A Plea for a Stoic Programmer

We know that many of you Stoics are logical and bright, so it wouldn’t
surprise us in the Exeter Stoic Week team if some of you know how to write computer programmes.
If so, you may be able to help us and thereby do your bit for Stoicism.
We currently use a free service to implement our questionnaires. One limitation of the free service is that it does not give the user any feedback, either of their scores or of their changes in scores after Stoic week. We would like to improve that. We believe that Google Forms combined with Google scripts can be used relatively easily to achieve what we want.
Do you have experience of using Google Forms and Google Scripts?
Would you like to help us?
We are afraid there is no budget available to pay for this work, but we would be very grateful and you would be making a significant difference to Stoic week.
If you think you may be able to help, please reply to me at stoic@timlebon.com and I will provide further details.

4 thoughts on A Plea for a Stoic Programmer

  1. Joshua says:

    Would a free Survey Monkey plan do the trick? https://www.surveymonkey.com/pricing/

    • timlebon says:

      thanks very much for the idea. Unfortunately the free version of survey monkey allows only 100 responses and we got over 2000 for last Stoic week. The paid version is something we’ve considered, but the budget is tight so we’d rather avoid that sort of overhead.

  2. WCityMike says:

    Would this work, or at least get you partway there? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o6JCQcLsBo

    • timlebon says:

      thanks WCityMike, that looks like it is the sort of thing we could use. We might still need to incorporate other things like calculating the scores. That does look like it takes some of the pain out of doing it, so that is a big help, though if there is someone out there who could set a sample form up that calculated some survey scores (could be just a sample survey of 2 questions) and emailed it to the user that would get us started. many thanks

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