After the Edinburgh meetups I like to get feedback, more than the meetup feedback that’s provided. It’s really helpful to understand how we can get better but also what we don’t see.
For example, at a previous meetup I thought it went well overall, but when I got the survey monkey results back we had some feedback from one attendee about the inclusiveness of the speaker as the person used the term “guys” and made a joke about “Devs with Beards” a lot during the presentation.
What this feedback allowed Ali and myself to do
- Address the feedback with the speaker directly
- Ensure that it was clear we were open and assessable to discuss further if anyone wanted to (its an anonymous survey)
- Look at how we can be more inclusive and welcoming. I now try to make the point of welcoming everyone and checking if they got something out of it on the way out.
Anyway, I wanted to share my reasons for doing this and see if anyone had other ways to get feedback or even if the question set could be improved.
Results from our last meetup