In the pandemic restrictions times, meeting offline is a luxury, especially given that you adore hardcore 😷↔️😷 discussions on cryptography, ZKP/ZkSNARKs, or post-quantum computing. We had one just recently and it inspired us for more.
Last week we hosted in Kyiv, Ukraine a legendary cryptographer, researcher, and Cossack Labs’ business partner Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson. He stands behind SipHash, BLAKE2/3 hash functions as their co-designer, and behind several modern books on cryptography as their author.
For this long-awaited visit we were ready to kill the fatted calf and party hard. 😊 And we had it all up to eleven during the special crypto drinks & talks event.
Yay, that was awesome! A cosy venue in downtown Kyiv, relaxed summer mood, and exchange of experiences & great ideas with JP and the Ukrainian cryptography community people. We can talk about cryptography audits, root key ceremonies, searchable encryption, end-to-end encryption, and one-end encryption for ages! If you do too, join us next time without hesitation.
The next day, Cossack Labs team had more of its guilty crypto pleasure with a 💪 special workshop on crypto attacks/defenses and PQC, designed by JP and Philipp Jovanovic (check it out).
💡 And since we stand for the concept of giving knowledge back to the community and recently finished the first cycle of our crypto R&D internship, it is more than possible that we have several spots for new interns🎓 in the autumn.
Check for updates if you enjoy the same cryptographic wave.