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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. (at PLANT NOMA) Tue, 17 July. "CryptoPrac

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. (at PLANT NOMA) Tue, 17 July. "CryptoPractical"
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:46:58 +0100
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Note the new location of PLANT NOMA on Dantzic Street, not the old
location of the original Madlab.  Future meetings are also at PLANT NOMA
and this is the last month this will be specially mentioned.

Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

You can subscribe to the Manchester Free Software mailing list at:

* Event: Manchester Free Software's July Meeting

* Talk: CryptoPractical
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 17th July 2018 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (social in PLANT NOMA until 21:00)

* Location: PLANT NOMA
  - https://www.plantnoma.com/
* Address: Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, M60 0AE.
  - Near Shudehill Interchange and not far from original Madlab.
  - https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48668/-2.23934

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:

=== Talk ===

The main part of the meeting will be a mixture of presentation,
demonstration and practical on the topic on "crypto".  Questions on the
topic are welcome.  The aim is get people actually using various tools
and methods rather than just theoretical knowledge.

The items covered will include (at least):

* OpenPGP and GnuPG
** Email client setup
** Email client setup testing using FSF's "Email Self-Defense"
** Key signing
* SSL/TLS including:
** what the browser padlock does and doesn't mean
** Certification Authority (CA) system (brokeness)
** HTTPS Everywhere
** EFF's SSL Observatory
** Let's Encrypt
** Perfect Forward Secrecy

Other crypto topics will be covered guided by participants.

Bring a laptop with a Free Software operating system to get the most out
of the meeting.

More information:

* https://www.fsf.org/campaigns/surveillance
* https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/
* https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
* https://www.eff.org/observatory
* https://letsencrypt.org/

If you have experience of crypto with Free Software then please consider
giving a lightning talk at the meeting.

== Event Planning ==

Software Freedom Day in Manchester 2018 is on Saturday, 15th September.

* https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/

== After-meeting ==

The formal meeting will be followed by informal discussion and
socialising in PLANT NOMA.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at PLANT NOMA, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on PLANT NOMA
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.48668/-2.23934>.  Most of
those parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to PLANT
NOMA, see OpenStreetMap centred on PLANT NOMA

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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