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We are working to host the 10th edition of Wireless Battle of the Mesh (WBMv10) in Vienna, Austria. Relevant information is added to this wiki page and sub-pages as we go. Feel invited to contribute, too!


Send direct inquiries to the local infrastructure team via mailto:wbm10orga@lists.funkfeuer.at . The general Battlemesh public is reachable at mailto:battlemesh@ml.ninux.org .

Current Status


The majority has spoken: BattlemeshV10 will take place between June 05 and 11, 2017!


We have a Sponsor Info page now: http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV10/SponsorInfo . A few ideas for entities we could contact:


Paul sent out a brief summary of the recon mission on the ninux.org Battlemesh mailing list, see the list archive: http://ml.ninux.org/pipermail/battlemesh/2016-November/005244.html

The most relevant bits are as follows:

Location: “Volkskundemuseum - The Austrian Museum of Folk Life And Folk Art”, http://www.volkskundemuseum.at/

Possible dates: April 3-9, June 5-11, June 19-25

please click on your preferred date here, so we can choose soon: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/WBMv10_Date_Poll/


This is our Recon Mission agenda! We will wait for everyone to arrive during the earlier hours of Wednesday, and then launch into the first round of site visits in the afternoon.

Recon mission agenda
Approx time Wed Nov 09 Thu Nov 10 Fri Nov 11
10 AM Arrival Paperwork, pondering, planning Paperwork, pondering, planning
Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch with FunkFeuer
Afternoon Site Visit 1: TU Wien Site Visit 3+4: Univie, VKM Paperwork, pondering, planning
Evening Site Visit 2: Werk-X Site Visit 5 Metalab: librerouter
Even later Dinner Dinner Metalab: DeepSec After Party


We created a first draft of the local team's agenda for the recon meeting (including site visits, joint lunches, and lots of time to chat and plan). Details follow once we have synced/iterated with our guests and co-hosts.


An accomodation update: We will likely recommend the Wombats Vienna Naschmarkt hostel and reserve rooms for WBMv10 participants there. The cheapest stay is € 15.50 in a multi-bed room (no breakfast). The Recon Team will try out the hostel during their stay.

A venue update: We have details for a few venues already, see below. The costs are (1) approximate, and (2) given for the full five-day period. We are still collecting quotes for other venues (Haus des Meeres, Brotfabrik, etc.), so chime in if you know someone who knows someone who can help.

Venue overview
Venue Address Overall cost Dates Additional info Via
Technical University Vienna Gußhausstraße, 1040 around 2,500, detailed here: [1] probably only during lecture free periods, see [2] and [3] https://www.gut.tuwien.ac.at/veranstaltungsmanagement/ Paul
Werk X ("Kabelwerk") Oswaldgasse 35A, 1120 8,000 10.04.-15.04. is currently available http://werk-x.at Albert
University of Vienna Währinger Straße 29, 1090 3,000 ONLY during lecture free periods https://cs.univie.ac.at/ Albert
Volkskundemuseum Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 3,500 no availability info yet - Ingeborg.Milleschitz@volkskundemuseum.at http://www.volkskundemuseum.at/ Paul/Clemens

Other than that, we draft an outline for what to show to and discuss with the Recon Team when they are here. Expect more updates soon.


We are checking out venues! In order to preselect, we (albeit arbitrarily) assume/require that

  • we have a budget of at most € 10,000 to spend on renting space
  • the event lasts 5 days
  • 100 people participate
  • we need 2 rooms and at least 100 m^2 for the bigger one
  • obviously with tables, chairs, video projectors, Internet connectivity, PA
  • proximity to public transportation.

Our current longlist has nine venues that meet the criteria, and five more that need additional research with respect to costs, availability, etc.

Please add your ideas if you know of places that meet the criteria! (The budgetary limit is € 2,000 per day overall, or € 20 per person per day.)


The reconnaissance mission will visit Vienna from Nov 9 to Nov 12, 2016. We organize a venue and check out possible accommodation options until then. If you have good ideas for where in Vienna WBMv10 should take place (and, ideally, contacts to those places), please let us know!


We have a Doodle for the recon mission (Oct 19 - Nov 12 timeframe).


Nothing is decided yet! At the first pre-reconnaissance meeting, the mentor team listed their wishes, suggestions, and requirements for WBM, based on their experience with earlier editions. We are working on checking possible venues and accommodation now to make Vienna a realistic candidate location.

Pre-Recon Meeting #1, 2016-08-23, 15:00

Note: I'm not sure we may publish the meeting minutes in full, so I'll just quote the things that are obviously publishable.

  • requirements -- 80-100 people, hack- and talk room + workshop room, non profit low budget community organized event
  • dates will be decided through a doodle, date candidates will be selected and doodle will be started at the recon event. Event should happen around April/May 2017
  • discussed task list briefly - as always, this is a community event so we want remote people to help too.
  • entity to handle financial things (invoices, accommodation, etc) is still to be found
  • we would like to organize hotel group booking as the previous years

Next steps:

  • We will have a recon mission end of october/beginning of november - I will send a doodle to decide on the date. The recon team will go to Vienna and check out venues, hotels, and nice places. :)
  • If you know any other activists, hackers, communities or hackerspaces, please connect them up with us so we can possibly meet them too!
  • Vienna crew will check out venues and locations and ask for financial handling organizations