Overall Conference Evaluation

Overall conference evaluation results. 91% of respondents thought the conference was "very good" or "excellent." :-)

Over 140 people filled out Plone Conference 2006 evaluation forms, and we're pleased to report the aggregated results here. 

Thanks again to everyone who came, and to all of you who offered such great, constructive feedback!

Overall, how would you rate...
PoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentDidn't attendResponse Average
... Plone Conference
0% (0)1% (1)7% (10)25% (36)66% (95)1% (1)4.58
... the pre-conference training classes
0% (0)3% (4)6% (8)5% (7)27% (38)60% (86)4.39
... the post-conference sprint
0% (0)1% (1)6% (8)10% (14)12% (17)72% (103)4.18
Total Respondents  143
(skipped this question)  0
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. Plone Conference 2006...
Strongly disagreeDisagree somewhatNeutralAgree somewhatStrongly agreeResponse Average
... gave me useful, actionable information that I could not have gotten elsewhere
1% (1)1% (1)5% (7)35% (50)59% (84)4.50
... made me feel more connected to the Plone community
1% (1)0% (0)1% (1)18% (26)80% (115)4.78
... made me feel empowered to contribute to Plone
1% (2)3% (4)13% (18)29% (42)54% (77)4.31
Total Respondents  143
(skipped this question)  0
How would you rate...
PoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentResponse Average
... the conference venue
0% (0)3% (5)27% (39)41% (58)29% (41)3.94
... internet access at the venue
7% (10)37% (52)35% (49)17% (23)4% (5)2.72
... morning and afternoon food & drink
1% (1)7% (10)25% (35)36% (50)31% (43)3.89
... food options in the neighborhood
0% (0)3% (4)10% (14)43% (61)45% (64)4.29
... the registration process
1% (2)1% (2)11% (16)37% (53)49% (70)4.31
... social events
1% (1)8% (10)31% (41)40% (52)21% (27)3.72
... before, during and after-conference communications (emails, wiki, website, etc.)
0% (0)1% (1)14% (20)36% (51)49% (70)4.34
Total Respondents  143
(skipped this question)  0
At future Plone Conferences, would you like to see (relatively) more or fewer...
FewerAbout the sameMoreResponse Average
... 3-hour tutorials?
25% (34)63% (85)11% (15)1.86
... 90-minute tutorials?
4% (5)52% (71)44% (60)2.40
... 45-minute talks?
10% (13)67% (91)23% (31)2.13
... workshop sessions?
7% (9)54% (72)40% (53)2.33
... case study panels?
23% (31)61% (81)15% (20)1.92
... lightning talks?
5% (6)69% (91)26% (34)2.21
... Birds-of-a-Feather sessions?
6% (8)73% (94)20% (26)2.14
... keynote/plenary sessions?
1% (2)85% (114)13% (18)2.12
Total Respondents  141
(skipped this question)  2
How much did you know about Plone before attending Plone Conference 2006?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Very Little or None
8.8%12
  Have Used Plone a Bit
13.1%18
  Use Plone Regularly
8.8%12
  Have Built Plone Sites
28.5%39
  Have Developed Plone Products
31.4%43
  Core Plone Developer
9.5%13
Total Respondents  137
(skipped this question)  6
What sector(s) are you part of? (Multiple selections OK)
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Nonprofit
31.4%44
 Government
15.7%22
 Education
25.7%36
 Business
41.4%58
 Scientific Research
10.7%15
 Technology Consulting
33.6%47
 Other (please specify)
5.7%8
Total Respondents  140
(skipped this question)  3
Please tell us about the factors that helped you decide to attend Plone Conference 2006.
Not a factorA little influenceSome influenceA strong influenceI came because of thisResponse Average
The agenda
6% (8)9% (12)28% (38)43% (59)15% (20)3.52
Availability of pre-conference training classes
50% (67)6% (8)10% (14)28% (37)6% (8)2.34
Location
23% (32)10% (14)23% (32)26% (36)18% (25)3.06
Cost
17% (24)13% (18)30% (42)30% (42)9% (13)3.01
Post-conference sprint
64% (85)11% (15)8% (11)8% (11)8% (11)1.86
Total Respondents  139
(skipped this question)  4
Which of these followup actions are you going to take as a result of Plone Conference 2006?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Join or start a local Plone user group
30.2%39
 Seek additional Plone training opportunities
38%49
 Begin contributing to Plone or an add-on product
41.9%54
 Implement Plone in my organization
34.9%45
 Evangelize Plone to others
69%89
 Apply for membership in the Plone Foundation
14%18
 Other (please describe)
29.5%38
Total Respondents  129
(skipped this question)  14