[Battlemesh] Fwd: visiting Athens after Vienna?

panayotis antoniadis panayotis at nethood.org
Wed Apr 19 23:52:51 CEST 2017

Dear all,

Just to let you know that Exarcheia Net (a newborn "district" community
network in Athens) will organize a libremesh hands-on workshop right after
the battle mesh in Vienna with special guests, Juergen Neumann and the
three libremesh masquetiers, Gui, Gio, and Pau :-)

You can read below the initial message sent to the libremesh list, and
you can contact me personally if you would like to participate and if
you would need accommodation.

The workshop will be self-organized and will last at least 2-3 days
(June 12-15).
It will include node installations, discussions about strategies
on how to make such an initiative successful, and more depending
on the interests of the participants.

Personally, I will try to come also to Vienna between June 6-8, and I would
be happy to present about this new effort in Athens and other related work
through the netCommons project: http://netcommons.eu




-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	visiting Athens after Vienna?
Date: 	Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:41:11 +0200
From: 	panayotis antoniadis <panayotis at nethood.org>
To: 	lime-users at lists.libremesh.org
CC: 	James Lewis <lewis.james at gmail.com>

Dear all,

As a quick introduction, I have been thinking and talking for many years 
about the importance of local applications in community networks, in the 
academia before and now somewhere in between research and action through 
the non-profit organization http://nethood.org/

My current base is in Zurich, Switzerland but I am working on various 
projects in my hometown in Athens including the new community network 
James Lewis mentioned in a different thread. For this project I mostly 
contribute through a nice roof overlooking the Exarcheia neighbourhood 
where the network is being deployed, and an empty apartment in the same 
building where I host friends, colleagues, activists, and more.

In addition to offering Internet access to the various refugee squats 
that exist in the area, the long-term objective is to offer also a 
variety of local services and develop a different model for building 
community networks in big cities, anchored in different neighbourhoods 
and including open physical spaces for discussions, workshops, training, 
residencies, etc.

To make the story short, we were thinking with James to organize a 
hands-on workshop perhaps after the battle of the mesh, June 12-15?, 
providing free accommodation for 7-8 people and possibly more, and a 
small real-life testbed (a short camping retreat in a close to Athens 
island is also possible :-))

I thought to share this idea first here, before opening it up to the 
battle of the mesh, to get a first feedback since it is mostly with 
libremesh that we want to experiment.

What do you think?

Would any of you would be interested to visit us in Athens?

(depending on the prices I might be able to cover also the travel 
expenses from Vienna for 2-3 people)



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