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Otronicon - FamiLAB Workshops - 1/18 - 1/22 - Details
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:49:07 AM »
This is a new public thread since some of our volunteers are not FamiLAB members. I'll update this top post with more information as we get it.


Volunteer signup - We have a good crew at this point, but if you are interested and haven't signed up, post below or contact me.



Parking - AWAITING INFO; we are assuming that you will park in the parking garage (capacity?); you may have to pay to park


Entry - There will be a line for attendees and a line for exhibitors. Please use the exhibitor line, explain to them that you are a FamiLAB volunteer. They will check you in and IIRC, give you a wristband. Please be respectful and don't bring your entire family into the event as "volunteers". VOLUNTEER ADMISSION DOES NOT INCLUDE STAR WARS.


Classroom - we are in the INQUIRY classroom. The classrooms are not easy to find - suggest asking the person who checks you in for directions if there is not good signage. We have room for instruction space and will be setting up small projects for show & tell, etc. We have a SMALL locking space in inquiry to store small bags, etc. Please be respectful of our instructors - if class is going on, and you need to have a conversation, etc. please walk outside.


Food - Subway onsite, expecting lines. You are welcome to bring food, but please be discrete - don't bring a big cooler through the OSC lobby.


Dress code - OSC is typically very cold, but we aren't quite sure what to expect. I'll be in jeans and a geeky t-shirt of some kind (FamiLAB, Maker Faire, Tesla, Radio Shack) - and I'll likely have a long sleeve shirt handy just in case it is cold. If you have a FamiLAB name badge, OMMF laminate, etc - feel free to wear it :)


Friday will be chaos while we do the first runs of new classes, figure out the logistics with the science center, etc. We need both your assistance AND your patience. If we don't have a specific task for you, please interact with the students, their friends / parents, talk about the lab, mention the next open house, upcoming classes, give them a card or a sticker, etc.


More soon, please post questions below.




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Re: Otronicon - FamiLAB Workshops - 1/18 - 1/22 - Details
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 07:50:22 AM »
Tasks that could use help (will update this as I think of it):

Otronicon blog post on FamiLAB.org
Photos / Blog / Twitter / Facebook FROM Otronicon

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Re: Otronicon - FamiLAB Workshops - 1/18 - 1/22 - Details
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 11:53:39 AM »
Parking: Friday and Monday, park on level 3 of the OSC garage.
If you get there before 9:30, the gate should be open. If you get there after 9:30, explain to the gate attendant that you are a volunteer with FamiLAB teaching a workshop for Otronicon. If you run into complications, just pay the $5, and I'll reimburse you.  OSC has been extremely patient and helpful, so please try to remember to be patient and helpful back, especially if there is a long line involved.


Parking Saturday and Sunday:
Please park at the "Kids Doc Parking Lot" off of Camden Road (See attached pdf for a map.)


Friday, we can get there as early as 7:30AM for last minute setup.


Below is a more detailed info from OSC:
Exhibitor Check In[/b] will be located behind Guest Services on Level 2 in the Lobby. We will have a volunteer directing people back there so there shouldn?t be a problem finding this location. At this time, exhibitors will collect their badge and wristbands. We ask that badges remain visible, so that guests and floor captains can identify the exhibitors and assist you in all of your needs. Please return badges back to exhibitor check in at the end of your shift, unless you are working consecutive days.[/font][/color]
[/size]Wrist bands will give you access to the rest of Otronicon  after you are done working. Please remember to remove your exhibitor badge.  Each day, the color of the exhibitor wristband will change so you will not be able to wear the same wristband from the previous day.[/color]
[/size]We will also have maps and programs located at Exhibitor Check In. Volunteers will help direct exhibitors if they are unsure of their location.[/color]
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[/size]Floor Captains & Room Monitors ? On each level, there will be a designated OSC staff member that will be the floor captain. In each exhibit hall, there will be a room monitor. They will be wearing a visible badge that will identify themselves. If you have any logistical concerns, they are your point of contact. Throughout each shift, they will be available if you need them. Internet and volunteer concerns can also be reported to floor captains or room monitors.[/color]
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[/size]Subway is located in our caf? on Level 1. They will also have a concession stand located on Level 4. Be prepared for long lines at Subway Caf? during lunch times so please plan accordingly. We do not have a place to store personal items for exhibitors, so please keep these items at a minimum and on your person. No personal controllers or weapons of any kind including those as part of costumes are allowed.[/color]
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[/size]Parking- Friday & Monday Please park on Level 3 of the OSC parking garage[/color]
[/size]Saturday & Sunday Please park in the Kids Doc located off of Camden Road.[/color]
[/size]Please refer to the attached map for the location of Kids Doc.[/b][/font][/color]


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Re: Otronicon - FamiLAB Workshops - 1/18 - 1/22 - Details
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 06:23:38 AM »
From Dave:

We got a lot done last night, so I plan to get there at 8AM. If you are insane and get there ahead of me, call me, and I can tell you which machines need what, how to log on, etc.

Rough list of stuff that needs to happen tomorrow:
Unload more stuff from Dave's van
Re-verify all 15 machines for scratch class first thing
Set up projection and possibly amp
Set up and tin soldering Irons, tape down cords.
Install arduino drivers on 4 remaining machines
Get Matt set up and printing
Get tennis for two, and other show-and-tell set up
Support Mac during Scratch class (help anyone who gets stuck, engage anyone who gets too far ahead)
Support Dave during soldering class (help anyone who gets stuck, engage anyone who gets too far ahead)
Set up for Pi class (Lots of plugging/unplugging cables)
Support Mac during Pi class(help anyone who gets stuck, engage anyone who gets too far ahead)
Transition from Pi to arduino (More plugging/unplugging cables)
Support Dave during arduino (help verify hookups,help anyone who gets stuck, engage anyone who gets too far ahead)

--and hopefully get to eat, and see some of the other cool stuff at otronicon along the way.

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Re: Otronicon - FamiLAB Workshops - 1/18 - 1/22 - Details
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 09:53:52 AM »
KUDOS -- to all that worked on this.
There is Quality in the Details
That is All

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Re: Otronicon - FamiLAB Workshops - 1/18 - 1/22 - Details
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 10:46:42 AM »
KUDOS -- to all that worked on this.

We had an AMAZING crew - and the feedback from students, parents and OSC has been nothing but awesome!