Register here: http://bit.ly/bathack
I’m working with the Tribal Digital Village (sctdv.net), InSTEDD.org, and the ServalProject.org 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: http://bit.ly/bathack.
You can find out most of what you want to know about the Batphone at http://www.ServalProject.org. 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