[Blackpool] MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 May. "CrytoAfterParty" plus "DRM event planning"

Michael Dorrington michael.dorrington at member.fsf.org
Thu May 11 18:09:50 UTC 2017

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's May Meeting

* Tutorial: CrytoAfterParty


* Event Planning: Day against DRM
* Event Organiser: John Rooke

* Date: Tuesday, 16th May 2017 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 21:00 (and then on for social)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== 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:


Starting at 19:00 sharp; the room should be available from at least
18:30 with tea, coffee and water.

* 19:00-20:45 Tutorial: CrytoAfterParty
* 20:45-21:00 Event Planning: Day against DRM
* 21:00-..... Social, where discussion on either topic can continue

=== Tutorial ===

The main part of the meeting will be a tutorial following on from a
CryptoParty level of knowledge / experience.  With the view to actually
being able to use it, rather than just a theoretical knowledge.

It will go through email self-defence including testing using the FSF's
"Edward" bot, understanding the web of trust and how to use it, the
broken CA (Certificate Authority) system and more.  This is also an
opportunity for people to ask questions and clarify knowledge.

More information:

* https://www.fsf.org/campaigns/surveillance
* https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/

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

== Event Planning ==

The 2017 Day Against DRM is on Sunday 9th July and MFS intend to
organise a Manchester event.  We need to plan the what, where, when and who.

More information:

* https://www.defectivebydesign.org/dayagainstdrm
* http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/drm.html

== After-meeting ==

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are non-alcoholic
drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, 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 Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  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 Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab

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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