As I said, the Secretariat has the facts, but I think you will find that the
data support the statememt that we have a high proportion of newbies. Which is
not a bad thing in itself, but is a bad thing if they don't become contributors.
Jeffrey Altmann expressed it very well.
"Michael W. Condry" wrote:
A couple of years ago I did a study on IETF attendance - the data was
gathered from the IETF web site looking at email addresses for folks
Of the 15 or so ompanies that were examined almost all attendees were
almost always "repeaters". I cannot be more specific because the report
still has a proprietary label on it. The only year where the "one timers"
spiked was for the San Jose meeting.
At 12:26 PM 12/20/2000 -0500, Keith Moore wrote:
We *should* worry about people who come to the IETF once and never come
back - because they probably came to the wrong meeting, and went home
so assuming that a lot of folks come to the IETF expecting something
different than it is, and going home disappointed, what can we do to
make future prospective attendees more aware of what they're getting into?
Michael W. Condry
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