Launching the Meeting C++ Community Survey

published at 08.01.2020 14:24 by Jens Weller

This is what I've been working on for the last two weeks, and now its ready to become an official part of Meeting C++: the community survey.

First things first: Please take a few minutes to fill out the Meeting C++ Community Survey.

One thing then often has bugged me when looking at the C++ community is that we don't really had good numbers on most things. Jetbrains, ISOCPP and Bartek's coding blog have launched surveys in the last years, which changed this a little. Also I've been doing some surveys on Twitter, giving some limited insight into C++ related topics. But Twitter surveys are very limited, and for a long time I had an idea on how to make this a continuous survey.

This idea is a 2 and a half years old. When I was looking for a smallish project to work on over the christmas and new years break, I decided it would be nice to finally give this a try. The Meeting C++ Community Survey is a conintuous survey with currently 60 Questions on C++ and its community. They range from questions on the C++ standard to jobrelated and other topics regarding C++. I'm also happy to add more questions, contact Meeting C++ if you'd like to add a question!

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As the survey is continuous, you can reanswer questions after 30 days. As long as you don't, they stay in the system. The system will also take snapshots, so that historic data is available in future years. I plan to feature a question of the day in the social media of Meeting C++, so that over time the questions get more input and updated.

With the survey running already a few days the first results can be seen in the results page, yesterday I shared some of the result graphs on Twitter

Current results for both questions

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