Our dear Geb (https://mozillians.org/u/geb/) asked me to share with you this fantastic event. And so do I, with pleasure!
Join us at the Tails HackFest, 2014!
July 5-6, 2014 — Paris, France
- Description and goals
Join us to make online anonymity and digital privacy usable by the masses! Whether you’re a writer, a software developer, a designer, a system administrator or just plain interested, come learn about the challenges faced by Tails, and how you can be part of the solution.
The Tails HackFest will bring together anyone interested in making Tails more usable and more secure. This open event will be an intense mix of teaching, drawing, coding, sharing, learning and celebrating.
* Where: the venue for the event is IRILL, Paris, France (https://www.irill.org/about/information-for-guests).
* Dates: Saturday, July 5, 2014 – Sunday, July 6, 2014
* Time: 10 AM – 10 PM
* Registration: if you want to attend, please consider dropping us a note about it. This is optional, but would help organizing
* Contact: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, #tails-hackfest on irc.oftc.net
* Details, scheduling and updates: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/HackFest_2014_Paris/
- What is Tails?
Tails is a live operating system that can be started on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It is Free Software, and based on Debian GNU/Linux.
Tails provides a platform to solve many surveillance problems by « doing the right thing » out of the box by default, protecting even less tech-savvy users from the most likely and highest impact risks.
It aims at preserving privacy and anonymity, and helps to:
* use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
* leave no trace on the computer being used unless the user asks it explicitly;
* use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt files, emails and instant messaging.
Tails is about usability: every feature and software is ready-to-use, thoroughly documented, and translated into many languages.
Tails is about cooperation: all products are released as Free and Open Source Software, and shared with other projects whenever possible.
People use Tails to write books and create movies. People use Tails to chat off-the-record, browse the web anonymously and share sensitive documents. Many people depend on Tails to do their daily work, if not simply to stay alive.
Looking forward to meet you on July 5-6! No doubt you’ll find a great way to contribute to Tails, regardless of what your field of expertise is!
- Host and sponsors
Many thanks to Debian, IRILL, Mozilla and the Tor project for supporting this event!