Our attendees come because they love Linux and Open Source technologies, wanting to learn and meet like minded people.
They find us primarily via word of mouth.
70% of attendees are technology pros. 80% are involved with purchasing decisions.
49% work in the technology sector and 22% work in education.
47% work at large enterprises.
24% are actively looking for a new job. 82% of the people not looking are passive candidates and would consider a new career opportunity.
The majority of the attendees are regional but we do have national reach. Very few people travel from outside of the United States.
31% of folks have never attended before, we still attract new attendees. 95% of folks will attend again. 92% of folks will encourage others to attend.
OLFI: PostGres was popular. OpenStack suggested.
Common themes in comments:
Attendees want better speakers. OLFI and training in general is well received. After party is popular. People want a pre-party. Career Track well received. Sysadmin / "pro tracks" encouraged. Want more development stuff as well. Some interest in "expanding" into Sunday. Some folks had trouble getting around and finding everything. People want a "supporter level," something between free and pro. People noticed the expo was smaller and want it to be larger.
Comments about competing quality talks -- I take this as a positive comment about our content, we cannot avoid this while having multiple tracks.
Overall, very positive feedback this year.
More swag. More Pi stuff. (One comment)