Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2013 - 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
20Responded
34No Response
54Total
37Response Percentage

Age Band:

Age Band: pie chart

CountDescription
0under 20
520 - 29
930 - 39
340 - 49
250 - 59
060 and over

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
1CEO/Company Director/Senior Manager
0Non-Technical Manager
1Technical Manager
4Technical Architect/Analyst
7Developer
1Engineer
2SysAdmin
1Student
0Lecturer/Teacher/Trainer
0Human Resources
1Researcher
0Unemployed
1Other

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

  • Programmer Analyst

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
1Automotive
0Education
2Engineering
2Finance
1Government
5IT Services
4Internet/Web
0Legal
0Logistics
0Media/Entertainment
0Medical/Healthcare
1Property
0Research
2Retail
0Telecommunications
0Travel
0Unemployed
1Other

If 'Other' please enter your industry sector:

  • Insurance

Region:

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

Region: pie chart

CountDescription
18United States
1Canada
0South America
0Europe
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
2Beginner
7Intermediate
10Advanced

How long have you been programming in Perl?

CountDescription
1less than a year
21-2 years
23-5 years
55-10 years
9more than 10 years

How many Perl Workshops have you attended?

CountDescription
4Never attended one
Attended Workshops123456789101112131415total
Pittsburgh Perl Workshop53131----------31
Frozen Perl Workshop-1-------------2
Perl Oasis Workshop112------------9
any European Perl Workshops11------------118
any Russian Perl Workshops1--------------1
Other Perl Workshops32-------------7

How many previous YAPCs have you attended?

CountDescription
6Never attended one
Attended YAPCs12345678total
YAPC::NA322222--43
YAPC::Europe12-----113
YAPC::Asia-1------2
YAPC::Israel / OSDC::Israel2-------2
YAPC::Russia1-------1
YAPC::SA / YAPC::Brazil1-------1

Do you plan to attend a future YAPC/Workshop?

CountDescription
16Yes
3Maybe
0Don't Know
0No

If no, could you tell us why?

Particularly if this is your first Workshop, we would like to understand why you would not be able or interested in attending another event like it.

  • Location

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

CountDescription
12Yes
7No

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

CountDescription
1Yes
3Maybe
2Don't Know
5No

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

CountDescription
10I'm a CPAN Author
1I'm a CPAN Tester
5I'm a Perl event organiser (e.g. YAPC, Perl Workshop, QA Hackathon, local technical meetings, etc.)
I'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)
8I use or contribute to PerlMonks, Stackoverflow or other discussion forums
12I use IRC (e.g. #perl, #yapc, #london.pm, etc.)
3I contribute to Perl mailing lists (e.g. P5P, Perl QA, etc)
other ...

If 'Other' please enter your area of contribution

No responses

Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2013

Regarding Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2013 specifically, please answer the following as best you can.

When did you decide to come to this conference?

CountDescription
7I'm now a regular Pittsburgh Perl Workshop attendee
1After YAPC::NA 2013
3After reading a blog post about the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop
0I was nominated to attend by manager/colleague
1I was recommended to attend by friend/colleague
2After 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.
0After reading an email sent to a mailing list I was in
1After seeing other promotions online/in the press
2other ...

If 'Other', what else helped you decide?

  • After DC/Balt. Perl Workshop
  • When our company decided to sponsor.

Were you a speaker?

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

CountDescription
10No
2No, but I have spoken before at similar conferences
6Yes, and I have spoken before at similar conferences
1Yes, and it was my first time as a speaker

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

CountDescription
9Yes
0No

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

CountDescription
7Yes
2No
6Ask me later

What was your motivation for coming?

CountDescription
3the list of speakers
4the quality of the talks scheduled
4to be a speaker
14to meet with Perl/project co-contributors
11to socialise with Perl geeks
7to visit Pittsburgh
3other ...

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

  • To experience what it would be like
  • to study more Perl
  • to take the classes

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

CountDescription
14the talks / speakers
3the conference venue
4the city of Pittsburgh
8the hallway track
12the attendees
1other ...

If 'Other' please enter your suggestions

  • Food

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

If 'Yes', which speakers?

CountDescription
6Yes
9No
  • Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • Larry Wall!
  • Nick Patch (patch)
  • Ricardo Signes
  • RJBS, perigrin
  • Robert Blackwell

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

CountDescription
2More beginner level talks
3More intermediate level talks
7More advanced level talks
6It's about right
1No preference

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

  • Perl's current niche
  • web development, using perl with html, javascript, jquery, MySQL, etc.

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 7 7 - 1 -
Web site 5 11 2 - -
Registration process 11 4 2 - -
Directions/Maps 8 4 4 - -
Content of the talks 8 8 1 - -
Schedule efficiency 12 3 3 - -
Social events 7 6 2 - -
Parking 13 2 - - -
Facilities 10 6 1 1 -
Food service 8 5 3 2 -
Staff 16 1 1 - -
Overall experience 13 4 - 1 -
Value for price 14 2 1 - -

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

Conference Attendance

In order to help future organisers gauge an appropriate conference fee, how much would you (or your company) have paid for a conference ticket? Feel free to provide an answer for all rates, where corporate rate would be paid for by your company (including a Master Class place), standard rate would be the regular price paid by attendees in paid employment, and lastly the concession rate for anyone who holds proof that they are in fulltime education or are unemployed.

Corporate Rate:

CountFee
1$ 150
1$ 200
1$ 500.00
1$ unsure

Standard Rate:

CountFee
2$ 100
2$ 150
1$ 250.00
1$ unsure

Concession Rate:

CountFee
1$ 125.00
1$ 25
1$ 50
1$ unsure

How did you pay for the conference fee?

CountDescription
3N/A - I was a speaker
1N/A - I was a sponsor
5My company paid
7I paid out of my own pocket
0I wasn't able to attend