BOSC 2006/survey

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BOSC 2006 Evaluation Form

1. Which best describes your background?:
Biologist Bioinformatician Computer Scientist Other (please specify below)



2. Which type of delegate are you at BOSC/ISMB?:
Academic/Government Student Coorporate

3. Where are you currently working/studying?
Europe Americas Asia Africa Oceania Other

4. How many BOSC meetings have you previously attended?
0 1 2 3 4 5 all previous meetings

5. How do you rate the meeting as a whole:
very poor poor alright good very good

6. How do you rate the different parts of the meeting:
Long Talks: very poor poor alright good very good
Lightning Talks: very poor poor alright good very good
BoFs: very poor poor alright good very good

7. I use Open Source Bioinformatics Software:
never rarely occasionally often very often

8. I write Open Source Bioinformatics Software:
never rarely occasionally often very often:

9. Please rank the following, 1 being the best, 3 being the worst (use each rank only once):
Long Talks: 1 2 3
Lightning Talks: 1 2 3
BoFs: 1 2 3

10. Please rate the following, 1 being extremely useful, 3 being no use at all:
BOSC event-db RSS: 1 2 3
BOSC Blog:1 2 3

11. The BOSC organizing committee are constantly thinking about new formats for the meeting.
With 1 being the best, and 5 being the worst, please rank the following (use each rank only once):
Long Talks: 1 2 3 4 5
Lightning Talks: 1 2 3 4 5
BoFs: 1 2 3 4 5
Hands On Tutorial: 1 2 3 4 5
Round Table Discussion on issues in developing Open Source Software: 1 2 3 4 5

12. What is your opinion about BOSC association with ISMB
very poor poor alright good very good

13. Would you attend BOSC if it was not associated with ISMB? Yes No





14. At this stage, are you planning to attend BOSC 2007? Yes No





15. What were your expectations of the meeting? Were they met?





16. Can you describe any programs at other conferences that you have attended that would be effective in BOSC conferences.





17. Please add any other comments here: