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Privacy Technology Retreat

on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 06:23

The Invite

The Privly Foundation works with many free Open Source privacy enhancing technologies around the browser environment. We believe that the best technological way to solve online privacy is to make privacy enhancing technologies easy to use.

This February 7th-10th, we’d like to invite you to join us for a "Privacy Technology Retreat," a free three night stay on Oregon's Umpqua river for anyone who’d like to spend a few days working on easy-to-use privacy-enhancing technology in a collaborative environment. We have a large lakefront house on 230+ acres for everyone to stay in. While there, you can split your time between various activities and working on an online privacy project that you propose.

The Details

The event will take place from the evening of February 7th to February 10th, 2014. We have a large house on the Umpqua River, and will cover your costs for:

  • Lodging.
  • Your roundtrip drive from Corvallis, OR, or the equivalent cost in gas money.
  • Food.

This weekend is an opportunity for designers, developers, writers, strategists, and creative thinkers interested in privacy and security to spend time contributing to privacy-related projects in a retreat-like setting with other co-conspirators. Think of it as an extended hackathon, but with your expenses paid, and with breaks for canoeing, hiking, hot-tubbing, and just generally being out in Oregon.


house interior


Send an email to and include:

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Who are you, where do you live, what have you been working on, and what interests you about Privly?
  • Examples of your work. Are there other public contributions you’ve made that you’re proud of?
  • What you want to work on for the weekend? This should be something you’re excited about that can be finished in the weekend.Please include some information about why you’re confident you’ll be able to complete your project over the weekend.

Don’t worry if you are a student or don’t have tons of “industry” experience -- personal projects are great.


This is a trial run for future events, so keep an eye out for future announcements. You should also watch for future breaks of code from Whisper Systems, since they have been holding excellent weeklong events in Hawaii.