Battlemesh travel scholarships available

We are opening a call for sponsored travel to attend Battlemesh for anyone living outside Europe and would like to invite you to send your application! Battlemesh is the annual conference/gathering/hack event on community wireless networks and routing protocols will be between 3rd-9th August in Maribor, Slovenia. As Battlemesh is in the week before the Chaos Communication Camp in Germany, this is an excellent opportunity to be able to travel to both.

Event is free to attend and we still have organized accommodation available at low cost.

Requirements

Travel scholarships are open to people not living in Europe. To apply, we would like to ask you to send a short video (not longer than two minutes) to describe your situation:

  • Where are you from?
  • Why would you like to attend Battlemesh?
  • What impact in your local environment do you expect from your participation?
  • Would you be able to attend without the travel scholarship?
  • Will you continue to the Chaos Communication Camp? (Note that it is not a problem if you also plan to go to the CC camp.)

Shoot a short video and upload it to one of the video sharing websites and send us a link. Note that if it is private, we need a direct link and/or password for it as well.

Contact

E-mail your video to the local Battlemesh team.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is the 3rd of July. Decisions will be made before 6th July.

What is Battlemesh?

The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims at bringing together people from across Europe and beyond to test the performance of different routing protocols for mesh networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, IEEE 802.11s, OLSR. It is a tournament with a social character. If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks and related technologies, come and attend.

The traditional goal of the event is to set-up hands-on testbed for each available mesh routing protocol with a standard test procedure for the different mesh networks. During the event, similar hardware and software configuration will be used based on the OpenWrt and packages for each protocol implementation. The event is also a great opportunity to develop testing tools for PHY/MAC radio layers (drivers, scripts and PHY analyzers). Alongside the testing of routing protocols, a number of talks, workshops, and hackathons will be held on various mesh-related topics, all from technology to community and social aspects of mesh networks.

This years Battlemesh will take place from 3rd to 9th August 2015 in Maribor, Slovenia.