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Battlemesh v12

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IRC Chat: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=battlemesh&uio=d4

Email contact: v12 at battlemesh.org


The event aims to bring together people from across the globe who are interested in community networks, including wireless mesh network technologies, fiber infrastructure, Do-It-Yourself Internet Access Providers, and more generally how to create and maintain a thriving community of people involved in building their own networks.

We envision 7 days full of expert presentations, practical workshops, late-night hacking sessions, and fruitful discussions: whether you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, protocol developer, or have an interest in networking in general, come and join us!

This year, we would like to expand the topics beyond wireless, with a dual focus on fiber and community. But you will probably also meet developers from the most popular open source mesh protocol implementations: Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N. L3 and L2, BMX6, IEEE 802.11s, OLSR.

Important dates

The event takes place from 2019-07-08 to 2019-07-14.

Deadline for accommodation packages: first-come first-serve

Deadline for event proposal: May 10th Extended to June 7th

Where

Le 6B, 6-10 quai de Seine, 93200 Saint-Denis, France (very close to Paris).

OpenstreetMap Website

The location is at a 5-10 minutes walk from the Saint-Denis railway station on the Train H (faster) or RER D, both easily accessible from the center of Paris. Make sure to buy a ticket for zone 3.

The closest airports are Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly, both 45 minutes away by public transportation. Another option is the Paris Beauvais airport, located 2h15 away from the event by public transportation.

What

In brief: we will have organized talks, workshops and discussion panels on community networks and wireless mesh networks (see Call for Participation). There will also be more informal activities: cooperative hacking, self-organized projects, and (we hope) delightful conversations!

Full schedule: #Talk_Schedule_and_Workshops

In addition, there may be a self-organized wireless mesh network, running different routing protocols to compare them. Please coordinate directly on the battlemesh mailing list to make that happen.

How to register

The event itself is free of charge and open for all! However, it makes the organisation much easier if you tell us in advance that you plan to come.

To register, please send an email to v12 at battlemesh.org with the following content:

Subject: Registration

Name and/or Nick

Date of arrival / departure

Accommodation package: [Yes/No; package 1 or 2; room preference (mixed, non-mixed, specific person)]

T-Shirt Size: [S/M/L/none, man/woman/unisex]

Other details you want to share: (e.g. community, country, URLs, twitter/mastodon handle, dietary restrictions, ...)

Do you agree to appear on the public list of participants? [Yes/No]

Are you applying for a travel scholarship? [Yes/No; city; estimated price]

We will then put your name on the public list of participants: https://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV12/Participants

If you apply for an accommodation package or travel scolarship, we will reply to you shortly with more information.

Accommodation package

For those of you who are looking for a convenient and low cost accommodation option: we negotiated a special group reservation for 24 people. The Hostel is called "Beautiful Belleville" and is located 30 minutes away from the event venue by train. The address is 12 rue de l’atlas 75019 PARIS.

Click here to see the hostel on a map

Two types of all-in accommodation packages are available. They both include 6 nights (from the 8th to the 14th of July), breakfast, bedsheets and towels. Do note that the night from 7th July to 8th July is not included! Please plan your travel accordingly.

Package 1 in 4-beds rooms: 201 euros

Package 2 in 2-beds rooms: 213 euros

The packages are attributed on a first-come first-serve basis, so register as soon as possible!

How to register for accommodation: contact us by email (v12 at battlemesh dot org) with the package you want, and preference (mixed / non-mixed / same room as another person). We will confirm to you whether there are rooms left, and then send you an invoice with payment instructions.

Travel Scholarships

Thanks to our sponsors, we have the opportunity to provide some Travel Scholarships to cover the costs of a long distance flight to Paris and back. If you want to apply, please explicitly tell us so in the registration email. Please also provide the location from which you will be coming from, an estimation of the travel costs (flight to Paris and back), and whether you absolutely need us to cover the full amount of your ticket to be able to participate.

You need to prepare a short video (2 to 5 minutes) in which you briefly present yourself, your community and your interests, especially related to the Battlemesh event. It should be in either English or French, but if you are not fluent enough you can speak in your native language and add English subtitles. If you have no easy mean to share large files, tell us in your email and we will provide a link to upload your video.

