[Yapc-na-organizers] Seeking data from past conferences.

Jim Brandt cbrandt at buffalo.edu
Mon Mar 2 05:37:44 PST 2009

Joshua McAdams wrote:
>> Does anybody have information from past conferences on the percentage of
>> participants that typically eat lunch on campus vs. going out?
> At the Chicago YAPC's, almost all of the attendees had lunch on
> campus, but that was mostly due to the lack of options around campus.

I think this is the case with most of the campuses. UB and Houston were 
both large and stand-alone, so it wasn't really an option to leave 
campus for lunch. Toronto was an exception.

The feasibility of leaving for lunch and getting back for more sessions 
will determine if people leave. I think most people just want a 
convenient, inexpensive place to go and continue the hall-way track.

>> Also, I'm still seeking any kind of demographic information about
>> participants that I can stick in front of prospective sponsors.   Students
>> vs. Professionals, etc...
> I didn't collect any information that detailed :(

I'm not aware of any data along these lines, but impression is that the 
number of students is small-ish.


Jim Brandt
The Perl Foundation
email: cbrandt at perlfoundation.org

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