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What is the Tor Meeting?

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

Participant Guidelines: 2018MexicoCity/ParticipantGuidelines

Code of Conduct:

Week at a glance

  • September 29: team meeting day (anyone not on teams will arrive today), group dinner in the evening. (if you need to be present at this day, you will have received an invitation from one of the teams)
  • September 30: invite-only structured day
  • October 1: invite-only structured day (midweek party in the evening)
  • October 2: public day for open hacking with some special sessions to introduce new people to Tor
  • October 3: public day for open hacking with some special sessions to introduce new people to Tor

Pre/Post Meeting Events

  • September 27: Tor Meetup en Rancho Electronico (More information soon)
  • October 4: Encuentro feminista - (More information and local to be defined)
  • October 4: Coloquio Academico - UNAM (Proyecto PAPIME PE102718)
  • October 5: Coloquio Academico - UNAM (Proyecto PAPIME PE102718)

Detailed Daily Agenda



The event venue will be located in central Mexico City, just by the iconic Ángel de la Independencia.


Sheraton María Isabel (,

Midweek Party


Important things to know before you arrive in Mexico:

  • All places accept cash but not always credit or debit card
  • The exchange rate is + - 1 MXN = .05 USD
  • It is expressly forbidden to drink alcoholic beverages on the street - not even concealed in brown paper bags
  • Lunch is usually from 2pm
  • Mexico City is at an elevation of 2,239m (7,344 ft.). There's a lot less oxygen in the air than you're used to, and unfortunately very polluted, consequently, some people may suffer from headaches and shortness of breath
  • There are very few public restrooms and in almost all have an attendant to keep the premises clean. It is usually expected to "tip" 5 pesos.


Nearest airport is Mexico City International Airport Benito Juárez (MEX). You might find some budget flights from North America to the Toluca International Airport (TLC)(+- 1h45m from Mexico City).

  • Bus

Metrobús station "El Ángel" is just by the hotel. You can take Metrobús Line 7 (green, NorthEast-West) line just there, or walk some blocks over to Insurgentes and take Line 1 (red, North-South).

Metrobús costs MX$6 per two hours (that is, to change lines, you exit the system and present your card again in the corresponding station; it will not charge extra as long as not more than two hours have elapsed since you started your trip). Cards can be bought or recharged at any Metrobús station. Hours of operation vary slightly according to the line and sub-line (, but in general, 05:00-24:00 is a safe bet.

In Mexico City there are many, many, many more buses. It takes some expertise getting used to them, so we suggest sticking to Metrobús whenever possible.

  • Subway (metro)

Nearest Metro stations are Sevilla and Insurgentes, both on Line 1 (pink, East-West). Metro can work either with a rechargeable card (you can buy in a machine at the airport) or buying individual carton tickets cost is MX$5 per trip.

Metro gives a very good coverage of Mexico City (, although only the A and B lines enter Mexico State (where half of the city population lives). It is a fast, safe and easy way to move around the city, although it can be unpleasantly crowded at peak hours. The Metro system operates 05:00-24:00 on weekdays, 06:00-24:00 on Saturday, and 07:00-24:00 on Sunday.

Taking Metro from the airport is kind of complicated; you may prefer to take a taxi (it is a good idea to take an authorized cab service) or Uber/Cabify.

The first car on most Metro trains is reserved for women and children only.

  • Taxi, Uber, Cabify



September and October in Mexico City are at the end of the rainy season. In this time of year, it is usually sunny and pleasant in the morning, with rains almost every day at the evening or night. Temperature is moderate (≈15-25°C).

Weather Forecast



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

(Remember, only 2 October and 3 October are open to the public, all other days are invitation only.)

A note about name tags: Pronouns optional; Even if you think yours are obvious, please consider displaying them anyway to help us create a more welcoming environment, especially for those of us for whom strangers often assume incorrect pronouns. Also, we'll have plenty of blank name tags at the event, in case of changes or misprints.

