Project:UK Hack Camp/Candidate sites
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)
Have a chat with the organisers for their experiences
- Dork camp
- Maker Faire (including Brighton on 3rd September)?
- HAR 2009
- CCC Camp 2011
Priority is to be near/connected to a good Internet pipe.
- Somewhere near The Bunker?
- Multiplay have used Newbury racecourse in the past, had camping and fast internets.
- The Observatory Science Centre
- The closest exchange is 1 mile away and is not unbundled.
- Jodrell Bank