Byzantium Sprint Reminder

This is a reminder that the Byzantium project is having a sprint this weekend. We will likely be working on the live distro. The goal is to have live development environments available before long on Saturday so that everyone can develop for Byzantium within Byzantium.
Also we are continuing the trial of the new schedule this month. We will meet as usual on Friday (8pm) and Saturday (noon), but we won’t meet on Sunday. On Friday we will meet for pizza and planning, and on Saturday we will work on the stuff we planned out on Friday night. Feel free to come in even if you have no idea what’s going on. The primary motivation for this project is to help people in an emergency, but helping people (including ourselves) learn about mesh networking and the other related technologies associated with the project is a close second.

Byzantium Sprint 4 Reminder

We will be meeting this Friday at 8pm to figure out whether we will be doing long haul link testing or general mesh metrics testing based on how many people show up. Then we will be running whatever tests we decide we are doing starting on Saturday at noon and wrapping up for Saturday by about 9pm. Sunday we will be meeting at noon to continue testing and we’ll wrap up for the weekend by about 9pm.

Byzantium Sprint 3 Reminder

Next Friday (April 29) is the first day of Byzantium Sprint 3. We will be meeting at 8pm to plan our tests, inventory our supplies, and get everyone up and running with Babel. On Saturday we will meet at noon, have a quick lecture on mesh networking, and then test like crazy until dinner time when we will all go out for dinner and return to have a quick lessons learned. On Sunday (May 1) we will meet at noon have a quick discussion to fill everyone in on what each other did on Saturday and continue with the tests until dinner time when we will go out for dinner and then return for a discussion to wrap up.
It is really super important that we get as many people as we can to come to this sprint for at least 2 of the test we want to do. If you come please bring as many machines with WiFi NICs as you can muster. 802.11b/g/n are all great. Also bring a USB drive or several if you can that you wouldn’t mind being wiped as if we have difficulty working with your preferred OS/distro we will make you a persistent liveUSB that you can use for testing purposes and we’ll figure out how to get things working on your favorite environment during down time.
The tests we need the high body/node count for are the tests that involve pushing the limits of the number of nodes that can sustainable coexist on a network given certain conditions.
Lastly WE HAS GUI 🙂 there is a developmental webui with a visualization of the network for Babel. (the developer’s demo page)
This will be projected on the screen in the main room and I’m going to try to get it so people who can’t come but want to follow what’s going on can see it on the internet.