[Noisebridge-discuss] GPG Workshop?

Yan Zhu yan at mit.edu
Thu Sep 19 00:34:38 UTC 2013

Ok, looks like I'll be doing a GPG workshop at Noisebridge this Sunday, 4

I plan to quickly go through how to set up GPG and use it, explain best
practices for common GPG operations, point out some weird GPG usability
failure points, and then have a bunch of time open for questions. We can
also discuss other things such as whether GPG is still worthwhile in the
face of the NSA cryptopacalypse.

This would be mostly for GPG beginners with some technical background, but
we can be flexible depending on who shows up. If you are a GPG
super-expert, you can help teach!


On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Yan Zhu <yan at mit.edu> wrote:

> I'd be up for running a GPG workshop at Noisebridge. I was thinking
> Saturday afternoon, with 1 hr for beginners and 1 hr for people who are
> more paranoid.
> Tom Lowenthal and I had planned to do this a while ago, so I'll see if
> he's interested/available.
> On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM, James Addison <jay at jp-hosting.net>wrote:
>> Thanks John!  That sounds perfect; will hopefully get myself across there
>> this afternoon.
>> On 14 September 2013 18:45, John Shutt <john.d.shutt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  On 09/14/2013 06:24 PM, James Addison wrote:
>>> Hey Noisebridge,
>>>  I've been thinking of using GPG for a long time, but have only finally
>>> gotten around to sending my first few messages to friends using it, and
>>> even as a fairly seasoned geek it still feels like a pain to manage - which
>>> is bad, we should make this stuff easy (easier?).
>>>  Are there any folks out there with a bit more experience who'd be
>>> willing to get together and work through some of this stuff with a group?
>>>  Even if using throwaway mail addresses/identities, I think running through
>>> the process of creating a new identity, generating subkeys,
>>> sending/receiving, managing revocation of keys, etc might make a lot more
>>> sense if done in person.
>>>  I am totally willing to help in terms of preparing any instructional
>>> material, finding folks interested, helping people debug problems on the
>>> day, etc - but I don't feel like I know enough about gpg yet to really
>>> 'run' a class/workshop yet.
>>>  As a sidenote, any tips for utilities etc to make things easier would
>>> also be nice!  gpa sounds like one possibility, for example.  Ideally I
>>> like the idea of using easily-revocable subkeys with gpg as an app on my
>>> phone but not sure how easy/feasible this is.
>>>  Partly inspired by reading:
>>> https://alexcabal.com/creating-the-perfect-gpg-keypair/
>>>  Cheers,
>>> James
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>>>  Hey James,
>>> I heard that there's going to be another cryptoparty tomorrow at Sudo
>>> Room in Oakland from 2pm to 5pm. I went to the cryptoparty last month and
>>> there was a great workshop on setting up PGP/GPG for e-mail. I think going
>>> to those workshops would be a good starting point to setting up
>>> cryptoparties at Noisebridge.
>>> John
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