Wired has published a nice article taking a peak inside the network operations centre at Defcon for the first time. Often cited as the world's most hostile network. Put together and run by a group of dedicated volunteers, known as Goons, they work hard to make the network robust enough to handle the endless stream of dangerous traffic.
Over 9,000 hackers, press, feds and geeks gathered at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for Defcon 16, the world's largest computer security convention.
Using around 40 AP's dotted about the hotel, the network provided a 20mb connection to the Internet via a point to point wireless connection to another hotel. Read the full article with more pictures here.