I was previously posting TPF conferences-related information to my personal blog on use.perl.org. Now we have this excellent TPF blog for TPF info, so I'll be posting here.
As I said in a previous post, all of the bids this year were quite good. To give a little more transparency into the voting process, you can see the anonymous vote breakdowns below:
Boston Chicago Vancouver
2840 2980 2690
2530 2770 2110
3310 3170 2830
2090 3000 2510
3040 3230 2990
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13810 15150 13130
Although the total looks like a large win for Chicago, I think if you look at each voter, you'll see it was pretty close.
I have also asked the bidders if we could publish their bids, and they agreed, so I'll post each bid as a separate blog entry.
In the future, I'm going to try to get some ground-rules out there before the bid and voting process so everyone knows what will be made public. This will prevent any surprises or hard feelings and allow everyone to see what we see.