London Perl Workshop 2016 - 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
32Responded
84No Response
116Total
27Response Percentage

Age Band:

Age Band: pie chart

CountDescription
0under 20
320 - 29
1130 - 39
1240 - 49
750 - 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
3Female
0It's Complicated

Job Type:

Job Type: pie chart

CountDescription
1CEO/Company Director/Senior Manager
0Non-Technical Manager
3Technical Manager
0Technical Architect/Analyst
22Developer
1Engineer
3SysAdmin
1Student
0Lecturer/Teacher/Trainer
0Human Resources
0Researcher
3Unemployed
0Other

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:

Industry:

Industry: pie chart

CountDescription
0Automotive
0Education
0Engineering
2Finance
0Government
13IT Services
5Internet/Web
0Legal
1Logistics
3Media/Entertainment
1Medical/Healthcare
1Property
3Research
1Retail
1Telecommunications
0Travel
3Unemployed
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
21United Kingdom
10Europe
2North America
0South America
1Asia
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
2Beginner
11Intermediate
20Advanced

How long have you been programming in Perl?

CountDescription
0less than a year
11-2 years
43-5 years
65-10 years
22more than 10 years

How many previous Perl Workshops have you attended?

CountDescription
5Never attended one
Attended Workshops12345678910111213total
London Perl Workshop8271311--1-1-87
Austrian Perl Workshop111----------6
Belgian Perl Workshop2------------2
French Perl Workshop1------------1
German Perl Workshop211----1----128
Italian Perl Workshop1------------1
Netherlands Perl Workshop1-11---------8
Nordic Perl Workshop2--1---------6
any other European Perl Workshops-22----------10
any other Perl Workshops--1----------3

Do you plan to attend a future YAPC/Workshop?

CountDescription
28Yes
5Maybe
1Don't Know
0No

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

CountDescription
19Yes
15No

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

CountDescription
2Yes
7Maybe
5Don't Know
2No

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

CountDescription
18I'm a CPAN Author
3I'm a CPAN Tester
11I'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.)
8I'm a Perl project developer (e.g. Rakudo, Catalyst, Dancer, Padre, etc.)
12I have a technical blog (e.g. on blogs.perl.org or a personal blog)
9I use or contribute to PerlMonks, Stackoverflow or other discussion forums
14I use IRC (e.g. #perl, #yapc, #london.pm, etc.)
5I contribute to Perl mailing lists (e.g. P5P, Perl QA, etc)
1other ...
  • ex-LPW org team

London Perl Workshop 2016

Regarding London Perl Workshop 2016 specifically, please answer the following as best you can.

When did you decide to come to this conference?

CountDescription
16I'm now a regular London Perl Workshop attendee
4After London Perl Workshop 2015
2After reading a blog post about the London Perl Workshop
1I was nominated to attend by manager/colleague
4I was recommended to attend by friend/colleague
1After reading the Perl Weekly
1After seeing a link or advert on a Perl specific website
0After seeing a link or advert on a non-Perl website
1After seeing a link on Twitter, Facebook or other social media website.
1After reading an email sent to a mailing list I was on
0After seeing other promotions online/in the press
3other ...
  • After finding another reason to be in London that weekend, making the trip cost-effective.
  • I'm trying to attend Perl events in Europe regularly :)
  • Wasn't able to go to YAPC and searched for good alternative

Were you a speaker?

CountDescription
13No
8No, but I have spoken before at similar conferences
12Yes, and I have spoken before at similar conferences
1Yes, 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
13Yes
0No

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

CountDescription
18Yes
1No
9Ask me later

What was your motivation for coming?

CountDescription
15the list of speakers
15the quality of the talks scheduled
9to be a speaker
16to meet with Perl/project co-contributors
24to socialise with Perl geeks
9to visit London
3other ...
  • Perl 6
  • say hello to mdk
  • to be part of the Perl community
  • To support my colleague who was a speaker this time.

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

CountDescription
31the talks / speakers
14the conference venue
8the city of London
13the hallway track
16the attendees
other ...

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

CountDescription
0More beginner level talks
6More intermediate level talks
6More advanced level talks
19It's about right
2No preference

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

  • Intro. to perl 5/6 internals
  • Moose intro beyond Anmal -> Duck eat. etc
  • Perl 6, transition from Perl 5
  • perl and mus8c/film/art - the arts.
  • Several of the talks I attended, although very interesting, were not really related to Perl. I think it would be better to stay on topic :)

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 3 20 3 1 -
Web site 7 18 3 4 -
Registration process 15 14 2 1 -
Directions/Maps 16 9 5 - -
Content of the talks 18 14 1 - -
Schedule efficiency 24 8 - - -
Social events 21 4 1 - -
Facilities 19 9 4 1 -
Staff 28 4 - - -
Overall experience 21 12 - - -
Value for money * 28 5 - - -

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 :)