What is this PGP Thing, And How Can I Use It?

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Super short:

Needing to keep your information secure from prying eyes isn’t new. Recent events have brought it back into the public eye.

We’ll build public keys, decrypt messages, and send encrypted emails; as well as explaining the meaning and importance of each step. Then we’ll sign keys, explore commit signing, and discuss signing/verifying gems.

You’ll need one form of photo ID and your own computer.

RubyCentral short:

The need to keep your personal information, sensitive or nonsensitive, secure from prying eyes isn’t new, but recent events have brought it back into the public eye.

In this workshop, we’ll build and exchange public keys, decrypt messages, and send encrypted emails; as well as what each of those steps mean, why they are important, and what is really happening. Then we’ll have a keysigning, explore Git commit signing, and discuss signing and verifying gems.

You’ll need one form of photo ID and your own computer for this workshop.

Details:

This will be a 3 hour workshop.

A practical introduction to and explanation of PGP. This workshop is structured around creating keys; signing, encrypting, and verifying messages; signing and verifying Git commits and tags; exchanging, signing, and trusting keys; and discussion of integrations with tools like RubyGems.

At each step, I’ll explain why you’d want to do something as well as how to do it. The workshop culminates in a key signing party for everyone involved.

Pitch:

All links are to places with my name:

I’ve written about PGP before http://bit.ly/1uw0evQ I’m a big proponent of lowering the bar to using PGP for developers in everyday life and in integrating PGP more thoroughly so that it is as low-touch as possible.

I have the slides I used and a draft of my abstract here: http://bit.ly/1EMSRpN

You can see the event page, including comments (if you’re a member of the meetup?) here: http://bit.ly/1yJPKyi.