June 20th, 2008
Saturday 21st of June
Workshop on basic knowledge for using internet safely.
First part: the difference between “clear” browsing and “encrypted” browsing, and OTR (encryption protocol for Instant Messaging).
Second part: introduction to GPG (Gnu Pretty Guard), a system that allows people to encrypt and sign data and communications.
Third part: Tor and the onion network. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.
See you there at 15.00 then!
@ Barcelona CopyLeft Van Boetselaarstraat 1 A*dam
April 18th, 2008
During the Saturdays of May 24th and May 31st, our fellow nerd caedes, who is staying in Amsterdam, is going to give a crash course in the Python programming language.
The Python language is a cross platform tool that allows you to do a lot of things. Many applications are written in it or use little pieces of python code. This is a course for people that already have an idea of what programming is (what is a loop, what is a variable and so on) but you don’t need to know anything about Python.
We think that good courses are the ones that leave a curious flock behind them that can later share newbie tricks and teach each other, and we would like to have at least 10 people joining the course for it to be a success. If we are more, we are going to be able to keep playing with it and learning together even when the course finishes.
If you are interested, drop us a note! slug[AT]lists.riseup.net
And if you still don’t know what a variable is, you still have time to learn before the course! It’s in May!