July 2012 Archives

YAPC::NA 2012 - Talk Evaluations sent

The talk & tutorial evaluations have now been sent out to all the speakers from YAPC::NA 2012 in Madison. If you were a speaker and haven't received your evaluation, please check your spam folder first. If you still can't find it, email me and I'll resend you a copy. However, please note that I will be offline for a week from this Friday, so you may have to wait until i return to get your feedback.

Many thanks to all the attendees who submitted 566 individual talk evaluations. Having read through them all in order to ensure no unpleasa…

Every Day Is Exactly The Same

Recently Mark Keating of the Enlightened Perl Organisation created a new Google Calendar for Perl community events, particularly for Perl Monger group meetings. As I haven't been updating the other calendars I have access to for some time, it gave me the push needed to clean-up my script, and post all the forthcoming events to the calendars.

YAPC::NA 2012 Survey now closes Saturday

Due to server issues last night, a number of people were unable to submit their surveys. As such I have now reset the deadline to midnight on Saturday, so you have an extra day to complete your surveys and evaluations.

Unfortunately, the backup process ran last night and filled up the disk, as I hadn't gotten around to archiving the backups from past few weeks on to the main backup server. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Rest assured, the automatic backup update has now moved higher up my priority list :)

YAPC::NA 2012 Survey closes Friday

The Conference Surveys for YAPC::NA 2012 will close this Friday. Of the 447 listed attendees, we've had 110 responses to the main conference survey, 404 talk evaluations and 7 course evaluations. All this is great, but it would be even greater to see even more responses.

If you attended the YAPC::NA conference in Madison last month, and haven't already completed the surveys, please check your email for your personal keycode, and take a few minutes to complete the survey. It really does help to improve the event every year.

In addition, please take a few minutes to complete talk evaluations for those that you attended. The speakers put a lot of work into their presentations, preparing slides, researching their subject matter and working up the confidence to stand up in front of people who they don't know. Getting feedback those listening can really help them to improve their presentation skills for future events.

The surveys only take a few minutes of your time, but the feedback can help to improve the conference experience for everyone in the future.

If you haven't recieved an email from myself, first check your spam folder, and if you still can't find it, please contact me directly, and I'll let you know your personalised keycode.

To the 110 people who have already response, many thanks. It really is very much appreciated. To the 337 who haven't taken the survey, you still have until midnight Friday 6th July, so please help to make a difference.

About Barbie

user-pic Leader of Birmingham.pm and a CPAN author. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006. Responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys, helping to improve YAPCs every year. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores. If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness. Just don't ask the obvious ... Grep has been for 10 years and is still no closer ;)Links: Memoirs of a Roadie Birmingham Perl Mongers CPAN Testers Reports YAPC Conference Surveys