Each year after DDD South West we have compiled statistics about the event. After DDD South West 4 we never really found the time to update the website but rather than let the statistics just disappear I thought a few people might find it interesting to know how it compared with previous events:-
| ||DDD SW1 ||DDD SW2 ||DDD SW3 ||DDD SW4 |
|People registered on site ||313 ||642 ||908 ||1201 |
|Cancellations ||36 ||62 ||77 ||119 |
|Registered attendees (after cancellations) ||227 ||309 ||331 ||372 |
|Actual Attendees ||158 ||218 ||257 ||288 |
|Percentage Drop Out Rate ||30% ||29% ||22% ||23% |
|Unregistered UWE Students ||0 ||3 ||3 ||0 |
|Event Feedback Forms returned ||111 ||152 ||173 ||173 |
|Percentage of Event Feedback Forms returned ||70% ||70% ||67% ||60% |
|Session Feedback Forms returned ||591 ||887 ||1082 ||1075 |
|Percentage of Session Feedback Forms returned ||88% ||85% ||87% ||86% |
|Geek Dinner Registrations ||30 ||47 ||54 ||60 |
|Geek Dinner Attendees ||27 ||45 ||59 ||42 |
As you can see DDD South West 4 had the highest attendance of any DDD South West to date which was very rewarding. DDD South West 4 was fully booked within 4 hours of registration opening and the wait list was full within 24 hours. You can also see that the number of cancellations reached a massive all time high of 119 people. This seems to confirm our theory that people register for DDD events without having any real conviction of whether they will attend simply because they want the option of attending if they decide they will go and it is easier to give up a place than to get a place through the wait list. This raises the age old debate of whether to charge a nominal fee (e.g. 5 UKP) in order to discourage this practice.
Another great statistic from DDD South West 4 was the geek dinner attendance (which was more strictly controlled than for the previous year on the grounds that the venue was clear that they would not accept more than our allocated number).
If you came along to any of these DDD South West events we hope you had a fabulous time.
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