November 12, 2018 - 7:00pm PST
Austin, TX

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event:

PLAN - An Open Source, Secure Communications Platform

With the arrival of digital decentralization and encryption technologies, we're closer than ever to a world where free, powerful, and easy-to-use tools allow communities with few resources to self-organize. Yet, our ability to freely communicate is increasingly and alarmingly dependent on a handful of data services and infrastructure providers; many of which are corporate entities, often with uninspiring motivations. Although these services offer value, fundamental questions arise: who owns our data, who has access to it, and what digital rights are assured, if any?

In this session, Drew O'Meara will introduce PLAN—a FOSS communications and logistics planning tool for individuals and organizations. Drew will present PLAN's technology stack and security model to ignite discussion around how they’re using “trustless” distributed technology to power tools for community organizers with limited resources. We will discuss forthcoming distributed storage and security idioms that are emerging in this new era of privacy-first and community-supported software.


Tuesday, November 12
7:00pm - 10:00pm


Capital Factory
701 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701

This event is organized not by EFF, but by EFF-Austin—a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.