Batphone Hackathon. Disaster communications via mobile mesh

Date: 11/20/2011
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I’m working with the Tribal Digital Village (,, and the to test Paul Gardner-Stephen’s system for infrastructureless telephony that can be contained in a backpack and air dropped into disaster areas. It has the Batphone nickname because one part of the open-source software stack is a protocol called BATMAN (Better Approach To Mobile Adhoc Networking). The Batphones form a mesh network among themselves, and multi-hop through that to negotiate VOIP phone calls.

On our way toward a full catastrophe simulation demo in January, we’re inviting folks to join us for a Hackathon session to uncover and address flaws in the assumptions, logic, software and hardware. That adds up to a magical geekery-filled Sunday. Sunday Nov. 20, 10am – 5pm PST (GMT – 8:00).You can join us in person (on the reservation, 50 min. drive from downtown San Diego) or participate online. Please register for either option here:

You can find out most of what you want to know about the Batphone at You can download the Android app there (requires rooting). The sourcecode is on Github, search for ServalProject. You can also respond here or email me for questions. -Xavier Follow @merelyanode and #Batphone

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