Person Attending Arriving Departing Mark this column if you want a room in the hotel block Name for name tag Pronouns for name tag (optional) Special Dietary Needs
Roger Yes 27 Sep 6 Oct Yes Roger he/him
Kat Yes 27 Sept 5 Oct Yes kat she/her vegetarian
Ian Yes 27 Sept 5 Oct Yes Ian he no pork
ewyatt yes 28 Sep 3 Oct Yes Erin Wyatt she/her
catalyst yes 27 Sep 4 Oct Yes Taylor (catalyst) they/them
Alison yes 27 Sep 5 Oct yes Alison (flexlibris) she/her
Richard yes 25 Sept 4 Oct yes Richard (pospeselr) he/him
isabela yes 28 sept (maybe) 6 oct (maybe) yes isabela vegetarian
Antonela yes 27 sept 5 oct yes antonela she/her
sajolida yes 29 Sept 4 Oct No sajolida he/his vegetarian
Philipp Winter No
Lorenzo yes 29 Sept 4 Oct No Lorenzo he
Maria Yes 28th Sept 6th Oct Yes Maria (agrabeli) she/her
Aaron Johnson Yes 29 Sep 4 Oct No Aaron Johnson he
Shari Yes 28 Sept 4 Oct Yes Shari (ssteele) she/her
Griffin Yes 28 Sept 4 Oct Yes Griffin (saint) he/him bread-free options preferred
Rob Jansen Yes 29 Sep 4 Oct No Rob Jansen he vegan
Chelsea Komlo Yes 28 Sep 5 Oct Yes Chelsea (komlo) she vegetarian-ish
intrigeri Yes 29 Sep 4 Oct Yes intrigeri he
Nick M Yes 29 Sep, 5am 3 Oct, afternoon Yes Nick M he/him
Arlo No
emma peel Yes 28 Sept 6 Oct Yes emma peel she/her not much dairy. local & organic if possible
Jon Yes 26 Sept 5 Oct Yes Jon he/him
gwolf Yes Local Local No Gunnar Wolf (gwolf) he/him tasty!
teor Yes Sept Oct Yes teor they/them yes
Fabiola Yes 29 Sept 04 Oct Yes Fabby she/her none
Marco Ruano Yes Local Local No Marco Ruano he
Jacobo Nájera Yes Local Local No Jacobo Nájera he/him
boklm Yes ? ? Yes Nicolas (boklm) he/him
Hans-Christoph Steiner Yes 28 Sep 3 Oct Yes Hans (_hc) he/him vegetarian-ish
stefani Yes 28 Sep 4 Oct ?no? stefani she/her omni
Colin Yes 27 Sep 4 Oct yes Colin (Phoul) Childs He / Him none
Arturo Yes 28 Sep 6 Oct yes Arturo (hellais) He / Him none
Sukhbir Yes 27 Sep 4 Oct yes Sukhbir (sukhe) he/him none
Alon Braier Yes 27 Sept 5 Oct Yes Alon Braier he/him Vegetarian
Gus Yes 27 Sept 6 Oct Yes Gus he/him Vegetarian
Riastradh Yes 29 Sep 4 Oct Yes Taylor ‘Riastradh’ Campbell no seafood; vegetarian good, meat OK
Steph Yes 27 Sept? 5 Oct? Yes Steph (stephw) she/her no dairy/peanuts
ilv Yes 30 Sept Oct 6 Yes isra (ilv) he/him none
mo Yes 28 Sept Maybe Oct 19? Yes for 28-4 Moritz (gamambel) he/him none
Glenn Yes 29 Sept Oct 5 Yes Glenn he/him none
n8fr8 Yes 29 Sept Oct 3 Yes Nathan he/him none
David F. No
David Stainton Yes Sept 28? Oct 4? No David Stainton (dawuud) he/him none
Silvia [Hiro] Yes Sept 27 Oct 4 Yes Silvia [Hiro] Vegetarian/fish
Cybelle Yes ? ? no Cybelle she/her Vegetarian
Thyla V. Yes Sept 28 Oct 4 Yes Thyla she/her none
Justin Tracey Yes Sept 29 Oct 6 Yes Justin he/him no beef/pork
Sajin Yes Sept 29 Oct 6 Yes Sajin (sshsshy) he/him none
ignacio Yes Sept 29? Oct 6 No ignacio (osu) he/him vegetarian
NickCalyx Yes Sept 29 Oct 3 Yes Nick (Calyx) he/him none
samba Yes 29 Sep 5 Oct Yes samba vegetarian
juliana yes local No juliana no gluten
dkg Yes 29 Sep 6 Oct No dkg he/him/they vegan
Konark Modi Yes 27 Sep 4 Oct Yes kmodi he/him
Alex Catarineu Yes 27 Sep 4 Oct Yes Alex he/him
Jen Helsby (Freedom of Press) Yes 29 Sep 3 Oct No Jen (redshiftzero) she/her vegan
Camille Fassett (Freedom of Press) Yes 29 Sep 3 Oct No Camille she/her vegan
Sarath Yes 29 Sep 7 Oct No Sarath he/him
qbi No
Mark Smith yes 27 Sept 3 Oct yes Mark (mcs) he/him
Kathy Brade yes 27 Sept 3 Oct yes Kathy (brade) she/her
Julius M yes 28 Sept 3 Oct yes Julius he/him
juga yes ? ? ? juga they/them not hot spicy
ahf yes 27 Sept 4 Oct Yes Alex (ahf) he/him
Georg yes 27 Sept 3 Oct yes Georg (GeKo) vegetarian
Arthur yes 27 Sept 1 Oct yes Arthur vegetarian
Parinishtha yes 29 Sept 5 Oct yes Pari she/her None
micah Yes 28 Sep 6 Oct yes micah he/him/they vegetarian
ln5 No
Steven Englehardt (Mozilla) Yes ? Sep ? Oct no Steve he/him
carlosm2 Yes Local Local no carlosm2 he/him sabrosa
Ethan Tseng (Mozilla) Yes 28 Sep 2 Oct Yes Ethan he/him
Gary Chen (Mozilla) Yes 28 Sep 2 Oct Yes Gary he/him
Tim Huang (Mozilla) Yes 28 Sep 2 Oct Yes Tim he/him
irl Yes 28 Sep 4 Oct Yes Iain (irl) he/him
karsten Yes 28 Sep 3 Oct Yes Karsten (karsten) he/him vegetarian
leez Yes 29 Sep 4 Oct Yes leez she/her vegetarian
nah Yes 26 Sep 5 Oct no nah she/her vegetarian
Leonid Yes 28 Sep 6 Oct Yes Leonid (darkk)
pastly Yes 29 Sep 4 Oct No pastly he/him
Adelita Schule (Operator Foundation) yes 29 Sept 4 Oct yes Adelita she/her
Karl (Internews) Yes 29 Sept 4 Oct Yes Karl he/him
Alex Argüelles Yes Local Local No Alex K. she/her None
Estrella Soria Yes Local Local No Estrella•°✫ (ek) she/her None
George yes 26 Sept 6 Oct yes George (asn) he/him
Matthew Wright yes 29 Sept 2 Oct yes Matt he/him Vegetarian/fish


