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What we’re about

The permanent extinguishment of human privacy is rapidly approaching -- unless we do something about it, and fast. Cypherpunks Write Code exists to galvanize the hacker/developer/designer community to contribute to free, open source, privacy-enhancing software that the world desperately needs.

We are organizing hackathons with official projects for each event and clearly-specified ways to contribute to them (though attendees and contributors may aid whatever privacy-enhancing software they wish to, including your own). Current project list:

We are also planning talks from/interviews with the minds behind these important projects, as well as input from political activists, journalists, and other vulnerable groups to tell us which privacy problems they find most pressing.

If you would like your project to be one of those we focus on for an upcoming hackathon, please contact the organizers.

Snowden made it clear without a doubt how badly new privacy-enhancing software needs to exist. Let's make it happen!