IETF 107 Virtual Meeting Survey Report

IETF Executive Director <> Fri, 17 April 2020 02:48 UTC

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The results from the post-meeting survey for IETF 107 Virtual are now available [1].  This is the default export format from our survey application with some minor redactions where text responses have been used to identify individuals or reference external websites.

Given the extraordinary circumstances around IETF 107 Virtual and the meeting being entirely online, the questions were focused primarily on the online experience and the individual components that delivered that experience. 

There were 273 respondents, of which 227 participated in IETF 107 Virtual and we estimate the total number of participants for that meeting as 701.

Some highlights include:
* 53% of those that answered the survey are from the US or Canada
* 73% (+/-9.5%) of those that attended IETF 107 Virtual were satisfied or very satisfied with the meeting.
* The guides and testing sessions provided before the meeting were well used and well received.  While we did not ask directly, we can assume they contributed to the success of the meetings.
* The combination of Webex/etherpad/jabber was largely satisfactory but significant improvements in the overall experience can be made, in particular in the area of integration, account management and client features (all of which Meetecho addresses).
It is our plan for our larger surveys like this one, to make a sanitised version of the raw data available to enable better analysis by both us and the community, but this takes a lot of work and we are not in a position to do that for this survey. This survey was run in anonymous mode and so no data was collected other than that explicitly provided.

The use of data for evidence-based decision making is a key strategic aim of the LLC and I would welcome contact from anyone who wants to help with that, whether it be with survey design, data transformation or results analysis.

If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to contact me directly.


Jay Daley
IETF Executive Director