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Results

The results obtained during this edition are available at http://docs.battlemesh.org/v8/.

BattleMeshV8

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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 V8 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, BMX6, IEEE 802.11s, OLSR) and watch their ideas compete. If you have implemented an interesting mesh protocol capable of running on OpenWrt Chaos Calmer (14.07) you can take part in the tournament too.

When

The event takes place on the following dates: 3rd - 9th August 2015

Note: This date precedes CCC (13th-17th August) in Germany, offering an excellent opportunity to combine travels from all over the world first to Slovenia and then to Germany for an extended period of great events. Travel from Maribor to Zehdenick (near Berlin) is feasible with night train(39EUR+) or flying from Graz airport(90EUR+), sometimes coach/carsharing options also available.

Where

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The BattleMeshV8 will be held at Maribor, Slovenia. The testing / hacking / talks will take place in Dom Obrambe Pekre It features one large dining hall with an attached smaller hall for talks, a large lecture theater, several smaller classrooms and an outdoor auditorium. Expect to find nice community WiFi internet connection (open.wlan-si.net), video projectors, beverage and snack supplies and some curious hackers.

Dom Obrambe Pekre consists of two larger halls, several classrooms and offices. It is an ex-military school now ran by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and used as a Civil protection base, firefighter education base and is the headquarters of Slovenian Ham-Radio Association. Placed on the outskirts of Maribor under the Pohorje mountain it is surrounded by a large open area and vineyards, offering a very nice environment for setting-up indoor and outdoor WiFi test setups. During the summer time the outdoor auditorium is a very nice setting for some hacking in the sun, a football match in the afternoon and a barbeque in the evening. The location has a nearby city bus stop in about 15 min walk away from the ski-resort with plenty accommodation options.

Some first impressions

Outside the venue and view:

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Inside the venue for hacking/talks:

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Radio tower on the mountain:

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Kreatorlab Fablab/Hackerspace:

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GT22 Transnational Guerilla art school:

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Accommodation and Food Supply

Plenty accommodation options are available in the ski-resort part of the town Maribor under Pohorje mountain. A pleasant area in all seasons offers accommodation, restaurants and plenty outdoor recreation facilities.

Click will take you to google maps. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zb3JijA5Bd_0.kbB3oKiZqKHg

Hostel

Hotel Milena is a family run hotel under mountain Pohorje for which the accommodation is offered in a package. Rooms are for 2-4 people, some rooms have a double bed only. In the case of a large number of participants some accommodation will be in the neighboring hotels as well. Breakfast included.

There is a 15min walk to the conference venue.

Early bird for 6 nights (August 3rd to 9th) was 150EUR, now 175EUR. Offer valid until 10th July.

For any additional information, requests and inquiries get in touch with the local organization team: battlemeshv8 at wlan-si.net

Camping

Camping Kekec is a camping place in the vicinity of Hotel Milena, all the usual camping amnesties available. No breakfast included. There are shops nearby.

There is an 18min walk to the conference venue.

Early bird for 6 nights (August 3rd to 9th) was 45EUR, now 55EUR.

For any additional information, requests and inquiries get in touch with the local organization team: battlemeshv8 at wlan-si.net

Participant Registration and Fee

The event itself is free of charge and open for all!

If you intend to come (with or without hotel reservation), please add your name to the BattleMeshV8 participants list.

If you are living outside Europe and plan to come, please also check the Travel Scholarship Page.

Low-cost accommodation in the walking distance to the venue is organized (early bird until 24th April), there are two options:

Once we received your payment, your name will be added to the list of confirmed attendants.

If your name does not appear as confirmed within 7 days after wiring the money, feel free to mail the local organization team: battlemeshv8 at wlan-si.net

Account Details:

Recipient: Institute IRNAS Rače
IBAN:      SI56 1010 0005 2882 940
BIC:       BAKOSI2X
Bank:      Banka Koper d.d., Pristaniška ulica 14, 6502 Koper, Slovenija
Subject:   WBMv8 <Your Full Name>

If you need an invoice, or can not make the payment through bank transfer and would like to do it via paypal, please get in touch: battlemeshv8 at wlan-si.net

Of course, this package is not compulsory. You can also find your own bed and food supply yourself during the event if you wish to do so. There are a number of hostel and hotels available, but keep in mind that they tend to be rather booked during summer.

Directions

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There are several ways to get to Maribor city.

Airport

There are plenty options to travel to Maribor by plane as there are several major Airports within 1-2h driving distance.

Soon we will appoint a community member to help you with travel arrangements.

Maribor - Edvard Rusjan airport

Closest international airport in Maribor located a few kilometers outside the city, with one regular connection Adria Airways to London Southend, starting in June, apart from that only charters and flying sports activities.

Ljubljana - Jože Pučnik Airport

The Ljubljana Airport - Jozeta Pucnika with multiple international daily routes and frequented by low-cost airlines EasyJet (London) and Wizzair (London, Brussles). Note that there are very frequent flights to/from Istanbul, Turkey, you may find a good deal if arriving from other parts of the world via that airport.

The airport is about 100km from Maribor, that takes about 1h by car. You can travel to Maribor by Shuttle bus, by Shuttle bus to Ljubljana train station and then take a train to Maribor.

Graz airport, Austria

Graz airport is just across the from Maribor about 40km driving distance. Best option for arriving from most cities in EU.

You can travel to Maribor from a nearby train station in under an hour, there may be shuttle services available.

Klagenfurt airport, Austria

Klagenfurt airport is also an option to travel to Maribor and is about 100km away.