Deadline was May 10th

Call for participation

We invite participants to propose workshops, talks or panel discussions relating to network infrastructure in general, how it can be built and operated as a common, and how to sustain a community around networking.

We welcome contributions that broadly address these questions from any of several perspectives: technical, organisational, economical, regulatory, juridical, political.  Example topics:

Deadline: 10 May 2019 Extended to June 7th

To submit a proposal, send us an email (v12 at battlemesh.org) with the template below. All information you give us will be made publicly available in the schedule, unless explicitely specified otherwise.

Subject: Event proposal

Name and/or nick
Optional affiliation: community, country, employer...
Event title
Type of event [talk / workshop / recurring workshop / panel discussion / other]
Duration [30 min or 1h for talks, anything you want otherwise]
Frequency [for recurring event]
Preferred date / constraint
Any required equipment (other than a projector)

Summary (about 200 words)

Talk Schedule and Workshops

This is the schedule as of 2019-06-25, still subject to minor adjustments.

The expected time schedule at 6b is 10am-10pm, unless specified otherwise.

Monday - July 8th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

09:00-12:30

Collaborative set-up of the space

6b

12:30-14:00

Lunch

6b restaurant

14:00-19:00

Informal welcome at 6b

6b

19:00-23:00

Social event

Welcome dinner

TBD

Tuesday - July 9th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

10:15-10:30

Talk

BattleMeshV12 opening session

Local team

6b conference room

10:30-11:00

Talk

Communication struggles during Colombian guerrilla

Debora Leal (Co-Nectar, Brazil)

6b conference room

11:15-12:30

Panel

Women* in Mesh networks
The reality of community networks in rural Latin America

Isa (activist in Latin America and Europe)
Other participants TBD

6b conference room

12:30-14:00

Lunch

6b restaurant

14:00-16:00

Workshop

Women* in Mesh networks
The reality of community networks in rural Latin America

Isa (activist in Latin America and Europe)

6b main room

22:00

End of day at 6b

Wednesday - July 10th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

10:30-11:00

Talk

Task-Force Amazon: building communication infrastructures with indigenous groups

9s (Coolab)

6b conference room

11:00-11:30

Talk

Community-first: Experiences from deploying local-first WiFi networks in urban locations

Panos (Nethood)

6b conference room

11:30-12:30

Talk

elRepo.io - culture sharing suitable for community networks

G10h4ck (Altermundi.net, ninux.org, guifi.net)

6b conference room

12:30-14:00

Lunch

6b restaurant

14:00-14:30

Talk

Community cellular telephony

Javi (tic-ac.org, Mexico)

6b conference room

14:30-15:30

Talk

Against the co-optation of the CN narrative. Lessons learned from the netCommons project

Panos (Nethood)

6b conference room

16:00-17:00

Talk

LibreRouter, the router of community networks

SAn, G10h4ck (Altermundi.net)

6b conference room

22:00

End of day at 6b

Thursday - July 11th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

10:00-12:30

Self-organized activities

6b

11:00-12:30

Workshop

Fiber splicing workshop

Spyou (SCANI, France)

6b main room

12:30-14:00

Lunch

6b restaurant

14:00-18:00

Workshop

Fiber splicing workshop

Spyou (SCANI, France)

6b main room

14:00-18:00

Self-organized activities

6b

17:15-20:30

Social event

Group visit of « Computer Grrrls » expo
History, Gender, Technology

Expo website

Gaîté Lyrique

Friday - July 12th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

10:30-11:30

Talk

State-imposed censorship and community networks

Taziden (Ilico, Gitoyen, Grenode, FFDN)

6b conference room

11:30-12:15

Talk

Overview of Community Networks in France

Baptiste Jonglez (Rézine, FFDN)

6b conference room

12:30-14:00

Lunch

6b restaurant

14:00-14:30

Talk

Public network infrastructure in France

Thierry Jouan (Avicca, délégué général adjoint)

6b conference room

14:30-16:00

Panel

Models for affordable and universal networks: public infrastructure and community networks

Thierry Jouan (Avicca, délégué général adjoint)
[Infranum TBC]
Adrien Nader (Fédération FDN)
Panos (netCommons)

6b conference room

16:30-17:30

Talk

YunoHost and the Internet Cube (Brique Internet)

Keoma (Franciliens.net)

