Wikimedia Conference 2011/Chapters' Meeting/Survey

RatingsEdit

Assessment form ++ + ‑‑ N/A Total [1] Mean ratings[2] Satisfaction rate (Change from last year)[3]
Meeting
Overall rating for Wikimedia Conference 2011 32 36 1 69 1,43 99% (-1)
Communications before the conference (e-mails, Meta Wiki, availability of information) 38 18 4 60 1,5 93% (+15)
Participants\' package & documents 40 26 1 2 69 1,57 99% (+13)
Programme & sessions
Overall rating for the conference programme (did it meet your expectations/needs) 23 39 7 69 1,13 90% (-5)
Consideration of the chapters\' wishes & feedback in the programme 27 26 6 1 10 70 1,2 88% (+5)
Facilitation (facilitators, facilitation material) 34 29 4 1 68 1,381 94% (+14)
Documentation (preperation for the meeting) 24 37 6 67 1,17 91% (+12)
Usefulness of the meeting (contacts, outcomes) 36 30 3 69 1,43 96% (+1)
Ratio of presentations / discussions / workgroups 29 28 10 1 2 70 1,09 84% (-14)
Around the conference
Conference venue (rooms & overall setup) 54 14 1 1 70 1,7 97% (=)
Lodging (comfort, cleanliness, overall convenience) 31 21 9 2 6 69 1,11 83% (-5)
Food and drink during the conference (availability, quality, convenience) 14 30 15 10 69 0,33 64% (-19)
Organized social activities during the conference 26 32 7 1 2 68 1,14 88% (+5)
Possibility to discuss informally during breaks & free time 43 25 1 69 1,59 99% (-1)
Location of the venue 50 19 69 1,72 100% (+5)
Transportation in Berlin (information provided, tickets) 46 18 2 2 68 1,63 97% (+2)

Notes:

  1. There were 89 participants, 70 feedback forms were filled in to varying degrees.
  2. The mean of the ratings using the following conversion: very satisfied=2, satisfied=1, unsatisfied=-1, very unsatisfied=-2; N/A ratings were not counted.
  3. The ratio of ratings that are either satisfied or very satisfied. N/A ratings are not counted.

CommentsEdit

These were the textual comments provided on the back side of the assessment form. Comments touching upon more than one category are only included once.

WLANEdit

  • Better internet access.
  • Also we are used to stable internet
  • Also WiFii
  • Better broadband.
  • Better internet access!
  • better WiFi if possible :)
  • Better Wifi-Access
  • Have wifi access for several dozen users simultaneously.
  • I don´t think it will be a surprise but better wifi would be helpful :)
  • I'm aware of wireless difficulties, although I wasn't actually affected.
  • Improve the Wifi
  • Internet must work!
  • Wifi: more and better. It's really quite unstable.
  • More reliable internet connection.

FoodEdit

  • Food
  • More meat :)
  • No meat :(
  • non-vegetarian food
  • About the lunch in the venue! So green! :P
  • Better food maybe ;)
  • Food – more variety needed (even if vegetarian). This was done very well in 2010.
  • Food was interesting, but also plentiful and tasty.
  • Food!!
  • Food: Meat! Softdrinks, not necessarily free.
  • Good with veggie-food!
  • I was not convinced by food.
  • I would even more emphasize the fact that food choices differ an that not everyone only eat veggies.
  • I would prefer to have meat dishes available
  • I´d provide real food. We are not vegans.
  • Maybe the food?
  • non-vegetarian option
  • Not only vegetarian food, please!
  • Please, think in the people that isn`t vegan (?!)
  • Different food services to meet different people needs.


OtherEdit

  • Host city? LOL
  • Not located in Europe. Major investment in time and effor for Asia and NA chapters to attend. *Would be nice to spread this around.
  • Social Acticities
  • Some small souvenirs concerning the place (city)
  • the weather
  • This year there was no particular need for transport tickets. Very nice, but maybe a way to save *money (because everything was so nearby)
  • Also, a somewhat better map of the town could be useful, although it's really not essential.
  • Weather info
  • Perhaps you can use a twitter visualizer instead of a non-working wall (don't remember the address now).
  • Photos of participants in order to keep in touch.


