Are you a technologist who wants to use your skills to help communities in need? Join us in Berlin this October to learn from technical experts and tell them about your work.
Below are some sessions from past IS4CWN conferences to get you thinking, but the sky is the limit! Whether you have a fresh take on these topics or something totally different to share, we invite you to submit a proposal for this year's conference. Travel funding is available, too.
"Epic FAIL!: Everything We Did Wrong with Community Wireless Networking"
With founding CuWIN and Funkfeuer in 2000 and 2003, being amongst one of the early community wireless networks the presenters got the privilege of being there from the beginning and thus having hardly any other role model community to learn from. Mistakes were therefore inevitable. Now, a decade later, it is time to draw a line and look at the successes and mistakes which were made. Discussing the mistakes allows future networks to avoid falling into the same pitfalls.
Alternative Structures and Technology in Mesh Networking
Presenters will talk about the need for alternative infrastructure, motivations of hotspot hosts, the obstacles they perceive, and how to overcome those obstacles. The presentation will also comprise a discussion on cellular wireless networks vs. meshes and how to improve the mesh technology from the current state.
OLSR.org has become the de-facto open source mesh routing protocol of choice for most community wireless networks over the last years. The presentation will give an overview of the current state of development as well as an update on future developments. The second part will be a workshop/get-together with OLSR users and developers which will focus on wishes by the community and necessary steps to implement these change requests.