This cryptoparty is already over! 

For most recent information, check: India

Another cryptoparty in Dharamsala is roughly planned for 
end of August or beginning of September!

“Organise organically and chaotically. Have no clear leadership. Urge people to take on a sudo leadership role”


Governments around the world, are greatly increasing their surveillance of the Internet. Alongside a loss of the private sphere, this also represents a clear danger to basic civil liberties. The good news is that we already have the solution: encrypting communications makes it very hard, if not entirely impossible, for others to eavesdrop on our conversations. The bad news is that crypto is largely ignored by the general public, partly because they don't know about it, and partly because even if they do, it seems too much trouble to implement. (Text stolen here)

So lets go and have a party, and teach each other how to crypto!


Saturday, 13th of July, 4 PM

(open end: “we can spend the rest of the time hanging out and doing things which you really wanted to do for long in chaotic way” and also “We can go and hack all night long, try things out and discuss!”)


A friend said there is a nice cottage: “Its in this beautiful hamlet in lower Dharamshala”.

it is here: “Ghoomakad Eco Cottage, Rakkar (Sidhbari)(Map)


Everyone is invited! Do not hesitate to join, even (or especially) if you don't use crypto at all. Don't forget to bring your Laptop and/or smartphone!


What to bring
  • Laptop and/or smartphone
  • Desire to learn about secure and private communications (mandatory! :D)
  • Expertise, to share with others (if possible)



see as an example

See also the list sva is working on here: "what?" and brief how-tos, it can also serve as a roadmap. You can already try the stuff out yourself!

Please add here what you want to learn or what you can teach!