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  • What happens if one person takes another person's badge? You need a fallback for that. But if you've got that covered, then the system looks great.

    But better still is to print badges on demand. Leave the searching piece entirely up to the computer. I don't know what those cost though.

    • Yes, my variant with a rope is a kind of joke, but at Ukrainian event noone took other's badge. We thought about printing on demand. But I prefer "hard & rigid" badge to awful piece of paper inserted into plastic pocket. There is no time to print, cut, and then laminate the badge. The only possible solution we found is using special "badge" printers that can print on plastic cards. But although such devices are extrimely expencive (not less than $2000), they do not allow hi-speed printing. Typical pri
  • Do you have the details for generating barcodes, printing, etc? That would be useful to have for other YAPCs and workshops to simplify the registration process.
  • If the bar code reader can retrieve information - why not have it retrieve the location of the badge. Box 4, Separator 3, Bright Blue or some such Even if you are going to use the "hang them on the wall approach", you could have the information retrieval system give directions. It is a lot more up front work, but it should make things faster.
    • Well, we simply can insert into the box with badges labels with large initial letters.