Babel Wireless Mesh hackathon (Paris, 19-20-21 July 2013)

A hackathon dedicated to the Babel wireless mesh routing protocol will be held during three days in Paris, at the hackerspace. The event primarily aims at testing the new features of Babel (diversity, RTT metric, source-specific routing, etc…) in a real-world environment.


Start: Friday 19 July @ 09:00

End: Sunday 21 July @ 22:00 


  • Setup of a testbed of 20 nodes or more, some of them on batteries
  • Test the new features of Babel in real-world conditions
  • Test interoperability between different implementations and different extensions of the protocol
  • Basic tests inspired by the Wireless Battle Mesh ones
  • Data collection, statistics and reproductibility of the experience
  • Bug hunting (hopefully there aren’t many)
  • Degustation of belgian beers, and probably Attitude Adjustment cocktails too ­čÖé


Along with the main events, some talks are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Feel free to propose a talk, they will be listed on the wiki page of the event:

More information will be available on LeLoop website:

We provide

  • electricity
  • internet connectivity
  • meeting place
  • coffee and tea
  • toilets
  • if needed, hosting, but get in touch with us before

Do not forget:

* Bring your laptop/computer and european power plug wire (multiprises)

* Bring your compatible router(s) with OpenWRT pre-installed

* Bring your WiFi antenna(s) and connectors

* Bring your sleeping bag, and if you need hosting send an email


Please register as soon as possible on Framadate:

The entrance is free, both as in “freedom” and as in “free beer” (although the beer won’t actually be free).


La Gare XP

0bis avenue Lucien Descaves

75014 Paris

Tramway: Montsouris, on T3a

Metro: Porte d’Orl├ęans on ligne 4

RER: Cit├ę Universitaire on RER B

Google Maps:

Open Street Map:–?m




IRC: #babel on


Baptiste Jonglez
Email: baptiste.jonglez at
GSM: (+33) 6 03 72 24 79

Benjamin Henrion
Email: bh at
GSM: (+32) 484 566109