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* [http://www.the-observatory.org/ The Observatory Science Centre]
 
* [http://www.the-observatory.org/ The Observatory Science Centre]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Marston_Airfield http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Marston_Airfield]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Marston_Airfield http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Marston_Airfield]
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** The closest exchange is 1 mile away and is not unbundled.
 
* [http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/ Jodrell Bank]
 
* [http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/ Jodrell Bank]
: Jodrell Bank are at the forefront of communications in the UK, I know cos i went to see the flaming lips there in july and it was mint, they did a lecture on high speed internet, microwaves, long range wifi etc..
 
 
they have a hi tech computer unit [http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/research/facilities/hpc/ High Tech Computer Unit Thingy]
 
 
..they also have one of the largest radio telescopes in the world (the lovell telescope ) than you can project onto its 76m dish and it looks mint. you might have professor brian cox turning up on keyboards though,..
 
 
<img src="http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/multimedia/images/library/Lovell5_640x480.jpg">
 
  
 
==Rejected sites==
 
==Rejected sites==
 
* [http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/ Bletchley Park] DorkCamp 2011 was nearly here, but turned out to be too small
 
* [http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/ Bletchley Park] DorkCamp 2011 was nearly here, but turned out to be too small
 
* [http://www.dorsetadventure.co.uk/ Poole & Dorset Adventure Centre] another Dork venue, "limited to about 20 people indoors and 30 in tents"
 
* [http://www.dorsetadventure.co.uk/ Poole & Dorset Adventure Centre] another Dork venue, "limited to about 20 people indoors and 30 in tents"

Revision as of 14:30, 17 August 2011

The biggest challenge is to find a decent site with the ability to get hold of a good (at least 100meg) internet connection.

  • it's possible to rent a connection via satellite for a reasonable price. An event I recently attended had a commercial video photographer using one, and it wasn't a big-bucks setup by any means. Afaicr he had at least 10meg but more may be possible - he considered it feasible for connecting communities, not just for single temporary use. Site equipment included a smallish dish on a trailer. Artag.
    • Satellite Internet has high latency, 10-20x that of a normal connection. Robert 07:22, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
    • I thought that was the case, but the connection was made available for use and I didn't find it a problem. Perhaps I wasn't very demanding and put any delays down to the shared use, but it was by no means as bad as I expected.
      • It definitely does - the laws of physics demand it! Also satellite tops out at about 10 meg best-case. Russ 08:30, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
    • The Multiplay events manage it (though they're held at a racecourse, but they have camping.). tomwardill.
      • Something like a racecouse/track or airbase that's geared up for events already would be a good place to start looking Ms7821 08:02, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


Similar events

Have a chat with the organisers for their experiences

  • Barncamp
  • Dork camp
  • Maker Faire (including Brighton on 3rd September)?
  • HAR 2009
  • CCC Camp 2011
  • Multiplay

Possible sites

Priority is to be near/connected to a good Internet pipe.

Data centers

Event venues

Rejected sites