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

Week at a glance

  • Fri, Feb 26th afternoon and evening: Social event where we interact with each other as human beings rather than as developers or coworkers.

3:00 p.m.: Roger will lead us on a walk along the old Turia River path to explore gardens and architecture. Let’s assemble at the NH Center Hotel. The terrace on the 12th Floor (accessible via stairs from the 11th Floor) might be nice place to gather, or the main lounge — we will check both places before departing. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the walk. Then, we will meet for dinner at 8:30 p.m., at Restaurant Canelas, Carrer de Quart, 49, 46001 València (1.1. km from hotel and near the sunken river).

  • Sat, Feb 27th 10:00 - 18:00: Gunner-style kickoff, then less structure as the day goes on: meet everybody, make plans, have meetings, do work.
  • Sun, Feb 28th 10:00 - 18:00: Gunner-style breakout sessions. Planning and prioritizing and getting on the same page about things.

18:30: Horchata Ride 2.0 Noel proposes this year's ride to drink Horchata and eat Fartons to Alboraia, like in 2015. Volunteers assemble at the NH Center Hotel main lounge. We'll be back as soon (or as late) as you want.

  • Mon, Feb 29th 10:00 - 18:00: Gunner-style breakout sessions. Planning and prioritizing and getting on the same page about things.
  • Tue, Mar 1st 10:00 - 18:00: Unstructured hackfest (overlapping with the festival)
  • Wed, Mar 2 through Sun, Mar 6: Many Tor people will be sticking around for the Internet Freedom Festival, to hack more on Tor and to interact with other projects. You could too!


The event is adjacent to the Internet Freedom Festival. They want you to register separately by February 5th, here: if you're attending that event. Consider registering early in case it sells out!


Tor Developer Meeting, from Saturday, February 27 through Monday, February 29 will be located in the Gran Salon on NH Valencia Center:

Ricardo Micó, 1 46009 Valencia - Spain

We have also reserved a block of hotel rooms at NH Valencia Center for these three nights (see below).

Daytime activities on March 1 - 6 will be at Las Naves, Calle de Juan Verdeguer, 20, Valencia Spain. The Internet Freedom Festival is open to the public. For Saturday through Tuesday, you will need to be on our invite list in order to get into Tor's meeting space. Please contact us early to make sure everything goes smoothly for you!


The nearby airport is VLC. Some airlines have connecting flights to Valencia, others do not. Madrid's MAD (usually known as Barajas, officially as Adolfo Suárez) is a 100-minute 30-Euro train ride RENFE away if you plan ahead. Barcelona's BCN (also known as El Prat) is similar to MAD in distance and train cost. Check if trains are available before you book flights. The nearest train station is Valencia - Cabanyal, which is 1.4km away from the venue. There is also long distance bus available at ALSA and similar companies.


The Tor Project has reserved a block of rooms at NH Valencia Center Hotel (the site of the Tor Developer meeting) for February 27 through February 29 (Feb 26 check-in), located at:

Ricardo Micó, 1 46009 Valencia - Spain

Lodging for invitees to be paid for by Tor, unless funding is available to the traveler from another funding source

Directions to NH Center Hotel:

From Manises Airport you can take the underground/subway, a bus or a taxi. Taxis are standing by at the airport. Distance = 9.9 km. To take the underground, take the subway from Aeroport Station to Turia Station, 400 meters from hotel. ("3" or "5" line, transfer to "1" line.) Trip length is approximately 40 minutes. By bus, take the bus line 150 (Valencia – Aeropuerto) to the Ricardo Mico stop, which is just near the hotel. This service runs from 5:25 am to 11:55 pm. Trip length is approximately one hour.

From the Valencia Nord Train Station: Taxis are standing by. Distance = 1.7 km. To take the subway, get on at Xativa Station and exit at Turia Station, which is 400 meters from hotel.

For the Tuesday, March 1 through Friday, March 6 sessions at the IFF site, we have reserved a block of rooms at NH Valencia Ciudad, 850 meters from Las Naves (Monday, Feb. 29 check-in):

Avenida del Puerto, 214 46023 Valencia - Spain

70 euros per night for double rooms with two beds, 60 euros per night for single occupancy.

Breakfast is included with all lodging!

A shuttle will be provided for the move across town on Monday, February 29.

Submitting Expenses

If you need funding for travel, be sure to get a stipend amount pre-approved.

To submit expenses from attending the dev meeting, please use the form below and send it along with all receipts to accounting [at] Items will not be reimbursed without receipts. Reimbursable expenses include taxis, food, and lodging - alcohol is not to be charged back to Tor for reimbursement.


