London Perl Workshop 2015 - Survey Results

The following survey results are a simple presentation of the raw data. No attempt has been made to analyse the data and compare with previous years. See forthcoming PDFs for more in depth analysis.

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Demographics (required)

These questions will help us understand who our attendees are.

Attendees:

Attendees: pie chart

CountDescription
36Responded
125No Response
161Total
22Response Percentage

Age Band:

Age Band: pie chart

CountDescription
0under 20
520 - 29
1330 - 39
1140 - 49
650 - 59
160 and over

Gender:

Although this question is optional, with your help we would like to monitor changes in attendance over time.

Gender: pie chart

CountDescription
31Male
4Female
0It's Complicated

Job Type:

Job Type: pie chart

CountDescription
6CEO/Company Director/Senior Manager
0Non-Technical Manager
1Technical Manager
6Technical Architect/Analyst
15Developer
1Engineer
4SysAdmin
1Student
0Lecturer/Teacher/Trainer
0Human Resources
0Researcher
0Unemployed
2Other

If your position covers many roles, please base this on your most senior responsibility. Also base this on the role you perform, rather than your job title. For example, a 'QA Developer' would be a 'Developer' role, and 'Information Manager' would a Manager role (Technical or Non-Technical depending upon your responsibilites)

If 'Other' please enter your professional job role or title:

  • Administrative assistent
  • Data Manager

Industry:

Industry: pie chart

CountDescription
0Automotive
0Education
1Engineering
1Finance
3Government
12IT Services
8Internet/Web
0Legal
1Logistics
4Media/Entertainment
1Medical/Healthcare
0Property
3Research
1Retail
1Telecommunications
0Travel
0Unemployed
0Other

If you or your company undertake work within mulitple industry sectors, please select the primary one you are currently working within.

If 'Other' please enter your industry sector:

Region:

Region: pie chart

CountDescription
27United Kingdom
9Europe
0North America
0South America
0Asia
0Australaisa
0Africa

Please note this is the region you were a resident in, prior to attending the conference.

The Perl Community, YAPCs & Workshops

These questions are designed to help us understand our attendees level of involvement in the Perl community.

How do you rate your Perl knowledge?

CountDescription
4Beginner
12Intermediate
19Advanced

How long have you been programming in Perl?

CountDescription
1less than a year
21-2 years
23-5 years
45-10 years
26more than 10 years

How many previous Perl Workshops have you attended?

CountDescription
9Never attended one
Attended Workshops1234567891011total
London Perl Workshop564-222--3-95
Austrian Perl Workshop-11--------5
Belgian Perl Workshop1--1-------5
French Perl Workshop1-1--------4
German Perl Workshop21-----1---12
Italian Perl Workshop1----1-----7
Netherlands Perl Workshop21--------115
Nordic Perl Workshop11--1------8
Portuguese Perl Workshop1----------1
any other European Perl Workshops11-1-1-----13
any American Perl Workshop11-----1---11
any other Perl Workshops2-1--------5

Do you plan to attend a future YAPC/Workshop?

CountDescription
31Yes
4Maybe
0Don't Know
0No

Are you a member of a local Perl Mongers user group?

CountDescription
25Yes
11No

If not, do you plan to find one or start one?

CountDescription
1Yes
3Maybe
5Don't Know
3No

What other areas of the Perl Community do you contribute to?

CountDescription
17I'm a CPAN Author
4I'm a CPAN Tester
6I'm a Perl event organiser (e.g. YAPC, Perl Workshop, QA Hackathon, local technical meetings, etc.)
1I'm a board or committee member of a recognised Perl body (e.g. TPF, EPO, YEF, JPF, etc.)
5I'm a Perl project developer (e.g. Rakudo, Catalyst, Dancer, Padre, etc.)
8I have a technical blog (e.g. on blogs.perl.org or a personal blog)
17I use or contribute to PerlMonks, Stackoverflow or other discussion forums
17I use IRC (e.g. #perl, #yapc, #london.pm, etc.)
8I contribute to Perl mailing lists (e.g. P5P, Perl QA, etc)
1other ...
  • contributed to metaCPAN
  • Pub socials, book.

London Perl Workshop 2015

Regarding London Perl Workshop 2015 specifically, please answer the following as best you can.

When did you decide to come to this conference?

CountDescription
21I'm now a regular London Perl Workshop attendee
1After London Perl Workshop 2013
2After reading a blog post about the London Perl Workshop
0I was nominated to attend by manager/colleague
3I was recommended to attend by friend/colleague
4After reading the Perl Weekly
1After seeing a link or advert on a Perl specific website
1After seeing a link or advert on a non-Perl website
0After seeing a link on Twitter, Facebook or other social media website.
0After reading an email sent to a mailing list I was on
0After seeing other promotions online/in the press
2other ...
  • After London Perl Workshop 2014
  • Attend in past, looked for 2015 event

Were you a speaker?

CountDescription
21No
6No, but I have spoken before at similar conferences
6Yes, and I have spoken before at similar conferences
3Yes, and it was my first time as a speaker

Note that "similar conferences" includes other Workshops and/or YAPCs, as well as Linux, Open Source or large technical events.

If you were a speaker, would you have been able to attend if you hadn't been speaking?

CountDescription
12Yes
0No

If you weren't a speaker, would you consider speaking at a future conference?

CountDescription
14Yes
2No
11Ask me later

What was your motivation for coming?

CountDescription
15the list of speakers
20the quality of the talks scheduled
6to be a speaker
18to meet with Perl/project co-contributors
27to socialise with Perl geeks
6to visit London
1other ...
  • Perl 6

What aspects of the conference do you feel gave value for money?

CountDescription
33the talks / speakers
11the conference venue
8the city of London
13the hallway track
21the attendees
1other ...
  • its always good.

What kinds of talks would you prefer at future London Perl Workshops?

CountDescription
2More beginner level talks
5More intermediate level talks
6More advanced level talks
17It's about right
6No preference

Are there any topics you would specifically like to see featured?

  • I appreciate it is hard to capture and satisfy every one's requirements. I have been using Perl for about 20 years, I have never used a CPAN library as I only use Perl to help run a database system. Appreciating that everyone's perception is different, it would be helpful/useful (particularly for newbies) if the standard of the talks could be coded (level 1 - easy | level 2 - intermediate | level 3 - advanced) on the day's schedule.
  • More: Mojo, Dancer, DBIx::Class, deep-dive into Plack middleware I'd also like to see some kind of comparison sessions about different frameworks like Mojo and Dancer.
  • Perl 6
  • Perl 6, transition from Perl 5
  • Perl Best Practices, CPAN module selection and submission, applications in Data Science and data management.
  • Perl for business processes (ESB, BMP...)
  • Something on organising events: would be good to have a joint presentation, for example from Mark, Barbie and BOOK.

How do you rate the workshop?

How would you rate your overall satisfaction of the following areas of the workshop?

Choices 1 2 3 4 5
Newsletters/Updates 11 18 3 1 -
Web site 9 22 3 - -
Registration process 24 8 2 - -
Directions/Maps 18 13 4 - -
Content of the talks 18 15 1 - -
Schedule efficiency 10 18 4 2 -
Social events 7 9 2 1 -
Facilities 14 18 2 1 -
Staff 30 6 - - -
Overall experience 22 13 - - -
Value for money * 24 7 2 - -

Key:
1 = Very Satisfied
2 = Somewhat satisfied
3 = Somewhat un-satisfied
4 = Very un-satisfied
5 = N/A

* Note that while the workshop has no attendance fee, your time and travel expenses aren't free :)