We keep the approach to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks and combine it with the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the yearly Freifunk community get together. The mix becomes a global gathering of wifi tech experts, mesh developers and community networkers that join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain, learn and barbecue at c-base, Berlins famous hack-space-station.
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. There are also some travel scholarships that are given preferably to people not living in Europe, to enable members of worldwide wireless communities to attend the event.
This year the event will take place from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th of May, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event is locally organized by Freifunk, Germany’s community wireless network.
AlterMundi endorses and supports “Mesh is in the air” not only for the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks, but for their contribution to digital freedom rights movement, humanitarian aid, empowerment of peoples tech/net/media competency and a free and open civil society.
We will support the event by:
- helping to promote the event
- bring members of the community to the event
- give talks about advancements of our work