Skip directly to content

On a Road Movie to Berlin!

on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:32pm

Ben West, WasabiNet's co-founder, is off to Berlin for this year's International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN), being hosted by the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation. Exciting! Aufregend (in German)! Ben will be presenting a tech showcase about the solar-powered rooftop wireless network Sunflower Mesh, in conjunction with the COMMUNAL-cator project being presented by Xavier Leonard.

Ben has been attending these summits since it came to St. Louis in 2006. Through these conferences, Ben has promoted the the wonders of WasabiNet, the local hackerspace Arch Reactor, the Cherokee Street community, and St. Louis in general, in distant places like Vienna, Barcelona, and now mostly recently Berlin.

Here are some selected highlights Ben looks forward to during this year's summit in Berlin:

  • Cloummunity: A cloud infrastructure for community wireless networks
  • Community Organizing and Alternative Business Models, being tested out currently by community wireless networks like WasabiNet
  • Updates about the Red Hook Community Wifi network in Brooklyn
  • An inexpensive, prototype optical Gbit/s wireless device being developed by WLAN Slovenia

More details at the full conference agena here:

Please stay tuned here at for further updates about this adventure in Berlin!


I was present in the summit for community wireless networks,it was really amazing for me. There were new inventions presented there. The Sunflower Mesh is a fabulous technology for creating community wifi network which will ensure a local network server and everyone will get internet access all the time.This will be very much supportive for custom writings for local newspapers and other media.This is especially favorable for the rural areas where there is limited internet speed.

I want to join your WasabiNet, Is it possible? I am also related IT department and work as Creative writer so If it is possible, then i will try to join your community may be you need some help and i will help you for anything.

i want to join this road movie show now, please you can tell me how to join this

Post new comment