[Battlemesh] Battlemesh v12 in Paris -- 8-14 July 2019

Aube Richebourg aube.richebourg at posteo.net
Sat Mar 23 15:34:54 CET 2019

Hi everybody,

We can now officially announce it: this year's battlemesh will be held 
in Saint-Denis (near Paris) from 8th to 14th July!

   Battlemesh v12 Paris
Building community networks for fun and non-profit!
Scheduled: 2019-07-08 until 2019-07-14
   Location: "Le 6B", 6-10 quai de Seine, 93200 Saint-Denis, France 
(very close to Paris)

Please SPREAD this link (or the announcement text below this email) wide 
and far:

We are currently negotiating accommodation options with a nearby hostel, 
we will give more information when available.
We are also looking for contributions (talks, workshop), see the call 
for participation below.
More info can be found on the wiki page: 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we should be able to provide some 
travel scholarhips.
If you are in need of financial support to cover your transportation to 
the event please let us know in your registration email (see 
announcement text below).

We are looking forward to meeting the whole community in July!

The local team
Aube, Baptiste, Daniele, Vi
Email: v12 at battlemesh.org

To those who have told us in the poll to go for first week of July: 
we're sorry for the inconvenience! We got blocked by another event on 
short notice and had no choice in the end :( we hope you can all make it 
and join us!

The Wireless Battle Mesh v12
Building community networks for fun and non-profit
8th - 14th of July 2019, Paris, France

The upcoming 'Wireless Battle of the Mesh' event will take place from 
Mon 8th - Sun 14th of July in "Le 6B" in Saint-Denis, near Paris.

The event aims to bring together people from across the globe who are 
interested in community networks,including wireless mesh network 
technologies, fiber infrastructure, Do-It-Yourself Internet Access 
Providers, and more generally how to create and maintain a thriving 
community of people involved in building their own networks.

This year, we would like to expand the topics beyond wireless, with a 
dual focus on fiber and community.

We envision 7 days full of expert presentations, practical workshops, 
late-night hacking sessions, and fruitful discussions:
whether you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking 
activist, protocol developer, or have an interest in networking in 
general, come and join us!

Continuously updated information about the event: 


Our location for the main event is "Le 6B", 6-10 quai de Seine, 93200 
Saint-Denis, France.

GPS: geo:48.93835,2.34259
Web: https://www.le6b.fr/

The location is at a 5-10 minutes walk from the "Saint-Denis" railway 
station on the "RER D" line or "Train H",
easily accessible from the center of Paris. Make sure to buy a ticket 
for "zone 3".

The closest airports are "Paris Charles de Gaulle" and "Paris Orly", 
both 45 minutes away by public transportation.
Another option is the "Paris Beauvais" airport, located 2h15 away from 
the event by public transportation.

Accommodation Offering

For those of you who are looking for a convenient and low cost 
accommodation option: we are negotiating a special group reservation. 
Please check our wiki or sign-up for the mailing list for further 
details. The package is expected to include a 6 nights for a price range 
around 200€.


The event is *free of charge* and registration is optional - but it 
makes the organisation much easier if you tell us in advance that you 
plan to come.

To register, please send an email to v12 at battlemesh.org with the 
following content:

Subject: Registration

Name and/or Nick
Date of arrival / departure
Accommodation package: [Yes/No]
T-Shirt Size: [S/M/L/none, man/woman]
Other details you want to share: (e.g. community, country, URLs, twitter 
or mastodon handle, dietary restrictions, ...)
Do you agree to appear on the public list of participants?
Are you applying for a travel scholarship? (see below)

We will then put your name (if you agree) on the public participants 
list: http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV12/Participants

Travel Scholarships

Thanks to our sponsors, we have the opportunity to provide some Travel 
Scholarships to compensate the costs of a long distance flight to Paris 
and back. If you want to apply,please explicitly tell us soin the 
registration mail. We will then ask you to prepare a short video message 
in which you are giving a brief introduction to yourself andyour interests.
Please also provide the location from which you will be coming from, and 
an estimation of the travel costs (flight to Paris and back).

Call for talks / workshops

We invite participants to propose workshops, talks or other events.

We welcome contributions that broadly address the question of community 
networks from any of several perspectives:
technical, organisational, economical, regulatory, juridical.  Example 

  * Wireless Community Networks

  * Community Networks that deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks

  * TV white space as a precious network resource (radio spectrum)

  * Free hardware and free software for Community Networks

  * How to organize a durable community structure?

  * How to involve non-technical people? To "digital stewardship" and

  * How to disseminate the spirit of community networks, knowledge etc?

  * Connecting rural areas: challenges and solutions

  * Public fiber networks: architecture, funding, private actors
    involved, oversight

  * Internet of Things (IoT) networks and their impact on society

  * How to take advantage of a community network in ways otherwise not
    possible? What are the applications?

  * Local Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) as a common infrastructure

  * DNS as a common infrastructure?

Deadline for submitting a proposal: 6th May.

To submit a proposal, send us an email (v12 at battlemesh.org) with the 
template below.
All information you give us will be made publicly available in the 
schedule, unless explicitely specified otherwise.

Subject: Event proposal[e.g. conference, workshop, panel discussion, ...]

Name and/or nick
Optional affiliation: community, country, employer...
Event title
Type of event [talk / workshop / recurring workshop / panel discussion / 
Duration [30 min or 1h for talks, anything you want otherwise]
Frequency [for recurring event]
Preferred date / constraint
Any required equipment (other than a projector)

Summary (about 200 words)

Spread the Word

Please help us spreading the word by forwarding this announcement to all
lists and people that might be interested. Blogging about it is also
very appreciated, and if you do so, please add a ping-back to the wiki page:

The Local Organization Team


* Web: https://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV12
* Contact email: v12 at battlemesh.org
* Mailing list: https://ml.ninux.org/mailman/listinfo/battlemesh
* IRC: irc.freenode.net #battlemesh
* Twitter: https://twitter.com/battlemesh/
* Mastodon: https://toot.aquilenet.fr/@battlemesh12

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