6b conference room

17:30-19:00

Community meeting

Wireless Battle of the Mesh Community Meeting

6b main room

19:00-23:00

Social event

TBD

Saturday - July 13th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

10:30-11:00

Talk

The creation of a new routing Protocol for mobile first meshing

Mathias Jud (qaul.net)

6b conference room

11:00-12:00

Talk

TSUT: The Still Unnamed Tool for mesh network planning

Leonardo Maccari, Gabriele (Ninux Firenze, University of Trento, University of Venice)

6b conference room

12:00-14:00

Self-organized lunch

14:00-14:30

Talk

Building a Non-Profit Organization that Mirrors the Mesh

Jillian Murphy (NYC Mesh)

6b conference room

14:30-15:00

Talk

Challenges of rural community network in a crisis environment

Theresa Tafida (Fantsuam Fondation, Nigeria)

6b conference room

15:15-17:00

Panel

Building a community around networking

Adama KA (SenChix / AFCHIX)
Jillian Murphy (NYC Mesh)

6b conference room

16:00-19:00

Meetup

Open Communication Meetup

Mathias Jud (Open Communication)

6b main room

18:00-18:30

Talk

BattleMeshV12 closing session

Local team

6b conference room

22:00

End of day at 6b

Sunday - July 14th

Time

Type

Title

Speaker(s)

Location

10:00-12:00

Self-organized activities

6b

12:00-14:00

Self-organized lunch

14:00-20:00

Cooperative clean-up and departures

6b

20:00

End of day at 6b

Endorsements

http://ninux.org

https://www.rhizome-fai.net https://www.fdn.fr

https://www.rezine.org https://www.scani.fr

https://tetaneutral.net/

https://www.arednmesh.org/ https://funkfeuer.at/

http://www.globenet.org/ https://federez.net/

https://www.franciliens.net/

https://gitoyen.net/


Misc

Battlemesh Coversongs

TODO

Hardware

Please add any hardware that you will bring (and are willing to lend out!) to this table:

Name or handle

Quantity

Type of hardware

...

...

...

Live streaming and Recordings

TODO

Impressions from previous Battlemesh events

Task List

This task list is kept here to track who is responsible for certain things. Please notify on mailing list before you add yourself here. Local team will be inserted here as well, tasks may be added/merged on the go.

Task Name

Local? Remote?

Priority

Deadline

Description

Responsible Person

Mentor Team

L, R

***

6M

Done: Annnouncement, Mentoring Organizers

Filipe, Paul

-> Recon mission: visit the place, find Date

L, R

*

6M

In Progress: Visit in December 2018

Filipe, Paul

Accommodation

L

***

5M

-

Venue Location

L

***

5M

In progress

Local team

Financial Handling (Bank Account)

L

***

5M

Done

Daniele

-> Invoice Handling

L

**

5M

-

Public Relations

L, R

***

4M

-

-

-> Webpage

R

***

4M

-

Done: this wiki

-> Logo

L, R

*

4M

In progress: Design a beautiful logo

Marne

-> Endorsements

L, R

*

4M

-

-

-> Poster

L, R

*

3M

-

-> Press Communication

L, R

*

3M

-

-

-> Merchandise (T-Shirts, Flags)

L, R

*

1M

-

Attendence List/SignUps (DEADLINE!!)

L, R

***

4M

-

-

Local Community, Sponsorship

L

*

4M

Find sponsors for the event

Agenda

R

**

3M

Call for talks, review proposals, create schedule

Sponsored Travel Grants

L, R

*

3M

Organize the travel grants program and announce the results

Test Manager

R

**

2M

-

-

Firmware Preparation

R

**

2M

-

-

Hardware for Testing

R

**

2M

-

-

Test Documentation

L, R

*

1M

Document test, publish results, correct english grammar and typos

-

Transport (from/to airport)

L

**

1M

Transport (from/to venue)

L

**

1M

Venue Equipment

L

***

1M

Get a mic/speaker and projector for the talks

Internet Connection

L

***

1M

Wired/wireless connectivity to the Internet

Baptiste

Food Supply

L

*

1M

Negotiating a food package

Attendence Certification

L

**

1M

Print/sign certificates of attendance

-

Social Events

L

*

1M

Organize a social events agenda

Recording and Streaming

R

*

1M

Record and stream the talks

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