It has just been made official - we will have a WirelessBattleMeshv3 in Italy (mainly organized by the guys from Ninux/Italy). After participating in the first WirelessBattleMesh in Paris as well as the second WBM in Brussels we definitely won't miss the next one. Due to the success of the past events, Wireless Communities across Europe have shown interest in a larger gathering in Italy (50-100 people are expected). To coordinate the various efforts an official "Wireless Battle of the Mesh" website has been created: http://battlemesh.org/
Most of the B.A.T.M.A.N. developers already confirmed that they are going to be there. Despite what the title might imply it is a very peaceful event which has a lot of room for talks & discussions, coding & debugging or just having fun. So, if you want to meet / chat / hack the code with us - come to Italy! Details about the event's registration / locations / costs can be found in the announcement text below.
Announcing the Wireless Battle of the Mesh v3¶
(02-06 June 2010, Bracciano, Italy)
The next 'Wireless Battle of the Mesh' will take place from Wed 2nd till Sun 6th of June in Bracciano (near Rome), Italy. The event aims to bring together people from across Europe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., and OLSR. This third WBM will be improving the testbed conditions for mesh protocols with standardized testing procedures that will be reported after the event for the wireless communities.
On the development side, a flashing tool will be presented to simplify the deployment of such wireless networks based on OpenWrt stable release and packages for each protocol.
If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you have to check this out!
Informations about the event are gathered at: http://battlemesh.org/
The event will take place in the camping Porticciolo in Bracciano, Italy. along the border of the lake of Bracciano, just North-West of Rome.
Registrations will be available at different hackerspaces (Fusolab, HSBXL, /tmp/lab, metalab, CCC, ...) and on the official website for the event at http://battlemesh.org
Every participant needs to donate 50 EUR (this should cover the costs for the camping, and the infrastructure). To finance this event, we ask you to pay when subscribing (paypal, bank transfer or cash).
IRC: irc.freenode.net #battlemesh