Discussion: Revising the Annual Meetup Survey Questions

The full text of the 2018 survey is below. Please comment if you think:

  • Any of the questions could be revised
  • Any questions should be removed
  • There any additional questions we can ask

As it would be ideal to make any changes before the 2019 survey goes out around the end of the year, comments on this post will remain open through 16 September 2019 so there is adequate time to prepare.


MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Annual Survey Questions

Q.1: What is the name of your local WordPress group?

Q.2: How satisfied are you overall with this meetup group?

  • 100% satisfied
  • Mostly satisfied, but it could be better
  • Not very satisfied
  • If you answered anything other than 100% satisfied, what do you think could be improved?

Q.3: How local are you?

  • I live in this city
  • I live in a suburb of this city
  • I live in a city within driving distance
  • I used to live here, but I have moved away
  • I live far away but sometimes travel to this city
  • I visited this city once
  • I have not been to this city, I just follow the group

Q.4: How long have you been a member of this group?

  • I joined within the last 3 months
  • 3 months – 1 year
  • Longer than a year

Q.5: How often do you participate in these events?

  • I attend every month
  • I attend every couple of months
  • I attend a couple of times per year
  • I used to attend regularly, but I’ve moved away and no longer attend
  • I attended during a trip to this city, but no longer attend
  • I never attend
  • Our first event is coming up, so I haven’t participated yet

Q.6: So far, what has your involvement in the group included? Check all that apply.

  • I have attended events
  • I have spoken or presented at an event
  • I have organized a meetup event
  • I have provided refreshments
  • I have helped find a venue
  • I have volunteered on a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. team
  • I have provided A/V or other equipment
  • I have posted videos from the meetup to wordpress.tv
  • I have suggested a topic for a meetup event
  • I have helped line up speakers
  • I have not been involved except for joining the group
  • Other:

Q.7: What factors affect whether you attend or not? Check all that apply.

  • The posted topic
  • Day of week
  • Time of day
  • Location/venue
  • The posted speaker
  • Who else has RSVPed
  • Childcare
  • Transportation/Parking
  • Work schedule
  • Format (presentation/discussion/social/etc)
  • Number of people at event
  • Refreshments/food
  • Cost
  • Waitlist/didn’t RSVP fast enough
  • Other:

Q.8: Are there specific days/times that would make it easier for you to attend?

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Mornings
  • Afternoons
  • Evenings
  • Other:
  • Any details you’d like to give?

Q.9: Are there specific neighborhoods/parts of town that would make it easier for you to attend? Let us know where.

Q.10: Have you ever RSVPed as Yes to a meetup event and then not shown up? You’re not in trouble if the answer is yes, we’re just trying to establish a baseline for each group.

  • If I RSVP as Yes and then decide not to go, I always change my RSVP to No
  • There have been a few times when I didn’t show up after I RSVPed as Yes
  • I often RSVP as Yes but then don’t attend the event
  • I don’t typically RSVP at all, I just show up if I’m able to attend
  • I don’t typically RSVP because I don’t attend events
  • I don’t typically RSVP because I don’t get email invitations to events
  • Our group is just starting, we haven’t had event RSVPs yet
  • Any ideas about how we can best encourage folks to update their RSVP if they decide not to attend?

Q.11: Which types of events sound appealing to you?

  • Formal presentation with a speaker followed by Q&A
  • Discussion groups
  • Brown bag lunch
  • Workshop/training
  • Working on your WordPress sites/projects at a coffeeshop with others
  • Hackathon
  • Show & tell of what people are doing with WordPress in the community
  • WordPress help desk (either as a volunteer or seeking help)
  • Get together and watch livestream of a WordCamp somewhere else in the world
  • Watch videos from WordCamps on wordpress.tv and discuss with group
  • Happy hour/purely social gatherings
  • Lightning talks
  • Other:

Q.12: Would you be interested in organizing an event within your WordPress group? This could be anything from a formal presentation to a casual workalong at a coffee shop.

  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No

Q.13: Do your group organizers ask members to suggest or organize events, and/or would you feel comfortable contacting them with requests or suggestions?

  • Yes, I feel comfortable approaching all our organizers
  • Yes, I feel comfortable with one or some of the organizers, but not all of them
  • No
  • I’m not sure
  • If you didn’t say, “Yes, I feel comfortable approaching all our organizers” please give more detail.

Q.14: How do you feel about refreshments at the meetup?
This question refers to drinks/food at the actual meetup, and does not include things like a trip to the pub after the meeting is over.

  • Necessary
  • Nice to have
  • Not necessary

Q.15: How would you describe yourself? Check all that apply.

  • Blogger
  • Developer
  • Designer
  • Consultant
  • Advanced User
  • Beginning User
  • Small Business Owner
  • Site Admin
  • Other:

Q.16: Have you ever contributed or participated in the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project? Check all that apply.

  • I’ve answered questions in the wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ support forums
  • I’ve contributed themes to the wordpress.org free theme directory
  • I’ve contributed plugins to the wordpress.org free pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party directory
  • I’ve helped with the Codex, Handbooks, or other wordpress.org documentation
  • I’ve submitted patches to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
  • I’ve betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. tested new versions of WordPress
  • I’ve contributed design to core
  • I’ve organized meetups
  • I’ve organized or volunteered at a WordCamp
  • I have reviewed themes with the wordpress.org theme review team
  • I’ve contributed to one of the official mobile apps
  • I’ve subtitled videos on wordpress.tv
  • I’ve posted videos on wordpress.tv
  • I have not contributed to the open source project before
  • Other:

Q.17: Would you be interested in participating in a contribution drive for any of the areas you selected above?

  • Yes
  • No

Q.18: Were there any presentations or events in your meetup group this past year that you thought were particularly good? If there were any really good speakers, mention them by name if you can.

Q.19: Were there any presentations or events in your meetup group this past year that you thought were not a good fit for the group? This could be an inappropriate topic or speaker, a format that didn’t work very well, etc.

Q.20: If there were a WordCamp in your area, would you like to be involved? Check all that apply.

  • Organizing team
  • Attendee
  • Volunteer
  • Speaker
  • Sponsor
  • Not interested

Q.21: If there’s any other feedback you’d like to give us about the meetup group, here’s your chance! 🙂

Q.22: Your name (optional)
We’ll only use this if you gave feedback that requires follow-up or if you said you’re interested in organizing events/becoming a contributor. This contact information will not be tied to the aggregate survey results shared with group organizers and members.

Q.23: Your email address (optional)
We’ll only use this if you gave feedback that requires follow-up or if you said you’re interested in organizing events/becoming a contributor. This contact information will not be tied to the aggregate survey results shared with group organizers and members.