EFF-Austin, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:
Let's Encrypt! How the ACME protocol works and provides free HTTPS to the world
From the Organizers:
As of April 2022, the nonprofit Certificate Authority "Let's Encrypt" issues TLS certificates for 280 million websites (2-3 million certs per day, ~25% of all websites).
All for free. As a non-profit.
How did they pull this off? What has the impact been? How does this even work? In this presentation, you will learn about the impact of the mass adoption of encrypting websites and how the ACME protocol works for issuing free certificates.
Our speaker this month is Daniel Roesler. Daniel is the maintainer of acme-tiny, a widely used ACME certificate issuance library, and gethttpsforfree.com, a zero-knowledge website that allows webmasters manually obtain free TLS certificates without having to install any programs on their servers. He also maintains other open source privacy and cryptography related projects, volunteers for the League of Women Voters, and is the founder and CTO of UtilityAPI, a clean energy software company.
Tuesday, June 14
7 pm – 9 pm CT
The Devvie Room at the Capital Factory, on the 16th floor of the Omni Hotel at 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
Note: To locate Devvie, locate Capital Factory's main event room off the Omni lobby, Voltron, Suite 150. Once inside, there should be someone at the desk to direct you to our meetup, but, if no one is there, proceed to the left past the kitchen and down the hallway, Devvie is right around the corner. You may also message us on this event or message us at @EFFaustin on Twitter if you are having trouble finding us.
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.