Week at a glance
- March 11: team meeting day (anyone not on teams will arrive today), group dinner in the evening. (if you need to be present at this day, you will have received an invitation from one of the teams)
- March 12: structured agenda with specific tracks. (this day is invitation-only)
- March 13: self-organizing open space: working and hacking sessions. (this day is open to the public)
- March 14: structured agenda with specific tracks. (this day is invitation-only)
- March 152018Rome/OpenDays#Sessionsoutsideofthemeetingvenue
Detailed Daily Agenda
The event venue will be located in The Rome Life Hotel. http://www.moodhotels.it/eng/life-hotel-roma/meeting-rooms-rome.html
Via Palermo 10/12, 00184 Roma (Italia) GPS 41.898677, 12.491594 Tel: +39 06 99291210 Fax: +39 06 99291223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have three separate hotels for this meeting. They're all located on the same block. They are The Rome Life, The Rome Times, and The Rome Glam Hotels. http://www.moodhotels.it/eng/life-hotel-roma/index.html http://www.moodhotels.it/ita/rome-glam-hotel/index.html http://www.moodhotels.it/eng/times-hotel-roma/index.html
The midweek evening party will be held on Wednesday 03/14 from 19:00-23:30. The event will be held at Sharivari - Via di Torre Argentina, 78 00186 Rome RM http://www.sharivari.it/ There will be food, drinks, music, and other fun type things. After 23:30 there is an attached club that is open until 3am. Come celebrate pi day!!
To get to the city from the Fiumicino airport (FCO) you have 4 options:
- Train (recommended option)
From the FCO airport, take the train (Leonardo Express) to Rome Termini. It costs 14 EUR, it's direct, takes 32 minutes and runs fairly regularly. You can buy tickets from the automatic machines (with an annoying voice shouting at you) at the train station in the FCO airport.
The hotel is a 13 minute walk (1.1km) from Rome Termini station.
A taxi ride from the FCO Airport to inside the Aurelian Walls (which is where the hotel is) has a fixed price (tariffafissa) of 48 EUR. Be sure to tell the taxi driver of this option before you get in the taxi. The taxi ride may take 1 hour, but that depends on the traffic.
As you exit the airport, many people will offer you a taxi ride, but they will try to rip you off. Ignore them or kindly decline and go to the taxi stand outside.
While in theory most taxis should accept credit cards, their credit card machines always seem to have some form of malfunction. So be sure to either have enough cash on hand or ask them before starting the ride if they accept credit cards.
The bus is cheaper than the train, but takes longer. Here you can find a list of bus companies that offer Fiumicino transfers: http://www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en-/pax-fco-bus.
The situation with Uber in Italy is a bit complex (tl;dr Uber as you know it does not exist in Italy). If you book an Uber, a fancy car will pick you up and the price will be either equal or greater than a taxi.
Due to the change in seasons, March can be an unpredictable time of the year weather-wise, with both chilly and fairly warm days. To avoid getting caught short by any sudden temperature changes, bring a mix of warm and cool clothing.
It doesn't usually rain much in Rome during March, so you should probably expect to get a lot of sunlight under blue skies.
It's going to be a lovely week in Rome. Sunny skies, with temperatures of 16-20 C (60-70 F) during the day, and 10 C (50 F) overnight. Rain is expected on Saturday, but it will be fine for the rest of the week.
Bring a hat for the days, and a coat for the evenings.
If you want to tell people that you're going or not going, please add yourself to this table:
(Remember, only March 13 and March 15 are open to the public, all other days are invitation only.)
