Evidence Base at Birmingham City University has been commissioned to undertake a survey of stakeholders on behalf of DevCSI, the Developer Community Supporting Innovation project (http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk). DevCSI aims to build a community of developers working / studying in UK Education and investigate the value and impact it can make to technical innovation in the wider educational community and at an organisational level. DevCSI is managed by the Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN at the University of Bath and funded by JISC. The broad topics of this survey include: benchmarking developers across the sector; examining stakeholders’ views of software development; discovering examples of local innovation; and gathering suggestions about the on going future development of a developer community.
The survey is currently available for developers, managers of developers, senior managers, funders, vendors/suppliers and users (academics/researchers/librarians) at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/devcsi2011-12
Each respondent will be able to enter a prize draw to win a £200 Amazon voucher or one of four £50 vouchers. If you would like to enter for your chance to win, please follow instructions at the end of the survey.
The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time. Questions marked * are compulsory. Please be assured that all data will be anonymised during analysis.
In addition to the survey responses the DevCSI team are looking for people who would be willing to provide further in depth case study data to support the project. There will be an option towards the end of the survey to supply your contact details if you are interested in finding out more about this. Please note this is not a compulsory element of the survey.
If you have any queries about this survey, please contact Evidence Base: firstname.lastname@example.org
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