[tor-project] Tor Dev Meeting in the Baltic States

Juris - torservers.net juris at torservers.net
Wed Feb 17 02:20:31 UTC 2016

Am 01.02.2016 um 12:50 schrieb Aaron Gibson:
> On 2016-01-16 18:49, Juris - torservers.net wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> Jens was lately suggesting Jena (Germany) for the next dev meeting.
>> I think it's a good idea to put another place up for discussion.
>> As some of you know, I'm Latvian, so I'm familiar with the Baltic States.
>> First of all, Latvia has a really fast internet (Top10 worldwide
>> (Akamai)) and reasonable prices for food and living.
>> The Latvian capitol Riga has an international airport, but afaik no
>> direct flights to/from the US (one-stop flights only).
>> Riga has a nice old city and it's not so far to a wonderful beach.
>> It's safe to travel and the people are mostly friendly.
>> Half of my family is living there, so I can offer helping hands, if
>> needed.
>> Another idea is to go to Tallinn (Estonia) which is incredible
>> technologically advanced.
>> Let me know your thoughts.
>> Thanks!
>> Juris
> Sounds great to me - I've wanted to visit these regions for some time. A
> few things that seem to help the selection process - do you know any
> universities or facilities that would be able to provide (ideally,
> sponsor) space for the event? I believe this is a large cost factor, in
> addition to housing and travel. It's also possible that there might be
> some funding available - iirc the German government sponsored 15k euro
> for the recent meeting in Berlin - so, if there's a similar way to apply
> for funding for a FOSS conference/event, it would be another plus for
> the proposed locations.

I'm in contact with the "Latvijas Universitātes Datorikas fakultāte"
(Latvian University - Faculty of Computer Science). They requested a
brief summary about this meeting to check their support capabilities.
I'll keep you updated!

> p.s. another proposed location was in Athens, Greece - Panos and George
> from GRNet mentioned that they could inquire for us at the local
> University regarding space - it might be a good option during the colder
> months of the year.


> --Aaron
>> _______________________________________________
>> tor-project mailing list
>> tor-project at lists.torproject.org
>> https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-project

More information about the tor-project mailing list