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.
|11||20 - 29|
|33||30 - 39|
|32||40 - 49|
|7||50 - 59|
|1||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)
|13||CEO/Company Director/Senior Manager|
If 'Other' please enter your professional job role or title:
- Development Manager
- Freelance IT Consultant
- manual labor
- senior consultant
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:
- Data Analyst
- self employed
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?
|5||less than a year|
|57||more than 10 years|
How many previous Perl Workshops have you attended?
|14||Never attended one|
|London Perl Workshop||18||12||9||7||6||3||3||-||3||-||-||193|
|Austrian Perl Workshop||1||2||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||12|
|Belgian Perl Workshop||2||1||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||9|
|French Perl Workshop||1||-||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||7|
|German Perl Workshop||4||1||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||18|
|Italian Perl Workshop||3||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||9|
|Netherlands Perl Workshop||3||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||14|
|Nordic Perl Workshop||1||3||1||2||-||1||-||1||1||-||-||41|
|Portuguese Perl Workshop||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||4|
|any other European Perl Workshops||3||3||-||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||27|
|any American Perl Workshop||2||1||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||1||-||22|
|any other Perl Workshops||2||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||8|
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?
|54||I'm a CPAN Author|
|10||I'm a CPAN Tester|
|26||I'm a Perl event organiser (e.g. YAPC, Perl Workshop, QA Hackathon, local technical meetings, etc.)|
|7||I'm a board or committee member of a recognised Perl body (e.g. TPF, EPO, YEF, JPF, etc.)|
|19||I'm a Perl project developer (e.g. Rakudo, Catalyst, Dancer, Padre, etc.)|
|25||I have a technical blog (e.g. on blogs.perl.org or a personal blog)|
|31||I use or contribute to PerlMonks, Stackoverflow or other discussion forums|
|41||I use IRC (e.g. #perl, #yapc, #london.pm, etc.)|
|22||I contribute to Perl mailing lists (e.g. P5P, Perl QA, etc)|
If 'Other' please enter your area of contribution
- I give a Perl developer loads of kisses and hugs...
- I have a raptor sticker on my laptop case
- I''m gradually fixing up my historical perl codeso I can upload it to CPAN. Some of it is already on github.
- twitter, Google+
Regarding London Perl Workshop 2014 specifically, please answer the following as best you can.
When did you decide to come to this conference?
|42||I'm now a regular London Perl Workshop attendee|
|10||After London Perl Workshop 2013|
|5||After reading a blog post about the London Perl Workshop|
|1||I was nominated to attend by manager/colleague|
|7||I was recommended to attend by friend/colleague|
|2||After reading the Perl Weekly|
|3||After seeing a link or advert on a Perl specific website|
|0||After seeing a link or advert on a non-Perl website|
|3||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|
|0||After seeing other promotions online/in the press|
If 'Other', when did you decide?
- after i got a flight an room in price
- attended 2012, could not in 2013
- friend told me
- I meant to last year but couldn't
- IRC - #london.pm
- My super romantic boyfriend invited me...
- the theme was extremely appealing
Were you a speaker?
|18||No, but I have spoken before at similar conferences|
|20||Yes, and I have spoken before at similar conferences|
|5||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?
|17||Ask me later|
What was your motivation for coming?
|40||the list of speakers|
|47||the quality of the talks scheduled|
|17||to be a speaker|
|49||to meet with Perl/project co-contributors|
|61||to socialise with Perl geeks|
|15||to visit London|
If 'Other' please let us know your motivation for coming
- Event organiser
- I was the Organiser :)
- It was a great workshop last year
- my interest in learning about my boyfriend's dark side!
- other stuff and expo
- pimping my business
- the community
- to learn
- To learn about Perl
What aspects of the conference do you feel gave value for money?
|77||the talks / speakers|
|33||the conference venue|
|19||the city of London|
|34||the hallway track|
If 'Other' please enter your suggestions
- pre and post conference meeting
- Pub Social
- The beer
- the conference theme
What kinds of talks would you prefer at future London Perl Workshops?
|2||More beginner level talks|
|5||More intermediate level talks|
|18||More advanced level talks|
|45||It's about right|
Are there any topics you would specifically like to see featured?
- Beginner content would be great if we could some how get people interested in coming to attend it.
- big data
- Dunno if there's a room for an "Pass the mic" room session, if new people want to have a crack at doing a micro talk without the rabbi-in-the-headlights pressure of a Lighting talk. Everyone gets a minute to stand up. Might bring forth a round of next-generation lightning talkers / people spreading the word. Public speaking of any kind takes some guts. Content-wise, I think "Perl applied to real-life practical situations / problems" talks always spark interest.
- I am concerned that speakers may have been put off from doing more mainstream Perl talks because the theme was outside the realm of the work that the majority of us do. I'm sure the theme helped bring in attendees but in the future it would be good to stress that nobody be put off from presenting on topics that are useful to Perl developers.
- I was always intrigued about how main contributors find time to contribute to CPAN or Perl community while at the same time they have a job that take them most of their available days. Ofc this is not really a topic and I can get some of this information by engaging people on the pub lol
- I'd make a dedicated conference or track for Perl6
- Intermediate level usage of well known large tools e.g Catalyst, Moose, DBIC.
- More recruitment focussed talks! :-D
- more war stories of using Perl, less about the nitty gritty of Perl internals.
- not topics but practical workshops.
- Perl 6
- TDD using Test::Most, Moose, how to approach problems using these. Tools: how to get the most from git, vim, sublime text, perltidy, Linux, VirtualBox etc Related tech: mongodb, message queues etc. Run a hackathon concurrently?
- Web Authentication HowTo (e.g. OAuth), Pitfalls of developing webapps (how not to do it), MessageQueues,
- What's happening in non-perl languages or projects, that may be of interest to perl a well
- XS/Perl guts
How do you rate the workshop?
How would you rate your overall satisfaction of the following areas of the workshop?
|Content of the talks||52||23||4||-||-|
|Value for money *||64||13||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 :)