Meta Mesh attended BattleMesh v8 in beautiful Maribor, Slovenia last August hosted by the incredible WLAN Slovenia organization. This year's BattleMesh will take place in Porto, Portugal and Meta Mesh endorses the event wholeheartedly! It is the one and only mesh networking event in the world that focuses on improving mesh protocols and acts as a magnet for Community Wireless Network organizers. It's an event that fuels the passion we all feel in building CWNs and the connections that are made there are important to moving our networks forward!
The "Wireless Battle of the Mesh" is an event that aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N, BMX, OLSR, and 802.11s.
Many developers and community networkers will join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain and learn.
If you are interested in dynamic routing protocols or wireless community networks you can't miss this event!
The battlemesh is free of charge and open for all, every year we strive to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.
WLAN Slovenia showed great care for our representative, Adam Longwill, last year during a series of unfortunate events that delayed him in Paris, lost his luggage, rerouted him to Zagreb, had him questioned by border police, and asked for directions at a sketchy underground casino. While Meta Mesh has a tight budget, we will be raising some funds to assist this year's BattleMesh in covering its own costs!
This year the event will take place from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th of May 2016 in Porto, Portugal. The event is locally organized by INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal. INESC TEC stands for Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science and is a private non-profit research & development institute located on the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal).
Meta Mesh endorses and supports the Battle of the Mesh v9 because of the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks.
Meta Mesh will support the event by providing funds and promoting the event on this side of the Atlantic by retweeting and sharing video lectures from the event on our blog.
Many other communities endorse and support the Wireless Battle of The Mesh v9 and an up to date list of the endorsers of the Battlemesh v9 can be found at the main Battlemesh website.
If you are interested in coming join the event's Mailing List to stay up to date with the latest news.
If you would like to assist us in donating to BattleMesh, you can send us real or virtual currency through our Donations Page.
Thank you and good luck to all the protocols!