Cryptoparty Washington, D.C.

Who We Are

Cryptoparty DC is a local edition of the global movement of the same name. Through Code for DC, this is a community-driven, community-owned learning group. We do not make money. We do not endorse products. We prefer the F/OSS solution, when it makes sense, over the commercially available. To attend, simply RSVP to Code for DC on Meetup. All participants are expected to uphold our Code of Conduct.


Inspired by the global Cryptoparty movement. We believe privacy is a fundamental human right. It is a socially constructed concept that varies between users. We focus on the tools of digital security and leave attendees to define their own best practices.

Code for DC

Cryptoparty is a learning group part of Code for DC, a Code for America Brigade in Washington, DC. We invite all, regardless of technical background, who are interested in learning about and practicing strong digital security.


Each event is facilitated by a member of our community. Topics are selected based on group interest and are intended to serve both the beginner and veteran cryptographer. Get in touch with us on Slack or via email if you're interested in facilitating a session or have questions.

Upcoming Cryptoparties

April 2, 2019 | Safeguard data when traveling

Past Events

March 5, 2019 | Circumvent Censorship with TAILS
January 29, 2019 | Opting Out
January 8, 2019 | Tor Around the World
December 18, 2018 | Encrypt *all* your things in under an hour
November 27, 2018 | Mathematical Magic w/ RSA & WiFi Safaris
October 23, 2018 | Threat Modeling
September 17, 2018 | Signal & Safer Surfing
August 20, 2018 | Keybase
August 11, 2018 | National Day of Civic Crafting
July 31, 2018 | Passwords & MFA