>Question for Armin:  Why the choice of October for the conference?  I
>believe that Munich weather starts tending toward the more cold and damp
>by then (I recall there being too much rain last year when I was Kempten
>for a few weeks in October).
This year I got the feeling that the weather in Munich is always best.
Relocation to a nicer
country might be the only solution :-).

We did not want to upset anybody with the date clash with the US
Rubyconf .. it simply
turned out that way .. taking many factors into account like holidays,
room availability,
birthdays, etc.

See hopefully many of you.