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DRAFT - WORK IN PROGRESS

This page takes questions from Developer Survey Questions and Accenture DCI Questions in an attempt to develop a Survey that the DCI WG would like to present to the larger Hyperledger Community. The survey has the following goals:

  1. Understand how the Hyperledger Community is doing in regards to Diversity, Civility, and Inclusion (See Section 1 questions)
  2. Understand interaction experiences (See Section 2 questions)
  3. Understand who is part of the Hyperledger Community (See Section 3 questions)

Survey Introduction

Welcome to the Hyperledger Community Survey. Your input here will be extremely valuable to help Hyperledger to understand and benchmark sentiments in the community around the various topics below. We are very grateful for your time and participation and hope that you will see the impact of your input over the course of the next year as we respond to the survey's output. there are few terms and concepts that we'd like to make sure we define so that you can keep it in mind as you proceed through the questions:

Definitions:

  • Diversity:
  • Civility:
  • Inclusion:
  • Hyperledger Community: Anyone who participates online, by phone, or in-person in any project, working group, special interest group, technical steering committee, mailing list, chat channel, community meeting, or meetup
  • Hyperledger Events: Includes Member Summit, Global Forum, Bootcamps, Meetups, any Hyperledger-organized events

Section 1: Diversity, Civility, and Inclusion (DCI) within Hyperledger

1a) How important is gender diversity to you?

  • Not important at all
  • Somewhat important
  • Extremely important
  • I'm not sure

1b) How important is regional diversity to you?

  • Not important at all
  • Somewhat important
  • Extremely important
  • I'm not sure

1c) How important is civility to you?

  • Not important at all
  • Somewhat important
  • Extremely important
  • I'm not sure

1d) How important is inclusion to you?

  • Not important at all
  • Somewhat important
  • Extremely important
  • I'm not sure

1e) Which of the following have you done (select all that apply)

  • Attended Hyperledger community meetings (as found on the community calendar)?
  • Participated on Hyperledger chat channels
  • Read or sent email to the Hyperledger mailing lists
  • Attempted to make a code contribution to any of the Hyperledger projects
  • Attended a Hyperledger sponsored event (Hackfest, Bootcamp, Contributor Summit, Hyperledger Global Forum, Member Summit)

1f) In the past year, have you felt that gender diversity was valued and demonstrated by others during your interactions and events with the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1g) In the past year, was a gender diverse community something you felt or observed within the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1h) In the past year, have you felt that regional diversity was valued and demonstrated by others during your interactions and events with the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1i) In the past year, was a regionally diverse community something you felt or observed within the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1j) In the past year, have you felt that civility was valued and demonstrated by others during your interactions and events with the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1k) In the past year, was a civil community something you felt or observed within the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1l) In the past year, have you felt that inclusion was valued and demonstrated by others during your interactions and events with the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

1m) In the past year, was an inclusive community something you felt or observed within the Hyperledger community?

  • Not at all observed or felt
  • Somewhat observed or felt
  • Widely observed or felt
  • I'm not sure

Section 2: Community Interactions


2a) Provide your feedback on the Hyperledger community meetings (only show if attended a Hyperledger Community Meeting)

QuestionStrongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeI'm not sure

The timing of the community meetings makes it difficult for me to participate







It is difficult to find agenda or meeting information







Meetings are not inclusive for new participants







2b) I feel that at community meetings people listen to each other and are respectful (only show if attended a Hyperledger Community Meeting)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure 

2c) Provide your feedback on the Hyperledger chat channels (only show if participated on Hyperledger Chat channels) 

QuestionStrongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeI'm not sure

Many questions go unanswered







Questions are quickly responded to







The asynchronous nature of the Hyperledger chat allows me to participate in the community







Finding the right channel is difficult







2d) I feel like people on Chat listen to each other and are respectful (only show if participated on Hyperledger Chat channels)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure 

2e) Provide your feedback on the Hyperledger mailing lists (only show if read or sent email to the Hyperledger mailing lists) 

QuestionStrongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeI'm not sure

Many emails go unanswered







Emails are quickly responded to







The asynchronous nature of the Hyperledger mailing lists allows me to participate in the community







