ALE-NW@SPSU: GPG Keysigning Party & Solstice Social: Thurs., Dec. 13, 2012

Filed at 8:08 pm December 5, 2012 under by Ruscetta

NOTE: Due to student activities at the Emory
venue, our December ALE CENTRAL Meeting is
being merged into the ALE-NW@SPSU meeting in
the form of a GPG/PGP Key Signing party with a
bit of post party solstice socializing at the
Marietta Diner.

ALE GPG/PGP Keysigning Party
7:30pm to ~9:15pm
SPSU Campus, Atrium “J” Bldg. rm J266,
on Thursday, December 13TH.
organized and presented by Jeremy Bouse
with special introduction by Michael Warfield

(directions link and parking notes below)

— For those who participate, the key signing party serves to confirm
the identity of other PGP Key users by connecting them to a “key ring”
and including them in the “web of trust” needed to validate their keys,
signatures and identities in the wider world.
— Internationally recognized I.T. cryptography and security expert
Michael Warfield will present a brief GPG/PGP introduction, with our
ardent GPG enthusiast, keymaster Jeremy “Clortho” Bouse, directing
the key signing process.

— Participation in the key signing requires advanced preparations,
including generating and verifying any new keys you want to have
signed and then registering ALL keys you want to be signed with
the official event Keyring that is set up on the Biglumber Key server:

— The deadline for uploading your key to the Keyring is midnight,
(12:00am) on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

— Detailed instructions, including “How To” info with shell command
line examples and background information on the process can be
found at these links:

— The final step on the day of the signing party will be to download and
print out Jeremy’s final key ring text file (which will NOT be labeled “DRAFT”)
from and then
fill in the checksum information for all of the keys you have
placed in the ring to confirm their authenticity.

If you still have questions or need clarifications AFTER reviewing all of
the instructions above, you can email Jeremy via jbouse[AT]
— For those unfamiliar with PGP or interested in learning more about the
GnuPG implentation of PGP cryptography and the value of protecting your
privacy and your identity with PGP signatures, we suggest you review our
video of David Tomaschik’s March 2011 presesntation on the topic,
“Protecting Privacy, Identity & Systems with GnuPG”
This is available for download or streaming under the file name
“ale-20110317-gpg-tomaschik.mp4” at these URL’s: and
A torrent is also available at
https: //
The video file is ~443MB as h.264 encode in an mp4 wrapper.

Southern Polytechnic State University
Room J266 of the Atrium (J) building

Campus map and a link to directions please see
Parking in non reserved spaces in the P60 deck is best.
building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east
of the parking deck.

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