[Melbourne-pm] Survey about newcomer experience and citizenship behavior in the Perl community

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Wed Oct 10 15:33:11 PDT 2012

Forwarding this along as requested..

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My name is Kevin Carillo and I am a PhD student at the School of 
Information Management of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

I am currently running a survey that aims at studying how the experience 
of a Perl community newcomer has an influence on this person's actions 
and project contributions in the community.

I would like to kindly request the leaders of the PerlMongers group to 
forward the survey invitation to their respective pm mailing lists. The 
more respondents we get, the more the data will help the overall Perl 
community. The dataset will be released under a CC license.

Karen Pauley, Nat Torkington, and Mark Keating have already been 
informed about the research project and they all have been supportive 
and helpful. The study has been already advertised in different Perl 

The survey targets contributors to Perl sub-projects endorsed by the 
Perl Foundation and who joined Perl within the last 2 years.

You can find a blog post about the research project on blogs.perl.org 
that can be found at:

The direct link to the survey is:


This survey is anonymous, and no information is used to identify 
participants. The Human Ethics Committee of the School of Information 
Management has approved this research project.

Thank you,

Kevin Carillo
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington NEW ZEALAND
(04) 463 5233 ext. 8679 | Room RH401
kevin.carillo at sim.vuw.ac.nz

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