Finding the right mailing list is difficult







2f) I feel like people on mailing lists listen to each other and are respectful (only show if read or sent email to the Hyperledger mailing lists)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure 

2g) Provide your feedback on the code contribution process (only show if code contribution has been made

QuestionStrongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeI'm not sure

Finding a bug to work on is hard







The change/pull request process is hard to understand







Responses to change/pull request are constructive







Change/pull requests are quickly responded to







Change/pull request are quickly merged in







I would make a future change/pull request again







2h) What Hyperledger events have you attended (select all that apply) (only show if attended a Hyperledger event)

  • Hackfest
  • Bootcamp
  • Contributor Summit
  • Hyperledger Global Forum
  • Member Summit

2i) I feel like people at events listen to each other and are respectful (only show if attended a Hyperledger event)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure 

2j) I was able to meet people from all of the Hyperledger projects (only show if attended a Hyperledger event)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure

2k) All Hyperledger projects were included in the agenda (only show if attended a Hyperledger event)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure

2l) I was able to meet people from a wide variety of cultures (only show if attended a Hyperledger event)

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • I'm not sure

2m) I feel the female ratio at the event was (only show if attended a Hyperledger event)

  • 0-20%
  • 21-40%
  • 41-60%
  • 61-80%
  • 81-100%

Section 3: Community Profile

3a) Where are you located (country)? 

3b) Please select your age range.

  • Under 18
  • 18-19 years old
  • 20-27 years old
  • 28-35 years old
  • 36-43 years old
  • 44-51 years old
  • 52-70 years old
  • 71 or older

3c) What gender do you identify with?

  • Female/Woman
  • Male/Man
  • Transgender
  • Gender non-conforming
  • Prefer not to say

3d) What is your sexual orientation?

  • Heterosexual/Straight
  • Homosexual/Gay/Lesbian
  • Bisexual
  • Asexual
  • Prefer not to say

3e) What is your race or origin? (select all that apply)

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Caucasian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Middle Eastern/Arab
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • None of the above
  • Prefer not to answer


Section 4: Community Input

4a) Please provide any thoughts or comments that you have on diversity, civility, and inclusion in the Hyperledger community including sharing past experiences that you feel may be relevant and useful for us to be aware of and/or suggestions and ideas of what you think could be done to expand, grow, and improve diversity, civility, and inclusion in the Hyperledger community (freeform response box)


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  1. For me section 3 is the most important for setting our baseline and the fewer questions before that the better to maximize completed surveys.

    Section 2 is in some ways seeking the same information as Section 1. There's the added detail of where those experiences happened, but it's at the expense of a lot more questions. Is there a way we can combine those? Or maybe drop section 1 in favor of section 2?

    We could also combine chat and email into one set of questions. I don't see a ton of email volume, especially in comparison to chat, so seems like little risk in loss of detail to merge them.

    1. I tend to agree ... I'd pick section 2 over section 1 and I think we can narrow down interactions to email/chat, code contribution, events (although I could see f2f events versus online events).  I also think that 2a/2b could be combine OR 2b should come before 2a.  Same with 2c/2d and 2e/2f, although as mentioned earlier maybe combine 2c and 2e and 2d and 2f.

  2. To me questions 1a to 1d are talking about values that Hyperledger should pursuit anyway. I think, we should not ask that but put them as foundational values of this community. 

  3. Including my response to Silas from above here as well:

    This section is to get a sense for whether these concepts are valued in the community, we can't necessarily assume that. For example, asking these questions at Uber (knowing its non-welcoming culture) would be different than say VICE media. So it is intended to get a gauge where our community is on these values. Saying it's really important to you provides that information and as an aggregate if a majority in the community say that then we will know where on the spectrum this community lies in caring about these values, and hence when looking at different DCI approaches that are out there, which may be most effective. Trying to improve DCI at Uber is not the same as doing it at VICE. So this question does not get at the "how" because that is not the purpose of the question, but the topic of the following questions.

  4. I suggest combining 1a-1d into a single question (similar to 2a). Similarly for questions 1f-1m. 1e would then probably fit after that to limit what they see in section 2.