|Person||Attending||Arriving||Departing||Mark this column if you want a room in the hotel block||Preferred name for name tag||Special Dietary Needs|
|John Helmsen||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||John Helmsen|
|Rob Jansen||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||No||Rob Jansen||Vegan|
|Matt (pastly)||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||No||Matt (pastly)|
|Ian||Yes||9 Mar||18 Mar||Yes||Ian|
|kat||Yes||9 Mar||18 Mar||Yes||kat||Pescatarian|
|ln5||Yes||9 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Linus Nordberg||Pescatarian|
|Paul Syverson||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||No||Paul Syverson|
|Aaron Johnson||Yes||11 Mar||16 Mar||No||Aaron Johnson|
|teor||Yes||early Mar||late Mar||Yes||Tim (teor)||Sent Privately|
|Mike Tigas||Yes||12 Mar||TBD||Yes||Mike Tigas|
|intrigeri||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||intrigeri|
|Julius||Yes||11 Mar||13 Mar||Yes||Julius|
|Antonela||Yes||9 Mar||18 Mar||Yes||Antonela (antonela)|
|Georg||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Georg (GeKo)||Vegetarian|
|George||Yes||10 Mar||15 mar||Yes||George (asn)|
|Florentin Rochet||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Florentin (Jaym)|
|Maria Xynou||Yes||9th March||No||Maria (agrabeli)|
|Will||Yes||9 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||will||Vegetarian|
|Nick M||Yes||8 Mar||17 Mar||yes||Nick Mathewson|
|boklm||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||yes||Nicolas (boklm)|
|Hans-Christoph Steiner||Yes||TBD||TBD||yes||Hans (_hc)||Vegetarian|
|ewyatt||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Erin Wyatt|
|Alison||Yes||10 Mar||?||Yes||Alison (flexlibris)||no red meat|
|egypcio||YES||10 Mar||17 Mar||Vinícius Zavam (egypcio)|
|Richard Pospesel||Yes||8 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Richard Pospesel (pospeselr)||Vegetarian|
|igt0||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||TBD||Igor Oliveira (igt0)|
|Micah Lee||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Micah Lee|
|Micah (A)||Yes||Mar||Mar||Yes||Micah (A)||vegetarian|
|Gabriella Coleman||Yes||Mar 10||Mar 14||Yes||biella|
|Fabio (naif)||Likely||14 Mar||14 Mar||No||Fabio (naif)|
|Chelsea (komlo)||Yes||9 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Chelsea (komlo)|
|Ramy Raoof||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||@RamyRaoof|
|leez||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||leez||Vegetarian|
|Benjamin Erhart||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Benjamin (tla)|
|ffmancera||Yes||13 mar||17 mar||No||Fernando (ffmancera)|
|Leonid Evdokimov (darkk)||Yes||10(?) Mar||16(?) Mar||Yes|
|Elio Qoshi||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes|
|mjuarezm||Yes||11 Mar||16 Mar||No||Marc|
|Lorenzo||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Lorenzo|
|Szeming||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Szeming|
|Hiro||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Hiro|
|sbs||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||sbs|
|vasilis||Yes||10 Mar||?? Mar||Yes||vasilis|
|catalyst||Yes||9 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Taylor (catalyst)|
|karsten||No||Karsten Loesing (karsten)||Vegetarian|
|irl||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Iain (irl)|
|mcs||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes (single)||Mark (mcs)|
|stephw||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Steph||non-dairy or vegan|
|Sukhbir||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes (single)||Sukhbir (sukhe)|
|amoghbl1||Yes||7 Mar||15 Mar||No||Amogh (bl1)|
|Shari||Yes||Mar 9||Mar 15||Yes||Shari|
|Will Shackleton (Facebook)||Yes||12 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Will Shackleton|
|Patrick McManus (Mozilla)||Yes||TBD||TBD||No||Patrick McManus|
