It started with a generic description:
"An ESP8266 badge that has an 1.3 inch OLED and NRF24L01 module, because Wi-Fi will be a mess. Then one button to push to send a message out." And my response was "2.4GHz to get away from 2.4GHz - let me see if I can add a CC1101".
thanks to a oshpark coupon I was motivated to work on the badge some more and add a PCF8574 IO port expander and an attiny that will hopefully turn the beak / horn into touch buttons as well.