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OpenWRT/OpenWRT Workshop
Sat 24 Jan 2009 0:00
till Sun 25 Jan 2009 0:00
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What:
2 days workshop about OpenWrt
Tagline:
Where:
HSB Brussels,Belgium
Cost:
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Who:
URL:


Hacker Space Brussels invites you to an 2 days workshop about OpenWrt (http://www.openwrt.org), the Linux distribution for embedded devices.

Florian and Nico, two OpenWRT developers from Paris, come over for a two days non-stop OpenWRT workshop.

The weekend is open to all. Beginners and experts are welcome!

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Contents

[edit] Material

[edit] You should definitely bring :

  • Your laptop ( if you ain't got no laptop: paper and pen will be available :-) )
  • A powersplitter
  • Bring an ethernet cable : your private lifeline if the ether gets too polluted
  • If you stay overnight : Bring sleeping mat & bag (there's only minimal comfort at hackerspace bxl)

[edit] If possible, bring:

  • Your compatible router
  • Your own dish / fork / knife
  • An ethernet switch (handy if some people have one)
  • A chair : if you're coming by car bring a chair (we've got some but if it gets too crowded people will have to sit on the floor)
  • A serial adaptor (3.3v/5v ttl to RS232/USB adaptor)

[edit] We'll provide:

  • ASUS WL-HDD boxes (5 of those)
  • some bricked Linksys boxes, some non-bricked ones.
  • some place to lay down at night (though, take your sleepingbag etc)

[edit] Date

Saturday+Sunday 24+25 Jan

[edit] Location

[[[location | void*pointer]]] 1030 Bruxelles

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[edit] Goals

  • install/configure/debug OpenWRT yourself
  • a chance to meetup with Belgium techies/geeks/hackers/…
  • learn new ways to (de)brick your router
  • How to build your own *.ipk packages (example with ucarp)
  • How to add a new arch/router
  • How to add a webinterface with LUCI
  • How to use JTAG to revive your router
  • Have fun!

[edit] Fees

We will ask you 5EUR for the whole weekend in order to finance the 2 train tickets of Florian and Nico. Food & drinks are available! The revenue helps us pay for the transport costs of the speakers…

[edit] Devs

Florian Fainelli and Nicolas Thill from OpenWRT team will be present.

[edit] Nicolas Thill

Nicolas Thill bought his first router in 2004 and taken by the versatility of the OpenWRT mini-distribution, he cross-compiles & packages everything which he can think of, and joins the OpenWRT dev-team (who grew tired of integrating all his patches) end of 2004. Since then he's been maintaining the packages and contributed code to some target architectures (eg AR7, UML, x86). Recently he's been working on the toolchain and added the option to choose for libc implementation.

[edit] Florian Fainelli

Florian is in the OpenWRT dev team since nov 2005, back then mainly maintaining packages, afterwards got interested in kernel development and porting the kernel to different architectures.

[edit] Registration

Please send an email to zoobab@gmail.com if you plan to attend. or set your available time on Doodle: http://www.doodle.com/cqpdxdbz56e8br6i

[edit] Email

See here for the announcement email.



=======================================================================
                OpenWrt Weekend (Brussels, 24-25 Jan 2009)
=======================================================================

Hacker Space Brussels invites you to an 2 days workshop about OpenWrt
(http://www.openwrt.org), the Linux distribution for embedded devices.

Florian and Nico, two OpenWRT developers from Paris, come over for a
weekend non-stop OpenWRT workshop.

The weekend is open to all. Beginners and experts are welcome!

Date
====

Sat+Sun 24+25 Jan 2009, from 10am-11pm

Goals
=====

For beginners:
*  install/configure/debug OpenWRT yourself
*  a chance to meetup with Belgium techies/geeks/hackers
*  learn new ways to brick your router

For non-newbies:
*  learn new ways to de-brick your router
*  How to build your own *.ipk packages (example with ucarp)
*  How to add a new arch/router
*  How to add a webinterface with LUCI

We provide
==========

*  ASUS WL-HDD boxes (5 of those)
*  some bricked Linksys boxes, some non-bricked ones
*  you can bring your own hardware to play with it
*  space, electricty, internet
*  some place to lay down at night (though, take your sleeping bag etc)
*  refreshments and snacks

Location
========

HackerSpace Brussels
Void*Pointer
Av princesse elisabeth 46
1030 Brussels
http://L45.be/where

Registration
============

Space is limited, so we ask you to register in advance by:

1. send an email to zoobab@gmail.com
2. register on Doodle: http://www.doodle.com/cqpdxdbz56e8br6i

Fees
====

A small participation fee of 5 EUR is asked in order to pay for the
transport costs of the 2 speakers.

Web
===

http://hsb.wikidot.com/openwrt-workshop

Contact
=======

Benjamin Henrion <zoobab@gmail.com> +32-484-566109

[edit] Aftermath

Hello,

The OpenWRT weekend is over and it was great!

Facts:
- We had 24 people
- We covered the costs
- It was great fun!

What was good:
- interesting stuff was happening everywhere
- everybody was actively doing their stuff
- food and drinks were nice (still volunteers wanted to do the dishes ;)
- our uplink survived...

Better for the next OpenWRT workshop:
- there were almost no talks, only one at midnight about packaging (wich was
intersting)
-> one developer was sick and did not made it.
- provide step-by-step documentation to install OpenWRT from zero to shell.

Did you like it? Did you disliked it? What could have been better?
Please provide feedback to contact at hackerspace.be

Foremost we want to thank:
- Nico and Massoud for coming over and helping setting up the network
fridaynight!
- Italy and Sweden for flying over!
- Steven to provide the Fonera routers
- Pascal for using the most soldering iron
- the cooks for providing the flying spaghetti

For people interested in more OpenWRT:
There will be an OpenWRT hacknight the saturday night of Fosdem (7/02)
Please register on doodle (HackerSpace Brussels can contain +- 25 people):
http://www.doodle.com/4vzh6rrn92riqp85

See you next time!

steef