[Battlemesh] Battlemesh v9 announcement

Simon Wunderlich sw at simonwunderlich.de
Tue Jan 12 22:04:41 CET 2016

Here is the announcement in text form, please forward it to mailing lists, 
friends, colleagues, even your arch enemies. :)

       Announcing the Wireless Battle Mesh v9
    (1st - 7th of May 2016, Porto, Portugal)

The next 'Wireless Battle of the Mesh' will take place from Sun 1st till Sat 
7th of May at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. 
The event 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. Of course, new protocols (working on 
OpenWRT) are always welcome!

It is not required to be active within the mentioned protocols, so if you are 
a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an 
interest in mesh networks in general, you have to check this out! 

Information about the event is gathered at:



The event takes place at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of 
Porto, Porto, Portugal. It features one large meeting room with three distinct 
areas: a working space, with tables and Internet connection, a conference 
space for talks, and a small kitchen. The room is located centrally in the 
campus and has a large grass area outside. The department buildings will be 
used to deploy the wireless routers across the common spaces, labs and meeting 

Participant Registration and Fee

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

If you wish low cost accommodation, a special group booking has been arranged. 
Payment in advance is required to get the full benefit of
the discount. Therefore, like for the previous event, this year's edition 
features an "early bird low cost" registration program with two
accommodation options (6 nights with the breakfast included). Payment 
instructions will be given after filling the registration form. 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.

If you want to join the event, whether with the accommodation package or 
without, please
always register using the registration form:


For any additional information, requests and inquiries get in touch with the 
local organization team: v9 at battlemesh.org

The following accommodation options are available:

Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Rivoli Cinema Hostel is the first Cinema themed Hostel in Portugal. It has 12 
rooms available (3 beds and 4 beds room), 6 shared toilets and 6 shared 
showers, a fully equipped kitchen, 1 lounge area where you can relax, have a 
drink, read books and play games, and an outside 180 m2 space where you can 
listen to music, barbecue, sunbath, party, or just chat with the others 
guests. The breakfast and the towel is included in the price. The hostel is 
right next to the main city square, and 15-20 minutes to the battlemesh venue 
by Metro.

Porto Spot Hostel
Located in Porto’s city centre, Porto Spot Hostel offers comfortable 3 beds 
and 4 beds rooms with free WiFi. It is only a 5-minute walk from the Trindade 
Metro Station and 15 minutes to the battlemesh venue by metro. 

Early bird booking is available for 6 nights (May 1st to 7th) for 125 EUR if 
payment is received before Feb 1st. The price goes up to 150 EUR for all later 
payments. Our reservations are valid until March 1st, any late arrangements 
are subject to availability.

Spread the Word

Feel free to spread the word by forwarding this mail to all lists / people 
that might be interested in it. Blogging about the event is more
than welcome, and if you do so, please add a ping-back to the wiki page:



* Web: http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV9
* Email: http://ml.ninux.org/mailman/listinfo/battlemesh
* IRC: irc.freenode.net #battlemesh
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