One of the things we’ve not managed to do yet is document our process for UberCon. So, last week I kicked off the documentation project for the LAN department of the con. My end-goal is a handbook, complete with network diagrams, that hopefully a chimpanzee can use to set up the network, provide services to NJ Lan Party (the crew who provide us with excellent fragging) and our attendees, and then tear the network down again. It turns out our hardware supplier is willing to do the physical setup, including video card upgrades for a (really) small fee, so while the handbook will cover how to do it, we won’t have to. Yay!
Feedback in our forum indicate that better maps of the con would be appreciated, so I’ve worked out a design that’ll let us display maps that are about 3 foot by 3 foot and a schedule of events down the side. A few of these dotted around the hotel should help people know where they are and where they want to get to. They’ll also be durable, which makes them reuseable for multiple cons. Even better, they won’t cost us an arm and a leg to build.