Zagreb airport, Croatia

Zagreb airport is another option about 100km away from Maribor.

Vienna, Austria

Flying to Vienna is also an option, there are shuttle bus services to Maribor.

Train

You can travel to Maribor with different international trains. There are direct connections available with Zagreb (CRO), Rijeka (CRO), Graz (A), and Vienna (A). On some lines it is necessary to change trains in Ljubljana or Zidani Most. Nearby Pragersko, which has good train services with Maribor, also enables fast train connections with Budapest (H) and Venice(I).

Traveling by train around Slovenia can be very comfortable. It is possible to travel along the railway tracks from Ljubljana to Maribor in a little less than two hours. Trains of varied quality and class prices links Maribor also with a number of other Slovene places. See Slovenian railways website.

Bus

Maribor is connected to Zagreb (CRO), Graz (A), Belgrade (YU), Amsterdam (NL) Rotterdam (NL) and most places in Germany by regular international bus lines. Otherwise Slovene towns are connected by regular bus services to Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and countries of the former Republic of Yugoslavia.

Maribor has also good bus services with other Slovene towns. However, it is recommended to travel by train between most Slovene places and cities, because the railway connections are more frequent and more often than not also cheaper.

Road

Maribor is connected to the motorway network spanning the whole country of Slovenia and connecting to Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy. Parking is generally available as well as at the venue. Note that you need to buy a toll pass - vignette to drive on Slovenian motorways, the cost is 15EUR for one week. Note that the penalty is about 800EUR so do bother to buy one. Austrian has a separate toll pass for their motorways.

Inner city (Public transport)

Public transport is handled by MarProm with most bus lines starting from the main bus station next to the train station.

The venue - Dom Obrambe Pekre is serviced by Line 18 Pekre to a nearby stop Lesjakova 1, running every 30 minutes as well as Line 6 Vzpenjača to the end-stop Vzpenjača, running every 20 minutes, where all the accommodation options are located. There is a 15min walk to the venue.

Bust tickets are 1.1EUR single ride paid on the bus or 0.87EUR if bought in pre-sale with one-time 2.5EUR cost for an RFID card. 20 journey ticket is about 14EUR.

Schedules are available online as well as the route map

What

In brief: We will deploy a wireless mesh network all over the place, run different routing protocols on top of it, perform some tests and see which routing protocol behaves better. (More Infos about the firmware: BattleMeshV8/Firmware)

Github repository

Battlemesh github repository Here you can find the wibed testbed platform, battlemesh packages (a set of OpenWRT packages to be used at the WBM events), and an OpenWRT mirror.

Announcement

This page contains the official Announcement: BattleMeshV8/Announcement

Timetable / Agenda

This page contains the call for talks/workshops: BattleMeshV8/CallForTalks

Live streaming

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfh-2aOR5hZUjxJLQ2CIHw

Recordings will be available as soon as they are post-processed.

Impressions from previous Battlemesh events

http://blogs.guifi.net/clommunity/files/2013/04/WDR4300-routers-cables-and-usb-devices.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXFz6QdfgP8

Contact

Local organizers

The event is locally organized as a collaboration of wlan slovenija community mesh network, Institute IRNAS Rače, Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia.

Sponsors

We would like to thank the following for making this event possible:

Hardware

Thank you for providing us with hardware for the event!

Ligowave representatives will be present on the event and the goal is to get opnwrt support reliable and test performance and compare them on same links with other equipment.

Funding

Endorsements

Blog Ping-Backs and Media Coverage

What to Bring

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

Description

Responsible Person

Accomodation

L

-

***

-

Musti, wlan slovenija

Transport (from/to airport)

L

-

**

-

-

Transport (from/to venue)

L

-

**

-

-

Venue Location

L

-

***

Find Venue location, talk to owners, get rent and possible dates figured out, prepare venue for the event

Musti

Venue Equipment (Speaker, Projector)

L

-

***

-

-

Internet Connection

L

-

***

-

wlan slovenija

Hardware for Testing

-

R

**

-

Pau, Roger, Simon, Bastian

Food Supply

L

-

*

-

-

Financial Handling (Bank Account)

L

-

***

-

Musti

-> Invoice Handling

L

-

**

-

Musti

-> Attendence Certification

L

-

**

-

Musti

Test Manager

-

R

**

-

Amadeus

Firmware Preparation

-

R

**

-

Daniel, Gui, Riccardo B., Manos

Press Communication

L

R

*

-

-

Public Relations

L

R

***

-

-

- Endorsements

L

R

*

Reach out to communities, ask for help, get them endorsing through their communication channels

Federico

- Logo

L

R

*

Design a beautiful Logo based on this years venue

Musti + team in Slovenia

- Poster

L

R

*

Design a poster based on the Logo of this year and Endorsers Logo, use it for endorsement or hackerspaces

Monic + freifunkas

- Merchandise (T-Shirts, Flags)

L

R

*

Design T-Shirts, ask for sizes, get them printed, sell or give them away

-

- Webpage

-

R

***

-

-

Agenda

-

R

**

Call for talks, review proposals, create schedule

txt.file

Social Events

L

-

*

-

-

Mentor Team -> Annnouncement, Mentoring Organizers

L

R

***

Done

Simon, JoW

-> Recon: visit the place, find Date

L

R

*

Done, visit in January

Simon, JoW

Attendence List/SignUps (DEADLINE!!)

L

R

***

-

Musti, Simon

Recording and Streaming

-

R

*

-

leonaard (recording, post-processing)

Local Community, Sponsorship

L

-

*

-

wlan slovenija

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