|Ethan Tseng (Mozilla)||Yes||10 Mar||14 Mar||Yes (single)||Ethan Tseng|
|Gary Chen (Mozilla)||No||Gary Chen|
|Tim Huang (Mozilla)||Yes||10 Mar||14 Mar||Yes (single)||Tim Huang|
|englehardt (Mozilla)||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes (single)||Steven Englehardt|
|anonym (Tails)||Yes||12 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||anonym|
|Eileen||Yes||10 Mar||13 Mar||Yes||Eileen|
|Julie Owono||Yes||11 Mar||18 Mar||Yes||Julie||Vegetarian/Gluten free|
|Arthur||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Yes||Arthur (arthuredelstein)||Vegetarian|
|Matt Finkel||Yes||9 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Matt Finkel (sysrqb)||Vegetarian|
|David Stainton||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||No||David Stainton|
|ilv||Yes||9 Mar||14 Mar||?||ilv|
|Sina Rabbani||Yes||11 Mar||14 Mar||No||Sina Rabbani||Vegan|
|Steven Murdoch||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||No||Steven Murdoch (sjmurdoch)|
|Pushkar Pathak||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||Yes||Pushkar (hash)|
|Jen Helsby (redshiftzero)||Yes||11 Mar||16 Mar||No||Jen (redshiftzero)||Vegan|
|isabela||yes||09 Mar||19 Mar||yes||isabela||vegetarian|
|haxxpop||Yes||10 Mar||16 Mar||No||Pop (haxxpop)|
|Adelita Schule||Yes||10 Mar||15 Mar||Adelita|
|Nikita Borisov||Yes||11 Mar||15 Mar||Nikita|
|Roger||Yes||8 Mar||16 Mar||No||Roger|
Here's where information about the group dinner goes. If you plan on attending the "meet and greet" dinner, please add yourself to this table:
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:
Nearby (temporally and physically) conferences
Right before the Tor Meeting, there's the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia, Spain, between 5th-9th March 2018. Learn all about the IFF here: https://internetfreedomfestival.org/
Barcelona cyber-security Meetup 19th March: https://www.meetup.com/Barcelona-Cybersecurity/events/247358676/ [contact Hiro if you'd like to speak this meetup]
Local Medical Resources
The hospital emergency number is: 118.
Pharmacy / Chemist
There's a pharmacy (Farmacia Quirinale di Maria Cristina Nisi) on Via Milano 54, which is less than 100m from the hotel. It's open daily from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, and between8:30amto1pmon Saturdays. It's closed on Sundays.
Every pharmacy has a sign next to their door with a list of all nearby pharmacies and their opening hours for that week. If you are looking for an open pharmacy you can also try searching on the web for "Farmacieaperte".
If you have health issues, it's probably best to go to the emergency room (pronto-soccorso) and ask to see a doctor. In Italy you can visit a hospital without insurance, and without having to ask for a mortgage to pay the bill.
Nearest Hospital to the hotel:
San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital Via dell'Amba Aradam, 9, 00184 Roma RM, Italy http://hsangiovanni.roma.it Ph: +39 06 77051
DANIELA PICHETTI VIA PANISPERNA 209, ROMA, 00184 Ph: +39 0648904659
AGOSTINO MITTIGA VIA MERULANA 209 , ROMA, 00184 Ph: +39 0670453760
The above two doctors were found on: https://www.salutelazio.it/ricerca-medici Enter as fields: "Tipo di medico": "Pediatra" (pediatrician) OR "Medicina Generale" (General Practitioner) "CAP": "00184
Nearest Police Station:
Via di S. Vitale, 15, 00184 Roma RM, Italy http://questure.poliziadistato.it/
Interesting local stuff
Groceries / Supermarket
There's a supermarket (Conad City) on Via del Boschetto 54, which is a 2 minute walk (190m) from the hotel. It's open daily between 8am to 9pm, and between 8am to 1pm on Sundays.
Porta Portese is Rome's biggest flea market, selling everything from vegetables, antiques to clothes (https://www.likealocalguide.com/rome/porta-portese). It's only open on Sundays from 6am to 2pm. If you go, prepare to bargain.
