Survey for FUDCon F11 post-event

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This page is for developing the content for a post-event FUDCon F11 survey.

Contents

Introduction

This survey asks you about your experiences as an attendee at the recent Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) in Boston, MA from 9-11 January 2009. Your responses help us plan future FUDCon events and ensure attendees get as much as possible out of the time spent with their fellow Fedora community members.

Survey

  1. Did you attend FUDCon Boston 2009 (aka FUDCon F11)? (choose one)
    • Yes
    • No (if NO, skip to Question #6)
    • Planned to attend, but was unable to make it (sickness/travel delays)
  2. When did you arrive in Boston for FUDCon? (choose one)
    • Earlier than Thursday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
  3. What was your method of travel to/from home? (choose one)
    • Drove a car
    • Caught a ride
    • Took a plane
    • Took a train
    • Live local to the event
  4. When did you depart the conference? (choose one)
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
    • Later than Sunday
  5. Who paid for your travel costs to be at FUDCon? (choose one)
    • My place of business
    • The open source project I represent
    • I paid the costs myself
  6. I have been a Fedora user for ______ years
    • less than one year
    • one to two years
    • three to four years
    • more that four years
  7. Which one of the following categories best represents your involvement in Fedora? (choose one)
    • I don't use Fedora, but want to find out more about it
    • I am an end user of Fedora
    • I use Fedora and want to learn to contribute
    • I contribute to upstream open source projects that could be, or are, in Fedora
    • I contribute directly to the Fedora Project.
  8. Which one of the following categories best represents your relationship with Fedora? (choose one)
    • I do not contribute to the Fedora Project.
    • I contribute to Fedora in my spare time as a volunteer
    • I am not a Red Hat employee, but I contribute to Fedora for another entity
    • I am a Red Hat employee who contributes to Fedora as part of my job
    • I am a Red Hat employee who contributes to Fedora full-time
  9. For each of the questions below, indicate on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being not at all important and 5 being very important, how important each of the indicated factors was in your decision whether to attend FUDCon.
    • The cost of the conference
    • The overall cost of attendance (lodging, travel, etc.)
    • Where the conference was held (geographic location)
    • Meeting and networking with other attendeees
    • The hackfest sessions
    • The BarCamp sessions
    • FUDPub and other extramural outings
    • Physical closeness to a Red Hat facility
    • Presence of Fedora community members working on areas of interest
  10. For each of the items below, indicate on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being low and 5 being high, your satisfaction with each portion of the FUDCon event. (each question also includes a 6th, "did not attend" answer)
    • The cost of the conference
    • The overall cost of attendance (lodging, travel, etc.)
    • City where the conference was held
    • Meeting and networking with other attendeees
    • The hackfest sessions
    • The BarCamp sessions
    • FUDPub and other extramural outings
    • Presence of Fedora community members working on areas of interest
    • I felt welcome at FUDCon and comfortable joining in on the activities
    • The events were organized in such a way that it was easy to know where to go and how to get invovled
  11. How many days would you be willing to take off work (at your own expense using vacation time, etc.) to attend FUDCon?
    • one
    • two
    • three
    • four
    • none
  12. How many days would you be able to be away from your normal work if your employer did not make you use vacation time?
    • one
    • two
    • three
    • four
    • none
  13. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning "not appealing at all" and 5 meaning "most appealing," how would you rate each of the following schedule options for FUDCon?
    • BarCamp on Saturday, Hackfest on Friday + Sunday
    • BarCamp on Friday, Hackfest on Saturday + Sunday
    • BarCamp on Saturday, Hackfest on Sunday + Monday
    • BarCamp on Saturday, Hackfest on Sunday (2 day event)
  14. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning "not appealing at all" and 5 meaning "most appealing," how would you rate your preference for the following presentation formats at a FUDCon BarCamp?
    • Pre-submitted slide deck. Pre-organized schedule.
    • Pre-submitted slide deck. Barcamp-style decision for the schedule made online in advance.
    • Pre-submitted slide deck. Barcamp-style decision for schedule made at the event.
    • Encourage people to submit slides, but do not enforce. Barcamp-style decision for schedule.
    • Pre-organized schedule. Leave the decision on whether to use slides to the presenter.
    • Total BarCamp self-organization, all decisions made at the event.
  15. Would you like to see an extra track of more formal presentations that have been pre-approved or pre-selected?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. What did you like most about the conference? (short answer)
  17. What did you dislike most about the conference? (short answer)
  18. Overall, how would you rate this conference in its effectiveness to help you contribute and feel more apart of the Fedora community? (scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is low and 5 is high)
  19. Based on what you learned and how you enjoyed this event how likely is it that you would come again? (scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is low and 5 hight)
  20. If the answer to the previous question was "probably not," why not? (short answer) ____________________________
  21. How likely is it that you would attend this event again if you had to personally pay the travel costs to come? (scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is low and 5 is high)
  22. Was there anything you would like to see at the next conference that you did not this time? (short answer) ____________________________
  23. Please include any additional comments about the conference you would like us to know. (long answer) ____________________________

Thank You

Thank you for your time and responses, which will help us plan future FUDCon events and ensure attendees get as much as possible out of the time spent with their fellow Fedora community members.

Survey Mechanics

  • It is best wherever possible to limit the response to one numerical value vs. "select all the answers that apply" poelcat 21:45, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
    • this makes it much easier to analyze the survey data and examine the strength of the correlations between individual questions answers
  • Group survey questions into 5 or 6 per page so that respondents are not overwhelmed with a survey that looks like it will take hours to complete
  • Rather than having a "Did not attend" answer which, one assumes, would be the same for all questions, better to simply hide this question for people who didn't attend. --stickster 13:00, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Results

File:FUDCon F11 survey results.ods - Complete spreadsheet with results (OO.o format)