Happy Holidays, folks! Let's get paranoid!
This month we're focusing on security. George Brocklehurst (http://www.georgebrock.com/) will be giving an introductory talk/workshop on PGP, and afterward we'll be hosting a key signing party (http://www.cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/keysigning_party/en/keysigning_party.html#overview)! As ever, thoughtbot will be providing pizza and beer.
George will be presenting on PGP: creating a key, uploading it, signing keys, the web of trust, and sending encrypted mail.
We may also have a brief lightning talk on integrating PGP with Gnus.
For the key signing party, please remember to bring:
• A couple forms of photo identification
• Your key's fingerprint, if you've already set one up
• Pencil and paper or a laptop, to record others' key IDs
Don't worry if you don't already have a key; George's talk should get you all set up. If you'd like to create your key and try out PGP beforehand, though, check out Caleb Thompson's terrific blog post, PGP and You (http://robots.thoughtbot.com/pgp-and-you).
Finally, please remember to RSVP! The building's security is a little paranoid, and everything will be much easier if your name is on the guest list.