A meeting of the core Tor team, developers, volunteers and invited guests in Seattle, WA, USA, to discuss plans, milestones, deadlines, and other important matters.

Participant Guidelines:

Week at a glance

  • Sun, Sep 25th afternoon and evening: Social event where we interact with each other as human beings rather than as developers or coworkers.
    • If you have ideas on what this event should be, tell us!
    • 6:00 Dinner has been booked at Blueacre Seafood: Vegan and Gluten-Free options available.
  • Mon, 26th Sep
    • 10.00 Unstructured hacking, ad hoc team meetings and socializing through lunch
    • 12.30 Lunch
    • 13.30 Tor community dialogs: so much has happened in 2016, and almost all of it has taken place with community members spread out across the globe, communicating mostly virtually and asynchronously. The afternoon will be dedicated to discussion about the state of the project and the community and what we want for our future. Those present will be encouraged to both articulate concerns they want to see addressed as well as discuss what they want and need the Tor community to be moving forward.
    • 16.30 Adjourn / hacking time
    • 19:00 Private Screening of "Snowden" at Pacific Place Theatre, for those interested.
  • Tue, 27th Sep
    • 10.00 Working sessions. Planning and prioritizing and getting on the same page about things.
      • Executive Director
      • HR
      • Tor Board
      • Community Team
      • Network Team
      • Tor Browse Team
      • OONI Team
      • Pluggable Transports
      • Onion Services
      • Tor Labs
      • Media / Comms
      • Mobile
      • User Experience
      • Mozilla/Firefox
    • 13.00 Lunch
    • 14.00 Working sessions.
      • Browser finger printing
      • Browser sand boxing
      • gettor
      • Bad relays
      • Community support
      • OONI: Blocking of 3rd-party apps
      • Doing measurement and metrics while protecting privacy
      • Style guide
      • Security Reporting Policy
    • 18.00 Adjourn / hacking time
  • Wed, 28th Sep
    • 10.00 Working sessions.
      • Mozilla/Tor patch uplift
      • Addressing risks in engaging users
      • Onion services
      • Web site fingerprinting
      • Growing participation in core tor
      • Message, take I
      • Directory authorities
      • Style guide
    • 13.00 Lunch
    • 14.00 Working sessions:
      • Community council
      • Membership guidelines
      • Tor grants process
      • Decision making
      • Technical hiring
      • Growing the Tor user community
    • 15.30 Working sessions.
    • 18.00 Adjourn / hacking time
  • Thu, 29th Sep
    • 10.00 Tor Project Board of Directors Open Meeting - All Tor Dev participants are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    • 12.30 Lunch
    • 13.30 Learning and discussion session: Addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Tor staff and contractors are expected to attend this session, all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    • 15.30 Hacking time
  • Fri, 30th Sep
    • 10.00 Open Hack Day -- and by open we mean open to the broader Tor community
    • 13.00 Lunch
    • 14.00 Open Hack Day
  • Sat, 1st Oct
    • 10.00 Optional Hacking Time
  • Sun, 2nd Oct
    • 10.00 Optional Hacking Time


AXIS Pioneer Square.


Seatac is the international airport that you'll likely be using if you're coming from afar. Domestically, it is a hub for Alaska and Delta, and internationally there is regular service to Western Europe and Asia.

The airport code for flight booking is 'SEA'

Taxis from the Airport into Seattle can be ~$60, and ride services (uber, lyft, etc.) are now allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. Driving will take ~25-30 minutes to downtown except for at rush-hour when it will take longer.

The Link Light Rail runs every 5-10 minutes from the airport to downtown at a cost of $3 taking you to walking distance from the event venue. The train will take ~45 minutes to downtown, and runs from 5am until midnight.


We currently have a room block reserved for the dates 09/25/16-10/1/16 at the Executive Hotel Pacific. If you would like to be added to the room block please let us know asap. Email us at: travel@tpo


If you want to tell people that you're going or not going, please add yourself to this table:

(Remember, Monday through Thursday are invitation only.)

