We're planning the next 72 Hour Jam and we want your input. What weekends work best for you? We want to schedule the jam around what weekend will work for the most people, so please put your availability in the above poll. We'd also like to get your input on when we should announce the next major contest. There are a few options: Announce the contest before the jam. This allows people to decide if they would like to use the jam to "springboard" development of their entry (using the jam as an excuse to put a lot of time into starting a project), or if they would like to start early. Announce the contest with the start of the jam. This allows people to use the jam to springboard development, but may pressure people into springboarding when they would rather do something else for the Jam. Announce the contest after the start of the jam. This does not allow anyone to springboard, but it does alleviate the pressure some may feel to springboard. Let us know which of these you think makes the most sense. Bear in mind that our next contest doesn't have a ton of restrictions, so should you choose to use the jam to springboard your contest map, you will still have a lot of freedom in what you choose to make. EDIT: Note that we will not necessarily use the date that gets the most votes. We just want to get a feel for what works best for people.