ProgrammeEdit

  • We should all make an additional effort to read things like the editor trend study, outreach wiki and so on; arrive more informed and let more time for working groups with an actival outcome. The for preparion and brainstorming. Round tables / circles!
  • Seperate discussion & presentation
  • More workgroups! Attendees did a lot of reading but not so much session-specific preparation work. 50% of time was spent "catching up" without a clear sense of direction. --> this can be better done (translated...) online/before.
  • More time on the chapters state.
  • More chapter´s meeting.
  • Conference has to become a meeting point for driving decisions on engaging with Wikimedia Foundation and agreeing on Pioneers for WMF. Currently it is more an information sharing and networking event.
  • Adding a 3rd parallel sessions would be more useful. Digital feedback forms!
  • 45 min sessions with us praticipants expecting discussion outcome is not realistic. Either have smaller groups or longer sessions.
  • I would organize the discussions in an O oder U shaped seating formation instead of an auditorium. Unconference techniques, especially Open Fishbowl should also be considered.
  • More presentations / teaching of key experiences + "featured projects"
  • I would introduce WMF Board & WMF Staff to the general audience at the beginning. 2) I would make a space for cultures to introduce themselves with a song (?), a dance (?)
  • More focus on answering the questions at hand; Stronger moderation; How can we let small chapters involve better?; Another city!
  • Meetings should outline the objectives and the expected outcomes so as to give direction. * *Coordination is great, it was just difficult to squeeze all agenda in a short period of time
  • More smaller-sized discussions and workgroups instead of (semi-) plenary meetings/presentations. *This would provide more focussed discussions that may lead to actual follow-up.
  • I´d extend time for workshops. I ´d limit intervention by WMF staff in chapters deliberatly.


HostelEdit

  • Less people per room at the hostel.
  • I would respect the fact that some people need private space at the hostel. It would be nice if these issues could be addressed.
  • NON WMF Guest were making so much noise during the night --> no sleep :( Please consider designated hostel or at least floor(s) - Weather? :) More Beanbags!!!)


WMFEdit

  • WMF staff living in the same ho(s)tel as other participants
  • Avoid splitting ppl btw 2 hotel or at least don't segregate staff vs. Chapters.


ParticipantsEdit

  • Would love to see representatives of seven continents next year.


FacilitatorEdit

  • more fluent facilitator
  • Facilitators should know more about internals of the movement (i.e. community member should assume that rule).
  • More visualization… Clone Annalena. Humor :)
  • Stronger moderation;
  • Visual documentation is great.
  • Visualization poster were great (Anna Lena).
  • The visual documentation thing was really great!
  • Very positive experience , excellent facilitators who helped discussions along; friendly staff / volunteers from WMDE; you always put in the extra effor and it is appreciated.

ThanksEdit

  •  :)
  • All was good
  • Everything else was actually okay to great.
  • Thank you for all for the work that did this conference possible!
  • Thank you very much! WMDE and WMF
  • Thank you, WMDE! You are an inspiration to all of us.
  • Thanks for the invitation and organization, the venue was wonderful and the venue too!
  • Thanks for the wonderful meeting!
  • Thanks once again to WMDE + volunteers for wonderful organization.
  • Thanks!
  • You guys rock! Danke!
  • You guys rock!!! Amazing Job you´ve done
  • Have Wikimedia Deutschland organize it.
  • Anyway, congratulations to everyone involved, again, WMPT has had a great time.
  • Great job Wikimedia Deutschland! Your are our heroes!
  • Thank you!
  • Thank you, Bence, a young entrepeneur.
  • Thanks for you disposition all the time. You were amazing!
  • The number of mics was very nice. Thank you!
  • Venue, hostel, availability of food/tea/sweets was PERFECT. Not everything was very useful, but it's all right.
  • Very happy with hospitality. Nice to see the cooperation of chapters organizing this event. Hopefully another chapter can take the lead for organizing the next year's event.
  • You were great! I enjoyed it and hope to meet you all soon.
  • You're doing a wonderful job. Thank you so much and more power to WM Deutschland!