Here's where information about the group dinner goes. If you plan on attending the "meet and greet" dinner, please add yourself to this table:

Person Attending
Roger yes
Kat yes
Ian yes
ewyatt yes
catalyst yes
Alison yes
Richard yes
isabela yes
antonela yes
sajolida yes
lorenzo yes
Maria yes
Aaron Johnson yes
Shari yes
Griffin yes
Rob Jansen yes
Chelsea Komlo yes
intrigeri yes
Nick M yes
emma peel yes
Jon yes
gwolf yes
teor yes
Fabiola Yes
Marco Ruano Yes
Jacobo Nájera Yes
boklm yes
Hans-Christoph Steiner yes
stefani yes
Colin yes
Arturo yes
Sukhbir yes
Alon Yes
Gus Yes
Riastradh yes
Steph yes
David S yes
Hiro Yes
Cybelle Yes
Thyla Yes
Justin Yes
Sajin Yes
ignacio Yes
NickCalyx Yes
samba Yes
juliana Yes
dkg Yes
redshiftzero Yes
Camille Yes
Sarath Yes
Mark Smith Yes
Kathy Brade Yes
Julius M Yes
juga yes
ahf yes
GeKo yes
Pari yes
micah Yes
carlosm2 Yes
Ethan Yes
Gary Yes
Tim Yes
irl Yes
karsten Yes
leez Maybe
nah yes
Leonid Yes
pastly Yes
Adelita Yes
Karl Yes
Alex K. Yes
Estrella•°✫ Yes
George Yes
Matt W Yes

