrived the person at the front desk had no idea who we were so why did we have to submit our names prior to the event ? Upon arrival no schedule was given as to what was happening where, when and with who to see. All the information we were given was the "how to combat online surveillance" sheet upon arrival. We waited for half an hour with no one asking why were there, what was our interest, who we needed to see or to what events where taking place and where. The meeting downstairs ended for lunch (no probs with that) and so we waited for another half hour by which time , after an one hour with us just sitting there, we both lost interest and left. There seemed to be no programme as to what was going on so we both wasted an hour of our time just hanging around at a table with no idea what was going on. As a newbie, the organisation seemed poor overall,

    December 4, 2013

    • Chris P.

      Hi Aaron, thanks for the feedback. As the main person organising on the day, I take full responsibility for this and will definately make things clearer at future events. Cheers, Chris

      December 4, 2013

    • aaron q.

      Thanks for the reply Chris... My apologies if the comments came across as overtly negative. Just observations on my part bro and was unaware that it was a "loose gathering" as it were and was my first time at a "techno" gathering and did not know what to expect at such an event :-) , overall a thumbs up. It did not put me off and had the intent of returning as I was a bit time restricted that day with other events.

      December 6, 2013

  • samuel

    In fairness to Javier and Chris, there seems to be an online description of the event. I did not read this beforehand and did not know what to expect but 'party' to me implies a relatively unstructured event though the description mentions the talks.
    Collecting names of attendees in advance will help the organisers estimate numbers.
    I believe the intention was to welcome everyone who attended but inevitably the organisers will have got side tracked at times.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Javier R.

    HI everyone. Thanks for everything and see you at the next one.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a lot of fun, looking forward to the next.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Big thanks to everyone who came yesterday to #cryptofestBTN - we will be holding another #cryptoparty in January, hope to see you there ;-)

    December 2, 2013

  • samuel

    Very interesting - both the talks and the sessions on how to make devices etc more secure.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Hi all - remember to bring your laptops etc if you want to install things during the cryptoparty - see y'all soon @ #cryptofestbtn

    December 1, 2013

  • Jay A.

    Looking forward to finding out how to feel more safe and secure online. I'll be prototyping Lego Panopticon at the crypto party in the afternoon

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • niamh de b.

    Hi there, looking forward to meeting some of you at this. I've been trying to learn a bit more about programming. So interesting! So steeeep the learning-curve at the moment though.

    1 · November 19, 2013

    • Chris P.

      Hi, looking forward to meeting you - the learning curve can be steep but we aim to make thinks accesible, as we say, no prior technical expertise or knowledge is assumed ;-)

      November 20, 2013

    • niamh de b.

      Yeah, it can seem kind of impenetrable, especially when you're trying to self-direct... I don't even know what questions to be asking yet! Nice one, see ye next week.

      November 23, 2013

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