"If you don't care about how we cook, stick to your Burgers and Leave our dishes alone." - Some Italian mad at food
In Italy we love food and are very passionate about it. We therefore make some of the best food in the world.
|Restaurant Name||Address||Type of restaurant||Notes|
|Dar Bruttone||Via Taranto 118 (San Giovanni)||Traditional Roman cuisine with a twist||Their "Carbonara Tartufata" is the best pasta in the world!|
|Vecchia Roma||Via Ferruccio, 12 (Piazza Vittorio)||Traditional Roman trattoria, with pizza||It's a pretty small place.|
|Da Bucatino||Via LucadellaRobbia, 84||Trattoria||Must get bucatini all'amatriciana! Don't worry, they give you a bib to not get your shirt dirty.|
|Dar Poeta||Vicolo del Bologna, 45||Pizzeria||You will most likely have to wait a bit to get a table and you can't reserve, but it's worth it.|
|Emma||Via del Monte della Farina, 28||Fancy Pizza place||Great pizza & pasta!|
|Al Grottino||Via Orvieto 6||Pizzeria||Amazing pizza!|
|Urbana 47||Via Urbana, 47||Hipster Italian cuisine|
|La Carbonara||Via Panisperna, 214||Osteria||4 minute walk (350m) from the hotel, offers classic Roman dishes.|
|Guerra||Via Eleonora d'Arborea, 5||Trattoria||close to Piazza Bologna, unique plate at lunch, few more at dinner (non si puo smezzare)|
Gelato (i.e. ice cream)
In Italy we love ice cream, have a history of making it, and have perfected its art!
You will therefore find gelaterias everywhere, and most will probably be great.
Below are some recommendations.
|Giolitti||Via Uffici del Vicario, 40||Established in 1900 & still a family run business to this day.|
|La Romana||Via Venti Settembre, 60||Established in 1947 as a family run gelateria.|
|Gelateria del Teatro||ViadeiCoronari, 65||Shortwalkfrom Piazza Navona, known for its high-quality ingredients.|
|Gelateria Grom||PiazzadeiCinquecento||Close to the hotel & includes ingredients for those with lactose intolerance.|
|Venchi||ViadegliOrfani, 87||Right next to the Pantheon, been around since 1878, still offers amazing gelato!|
|Fassi||Via Principe Eugenio, 65||close to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, best gelato since 1880|
In Italy we love coffee, and so you will have a hard time finding bad coffee.
If you walk into any bar and ask for a coffee, you will get an espresso coffee (as it should be).
These are the possible variations of an espresso:
- Lungo (long)
- Ristretto (short)
- Alvetro(in a glass cup)
- In tazza grande (in a big cup)
- Americano (with added water)
- Macchiatoacaldo(with a dash of hot milk)
- Macchiatoafreddo(with a dash of cold milk)
- Macchiatoconschiuma(with a dash of milk foam)
- Caffelatte (glass of milk with some coffee - usually used to train kids to drink coffee)
- Cappuccino (don't ask for it after 12.00!)
You can also get a cappuccino in every cafè and it's also very good.
Don't ask for a "Latte", you will get a glass of milk.
While it's true that most bars (even the shady one next to the train station) offer excellent coffee experiences, there are some that do stand out:
- Sant'Eustachio Il Caffè - Piazza di San Eustachio, 82 - They roast their own beans and I would recommend buying some coffee here to bring back home.
- Open Baladin - Via degli Specchi, 6, 00186
- Brewdog - Via delle Terme di Tito, 80, 00184
- Bir & Fud - Via Benedetta, 23, 00153
- Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà - Via Benedetta, 25, 00153
- Donkey Punch - Via della Scala, 33
- Queen Makeda Grand Pub - Via di San Saba, 11
- L’Osteria di Birra del Borgo - Via Silla, 26a
- Brasserie 4:20 - Via Portuense, 82, 00153
- Hopside - Via Francesco Negri 39
- Luppolo Station - Via Giuseppe Parini, 4, 00152
- Barley Wine - Viale dei Consoli, 115/117, 00175
Wine and aperitivo
Wine is the blood of Italy.
