Draft: Pre-event Survey for GNOME.Asia 2011 Q1

E-survey system (free software)

To Whom

  1. GNOME release team
  2. GNOME docs team
  3. GNOME marketing team
  4. Others who will be involved with the actual mechanics of doing the launch
  5. companies - potential sponsors
  6. GNOME contributors living in Asia


  1. An initial 1 on 1 discussion should take place first
    • - The leaders of the GNOME release and marketing teams

      - A few other important people in the community such as people like Owen Taylor, Vincent Untz, Jon McCann, Paul Cutler, etc.

  2. An initial release of the survey would be sent to the 10 people who we think would have the most important feedback.
  3. If we get good responses, adapt the survey to reflect any feedback we receive from the first round and widen it to the whole release and marketing team, etc.
  4. The survey will then also sent to:
    1. Others e.g. developers who will be involved with the actual mechanics of doing the launch
    2. companies - potential sponsors
    3. GNOME contributors living in Asia
    • The purpose of the initial discussion and 1st round survey is also to get some high profile GNOME people committed to join the event (if their response is positive), so it can help to attract others to join. Otherwise, we will adapt and adjust our plan.

Brief introduction

The GNOME.Asia committee would like to hear your opinions on our upcoming GNOME.Asia Summit.

We are considering holding the forth GNOME.Asia in March 2011 during the GNOME 3.0 release (Exact dates, city and venue still TBD.). The whole summit will include a 5-days private Hackfest and a 1-day open-to-public conference. Our objectives are to get together GNOME contributors to work on, promote and celebrate the GNOME 3.0 release as well as leverage on the GNOME 3.0 release to build a bigger GNOME community in Asia. We target to invite the GNOME release team, documentation team, marketing team and those contributors who will be involved with the actual mechanics of the GNOME 3.0 launch as well as those contributors living in Asia. Since you are within our target group, your feedback is highly appreciated.

(will Quote high profile GNOME guys who committed to join later)

Questions to ask

  1. How many GNOME event(s) have you participated in the past?
    • More than 20 events
    • 10 - 19 events
    • 5 - 9 events
    • 1 - 4 events
    • None
  2. Are you involved in the mechanics of the GNOME 3.0 launch?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, which selection below best describes your role?
    • GNOME Release team
    • GNOME Marketing
    • GNOME Design
    • GNOME Documentation
    • GNOME Development
    • GNOME Localization
    • GNOME Support
    • GNOME Sponsors
    • Others, please specify:
  4. Where are you from?
    • Asia
    • Middle East
    • Europe
    • North America
    • Central America
    • South America
    • Australia / Oceania
    • Africa
    • Antarctica
  5. Have you ever heard about GNOME.Asia Summit?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. If yes, where did you hear about it? (please check all that apply)
    • Community sites
    • News sites
    • Blogs
    • Social networks
    • Friends
    • Others, please specify:
  7. Have you ever participated in any of the following GNOME.Asia Summit in the past?
    • GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 in Beijing, China
    • GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 in Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam
    • GNOME.Asia Summit 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan
    • None of the above
  8. How likely would you be to attend the GNOME.Asia Hackfest 2011 assuming it were held in Asia during the launch of GNOME 3.0?
    • Definitely
    • Very likely
    • Somewhat Likely
    • Unlikely
    • Definitely not
  9. Why?
  10. How likely would your company sponsor your travel to GNOME.Asia Hackfest 2011?
    • Definitely
    • Very likely
    • Somewhat likely
    • Unlikely
    • Definitely not
  11. How likely would you need the GNOME Foundation to subidise your travel to GNOME.Asia Hackfest 2011?
    • Definitely
    • Very likely
    • Somewhat likely
    • Unlikely
    • Definitely not
  12. How much do you expect for the subsidy?
    • Under USD 400
    • USD 401 to 800
    • USD 801 to 1200
    • USD 1,201 to 1,600
    • USD 1,601 to 2,000
    • More than USD 2,000
  13. From the list below, please select all the city(s) in which you might like the upcoming event to be held. (please check all that apply)
    • Bangalore, India
    • Mysore, India
    • Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Bali, Indonesia
    • Boracay, Philippines
    • Hong Kong, China
    • Others, please specify:
  14. What kind of venues would you like for the Hackfest? (please check all that apply)
    • Resorts
    • Youth Hostel
    • Universities
    • Office
    • Others, please specify:
  15. Do you have an interest in being a speaker or on a panel at the event?
  16. If yes, please briefly describe the type of talk or panel that you have in mind and include your name and email address.
    • Type of talk or panel:
    • Email address:
  17. Do you think it's good to have a technical help desk during the 5-days Hackfest?
    • A great idea, doing this would make it considerably more likely that I would attend
    • A good idea, worth doing
    • I don't have strong positive or negative feelings about this idea
    • Not a great idea, but I wouldn't object to it
    • A horrible idea, doing this would make it less likely that I would attend
  18. Will you encourage any of your friends, co-workers or colleagues to attend the event?
    • Definitely
    • Very likely
    • Somewhat likely
    • Unlikely
    • Definitely not
  19. Why?
  20. If there is a tour or some social activities offered to participants the day after the whole event, please describe your level of interest in participating in such a tour.
    • High
    • Medium
    • Low
    • Not interested
  21. If the answer is positive, what kind of activities would interest you? (please check all that apply)
    • Boat trip
    • Scuba-diving
    • Cultural performance
    • Museum visit
    • Temples visit
    • Palace visit
    • Shopping
    • Others, please specify:
  22. If the answer is negative, why?
  23. What do you think the main objectives of GNOME.Asia Hackfest 2011 should be?
  24. Any other advice, wisdom, rants or raves to share with us as we ponder GNOME.Asia Hackfest 2011?

GnomeAsia/2011Summit/PreSurvey (last edited 2010-10-12 10:36:01 by PockeyLam)