Well NYC and Hamburg are done.
Hamburg launch a beta and NYC did not.
I think the difference was the process they used... Hamburg organized in their own way and NYC followed the Startup Weekend Bill of Rights. I don't know that was the the killer for NYC as Facebook apps are hard to write -- NYC would have been hampered by that fact, but I can't help but wonder if all that pre-weekend organization actually helped Hamburg. Only a few more run under Andrew's Bill of Rights will tell the tail.
For those that read German, or for those that are willing to run the site through a translator, it's well worth reading about how they organized. They did a much better job of organizing than we did in Toronto and I have high hopes for Birmingham as well, because they are also well organized.
One other thing I would love to hear more about was NYC's attendance and energy. The videos shot there on the second day looked very subdued and there looked to be only about 20 people actually in the building and working. Thats a bit more attrition than we experienced -- if thats the case it may be that attrition is inevitable regardless of the format of the weekend. Attrition is something most people complaining about Toronto have pointed to as evidence of failure (most people who attended don't think we failed at all). I guess that's one more thing we'll have to wait on more weekends for, to get any sort of answer.
Also, I'm planning to write up a summary of our weekend in Toronto. We had intended to do it as a group but it's been very hard to get people communicating at all. So, I'll write it up from my perspective so that other weekend cities can see what we did and my opinion on what worked and what didn't. How soon I can't tell you but I'd like to get it out there right now... it all depends on how much time I have (which is not much now that LobbyThem is preparing to launch the first release).
I must say, I'm becoming a startup junky... I love this stuff!
It's a freaky-geeky sport!