Hello Drupal Community and DrupalCon Teams!
It has taken longer than originally expected, but finally after long and careful deliberation, we, the selection taskforce committee, recommend Copenhagen for the DrupalCon 2010. The commitment and relentless enthusiasm of the Danish team during the evaluation process gave us also full confidence that they are ready to organize a DrupalCon that rocks in the 9 months that is left.
It was a tough decision since we had to choose between 3 great proposals by 3 strong communities. This translated into narrow margins between the scorecard results for the 3 cities for several of the evaluators. You can find the scorecards attached to this post to see how we evaluated the cities.
So what will happen next? The DA board has a meeting planned on December 3rd. We hope they will agree with our recommendation and vote to have Drupalcon 2010 in Copenhagen so that if all goes well, we'll have an official announcement few days after that.
For 2011, we haven't reached a decision yet, as there is a very narrow margin between the scores for the remaining two cities, Berlin and London. We've got a preliminary evaluation but there are some variables that we need to sort out. In order to do so, we would like the 2 leads from each team to get in touch with Isabell from the taskforce to organise a conference call with us. This will give you another opportunity to impress, and will help us to reach a decision before the end of this year.
We apologize for the delay of our recommendation for 2010. To be able to evaluate the three nominations, we needed further information on the venues even though this was not a requirement for the call (e.g. we specifically asked teams not to negotiate with venues). Practically this meant we had to ask Blue Project to investigate venues in Copenhagen for us, so we could a.s.a.p. reach a decision for 2010.
Transparency is important for us, that is why we started the public selection process this year with open proposals, why we had a public poll for the most popular venue and why we encouraged and took part in the public IRC chats with all 3 contending teams. This being the first time we do things this way we hope that you'll bear with us while we further finetune the process. Next year, we'll be able to avoid some of the mistakes we made this time.
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