Person Attending Arriving Departing Have lodging sorted out Mark this column if you want a room in the hotel block Tshirt Size and fit (classic or slim)
David Stainton N
meejah Y 26th? * 30th Y N M, slim
Georg N
Tom Ritter N
Nick M Y Sep 25/(24?) Oct 1 N Yes. L, classic
Roger Y Sep 24 Oct 3 N Yes
Damian Y n/a n/a Y local L (classic)
Yawning Maybe Y No L
athena Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y L (women's)
Huseby (Mozilla) Y Sep 25 Sep 29 Y Y L (classic)
Rob Jansen Y Sep 25 Oct 1 Y N M (classic)
mo Y Sep 24 Oct 1 Y Y L (classic)
Arthur E. Y Sep 25 Sep 29 N Y L (classic)
Linus Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y L (classic)
Aaron Johnson Y Sep 25 Oct 1 Y N L (classic)
jessfraz Y ? ? Y N M (classic)
teor Y Sep 22 Oct 3 N Y (Sep 22 - Oct 3) M (classic)
shari Y local local Y N
iang Y Sep 23 Oct 1 N Y (from Sep 25)
kat Y Sep 23 Oct 1 Y Y (with iang) XXL (slim), failing that L (classic)
Philipp Winter N
Kate Y Sept 25 Oct 1 N Y (single)
dgoulet Y Sep 24 Oct 3 N Y M (classic)
mrphs Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y M (classic)
Nathan aka n8fr8 Y ? ? N Y L (classic)
DrWhax N
sukhe Y ? ? ? N M (classic)
george Y Sept 24 Oct 3 N N L (classic)
alison Y Sept 25 Oct 1 N Y single M (slim)
linda Y ? ? N Y S (slim)
phoul Y Sept 25 Oct 1 Y Y (single) XL (classic)
qbi Y Sep 24 Sep 30 N Y L (classic)
Ethan Hsiang-Hsin Tseng (Mozilla) Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y (single) M (classic)
Yoshi Cheng-Hao Huang (Mozilla) Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y (single) L (classic)
Jonathan Po-Hsiang Hao (Mozilla) Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y (single) M (classic)
Tim Ting-Feng Huang (Mozilla) Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y (single) M (classic)
Aaron Wu (Mozilla) Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y (single) M (classic)
nickcalyx Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y (single) L (classic)
dkg Y Sep 25 Oct 2 Y N
isabela Y Sep 24 Oct 1 N Y M (slim)
Sina Rabbani (Team Cymru) Y Sep 25 ? N N M (classic)
Erin Wyatt Y Sep 25 Oct 1 Y N L (Slim)
ilv Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y XL (classic)
biella Y Sep 27 Oct 2 no Maybe (but only for 27, 28 and 29)
Julius Y Sep 25 Oct 2 no yes M (classic)
Chelsea Komlo Y Sep 25 Oct 2 no Y please, from 25th, single XS slim
Sue Gardner Y 7PM Sep 26 Oct 1 N Y please, 26-30, single
Arturo Y Sep 24 Oct 1 N Y M (classic)
Maria Xynou Y Sep 24 Oct 1 N Y M (classic)
Fan Jiang Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y
Paul Syverson Y Sep 25 Oct 1 Y N L (classic)
Jen Helsby (Freedom of Press) Y ? ? N Maybe
Noah Vesely (Freedom of Press) Y ? ? N Maybe
boklm Y Sep 22 Oct 1 N Y L (classic)
karsten N
Lunar Y Sep 25 Oct 5 N Y M (slim)
Vasilis Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y L (classic)
brade N
mcs Y Sep 25 Sep 29 N Y L (classic)
mtigas Y Sep 24 Sep 28 N Y (only for 25-28; single) S (classic)
amoghbl1 N
erinn Y N Y (single)
Gunner Y Sep 25 N Y (single) M (classic)
Mike Perry Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y (single room, please)
David F. N
yan Y Sep 27 Sep 27
s Y Sep 25 Sep 27 Y Y (single)
FredJ Y Sep 24 1rst October N Y M (classic)
Arlo Y Sep 24 Oct 2 N Y L (classic)
Scout Y Sep 25 Sept 29 N Y M (slim)
Elio Qoshi Y Sep 25 Oct 2 Y Y (single) M (classic)
saint Y Sept 24 Oct 3 N Y 2X (classic)
Jon S Y Sep 25 Oct 1 Y local M (Classic)
Wendy Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y S (Slim)
Bill Budington (EFF) Y Sep 25 Sep 30 N Y M (classic)
Michael Carbone Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y M (slim)
stefani Y Sep 24 Oct 3 Y N
sysrqb (Matt) Y Sep 27 Oct 2 eh M M (classic)
Andreas N
Sue Abt Y Sep 24 Oct 1 Y Y
Richard Barnes Y Sep 25 Sep 29 Y N L, classic
Nasma Y Sep 24 Sep 29 Y
Nikita Y Sep 25 Oct 1 Y N L classic
Juris N
yawnbox Y local local
sbs Y Sep 25 Oct 1 N Y M (classic)
Selena Deckelmann (Mozilla) Y Sep 29 Sep 30 Y N
Micah Lee Y Sept 25 Sept 30 M, classic
Fredrik Strömberg Y (Fri-Sun) Sept 27 Oct 3

