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Perl Survey results. [Nov. 13th, 2007|06:25 pm]
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Perl Survey results are out!

Would you like to guess what percentage of respondents were female?

(LiveJournal will only let me have twenty equidistant options.)

Mean: 19.39 Median: 15 Std. Dev 16.03
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
5
16(28.1%)
10
8(14.0%)
15
12(21.1%)
20
5(8.8%)
25
2(3.5%)
30
3(5.3%)
35
2(3.5%)
40
3(5.3%)
45
1(1.8%)
50
1(1.8%)
55
1(1.8%)
60
2(3.5%)
65
1(1.8%)
70
0(0.0%)
75
0(0.0%)
80
0(0.0%)
85
0(0.0%)
90
0(0.0%)
95
0(0.0%)
100
0(0.0%)


(I'll provide the answer in a comment. The current results of this ongoing poll can be viewed here.)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-11-13 06:33 pm (UTC)
4% female, 95% male, less than 1% other.

16% of the female respondents, 31% of the male respondents, and 38% of other respondents had contributed to open-source projects in the past year.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-11-13 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oops, I was a bit over-optimistic there!
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[User Picture]From: yady
2007-11-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I was right then. And I didn't cheat!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-11-13 07:19 pm (UTC)
And from my own analysis:

Total numbers: 186 women, 4365 men, and 24 others.

Participated in the Perl community in at least one way:
124 women, 3205 men, and 15 others (66.67%, 73.42%, and 62.50%, respectively).

Participated in the Perl community in three or more ways:
63 women, 1794 men, and 10 others (33.87%, 41.10%, and 41.67%, respectively).

Maintain at least one CPAN module:
14 women, 664 men, 3 others (7.53%, 15.21%, and 12.50%, respectively).

Maintain five or more CPAN modules:
6 women, 223 men, 3 others (3.23%, 5.11%, and 12.50%, respectively).

Maintain twenty or more CPAN modules:
1 woman, 48 men, 2 others (0.54%, 1.10%, and 8.33%, respectively).

(Edited for grammar.)

Edited at 2007-11-13 07:28 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: elvum
2007-11-13 07:35 pm (UTC)
Do you know who the one woman who maintains >19 CPAN modules is? :-)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-11-13 07:52 pm (UTC)
Copied from IRC, since I'm now giving up:

19:40 <Kake> elvum: the woman who maintains more than 20 CPAN modules is Dutch, was born in 1956, has 45 modules, and has contributed to both Perl 5 and Perl 6. I can't work it out from that.
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[User Picture]From: mstevens
2007-11-13 08:51 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-11-13 09:02 pm (UTC)
We have a winner!
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[User Picture]From: mstevens
2007-11-13 09:09 pm (UTC)
She's disturbingly keen on threads.
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[User Picture]From: mstevens
2007-11-13 08:50 pm (UTC)
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<a href=""http://search.cpan.org/~elizabeth/">Elizabeth Mattijsen</a> ?
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[User Picture]From: imc
2007-11-13 06:57 pm (UTC)
…but there are 21 options there! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: vashti
2007-11-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad I responded!
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[User Picture]From: julietk
2007-11-13 07:56 pm (UTC)
Not v surprising... I responded! Although I am totally not in any way active in the Perl community. Or any other open-source community. Bad Juliet, no biscuit.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-11-14 11:26 am (UTC)
Me too.
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[User Picture]From: weatherpixie
2007-11-14 11:32 pm (UTC)
me too.

I don't write much perl these days either, but I guess I sort of count.
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[User Picture]From: jvvw
2007-11-13 10:40 pm (UTC)
Would be interesting to know how those figures compare with those for other programming languages - though don't know of any equivalent surveys!

Would also be interesting to know the reasons why people don't get involved in community/open-source. I'm sure there's a whole mix. I have to admit that although I've contributed to a couple of open-source projects (PHP not Perl) don't think I'd choose to do it again in my spare time unless it was a project I had a hand in starting.
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[User Picture]From: decklin
2007-11-14 06:49 am (UTC)

coincidental

obviously, this is the solution: http://xkcd.com/343/
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