Nederlandse PerlWorkshop 2014 - 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
26Responded
30No Response
56Total
46Response Percentage

Age Band:

Age Band: pie chart

CountDescription
0under 20
520 - 29
830 - 39
740 - 49
650 - 59
060 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
19Male
6Female
1It's Complicated

Job Type:

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)

Job Type: pie chart

CountDescription
2CEO/Company Director/Senior Manager
0Non-Technical Manager
1Technical Manager
2Technical Architect/Analyst
12Developer
1Engineer
1SysAdmin
0Student
0Lecturer/Teacher/Trainer
0Human Resources
0Researcher
3Unemployed
4Other

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

  • Freelancer
  • Front end office monkey
  • self-employed interpreter

Industry:

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

Industry: pie chart

CountDescription
0Automotive
0Education
0Engineering
0Finance
0Government
10IT Services
4Internet/Web
0Legal
2Logistics
0Media/Entertainment
0Medical/Healthcare
0Property
1Research
1Retail
0Telecommunications
4Travel
2Unemployed
2Other

If 'Other' please enter your industry sector:

  • E-Commerce
  • Professional Services

Region:

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

Region: pie chart

CountDescription
21Netherlands
5Europe
0North America
0South America
0Asia
0Australaisa
0Africa

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
10Intermediate
12Advanced

How long have you been programming in Perl?

CountDescription
2less than a year
11-2 years
13-5 years
75-10 years
14more than 10 years

How many previous Perl Workshops have you attended?

CountDescription
4Never attended one

The following matrix lists, for each workshop, how many times an attendee has attended a particular workshop, with the total number of appearances of each.

Attended Workshops1234567891011total
Dutch Perl Workshop5---2----5176
Austrian Perl Workshop2----------2
Belgian Perl Workshop21--1------9
French Perl Workshop-1---------2
German Perl Workshop35-----1---21
Dutch Perl Workshop1---1-1--3-43
Nordic Perl Workshop1-1--------4
Portuguese Perl Workshop1----------1
Ukrainian Perl Workshop11---------3
any other European Perl Workshops22-1-------10
any American Perl Workshop2----------2
any Russian Perl Workshops1----------1
any other Perl Workshops11---------3

Do you plan to attend a future YAPC/Workshop?

CountDescription
23Yes
3Maybe
0Don't Know
0No

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

CountDescription
19Yes
7No

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

CountDescription
0Yes
2Maybe
1Don't Know
4No

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

CountDescription
12I'm a CPAN Author
1I'm a CPAN Tester
9I'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.)
5I 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
11I use IRC (e.g. #perl, #yapc, #london.pm, etc.)
5I contribute to Perl mailing lists (e.g. P5P, Perl QA, etc)
3other ...
  • CORE contributor and committer
  • tech journalist
  • www.activecmdb.org

Dutch Perl Workshop 2014

Regarding Dutch Perl Workshop 2014 specifically, please answer the following as best you can.

When did you decide to come to this conference?

CountDescription
10I'm now a regular Dutch Perl Workshop attendee
1After Dutch Perl Workshop 2013
0After reading a blog post about the Dutch Perl Workshop
0I was nominated to attend by manager/colleague
4I was recommended to attend by friend/colleague
1After reading the Perl Weekly
0After seeing a link or advert on a Perl specific website
0After 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
10other ...

If 'Other', when did you decide?

  • after a mention @PM group
  • After talking to previous organisers
  • after Theo's announcement at AmsterdamX.pm
  • after Theo's announcement on an AmsterdamX.pm meeting
  • at the London Perl Workshop 2013
  • heard about it at FOSDEM
  • lightning talk at fosdem
  • Sawyer dropped it onto me ;)
  • while talking about giving a talk about something used in production

Were you a speaker?

CountDescription
10No
5No, but I have spoken before at similar conferences
9Yes, and I have spoken before at similar conferences
2Yes, 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
2No

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

CountDescription
16Yes
2No
3Ask me later

What was your motivation for coming?

CountDescription
9the list of speakers
8the quality of the talks scheduled
7to be a speaker
17to meet with Perl/project co-contributors
24to socialise with Perl geeks
6to visit Utrecht
3other ...

If 'Other' please let us know your motivation for coming

  • inspiration
  • routine, helping the organizers

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

CountDescription
23the talks / speakers
15the conference venue
11Utrecht
9the hallway track
21the attendees
3other ...
  • organisation
  • Overall spirit and culture
  • social events

Were there any speakers not present, who you would like to have seen at the conference?

CountDescription
7Yes
13No

If 'Yes', which speakers?

  • Abigail was there... but didn't give a talk :(
  • Johan Vromans
  • leon timmerman
  • LEON, was looking forward to protocols
  • Ovid, brian d foy and more
  • Stevan Little

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

CountDescription
0More beginner level talks
3More intermediate level talks
4More advanced level talks
17It's about right
2No preference

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

  • Data, GUI, clean Perl (style), shiny cool Perl features...
  • New perl features to be discussed.
  • No
  • XS programming

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 9 1 1 -
Web site 10 11 2 1 -
Registration process 13 7 3 1 -
Directions/Maps 12 9 1 1 -
Content of the talks 12 9 2 1 -
Schedule efficiency 16 5 2 1 -
Social events 19 4 - 1 -
Facilities 14 8 1 1 -
Staff 20 3 - 1 -
Overall experience 20 3 - 1 -
Value for money 20 3 - 1 -

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