TL;DR - I ran a Twitter Poll with interesting but insignificant results. Now I'm running a more extensive survey to see if I can get some more results.
You should fill in the survey!
I ran a Twitter Poll last week asking people about their involvement in Open Source.
Quick poll. Do you go to hackathons? And do you contribute to Open Source (OS) in any way?— Cristiano Betta 🎄 (@cbetta) May 6, 2016
I'm really happy with the 426 responses I got! Thank you all! The results proved quite interesting and I noticed a few things:
In other words: there is not much of a correlation between hackathons and open source software (based on this poll).
A few added some notes to their response:
@cbetta voted but for some more detail: I do a lot of OS work, I don’t like hackdays as they are competitive and stressful— smöl james (@varjmes) May 6, 2016
@cbetta Only for work (hackathons). Yes.— Paul Burt 🍕 (@ThatMightBePaul) May 6, 2016
In the end I feel the poll left more questions than it provided answers to. Therefore I
am now running ran a longer survey to answer some of these:
The survey is closed now closed now
will be open until the end of June. I'd love your entry even if you don't do hackathons or Open Source!