Tor and Python to open first New York City offices on NYU campus

The new opening of the software company's offices will benefit researchers and students alike

Yesterday, New York University announced that software organizations Tor Project and Python Software Foundation (PSF) will be the newest tenants in the school's Tandon School of Engineering 
 
The move is expected to benefit both parties, as the organizations receive a place function in an academic setting and the university enhances collaboration between researchers, students, and Tor and Python software experts. As NYU Tandon Dean Jelena Kovacevic notes, “Both the Tor Project and Python Software Foundation are stewards of open-source technologies that have profoundly changed the digital landscape, and giving their researchers a home on our campus supports their work and encourages ongoing collaborations with our students and faculty.”
 
Python and the Tor Project are widely known for their contributions to the software world. Python is a popular open-source programming language, and perhaps one of the most used languages in the world. The Tor Project developed Tor Browser, which protects users from malicious tracking and surveillance as they browse the web.
 
According to the university, NYU has a history of working with both nonprofit organizations. For example, NYU associate professor of computer science and engineering Justin Cappos worked with researchers from both Tor and Python to develop The Update Framework, a popular system that protects software updates from cyber attacks.
 
2 women and a man looking at a laptop Python employees work alongside graduate students  in the Secure Systems Lab at New York University (photo courtesy of NYU Tandon)
 
Both Tor and Python have expressed their gratitude for the invitation to move into the space provided by NYU. With their new move, both organizations will gain more access to more resources, meeting spaces, and connections with other researchers. NYU seems more than satisfied as well, as Tandon Dean Kovacevic believes that both of the organization's work symbolizes "access, collaboration, and community.”
 
To read the full press release from New York University, click here