About Us

CryptoParty-Mcr is run by a group of friends and volunteers, many of whom are from the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) Manchester and The Open Rights Group Manchester.

Attend a CryptoParty to learn and teach how to use basic cryptography tools. A CryptoParty is free, public and fun. People bring their computers, mobile devices, and a willingness to learn! CryptoParty is a decentralized, global initiative to introduce the most basic cryptography software and the fundamental concepts of their operation to the general public, such as the Tor anonymity network, public key encryption (PGP/GPG), and OTR (Off The Record messaging). CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and commercially and politically non-aligned.

There are several people, local groups and other organisations involved.