A meeting of the core Tor team, developers, volunteers and invited guests in Seattle, WA, USA, to discuss plans, milestones, deadlines, and other important matters.
Week at a glance
Sun, Sep 25th afternoon and evening: Social event where we interact with each other as human beings rather than as developers or coworkers.
- If you have ideas on what this event should be, tell us!
- 6:00 Dinner has been booked at Blueacre Seafood: https://www.blueacreseafood.com/ Vegan and Gluten-Free options available.
Mon, 26th Sep
- 10.00 Unstructured hacking, ad hoc team meetings and socializing through lunch
- 12.30 Lunch
- 13.30 Tor community dialogs: so much has happened in 2016, and almost all of it has taken place with community members spread out across the globe, communicating mostly virtually and asynchronously. The afternoon will be dedicated to discussion about the state of the project and the community and what we want for our future. Those present will be encouraged to both articulate concerns they want to see addressed as well as discuss what they want and need the Tor community to be moving forward.
- 16.30 Adjourn / hacking time
- 19:00 Private Screening of "Snowden" at Pacific Place Theatre, for those interested.
Tue, 27th Sep
10.00 Working sessions. Planning and prioritizing and getting on the same page about things.
- Executive Director
- Tor Board
- Community Team
- Network Team
- Tor Browse Team
- OONI Team
- Pluggable Transports
- Onion Services
- Tor Labs
- Media / Comms
- User Experience
- 13.00 Lunch
14.00 Working sessions.
- Browser finger printing
- Browser sand boxing
- Bad relays
- Community support
- OONI: Blocking of 3rd-party apps
- Doing measurement and metrics while protecting privacy
- Style guide
- Security Reporting Policy
- 18.00 Adjourn / hacking time
- 10.00 Working sessions. Planning and prioritizing and getting on the same page about things.
Wed, 28th Sep
10.00 Working sessions.
- Mozilla/Tor patch uplift
- Addressing risks in engaging users
- Onion services
- Web site fingerprinting
- Growing participation in core tor
- Message, take I
- Directory authorities
- Style guide
- 13.00 Lunch
14.00 Working sessions:
- Community council
- Membership guidelines
- Tor grants process
- Decision making
- Technical hiring
- Growing the Tor user community
- 15.30 Working sessions.
- 18.00 Adjourn / hacking time
- 10.00 Working sessions.
Thu, 29th Sep
- 10.00 Tor Project Board of Directors Open Meeting - All Tor Dev participants are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- 12.30 Lunch
- 13.30 Learning and discussion session: Addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Tor staff and contractors are expected to attend this session, all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- 15.30 Hacking time
Fri, 30th Sep
- 10.00 Open Hack Day -- and by open we mean open to the broader Tor community
- 13.00 Lunch
- 14.00 Open Hack Day
Sat, 1st Oct
- 10.00 Optional Hacking Time
Sun, 2nd Oct
- 10.00 Optional Hacking Time
AXIS Pioneer Square. http://axispioneersquare.com/
Seatac is the international airport that you'll likely be using if you're coming from afar. Domestically, it is a hub for Alaska and Delta, and internationally there is regular service to Western Europe and Asia.
The airport code for flight booking is 'SEA'
Taxis from the Airport into Seattle can be ~$60, and ride services (uber, lyft, etc.) are now allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. https://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Parking-and-Transportation/Ground-Transportation/Pages/tnc.aspx Driving will take ~25-30 minutes to downtown except for at rush-hour when it will take longer.
The Link Light Rail runs every 5-10 minutes from the airport to downtown at a cost of $3 taking you to walking distance from the event venue. The train will take ~45 minutes to downtown, and runs from 5am until midnight.
We currently have a room block reserved for the dates 09/25/16-10/1/16 at the Executive Hotel Pacific. http://www.executivehotels.net/seattle-downtown-hotel/ If you would like to be added to the room block please let us know asap. Email us at: travel@tpo
If you want to tell people that you're going or not going, please add yourself to this table:
(Remember, Monday through Thursday are invitation only.)
