• make sure to use bullets for your ideas, and include a facilitator if you have one
  • add your session notes to 2018Rome/Notes

Structured Days

  • Frontdesk team should meet and discuss the Frontdesk@ queue and next steps. Facilitator: Colin
  • Mental Health session. Facilitator: Colin + 1
  • Speak of onion services: Report/discuss standardizing how we talk of onion services vs the less-secure web for consistency, truthfulness, clarity, not feeding trolls. Facilitator: Paul [scheduled]
  • Self-authenticating subdomains: Report on/plan/coordinate putting onion addresses/protections into domain names and browser implications. Facilitator: Paul [scheduled]
  • Building communities to measure & respond to global censorship events (discussion of challenges & brainstorming on strategies). Facilitator: Maria Xynou [scheduled]
  • Mapping needs for Global South community members [scheduled]
  • Finish the Statement of Values so that we can begin the SoV/Code of Conduct vote when the Rome meeting ends. [scheduled]
  • Let's talk about the Fusion project [scheduled]
  • Insights on user issues: discussing important themes. (Power user needs vs. regular user needs): Pari [scheduled]
  • Bandwidth authority sessions
    • Bandwidth Authorities: What features must they have? (Minimal viable product spec) Facilitator: teor [scheduled]

Unstructured Days

You can join any session. But we split them up to help people find sessions they are interested in.

Network / Core Tor

We crossed out some low-priority sessions. Let us know if you still want them!

  • Scaling Tor network (in the technical sense)
  • Tor denial-of-service attacks and defenses
  • Vanguards and Tor path selection
  • Core Tor: complicated tickets session:
    • single-hop onion service protocol defences (#17945)
    • guardfraction removal (#24456)
    • consensus weight bugs (#20272 #20284)
    • persistent v3 onion service revision counters, self-generated onion service addresses (#25124)
  • Bandwidth Authority Implementation: Next Steps
  • IPv6 in Tor intro
  • Modularization
  • Subsystems Maintainers Updates
  • CI + Gitlab / GitHub code review (catalyst)
  • Talk to downstreams about Rust
  • Traffic analysis
  • Tor unit test hackfest (teor)
    • Tips on unit testing integer and string values
    • Look at low-coverage modules
    • Write unit tests and submit branches

Network / Metrics

  • Network and Metrics team should sit down together and figure out which statistics collected by "tor" are needed, useful, debatable, removable or burnable with fire.
    • For statistics we want to keep, we should work out which ones really need the secure aggregation provided by PrivCount in Tor, and do them first
  • Secure and private measurements in Tor [scheduled on team day?]
  • Consensus Health: prioritise hard features
  • Network Team: once-off relay stats collection [scheduled]
  • Writing reliable floating-point code, and testing it
    • A quick intro to floating point (teor) [scheduled]
    • On significance of the least significant bits for differential privacy, paper review (teor, Ian Goldberg) [scheduled]


  • Mobile meeting: Everyone who are into mobile projects with Tor should sit down and discuss the progress that have been made since Montreal and what the next challenges are.
  • Pluggable Transports on Mobile: getting the pluggable transport libs building and nicely bundled for use on Android, etc.
  • Making progress on Tor running in-process on iOS (#23684)
  • Reproducible builds for Android apps

Pluggable Transports

  • Format Transforming Encryption in Pluggable Transports (Marionette)
  • What do we do about blocking in China?

Tor Browser

  • How do we make Tor Browser faster?
  • Should Tor Browser include an ad blocker?
  • Plans for creating more Tor Browser locales
  • Browser fingerprinting resistance
  • Browser hardening


  • Come up with a plan for a trial process for 24148 (Start a program where developers can call out volunteers for swag and glory). This should include Jon and Kat, as well as reps from various teams.
  • User acquisition/retention
  • run a relay campaign for Latin America
  • Global South update and roadmap
  • Doing outreach to other groups/people who aren't well represented in Tor
  • Strategies for teaching Tor
  • Library Freedom Project/Library Freedom Institute update


  • Tor funding: how do we move beyond the scarcity model?/Funding update in general
  • Fundraising from users


  • Research direction session
  • Tor researchers meetup


  • Website presentation!!!!!!!!!! [scheduled]
  • Infra/services best practices sharing session with other organizations and groups.
  • Setting priorities as an org
  • OnionMX: delivering mail over tor, current status, challenges
  • Should we kill or actually moderate filtered posts on tor-onions, the list for onion service operators?
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