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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These questions will help us understand who our attendees are.
|10||20 - 29|
|30||30 - 39|
|23||40 - 49|
|10||50 - 59|
|0||60 and over|
Although this question is optional, with your help we would like to monitor changes in attendance over time.
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)
|4||CEO/Company Director/Senior Manager|
If 'Other' please enter your professional job role or title:
- Digital Project Coordinator
- Project Manager
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:
- Utilities (Water)
Please note this is the region you were a resident in, prior to attending the conference.
These questions are designed to help us understand our attendees level of involvement in the Perl community.
How do you rate your Perl knowledge?
How long have you been programming in Perl?
|2||less than a year|
|42||more than 10 years|
How many previous Perl Workshops have you attended?
|16||Never 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.
|London Perl Workshop||13||9||8||8||4||-||3||3||2||170|
|Austrian Perl Workshop||-||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||6|
|Belgian Perl Workshop||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1|
|French Perl Workshop||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1|
|German Perl Workshop||2||-||-||1||1||-||1||-||-||18|
|Italian Perl Workshop||-||2||1||-||-||1||-||-||-||13|
|Netherlands Perl Workshop||1||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||6|
|Nordic Perl Workshop||3||-||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|Portuguese Perl Workshop||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1|
|any other European Perl Workshops||4||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||4|
|any American Perl Workshop||1||-||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||8|
|any other Perl Workshops||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3|
Do you plan to attend a future YAPC/Workshop?
Are you a member of a local Perl Mongers user group?
If not, do you plan to find one or start one?
What other areas of the Perl Community do you contribute to?
|36||I'm a CPAN Author|
|6||I'm a CPAN Tester|
|16||I'm a Perl event organiser (e.g. YAPC, Perl Workshop, QA Hackathon, local technical meetings, etc.)|
|3||I'm a board or committee member of a recognised Perl body (e.g. TPF, EPO, YEF, JPF, etc.)|
|9||I'm a Perl project developer (e.g. Rakudo, Catalyst, Dancer, Padre, etc.)|
|18||I have a technical blog (e.g. on blogs.perl.org or a personal blog)|
|22||I use or contribute to PerlMonks, Stackoverflow or other discussion forums|
|31||I use IRC (e.g. #perl, #yapc, #london.pm, etc.)|
|25||I contribute to Perl mailing lists (e.g. P5P, Perl QA, etc)|
If 'Other' please enter your area of contribution
- FreeBSD ports
- I organise pub socials.
- occasional path contribution to various modules via rt/github
- Perl 5 core committer
Regarding London Perl Workshop 2013 specifically, please answer the following as best you can.
When did you decide to come to this conference?
|30||I'm now a regular London Perl Workshop attendee|
|11||After London Perl Workshop 2012|
|2||After reading a blog post about the London Perl Workshop|
|4||I was nominated to attend by manager/colleague|
|8||I was recommended to attend by friend/colleague|
|5||After reading the Perl Weekly|
|0||After seeing a link or advert on a Perl specific website|
|0||After seeing a link or advert on a non-Perl website|
|1||After seeing a link on Twitter, Facebook or other social media website.|
|3||After reading an email sent to a mailing list I was on|
|4||After seeing other promotions online/in the press|
If 'Other', when did you decide?
- After a Nottingham PM meeting
- I was looking for work-relevant conferences and found it on Lanyrd, I think.
- I was sent an invite
- MDK said "organise the social"
- my dad made me ;)
Were you a speaker?
|14||No, but I have spoken before at similar conferences|
|15||Yes, and I have spoken before at similar conferences|
|4||Yes, 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?
If you weren't a speaker, would you consider speaking at a future conference?
|12||Ask me later|
What was your motivation for coming?
|33||the list of speakers|
|35||the quality of the talks scheduled|
|13||to be a speaker|
|35||to meet with Perl/project co-contributors|
|44||to socialise with Perl geeks|
|6||to visit London|
If 'Other' please let us know your motivation for coming
- I'm the organiser
- It was the only Perl conference happening in my country and I thought I should see what the community was like. I'm not sure this counts as "socialising with Perl geeks" and that wasn't my main aim.
- job interview
- keep up with current Perl practises/what's going on
- Learn more Perl
- the beer!
- the likely topics of the talks
- to attend a workshop that was cancelled
- to have fun!
- To make the social happen.
- To start learning Perl.
What aspects of the conference do you feel gave value for money?
|70||the talks / speakers|
|37||the conference venue|
|13||the city of London|
|25||the hallway track|
If 'Other' please enter your suggestions
- ...there was a hallway track?
- as event was free this is pure guesswork
- the beer!
- the snese of fun and community.
Were there any speakers not present, who you would like to have seen at the conference?
If 'Yes', which speakers?
- Curtis Poe
- Damian Conway Larry Wall Mark Dominus
- Damian Conway
- Gabor Szabo
- Jonathan Worthington
- larry wall
- Some Perl 6 proponent.
- Stevan Little
- The guy who did "why your slides suck" lightningtalk last year.
- While there were speakers I would have loved to seen present, those that did turn up, were equally as great. If I was to pick any other speaker, it would mean you'd have to drop someone from the schedule who deserved to be there. So I guess my answer is both yes and no :)
What kinds of talks would you prefer at future London Perl Workshops?
|5||More beginner level talks|
|12||More intermediate level talks|
|12||More advanced level talks|
|37||It's about right|
Are there any topics you would specifically like to see featured?
- - perl (core) dev/debug/build maybe
- A workshop on tests would be awesome, but maybe a little too specific to be practical?
- Catalyst DBIX::Classs
- Catalyst, Testing
- Cookies, Authentication, Sessions, File Serving / Streaming, File Uploading, REST, ORM, DBIx::Class (DBIC), Catalyst
- Dancer, Agile and Perl
- Examples of problems being solved with applications in Web, Finances, Biotech, System administration.
- Maybe a small resume of the new things in Perl
- More in-depth coverage of tools I can employ today, less presentation of "futureware".
- Perl 6.
- Perl for web apps.
- Perl tutorial / hands-on intermediate level workshops
- so many topics to choose from. I think Perl is in a bit spoilt for choice with topics at the moment, so much going on and thankfully no end in sight. Looking forward to all the new projects to talk about next year :)
- Validating XML/XSLT with perl
- war stories of real world use
- What makes an excellent CPAN distribution
How do you rate the workshop?
How would you rate your overall satisfaction of the following areas of the workshop?
|Content of the talks||37||32||3||-||-|
|Value for money *||58||12||-||1||-|
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 :)