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:


Agenda for invitation-only days


Agenda for public days




Nearby (temporally and physically) conferences

Just after the Tor Meeting, on October 4-5, there will be an academic-oriented Colloquium on Mechanisms for Privacy and Anonymity On-line at Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Everybody is welcome to attend; contact Gunnar Wolf (gwolf@…, 0x673A03E4C1DB921F) if you would be interested in presenting a talk.

October 4th, 16:00 (place to be confirmed) Feminist meeting with women and non binary Tor community. Not restricted participation

Local Medical Resources

The hospital emergency number is: TBD

Pharmacy / Chemist



If you have health issues, it's probably best to go to the emergency room and ask to see a doctor.

Nearest Hospital to the hotel:




General practitioner:


Nearest Police Station:


Additional Accommodations Near Our Hotel

Name Address Link Notes
City Express Av. Paseo de la Reforma 334, Col. Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico. CP 06600
Marriott Hotel Paseo de la Reforma 276, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Hotel del Angel Calle Río Lerma 154, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Room Mate Valentina Calle Amberes 27, Zona Rosa, 06600 – Mexico City Eclectic and Charming
EuroStars Hotel Londres 115, Mexico City Df, Mexico, 06600
Hotel Geneve Londres 130, Col. Juárez, México, D.F
One Hotels Av. Juárez No. 88, Centro, México, D.F

Interesting local stuff

Name Address Notes link
Mama Rumba Queretaro 230, Roma Norte Great place to dance and drink
Helado obscuro Orizaba 203, Roma Norte Ice cream with alcohol
Calle Regina Regina, Centro Pedestrian street in downtown with a lot of places to eat and drink.
Cine Tonala 261 Col. Roma Sur Unique hipster independent art cinema/restaurant/bar

Groceries / Supermarket

Name Address Notes
Superama Rio Sena 23, Cuauhtemoc Supermarket

Food and restaurants

Mexico City has some of the best food in the world! There are many excellent restaurants, but the street food alone is incomparable. The "mercados" in Mexico City is an experience! It's a kind of a mix of flea and street markets. You will find fruits, vegetables, wine, cheese, flowers, herb, candle, clothes, arts and crafts, odds and ends, food court (it is a must go!) and many other merchandises.

Name Address Notes
Mercado de Coyoacán Ignacio Allende S/n, Del Carmen, Coyoacán
Mercado de Medellín Medellín 234, Roma
Mercado de San Juan Calle de Ernesto Pugibet No. 21

Restaurant Name Address Type of restaurant Notes
La Burguesa Cozumel 67B, Roma Norte Gourmet burgers
Pizza del perro negro Parque España 3, Roma Norte / Doncele 64, Centro
Cancino Cibeles Plaza Villa Madrid 13, Roma Norte Pizzas
Salon Rios Rio Lerma 218, Cuauhtemoc Different type of food and drinks
Churreria El Moro Rio Lerma 167, Cuauhtemoc Churros with sugar, cinnamon, chocolate, etc. coffee, desserts, etc
Casa Quimera Orizaba 131, Col. Roma Multiple stalls offering a variety of vegan and organic choices Tacos with hibiscus tortillas, vegan ramen, and more.

Craft Beer


Tequila, mezcal y pulque

Name Address Type
Pulqueria los insurgentes Insurgentes sur 226, Roma Norte All types and flavors of pulque

Sightseeing in Mexico City

Attraction Cost Open Hours Link Notes
Lucha Libre 140.00-600.00 The most amusing thing to do in Mexico
Chapultepec Park free9am-5pm There are many museums inside the park. Chapultepec in nahuatl means Grasshopper Hill
Chapultepec Castle 70.00Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
Museo Nacional de Antropología 70.00Tue-Sun 9am-5pm

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