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, The Linux Foundation
Ray has been with the OPNFV project since its launch in 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of OPNFV. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account manager, and team l... Read More →
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Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she star... Read More →

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