We would like to give to the 'Battle of the Mesh' the flavor of a tournament with a social character. If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you might find this bunch of crazy folks gathering for the Wireless Battle of the Mesh V7 very interesting. This event is also an opportunity to meet developers from the most popular open source mesh protocol implementations (Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N. L3 and L2, BMX, IEEE 802.11s, OLSR) and watch their ideas compete. If you have implemented an interesting mesh protocol capable of running on OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment you can take part in the tournament too.
The BattleMeshV7 will be held at Leipzig, Germany. The testing / hacking / talks will take place in the sublab. It features one large room with a separate stage corner for talks as well as a smaller room for discussions, a smoking room and several other smaller rooms. Expect to find nice WiFi internet connection (Freifunk and Sublab Wifi), hacking gear, video projector, a beer garden outside, and some curious hackers.
Some first impressions:
Accommodation and Food Supply
(TODO: We are negotiating with hostels to offer a group package)
- from Leipzig Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) to Hotel and Sublab
- Tram lines
- from/to Leipzig airport
- from/to Berlin (direct railway connection)
The event takes place on the following dates: Monday 12th to Sunday 18th of May 2014
In brief: We will deploy a wireless mesh network over the campus, run different routing protocols on top of it, perform some tests and see which routing protocol behaves better. (More Infos about the firmware: BattleMeshV7/Firmware)
Side activities will be organized. Workshops and talks on wireless topics are on the time table:
Call for Talks: BattleMeshV7/CallForTalks
Side Events: BattleMeshV7/SideEvents
Video clip from the mesh testbed installation for WBMv6 at Aalborg University Campus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Aqeqy9pw4
Video clip made at WBMv5 to give you a feeling what this event is like: http://vimeo.com/39412090
Video clip made at WBMv4: http://vimeo.com/21953373
Participant Registration and Fee
The event itself is free of charge and open for all, so to register without hotel and food supply, simply add your name to the BattleMeshV7 participants list.
TODO: We are still evaluating if/how to offer a low cost accomodation/food package.
IRC: irc.freenode.net #battlemesh (webchat)
We would like to thank the following for making this event possible:
(TODO: none so far)
- Open 802.11s
- Wlan slovenija
- Alter Mundi
- Wireless Weimar (aka weimarnetz)
- Wireless Leiden
- Free Network Foundation
A complete and updated list will be available at the Endorsement dedicated page.
Blog Ping-Backs and Media Coverage
What to Bring
- Access Points
- Ethernet Cables
- switches and hubs
- your laptop
List of the Hardware Available for the WBMv7
- TODO: please write here what you are going to bring
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