|Person||Attending||Arriving||Departing||Have lodging sorted out||Mark this column if you want a room in the hotel block||Tshirt Size and fit (classic or slim)|
|meejah||Y||26th? *||30th||Y||N||M, slim|
|Nick M||Y||Sep 25/(24?)||Oct 1||N||Yes.||L, classic|
|Roger||Y||Sep 24||Oct 3||N||Yes|
|athena||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y||L (women's)|
|Huseby (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 29||Y||Y||L (classic)|
|Rob Jansen||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||Y||N||M (classic)|
|mo||Y||Sep 24||Oct 1||Y||Y||L (classic)|
|Arthur E.||Y||Sep 25||Sep 29||N||Y||L (classic)|
|Linus||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y||L (classic)|
|Aaron Johnson||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||Y||N||L (classic)|
|teor||Y||Sep 22||Oct 3||N||Y (Sep 22 - Oct 3)||M (classic)|
|iang||Y||Sep 23||Oct 1||N||Y (from Sep 25)|
|kat||Y||Sep 23||Oct 1||Y||Y (with iang)||XXL (slim), failing that L (classic)|
|Kate||Y||Sept 25||Oct 1||N||Y (single)|
|dgoulet||Y||Sep 24||Oct 3||N||Y||M (classic)|
|mrphs||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y||M (classic)|
|Nathan aka n8fr8||Y||?||?||N||Y||L (classic)|
|george||Y||Sept 24||Oct 3||N||N||L (classic)|
|alison||Y||Sept 25||Oct 1||N||Y single||M (slim)|
|phoul||Y||Sept 25||Oct 1||Y||Y (single)||XL (classic)|
|qbi||Y||Sep 24||Sep 30||N||Y||L (classic)|
|Ethan Hsiang-Hsin Tseng (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y (single)||M (classic)|
|Yoshi Cheng-Hao Huang (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y (single)||L (classic)|
|Jonathan Po-Hsiang Hao (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y (single)||M (classic)|
|Tim Ting-Feng Huang (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y (single)||M (classic)|
|Aaron Wu (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y (single)||M (classic)|
|nickcalyx||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y (single)||L (classic)|
|dkg||Y||Sep 25||Oct 2||Y||N|
|isabela||Y||Sep 24||Oct 1||N||Y||M (slim)|
|Sina Rabbani (Team Cymru)||Y||Sep 25||?||N||N||M (classic)|
|Erin Wyatt||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||Y||N||L (Slim)|
|ilv||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y||XL (classic)|
|biella||Y||Sep 27||Oct 2||no||Maybe (but only for 27, 28 and 29)|
|Julius||Y||Sep 25||Oct 2||no||yes||M (classic)|
|Chelsea Komlo||Y||Sep 25||Oct 2||no||Y please, from 25th, single||XS slim|
|Sue Gardner||Y||7PM Sep 26||Oct 1||N||Y please, 26-30, single|
|Arturo||Y||Sep 24||Oct 1||N||Y||M (classic)|
|Maria Xynou||Y||Sep 24||Oct 1||N||Y||M (classic)|
|Fan Jiang||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y|
|Paul Syverson||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||Y||N||L (classic)|
|Jen Helsby (Freedom of Press)||Y||?||?||N||Maybe|
|Noah Vesely (Freedom of Press)||Y||?||?||N||Maybe|
|boklm||Y||Sep 22||Oct 1||N||Y||L (classic)|
|Lunar||Y||Sep 25||Oct 5||N||Y||M (slim)|
|Vasilis||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y||L (classic)|
|mcs||Y||Sep 25||Sep 29||N||Y||L (classic)|
|mtigas||Y||Sep 24||Sep 28||N||Y (only for 25-28; single)||S (classic)|
|Gunner||Y||Sep 25||N||Y (single)||M (classic)|
|Mike Perry||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y (single room, please)|
|yan||Y||Sep 27||Sep 27|
|s||Y||Sep 25||Sep 27||Y||Y (single)|
|FredJ||Y||Sep 24||1rst October||N||Y||M (classic)|
|Arlo||Y||Sep 24||Oct 2||N||Y||L (classic)|
|Scout||Y||Sep 25||Sept 29||N||Y||M (slim)|
|Elio Qoshi||Y||Sep 25||Oct 2||Y||Y (single)||M (classic)|
|saint||Y||Sept 24||Oct 3||N||Y||2X (classic)|
|Jon S||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||Y||local||M (Classic)|
|Wendy||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y||S (Slim)|
|Bill Budington (EFF)||Y||Sep 25||Sep 30||N||Y||M (classic)|
|Michael Carbone||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y||M (slim)|
|stefani||Y||Sep 24||Oct 3||Y||N|
|sysrqb (Matt)||Y||Sep 27||Oct 2||eh||M||M (classic)|
|Sue Abt||Y||Sep 24||Oct 1||Y||Y|
|Richard Barnes||Y||Sep 25||Sep 29||Y||N||L, classic|
|Nasma||Y||Sep 24||Sep 29||Y|
|Nikita||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||Y||N||L classic|
|sbs||Y||Sep 25||Oct 1||N||Y||M (classic)|
|Selena Deckelmann (Mozilla)||Y||Sep 29||Sep 30||Y||N|
|Micah Lee||Y||Sept 25||Sept 30||M, classic|
|Fredrik Strömberg||Y (Fri-Sun)||Sept 27||Oct 3|
[*] - depends on weather, I'm sailing to Seattle.
