[Battlemesh] Call for WBMv12 Location Proposals

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 17:51:14 CEST 2018

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 16:35 Filipe Borges Teixeira <
filipebteixeira at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Battlemeshers,
> Unfortunately, we do not have any candidates so far. We would really want
> to have WBMv12 in 2019, but we need a local team that can help us hosting
> the event. Without a venue, we can't do it :(
> *If you are interested in organizing next WBM edition, please get in
> contact with us so that we can work on that together, even if you are not
> sure it's possible.*
> Thanks and have a nice week!

I have a location in the Belgian ardennes, but it is a bit remote,
accessible by nearby train. There is a nice place to have a conference, but
i suspect it is pricey. So unless there are sponsors that can support it...

> Best Regards,
> Filipe Teixeira
> Filipe Borges Teixeira <filipebteixeira at gmail.com> escreveu no dia
> domingo, 7/10/2018 à(s) 12:02:
>> Hi Battlemeshers,
>> Thank you once again for joining us in Berlin! After a successful v11
>> edition, colocated with FFWCW2018 in what we called Wireless Meshup (Mesh
>> is in The Air), we are starting to prepare v12 edition!
>> At our Battlemesh Community meeting, we have discussed future locations
>> for WBM. We had some candidates:
>> - Bracciano (Italy) proposed by Clauz
>> - Madurai (India) proposed by Senthil Kumar
>> - Brasil proposed by Eduardo Coelho and Débora Leal
>> - Athens (Greece) proposed by Panos (although not 100% sure).
>> Following the discussion of this year and also last year, where the
>> possibility to move WBM outside Europe was also raised, we believe that WBM
>> should remain (moving) within Europe and that we should encourage
>> communities outside Europe to create similar events, pushing forward local
>> communities. We are happy to help you with that process! @Senthil maybe you
>> could catch up with Internet Society Comunity Networks SIG council (
>> http://cnsig.info/) to ask about the global summit and join the
>> discussion there, it could be a good idea!. @Débora, @Eduardo we would
>> suggest you contact Nicolás Echániz <nicoechaniz at altermundi.net> to get
>> more information on Regional Meeting in Latin America (LAC).
>> In the meanwhile, due to some life changes, Clauz will not be able to
>> host the event in Italy and Panos was not sure about hosting the event when
>> we met in Berlin (if you have any news on this proposal please update us!).
>> We are now making a call for WBMv12 Location Proposals.
>> If you are reading this e-mail and would like to host WBMv12, please send
>> us an e-mail with the following information:
>> * Describe your proposed location (city, venue)
>>  * Introduce yourself and your team or community
>>  * Tell us about the facilities (rooms, internet access), accommodation
>> options (expected package price), hackerspaces, etc
>>  * Tell us about travel options, e.g. nearest international airport, bus,
>> or train
>>  * Do you plan to have organized food? Are there restaurants nearby, etc?
>>  * What kind of social events could be organized?
>>  * Preferred times - people seem quite happy with the time of the event
>> (April - June), we need to make sure it does not overlap with other
>> important events
>> Please follow up with your proposals by October 14th. After reviewing all
>> the possible locations, the mentor team, composed by Albert, Claudio, Paul
>> and myself - will set up a recon visit and announce the final decision.
>> Best Regards,
>> Filipe Teixeira
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