2011 Survey Results

February 27, 2012 Emily Lewis

We finally got the results of our 2011 EOY survey! Here's what you thought:

Top 2011 Events

All of our events were well-received, with a mean score of 83% and half of our events scoring 90% or higher.

Here are your top five 2011 events, listed with links to available recaps:

  1. 10 Advanced CSS Techniques
  2. Strictly Social, The Holiday Edition
  3. Spiffy Applications with JavaScript
  4. The Changing Face of Web Typography
  5. HTML5 Media Elements

We are sharing the feedback you provided us about presentations with each speaker to give them a sense of what you liked and where you thought there could be improvement.

Most Desired Topics

In terms of what people wanted to learn about in the future, our group remains heavily front-end and design focused:

  1. Responsive web design
  2. Web graphic design (mockups, icon/pixel work, etc.)
  3. Content (strategy, planning, writing, editing)
  4. Mobile web/app development
  5. HTML5: semantic markup and new APIs
  6. Advanced Styling with CSS3
  7. Usability (UX, IxDA,  etc.) and wireframing
  8. Freelancing issues and lessons
  9. Project and client management techniques
  10. Modern JavaScript techniques
  11. Quality Assurance and automated testing
  12. Overviews on competing CMSes
  13. REST, AJAX and easy dynamic mashups
  14. Mapping, GIS and location-aware development
  15. Accessibility (ARIA, 508, WCAG 2.0, etc.)
  16. Software tutorials (Flex, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, etc.)
  17. Node.js introduction
  18. Gaming (theory, creation, etc.)
  19. Other: Please tell us your topic idea(s) below
  20. Version Control (SVN, Git, etc.)
  21. Plone introduction
  22. Ruby on Rails introduction

General Comments

Several respondents provided general feedback. Here's a sampling:

Speakers are excellent. Topics are excellent. Love being a part of Webuquerque whether I'm volunteering or just coming as an attendee.

Webuquerque is an invaluable asset to me — socially, intellectually, and technologically.

Almost always experts with good visuals and delivery. Frequent issue is a lack of an upfront slide or two to set that stage for the novice: what the heck is this thing we're about to talk about? Who might use it? Just a short primer to ground non-experts.

Webuquerque is a leader in the ABQ Tech Community and it would be great to see more cross promotion of local tech events.

The System Worked

We also asked about our registration and venue. Overwhelmingly, folks were fine with how we used Eventbrite, limited registration and the cost of our events (free!)

… I kind of like the small venue; only folks who are really interested in the topic signup, which helps keep the quality of the audience interactions w/the speaker(s) high

Though, there were a few comments that having a larger meeting space would be great and would allow for more attendees:

… I do think a bigger room would be nice. It would address some of the wait list issues and potentially provide a little more space. Sometimes it does feel a bit cramped in that room.


Thank you to everyone who completed our survey. And a special thanks to our community volunteer, Peter Howley, who helped us craft the survey and analyzed the results.