2013 Survey Results
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)