Reversim Summit 2016 by the Numbers

Reversim Summit is a community driven, not for profit yearly conference for software developers in Israel. It is reputed with its original high quality local content.

2016 is the fourth year that this conference takes place; First was 2013, then 2014, 2015 and this year’s event: 2016.

Reversim Summit originates from the popular software developer podcast Reversim created by Ori Lahav and myself.

Reversim Summit 2016 took place at the Weizman institute of technology in Rehovot, Israel on Sept 19, 20 2016. Following are some interesting numbers and stats.

The People

  • Team members (organizers, moderators, admin): 18
  • Session submitters during the Call for Papers: 213
  • Accepted speakers: 53
  • Attendees total unique (from both days): 925
Day 1 attendees: 548
Day 2 attendees: 412
  • No-show rate (avg both days): 23.5% (in 2015: 29.5% and in 2014: 30%)
  • No-show rate Day 1: 17% (In 2015: 29% and in 2014: 20%)
  • No-show rate Day 2: 30% (in 2015: 30% and in 2014: 40%)
Most common first names: 10 Amit, 10 Daniel, 10 Eyal, 15 Alon, 15 Nir
  • Number of team members newborns during preparations: 2 👶
  • Distribution of registered email domains (top 5): 12 hotmail.com, 12 kenshoo.com, 33 outbrain.com, 58 wix.com, 401 gmail.com

Content

Content — accepted v/s submitted
  • Number of total submitted sessions: 295
  • Submitted full feature sessions: 207
  • Submitted ignites: 51
  • Submitted Open Source in Israel: 25
  • Total accepted sessions: 54
  • Accepted full feature sessions: 34
  • Accepted ignites: 12
  • Accepted Open Source: 8
  • Number of original songs authored: 1
  • Number of original poems: 2
Schedule breakdown

Social

Money

Budget total cash: 210k ₪
Number of sponsors. In 2016: 14

Misc

  • Number of Volvo L needs repairing: 1
Number of seats in each venue: 610 Wix auditorium, 60 3D theatre, 240 Ebner

Nostalgia

Preparation timeline
  • Initial team assembly: Feb 16
  • First meeting of core team: Early March 16
  • Final closing on the venue: Early May 16
  • Moderation team assembly: May 16
  • Call for papers: June 16 — July 16
  • Registration opens: Late Aug 16
  • Event: 19–20 Sept 16

Thanks Nir Katz for creating the graphics embedded in this post. Nir is a talented writer, previously speaker at reversim summit 2015 and authored a recent humorist blog post about his experience at Reversim Summit 2016 (Hebrew)

Lastly, here’s previous infographic from 2014 in case you’re feeling nostalgic: http://summit2014.reversim.com/infographics.html