May 10-12, 2023
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Wednesday, May 10 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Panel Discussion: What Our OSPOs Have Learned About Measuring Project Health - Alyssa Wright, Bloomberg; Dawn Foster, VMware; Emma Irwin, Microsoft; Sophia Vargas, Google

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We all want our open source projects to be as healthy as possible, but measuring project health can be tricky because every OSPO and every project is unique, with differing needs, challenges, and opportunities. With hundreds of potential metrics to choose from, people often get overwhelmed by the options. How do you decide what to measure? Which metrics should you use? How should you interpret the results to take the unique needs of your projects into account? How can you draw meaningful conclusions and use what you’ve learned to improve open source project health? In this panel, you will learn from metrics experts working within the OSPOs at Google, Microsoft, and VMware. An expert moderator from Bloomberg’s OSPO asking the tough questions about project health metrics that every OSPO wants to hear answered. You will learn about how each of these companies approaches measuring project health, what to think about when interpreting metrics, and ways to use what you’ve learned to improve the health of the open source projects that your company and your OSPO cares about. The audience will walk away with lessons learned and tips for using project health metrics within your OSPO.

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Dawn Foster

Director of Data Science, CHAOSS
Dr. Dawn Foster works as the Director of Data Science for CHAOSS where she is also a board member / maintainer. She is co-chair of CNCF TAG Contributor Strategy and an OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like VMware and Intel with expertise in community... Read More →

Emma Irwin

Principal TPM, OSPO, Microsoft
Emma has been building and contributing to open source software and open source communities for about as long as she can remember. Her role at Microsoft's Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) building, empowering and activating developers and their teams around open source is a combination... Read More →
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Sophia Vargas

Research Program Manager, Google
Sophia Vargas is a Program Manager in the research and education team within Google’s Open Source Programs Office. In this role she leads efforts that span project health, contributor experience, and open source economics. She is also on the Governing Board and an active contributor... Read More →
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Alyssa Wright

Open Source Program Office, Bloomberg
Alyssa leads Bloomberg’s Open Source Program Office (OSPO), which is located in the Chief Technology Office and serves as the center of excellence for Bloomberg’s engagements and consumption of open source software. When not helping define open source strategies, partnerships... Read More →

Wednesday May 10, 2023 3:00pm - 3:40pm PDT
217-219 (Level 2)