I’m back at the screen after a week of paternity leave, and I’ll be working part-time for next two weeks while we settle in to the new family routine at home.
In the meantime, I wanted to mention a Mozilla contributor analysis project in case people would like to get involved.
We have a wiki page now, which means it’s a real thing. And here are some words my sleep-deprived brain prepared for you earlier today:
The goal and scope of the work:
Explore existing contribution datasets to look for possible insights and metrics that would be useful to monitor on an ongoing basis, before the co-incident workweek in Portland at the beginning of December.
- Stress-test our current capacity to use existing contribution data
- Look for actionable insights to support Mozilla-wide community building efforts
- Run ad-hoc analysis before building any ‘tools’
- If useful, prototype tools that can be re-used for ongoing insights into community health
- Build processes so that contributors can get involved in this metrics work
- Document gaps in our existing data / knowledge
- Document ideas for future analysis and exploration
I’m very excited that three members of the community have already offered to support the project and we’ve barely even started.
In the end, these numbers we’re looking at are about the community, and for the benefit of the community, so the more community involvement there is in this process, the better.
If you’re interested in data analysis, or know someone who is, send them the link.
This project is one of my priorities over the following 4-8 weeks. On that note, this looks quite appealing right now.
So I’m going make more tea and eat more biscuits.