[MLB-WIRELESS] Geelong Meeting

Todd Hubers todd.hubers at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 15:55:59 AEDT 2015

When: 6pm
Where: StartupCloud 169 Ryrie Street Geelong (above the TAB, across the
road from Subway, same block as Village Cinema).
What: The usual - and we've got internet, Nespresso ($1) and there will be
Dominos pizza from about 6:30.


On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Doug Rolfe <doug.rolfe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Can you confirm the time and place?
> Thanks, Doug
> On 19/01/2015, at 5:02 PM, Todd Hubers <todd.hubers at alivate.com.au> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Time for our second meeting, scheduled for Thursday the 22nd of Jan. Not
> sure if Mike will be able to make it, I'll shout pizza if he's not.
> Suggested discussion points:
>    1. *Website *- Last time we talked about the website - good to see
>    development continue on. It would be good to continue promoting the
>    progress of this.
>    2. *OurNet* - I have started engaging with academics to find research
>    partners. I have contacted 8 so far, with 1 showing interest after they
>    return from a trip to China. Again, this is a fairly open project, so the
>    more people who want to help the better. Until then, I'll keep giving you
>    updates in the hope that might stimulate interest.
>    3. *ForestNet* - Not too much as progressed on this. A new member of
>    the StartupCloud space, Zoom Aerial, will help me out a lot though. Warwick
>    runs a drone business with Casa licensing. He recommends a blimp if it's to
>    be tethered and can go up to 400ft above ground, and no license is required
>    if it's not for commercial purposes.
>    4. *Geelong City Nodes - *I'm sure there are plenty of people willing
>    to pay for node installation. Perhaps we can standardise some costs? Maybe
>    an hourly fee? Maybe running installations through an affiliated company?
>    Also a carrier license is dirt cheap, Melbourne Wireless is an a good
>    position where the NBN won't be coming to Geelong CBD for at least another
>    2 years, so many will be looking to wireless in the interim. Maybe a
>    partnership with Geelong Community Telco?
> See you there!
> On 27 November 2014 at 12:23, Todd Hubers <todd.hubers at alivate.com.au>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Just a reminder that our first (or restored) Geelong meeting for
>> Melbourne Wireless will be tonight. Mike will be shouting us Pizza and a
>> prize.
>> I would like to talk to Geelong members about a few local projects I have
>> in mind. I hope to make a brief presentation about these:
>>    1. *OurNet *- I have presented this previously in Melbourne, but much
>>    has changed since then. I would like to present the current concept design
>>    and discuss if we can find University researchers to further this.
>>    2. *ForestNet *- A simple project to get internet deep into the
>>    Otways. I imagine using tree(s) at the top of a ridge which overlooks Lorne
>>    and a deep value. Installing a fixture once, which can be used on demand to
>>    hold the equipment. I would then invite people from Geelong/Melbourne to
>>    work from the forest. This is an enabler.
>>    3. *Geelong City Nodes* - There is limited HFC in Geelong. I am very
>>    interested in increasing the density of nodes in Geelong for myself and
>>    others. I know of a couple of businesses who already have their own ad hoc
>>    solution, and I'm sure there are many others. I am prepared to pay for
>>    installation of a node on my roof.
>> Thanks.
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