|Al Vino al Vino||Via dei Serpenti, 19||big variety of wines and something to eat|
|Zazi nel metrò||Via Ettore Giovenale, 16||very nice local bar for meeting the neighbourhood of Pigneto|
|ZeroZero100||Via del Verano, 27||big buffet aperitivo from 18.30 until 22.00|
|Montmarte||Viale Ventuno Aprile, 19||big buffet aperitivo|
|Mizzica||Via Catanzaro, 30-36||real sicilian food|
|Da Luca||Via Urbana, 15||great aperitivo with wine, cheese and cured meat or for a fast lunch in Monti|
Sightseeing in Rome
Rome is an ancient city full of attractions worth visiting. Some of these are included in the table below.
|Trevi Fountain||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevi_Fountain||It's less crowded late at night (but still quite crowded)|
|Pantheon||Free||9am - 6pm||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon,_Rome||Usually no queue :)|
|Colosseum||12 euros||8:30am - 5pm||https://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm||Buy your ticket online (in advance) to skip the (huge) queue!|
|Roman Forum & Palatine Hill||Included in the Colosseum ticket||8:30am - 5pm||https://www.coopculture.it/en/heritage.cfm?id=4||Located right next to the Colosseum|
|Piazza Venezia||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_Venezia||Walking distance from the Colosseum|
|Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel||17 euros||9am - 6pm (last entry at 4pm)||https://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do||Buy your ticket online (in advance) to skip the (huge) queue!|
|St. Peter's Basilica||Free||7am - 6pm||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter%27s_Basilica||Located right next to the Vatican|
|Piazza di Spagna||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_di_Spagna||Includes the famous Spanish Steps & FontanadellaBarcaccia|
|Piazza del Popolo||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_del_Popolo||Includes an Egyptian obelisk & various famous fountains|
|Piazza Navona||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_Navona||Famous fountains and Egyptian obelisks|
|Campo de' Fiori||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campo_de%27_Fiori||Giordano Bruno was burnt alive on this square (located close to Piazza Navona)|
|Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano||Free||7am - 6:30pm||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbasilica_of_St._John_Lateran||The oldest & most highest-ranking church in Rome|
|Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore||Free||7am - 6:45pm||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_di_Santa_Maria_Maggiore||It's beautiful.|
|Capitoline Museums||11,50 euros||9:30am - 7:30pm||http://www.museicapitolini.org/en/informazioni_pratiche/biglietti_e_audioguide||Probably best to purchase your ticket online (to skip the queue)|
|Catacomb of Priscilla||8 euros||9am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm||http://www.catacombepriscilla.com/index_en.html||Called "the Queen of the Catacombs".|
|Gianicolo Hill||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janiculum||Panoramic view of Rome|
|Circus Maximus||Free||Always||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_Maximus||The first and largest stadium in ancient Rome.|
|Borghese Gallery||22 euros||Tuesday to Sunday,8:30am- 7:30pm||http://www.galleriaborghese.it/it/musei/galleria-borghese||Also worth walking around the Villa Borghese park.|
|National Museum of Castel St. Angelo||15 euros||9am - 7:30pm||http://www.galleriaborghese.it/en/home_en/national-museum-of-castel-s-angelo||Beatrice Cenci was beheaded at Castel St. Angelo & legend has it that her ghost walks on the bridge every year on 11th September.|
"Day trips" from Rome
There's a lot to see and do in Rome. But if you plan on staying in Italy for extra days (before and/or after the Tor Meeting), here are some other great places you can easily visit by hopping onto a train from Rome.
|Naples||1 hour & 15 minutes (from Rome Termini station)||Try theNapolitanpizza & hike the Vesuvius volcano.|
|Pompeii or Herculaneum||40 minutes (from Naples Central station)||Ancient cities buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, yet still preserved (UNESCO World Heritage Site). (Pompeii is larger and more crowded. Herculaneum has more steps.)|
|Bracciano||1 hour & 16 minutes (from Rome Termini)||Small town famous for its volcanic lake and medieval castle.|
|Florence||1 hour & 22 minutes (from Rome Tiburtina)||Considered the birthplace of Renaissance.|
|Siena||3 hours & 10 minutes (from Rome Termini)||Medieval city in Tuscany, famous for its cuisine, art, and museums (UNESCO World Heritage Site).|