[*] - depends on weather, I'm sailing to Seattle.


If you plan on attending the "meet and greet" dinner on Sunday, September 25th, please add yourself to this table:

Person Attending
meejah hopefully
Jon Selon Y
Nick Mathewson Y
Aaron Johnson Y
teor Y
shari Y
Roger Y
athena Y
dgoulet Y
mrphs Y
sukhe Y
george Y
alison Y
linda Y
phoul Y
qbi Y
Ethan Tseng (Mozilla) Y
Yoshi Huang (Mozilla) Y
Jonathan Hao (Mozilla) Y
Tim Huang (Mozilla) Y
Aaron Wu (Mozilla) Y
Dave Huseby (Mozilla) Y
isabela Y
Sina Rabbani (Team Cymru) Y
Erin Wyatt Y
nickcalyx Y
Kate Y
Julius Y
Chelsea Komlo Y
iang Y
kat Y
Arturo Y
Maria Xynou Y
Paul Syverson Y
boklm Y
Lunar Y
Vasilis Y
mtigas y
erinn Y
gunner Y
Linus Y
s Y
Mike Perry hopefully
yan hopefully
FredJ Y
mcs Y
Arlo Y
Scout Y
Elio Qoshi Y
karsten N
mo Y
Damian Y
saint Y
Wendy Y
Bill Budington (EFF) Y
Michael Carbone N
qbi Y
stefani hopefully
erinn Y
dkg Y
Sue Abt Y
Nasma Y
sbs Y
Micah Lee Y

Coordination mailing list

Subscribe to the tor-meeting mailing list to keep informed about plans.

Outcomes and Session ideas

Put your ideas for outcomes and sessions here:


Session Notes

Local Medical Resources

Emergency number: 911. Non-Emergency police contact: (206)-625-5011

Interesting local stuff

Local Things Wanted

  • meejah is interesting in any cycling opportunities (but: I will not have a bike there, so rental/borrow suggestions welcome)
  • This shop is really close to AXIS (meeting venue) and Tor Seattle office.
  • King County has one of the most extensive paved trails system in the country. (Ironically, it is built on the old rail right-of-way for a private light rail system that used to connect all of the surrounding communities.)

Craft Beer

  • Out of control... Welcome to Beervana everyone!
  • meejah likes craft beer: specific suggestions? Elysian Space Dust is quite possibly the best west coast IPA ever created. Get it on tap at Elysian Fields linked to above.
  • Make sure you try Mannie's Pale Ale and Lucille IPA from Georgetown Brewery. Georgetown only sells kegs to local bars. They do not bottle/can and they do not distribute outside of western WA. Georgetown Brewery was (famously) started by a Univ. of Washington graduate that "didn't want to get a real job."
  • Pike Brewing was one of the first micro-breweries ever, founded in 1989.
  • Schooner Exact is still owned and run by a husband and wife that originally started it as a nano-brewery "hobby".

Local Regulations

While marijuana and alcohol are both legal in Seattle, consuming either in public (ie outside of a pub or home) is subject to a $27 fine. Both must also be purchased through licensed distributors and/or dispensaries.

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