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Wireless Summit @ Vienna Day 3

on Sat, 08/14/2010 - 2:30pm

The author is now into his third day at the International Summit for Community Wireless, being held at Tech Gate in Vienna, Austria. This trip was made possible with a generous travel stipend granted to the author by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative.

Highlighted Talks:

A recipe for Digital Inclusion
Ben West, of WasabiNet
Josh King, of Chambana.net

Notable points from Josh King:
- Was able to qualify for NTIA stimulus funds to trench fiber in UC!
- Important to organize lots of neat Makerspace events to establish a large volunteer base.

Wireless Summit @ Vienna: Day 2

on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 2:38pm

The author is now into his second day at the International Summit for Community Wireless, being held at Tech Gate in Vienna, Austria. This trip was made possible with a generous travel stipend granted to the author by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative.

Highlighted Talks:

The OLSR-NG Mesh Project - A Status Update & Overview
L. Aaron Kaplan of Funk Feuer
Henning Rogge of FKIE

OLSR, or Optimized Link State Routing, is the algorithm that automagically builds the mesh between WasabiNet antennas.

WasabiNet at Wireless Summit Vienna!

on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 2:43pm

Ben West, co-founder of the mesh wifi network WasabiNet, will be presenting this weekend at at the International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN) in Vienna, Austria.  Ben will be co-presenting with Josh King from CUWiN in a panel entitled A Recipe for Digital Inclusion.  This trip was made possible with a generous travel stipend granted to the author by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative.
 

During the trip across the Atlantic, Amsterdam greeted the author with a neat wind turbine farm just off the coast, just before he met Vic Hayes on the plane