Starship Factory, the Pirate Party Basel and Freifunk 3Ländereck are organizing a Crypto Party this September.

You'd like to learn using encryption in a simple way? In a relaxed and respectful atmosphere? Then you're very welcome to come to our Crypto Party.

No prior knowledge required. Curiosity and a willingness to learn is all that's required. Just bring your Linux, Mac or Windows laptop.


As 6 topics were deemed too much for just one day, we split them up into two days.

  • September 12, 2015: PGP (encrypting e-mails and files), Freifunk/OpenWireless (secure, uncensored and crowdsourced internet access), Tor (anonymous browsing)
  • September 26, 2015: VeraCrypt (disk/USB storage encryption), OTR (chat encryption) and operational security


The timetable for the two event days is as follows:

September 12, 2015

  • 15:00 - 15:20 Keynote
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Encrypting e-mails and verifying authenticity using GnuPG
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Free uncensored Internet access using Freifunk
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Anonymous surfing with Tor

September 26, 2015

  • 15:00 - 16:20 Encrypting hard disks or USB sticks with VeraCrypt
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Better chat privacy with Off-The-Record Encryption (OTR)
  • 19:00 - 20:20 Operational Security: my system is my own!


The workshop days are going to take place in the Starship Factory Lab.

More information

For more information, please see Starship Factorys blog post or the Piratenpartei blog post.