[OSGeo-Conf] Fwd: Preliminary Survey Results
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 03:13:39 EDT 2011
These metrics are really interesting.
I've just provided you with write access to our previous foss4g metrics at:
Feel free to add your metrics for this year to this spreadsheet.
On 23/09/2011 11:01 AM, Peter Batty wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thought I would share a few preliminary results from the post-FOSS4G
> survey. As James says below, we'll get the data in a better form for
> analysis once we close the survey. But we got responses from 1/3 of
> attendees within 24 hours, which is great!
> A few things I'd highlight:
> 67% of attendees were at their first FOSS4G
> 46% answered 5 to the question how heavily do you currently use
> geospatial open source, remainder split fairly evenly between 1-4.
> 61% were software developers as main job function, 18% end users, 20%
> Overall rating of FOSS4G was 4.31 on a scale of 1-5, which is impressive!
> Highest ranked function was the Wynkoop reception at 4.55.
> Quality of presentations was ranked at 4.07.
> 72% answered 1 or 2 on how likely they are to be in Beijing, 14%
> answered 4 or 5.
> 57% answered 4 or 5 on attending a "local FOSS4G" if there was one in
> North America next year.
> Of various possible options proposed for future FOSS4Gs, the one
> involving an annual local conference in North America was the highest
> rated by some margin (though obviously a sample skewed towards North
> We need the more detailed spreadsheet to get scores and comments for
> individual workshops, I think that will be another important thing to
> look at in planning for next year.
> Lots of interesting stuff in the comments too that we can use to make
> future events better.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *James Sakamoto* <jsakamoto at gita.org <mailto:jsakamoto at gita.org>>
> Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:36 PM
> Subject: Preliminary Survey Results
> To: Peter Batty <peter at ebatty.com <mailto:peter at ebatty.com>>
> Cc: Bob Samborski <bsamborski at gita.org <mailto:bsamborski at gita.org>>,
> Libby Hanna <lhanna at gita.org <mailto:lhanna at gita.org>>, Patricia Essex
> <pessex at gita.org <mailto:pessex at gita.org>>
> Hi Pete,
> Thought we would share the preliminary survey results. It is still
> very early but, so far, you almost have 300 (285) responses which
> would be nearly 33%!!! That is a tremendous response. Generally we
> get about 10-15%.
> This is just the summarized PDF synopsis. When the survey closes we
> should be able to provide you with an Excel formatted report that you
> can manipulate as you please.
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