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Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
Perl Mongers Census 2005
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Perl Mongers Census 2005

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A lightning talk I gave at EuroOSCON 2005 presenting the results of the Perl Mongers Census.

A lightning talk I gave at EuroOSCON 2005 presenting the results of the Perl Mongers Census.

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  • 1. Perl Mongers 2005 Census http://www.pm.org/
  • 2. Perl Mongers Perl Mongers are famously difficult to ● count It’s a lot like herding cats ●
  • 3. Why Count? If it’s so difficult, why do it? ● Gives an idea of where the Perl ● community is thriving Get estimates of numbers of Perl hackers ● Keep www.pm.org up to date ● Eliminate inactive groups ●
  • 4. The Census Form All known group leaders were asked to ● answer the following questions Leader's Name – Leader's Email – If the group is inactive please check this box – Do you have a mailing list? – How many people are subscribed to your – mailing list? How many posts does your mailing list get – each week?
  • 5. The Census Form (cont) Do you hold regular social meetings? – How regularly do you hold social meetings? – On average how many people come to your – social meetings? Do you hold regular technical meetings? – How regularly do you hold technical – meetings? On average how many people come to your – technical meetings?
  • 6. Basic Data Contacted 310 groups ● Responses from 207 groups ● Still missing 103 ● 66% response rate ● 29 just replied to tell us that the group ● was dead
  • 7. Groups by Continent North America: 75 ● Europe: 64 ● Asia: 15 ● South America: 14 ● Oceania: 5 ● Central America: 1 ● Africa: 1 ● Antarctica: 0 ●
  • 8. Groups by Country USA: 66 ● Germany: 14 ● Brazil: 11 ● UK: 8 ● Portugal: 6 ● Canada: 6 ● Italy: 5 ● Netherlands: 5 ●
  • 9. Mailing lists Do you have a mailing list? ● 146 yes – 23 no – Avg posts/week: 4.45 ● Busiest lists (posts/week) ● Brasil.pm, Sao-Paulo.pm, Melbourne.pm: 30 – NY.pm: 45 – Rio.pm: 50 – London.pm: 120 –
  • 10. Mailing lists (cont) Average members: 63.42 ● Biggest lists ● NY.pm, DC.pm: 250 – Boston.pm: 300 – Seattle.pm: 394 – London.pm: 736 – Total membership: 8,308 ●
  • 11. Social Meetings Do you hold social meetings? ● 94 yes – 71 no – How frequent? ● 44 once a month – 27 scheduled randomly – 10 less often – 8 every two months – 4 more than once a month –
  • 12. Social Meetings (cont) How well attended are your social ● meetings? Avg: 8.28 – Biggest: – GrandRapids.pm, PDX.pm, Lebanon.pm, ● Oegstgeest.pm, Mk.pm: 20 ThousandOaks.pm, Iran.pm: 25 ● London.pm: 35 ●
  • 13. Technical Meetings Do you hold technical meetings? ● 77 yes – 85 no – How frequent ● 36 once a month – 27 scheduled randomly – 6 every two months – 6 less often – 1 more than once a month –
  • 14. Technical Meetings (cont) How well attended are your technical ● meetings? Avg: 14.18 – Biggest: – GrandRapids.pm, London.pm, Vienna.pm, ● Kansai.pm, Rio.pm: 40 PortoAlegre.pm, Taubate.pm: 50 ● Shibuya.pm: 100 ●
  • 15. Some (Vague) Conclusions Many groups becoming inactive ● Almost as many groups starting up ● South America (especially Brazil) ● Japan ● London.pm still rule! ● Let’s all learn Spanish/Portuguese ●

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