WORKSHOP: Build your own end-to-end encrypted chat server (2 hours, room 2)

Lilly Ryan

Software and systems engineer

WORKSHOP: Build your own end-to-end encrypted chat server (2 hours, room 2)

10:30 AM 9 September, 2017

Do you collaborate a lot? Are you exchanging sensitive information frequently with your friends and co-workers? Do you share work secrets over Slack? Do you want to do more about your privacy?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, get yourself along to this workshop and learn how to do these things better, without a third-party company sitting in the middle.

In this session Lilly, a software engineer and privacy advocate, will guide and help you build your own end-to-end encrypted secure group chat using Matrix and Riot. Matrix is an open standard for decentralised communication and Riot allows teams to communicate across a wide range of collaboration apps.

The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to configure and run your own Matrix/Riot service. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to log into secure chat rooms and invite others to chat on the same server.

You will need to bring a laptop (or other device) with command line access and an SSH client (e.g. PuTTY) installed. Basic experience with Linux command line text editing and SSH in general is recommended.