Scheduled Speakers

Speaker Schedule – San Francisco Aaron Swartz Day Hackathon November 5 and 6, 2016 – Internet Archive, San Francisco

 RSVP for the hackathon here.

If you’re looking for the evening speakers, go here.

UPDATE: 2:39 PM PST: 

FEEL FREE TO COME TO THE RECEPTION EARLY – PEOPLE ARE HANGING AROUND AND THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD :-)   (RE: KILLER SALSA AND CHIPS BUT ALSO LOTS OTHER STUFF DON’T WORRY =)

Would you like to present Saturday? Email lisa(at)lisarein.com.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th

9:30 AM Meet up – find projects – consume bagels and coffee

10:00am-11:30am (with 1/2 hour just for Q & A at end)             Tutorial: Using Keybase to communicate and exchange files securely — Jeremy Stribling, Keybase

  • Motivation: why encryption, what is public/private key encryption, and why is secure public key distribution important.
  • The Keybase solution: social media proofs, client/server architecture,etc.
  • Step through generating a PGP key and installing Keybase
  • Using PGP with the Keybase command line client
  • What is NaCL crypto (https://nacl.cr.yp.to/)
    • Why it is both faster and easier to get right
    • Device keys
    • Keybase saltpack (alternative to PGP)
  • Using Saltpack encryption with the Keybase command line client
  • Storing and sharing public and private data, using the Keybase file system (KBFS)
    • Design overview
    • Security properties
    • Creating folders via the Keybase native app
    • Sharing with people who don’t yet have Keybase accounts
  • Preview of the Keybase secure chat system

11:30ish-1pm – Lunch

1pm – Welcome to the Hackathon – A Rundown of everything going on at the hackathon.

1:30pm (also Sunday, 4pm) – Blockstack – By John Light
This talk will provide an overview of the Blockstack protocol, including how it works and how it can be used today for decentralized DNS and public key infrastructure.

In 2011, Aaron Swartz wrote a blog post titled “Squaring the Triangle: Secure, Decentralized, Human-Readable Names”.   He described a way of using the blockchain data structure pioneered by Bitcoin (referred to as a “scroll” in the blog post) to implement a decentralized DNS. Today, Aaron’s idea lives on in technology like Namecoin and Blockstack, decentralized DNS protocols that are secured by independent blockchains.

2:30-5:00 TBA

 

UPDATE: 2:39 PM PST: 

FEEL FREE TO COME TO THE RECEPTION EARLY – PEOPLE ARE HANGING AROUND AND THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD :-)   (RE: KILLER SALSA AND CHIPS BUT ALSO LOTS OTHER STUFF DON’T WORRY =)

6:30 pm RECEPTION

8:00 pm Evening Event

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th

10:30 – Bagels and Coffee

11 – 1pm  Hackathon Day 2  – Announcements and updates

1pm-2pm lunch

2pm-3:30  Tor Project Panel with Audience Q and A

Ask the Tor Project: A panel with Shari Steele, Mike Perry, Alison Macrina and Serene Han

3:30-4:30 pm – Blockstack – By John Light (w Q and A)

This talk will provide an overview of the Blockstack protocol, including how it works and how it can be used today for decentralized DNS and public key infrastructure.

In 2011, Aaron Swartz wrote a blog post titled “Squaring the Triangle: Secure, Decentralized, Human-Readable Names”.   He described a way of using the blockchain data structure pioneered by Bitcoin (referred to as a “scroll” in the blog post) to implement a decentralized DNS. Today, Aaron’s idea lives on in technology like Namecoin and Blockstack, decentralized DNS protocols that are secured by independent blockchains.

4:30 – Desserts and Refreshments –> maybe keep the conversation going, but we don’t know where yet. We MAY end up down the street at Pizza Orgasmica, as that has been known to happen after events in the past…

RSVP

Contact: Co-founder and Organizer: Lisa Rein (lisa@lisarein.com)

November 4-5, 2017