Who are our Berlin learners? Some data


(ellen) #1

Hey all,

I did some number crunching on the exported data from our meetup.com page and learned some interesting things about our learners community. I want to share my analysis with you:

How many times have our meetup.com members attended OTS events?

50 – 59 2
40 – 49 1
30 – 39 4
20 – 29 6
10 – 19 45
0 – 9 1884

The last range in detail
5 – 9 63
2 – 4 374
1 537
0 880

Most common answers to “what else do you want to get out of this group” (taken from the Top 270 most frequent attendees, multiple answers or no answer per learner possible)

meet like-minded people, network (57)
learn (36)
teach (12)
inspiration, sharing experiences (10)
fun (7)

89 out of 270 learners answered that question

Most common answers to “How did you learn about OTS Berlin?” (taken from the Top 270 most frequent attendees, multiple answers or no answer per learner possible)

meetup.com (either search or recommended by page) - 18
Friends, word of mouth - 7
Events attended by OTS (codemotion, MakeTechX, …) - 5
Internet search or browsing - 5
Co-Up website - 3
User groups (Python UG, Linux UG) - 3

44 out of 270 learners answered that question

Most common answers to “How much tech experience do you have already??” (taken from the Top 350 most frequent attendees, multiple answers or no answer per learner possible)
80 learners out of 350 answered that question

Beginner (< 1 year): 20
Intermediate (2-3 years): 14
Advanced ( > 4 years): 14

The learners have experience in:

HTML/CSS (11)
Professional programmers/IT specialists (10)
Python (9)
JavaScript (9)
Various other things (Ruby, Java, iOS, shell scripting, C/C++, Action Script, Design) (2-4 each)

And some additional insights about our learners based on the fans of our Facebook page:

Women: 43% (compared to 46% in Facebook overall)
Men: 53% (compared to 54% in Facebook overall)

The vast majority of our Facebook fans are in the 25-34 age range and based in Berlin


Community stats
(ellen) #2

A P.S: I would be happy to do more analysis of the data if anybody can think of interesting questions that the data might answer.


(Benjamin Kampmann) #3

Just to make sure, I don’t understand this wrong. The total at the given time was 1.942, correct?

So, putting your numbers into relation:

  • over 45% (880) of the members haven’t even signed up to a single event
  • adding the no-show-rate of signups (average about 30%), it is safe to assume that the majority of 54% hasn’t been to a single event yet
  • and just a little more than one out of four (880 + 537 =~73%) had signed up to more than one event at all

So, it is safe to assume that almost three of four members have no idea what OTS is or does. And even less care or can be considered “active community members”…


(ellen) #4

Yep @ben, your calculations are absolutely correct. While I would not go as far as saying “have no idea what OTS is or does”, I would agree that 3/4 of the meetup community members are not engaged in any way whatsoever with OTS. They are “Karteileichen”, to use an unflattering German term (which roughly means “dead accounts/files”).