The convention published the complete voting and nomination data (PDF), so you can find out who would have come in second and what things were nominated but didn't make it onto the ballot.
For the first year or two, Sean was an unpaid volunteer, and the wireless was an all-volunteer effort. We felt bad about using up all his conference time, so we hired a company to run the network -- they're professionals, so everything should work fine, right? -- and Sean ended up helping them diagnose problems, using up *even more* of his conference time. Now we just pay Sean.