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

Person Attending Sat/Sun/Mon/Tue Arriving Departing Have lodging sorted out Mark this column if you want a room in the hotel block
Aaron Gibson Y Early Feb After IFF N, looking for group lodging N
Roger Y Feb 25 Mar 5 N maybe?
Sebastian Y Feb 27 Mar 1 N yes (unless it's as fancy as Berlin)
george Y ?? ?? N N
Aaron Johnson Y Feb 26 Mar 3 Y N
athena Y Feb 26 Mar 5 Y Y, single please
Rob Jansen Y Feb 26 Mar 3 Y N
Paul Syverson Y Feb 26 Mar 3 Y N
isis Y Feb 26 Mar 5 Y N
Isabela Y Feb 25 Mar 7 Y N
mo Y Feb 25 Mar 7 Y N
qbi Y Feb 26 Mar 1 Y Y
Henry de Valence Feb 27 Mar 5 ?? Y N
Kate Y Feb 25 Mar 6 Yes
boklm Y Feb 26 Mar 6 Y N
Philipp N
Fabio/naif Y Feb 27 Mar 4 N Y
TvdW N N/A N/A N/A N/A
cda Y Feb 25 or 26 Unsure N maybe
teor Y 25 Feb 7 Mar N Shared
mrphs :/ N/A N/A N/A N/A
Conor N
Garrett N
Alison Y 26/27 Feb 5/6 March N eh maybe
karsten Y Feb 26 Mar 2 N Y
Julius Y Feb 27 Mar 2 N Y
intrigeri N
sajolida Y Feb 26 Mar 6 Y N
Rabbi Rob Y Mar 1 Mar 3 Y Maybe
ln5 Y Feb 26 Mar 1 N Y
ioerror Maybe Feb 27/28 Mar 2 N yes
Tom Leckrone Yes Feb 27 Mar 4 N yes, shared
lnl Yes Feb 25/26 Mar 5 N yes, can share with female
kernelcorn N
thms Y Feb 26 Mar 3 N Y
David F. Y Feb 25 Mar 6 N Y
special Y ? ? N Y
will Maybe Feb 27 ? N yes
Lunar Y Feb 26 Mar 6 Y Y (26-29th nights)
Leiah N n/a n/a n/a n/a
Donncha Y ?? ?? N N
juga Y ?? ?? maybe
David Stainton Y Feb 26 March 3rd YES yes
Juris Y ~ Feb 27 ~ Mar 4 N N
Ola Bini Y Y N
vmon Y Feb 26 Mar 7 N Y cost depending
Arturo Y Feb 25 Mar 2 N yes
Georg Y Feb 28 Mar 2 N yes
Nick M Y Feb 26 Mar 3 N Y probably
mikeperry Y Feb 26 Mar 1 N Y
Noel (er Envite) Y Feb 26 Mar 2 N Y
iwakeh N :-( n/a n/a n/a n/a
mjuarez Y Feb 26 Mar 4 Not yet Maybe?
dgoulet Y Feb 25 Mar 4 Y Y, 25 Feb-Mar4
yawning Unlikely Nope ?
NickCalyx Y Feb 25 Mar 6 N Y
feri Y (28/29) Feb 27 ? Y N
serene Y Feb 25 Mar 3? Y Y single please
Tom R N
brade N
mcs N
weasel Yes Feb 26 Mar 2 N yes please
benthelawyer Yes Feb 26 Mar 7 Yes have it covered
Shari Y Feb 26 Mar 7 Y Y
ilv Y Feb 25 Mar 2 Y Y, Feb 26-March 2
sukhe Y Feb 26 Mar 1 N Y, single please, 26-29 Feb
amoghbl1 Y Feb 26 Mar 6th ish N Y, 26-29 Feb
micah Y Feb 25 Mar 4 Y Y, 25 Feb-Mar 4
micahflee Y Feb 26 Mar 6 Y Y
Reinaldo Y N Y cost depending
infinity0 Y Feb 25 Mar 08 Y Y (first half)
Wendy Y 28 3 Y Y
FredJ Y 26 2 N Y
Cath Y Feb 27 Mar 5 partly maybe
Ian N Mar 1 Mar 5 Y N
sysrqb Y N Y
h01ger Y 26 6 in progress yes please
samba Y Feb 26 Mar 6 N Y
nathan (n8fr8) Y Feb 27 Mar 2 N Y
mtigas Y Feb 26 Mar 1/2 Y Y, 26-29th
Katherine Bergeron Y Feb 26 Mar 6 N Y
yawnbox Y Feb 26 Mar 7 Y Y
ludovic Y Feb 26 Mar 6 N Y
nikkolasg Y Feb 26 Mar 6 N Y
gunner Y Feb 26 Mar 7 N Y
DrWhax Y Feb 26 Mar 6 Y N
saint N Feb 27 Mar 7 N N
Jeff Y Feb 25 Mar 6 Y N
Marie Y Feb 26? Mar 2? N Y
Renata Y Feb 27 Mar 5? N Y
Bethany Y Feb 27 Mar 6 Y N
Phoul Y Feb 25 Mar 2 Y Y
Arthur E. N
dkg Y Feb 26 Mar 6 Y N
Steven Murdoch Y Feb 27 Mar 2 Y N
Simone Basso Y (Sat-Mon) Feb 25 Mar 1 Y N
Ame Elliott Y (Sat-Mon) Feb 26 Mar 7 Y N
Sina Y (28/29) Feb 27 ? Y N
Brandon Wiley (blanu) Y Feb 25 March 7 Y N
Katharina (blister_blue) Y Feb 26 Feb 29 Y N
Giovanni Cherubin Y (Tue) Feb 29 March 4 Y N
Nikita Y Feb 26 Mar 2 Y N
Jamie H Y (29/1) Feb 29 March 4 Y N
Wizzup Y Feb 26 March 2 Y Y
Pepijn Y Feb 26 March 1 Y Y
Faidon N Feb 29 March 4 Y N

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Local Medical Resources

Nearest Medical Center is *Centre d'Especialitats El Grao* which is not for primary attention. Second nearest is *Centro de Salud Trafalgar* ​,-0.34525,17z , which is for primary attention. Urgent medical attention is open for everyone, up to the extent needed, but not free. You must present a (valid in Spain) Health Insurance card, an European Health Card or a spanish Tarjeta Sanitaria in order to avoid being invoiced.

Emergency numbers:

112 Universal emergency number 091 National Police (theft, agression, etc.) 092 Local Police (car issues, lost items, etc.) 080 Fire Department 91 562 04 20 Toxycology Institute (accidental poisoning) 016 Gender Violence help line (rape, etc.)

Credit card theft phone numbers: Visa España: 915 192 100 Visa Internacional: 900 991 216 American Express: 902 375 637 Eurocard-Mastercard: 915 192 100 Diners club: 902 401 112

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