If you plan on attending the "meet and greet" dinner on Sunday, September 25th, please add yourself to this table:
|Ethan Tseng (Mozilla)||Y|
|Yoshi Huang (Mozilla)||Y|
|Jonathan Hao (Mozilla)||Y|
|Tim Huang (Mozilla)||Y|
|Aaron Wu (Mozilla)||Y|
|Dave Huseby (Mozilla)||Y|
|Sina Rabbani (Team Cymru)||Y|
|Bill Budington (EFF)||Y|
Coordination mailing list
Subscribe to the tor-meeting mailing list to keep informed about plans.
Outcomes and Session ideas
Put your ideas for outcomes and sessions here:
Local Medical Resources
Emergency number: 911. Non-Emergency police contact: (206)-625-5011
Interesting local stuff
- TheStranger, a local alternative newspaper maintains a list of "things to do" each week.
- WikiVoyage has a good overview of the main points of tourism in the area.
- Elysian Fields Brewery good beer, plus a great place to hang out.
- The Lodge Bar more good beer, plus a great place to hang out.
- Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest you can take the train from Seattle to Leavenworth for this. Book early, super popular. Amtrak train leaves King Street Station Seattle on 9/30 at 4:40pm, arrives in Leavenworth at 8:00pm. Amtrak train leaves Leavenworth on 10/3 at 6:08am, arrives back in Seattle at 10:25am.
- Scuba diving (dry suit)? The water is super cold in Seattle. Puget Sound is 54F +/- 1 degree F all year.
- City Pass If you are interested in doing the tourist thing, the Seattle City Pass is a pretty good deal. It covers the top 5 Seattle attractions.
- Puzzlebreak Any interest in spending an hour with a group of 12-14 friends in a locked room? Puzzle break is a fun group event where you have one hour to escape a themed room by solving puzzles.
- The Living Computer Museum The Living Computer Museum collection presents the meaningful milestones in the evolution of computers and how people use them.
- Seattle with Kids Are you bringing family along? This list has some great suggestions.
- Seattle Pinball Museum Pinball action at it's finest. (One of my favorite pinball places. Single cover charge, machines are free to play, and they have beer. Plus it's in the international district so lots of good food nearby.)
- The Museum of Flight
- The Museum of History and Industry on the south end of lake union.
- Seattle Underground Tour
- Wing Luke Museum is a very interesting look at the Asian experience and history in Seattle.
- Gary Kildall's Grave
- Jimi Hendrix's Grave
- Kurt Cobain's House
- The Seattle Waterfront has a great wheel like the London Eye and an aquarium.
Local Things Wanted
- meejah is interesting in any cycling opportunities (but: I will not have a bike there, so rental/borrow suggestions welcome)
- [http://www.thebicyclerepairshop.com/bike-types] This shop is really close to AXIS (meeting venue) and Tor Seattle office.
- King County has one of the most extensive paved trails system in the country. (Ironically, it is built on the old rail right-of-way for a private light rail system that used to connect all of the surrounding communities.)
- Out of control... Welcome to Beervana everyone!
- meejah likes craft beer: specific suggestions? Elysian Space Dust is quite possibly the best west coast IPA ever created. Get it on tap at Elysian Fields linked to above.
- Make sure you try Mannie's Pale Ale and Lucille IPA from Georgetown Brewery. Georgetown only sells kegs to local bars. They do not bottle/can and they do not distribute outside of western WA. Georgetown Brewery was (famously) started by a Univ. of Washington graduate that "didn't want to get a real job."
- Pike Brewing was one of the first micro-breweries ever, founded in 1989.
- Schooner Exact is still owned and run by a husband and wife that originally started it as a nano-brewery "hobby".
While marijuana and alcohol are both legal in Seattle, consuming either in public (ie outside of a pub or home) is subject to a $27 fine. Both must also be purchased through licensed distributors and/or dispensaries.