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Thursday, August 22 • 4:55pm - 5:30pm
BoF: How Do I Know if I'm Making an Impact as a Community Manager? - Ray Paik, GitLab

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There are plenty of metrics that can be used to measure the health of open source communities such as numbers of contributions/contributors, attendees at events, etc. It is tempting to use many of these same metrics to evaluate community managers' contribution, but in this session, there will be a discussion on why community metrics alone cannot provide a complete picture of community managers' work.

In addition to quantifiable metrics, the session will cover how things like building a sense of community, addressing members' (often intrinsic) motivation, fostering a diverse community, etc. are just as important and thus need to be considered when community managers review their contribution. Just because these are not easily quantifiable doesn't mean there aren't ways to assess progress and the session will provide examples of how these assessments could be made.

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Ray Paik

Community Manager, GitLab
Ray is a Community Manager at GitLab where he is helping to grow the community of contributors to GitLab. Prior to GitLab, Ray was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 4:55pm - 5:30pm PDT
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