March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Tuesday, March 6 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
What We Learned from Metrics as Community Managers - Ray Paik, The Linux Foundation & Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation

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Many open source projects use metrics to inspect community participation by looking into the numbers of different forms of contributions and overall ecosystem support by following user adoption and event statistics. On longer term, these metrics are also used to get a view on community health, growth and overall dynamics.

While these numbers can encourage participation and transparency, they can often be misleading if used without context and/or more in-depth analysis and could even lead to unhealthy behaviors.

In this session, Ildiko and Ray will discuss how metrics are used in communities such as OpenStack and OPNFV and share their learnings from community metrics initiatives.


Ray Paik

Operations Manager, Linux Foundation
Ray Paik works at the Linux Foundation and has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OPNFV community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account... Read More →
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Ildiko Vancsa

Director of Community, Open Infrastructure Foundation
As part of her role, Ildikó is the Community Manager for the StarlingX open source distributed cloud project and a co-leader of the OpenInfra Edge Computing Group. Ildikó has been contributing to projects like OpenStack, Anuket and State of the Edge for over 10 years with focus... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm PST
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