[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] Stats on diversity in OpenStack

Roland Chan roland at aptira.com
Wed Jul 1 10:57:13 UTC 2015

Great. Let's put race on the list.

Roland @ Aptira from mobile.

On 01/07/2015 12:15 AM, "APlimpton" <aplimpton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Roland,
> I would say that the Diversity team should monitor other factors as well
> so that we see the change over time as the team focuses on different
> factors.
> One of the reasons I asked about existing metrics was to see what
> historical data we have and which (if any) diversity factors are tracked.
> Based on the 2014 report, the stats we've seen so far and the data
> collected during OpenStack signup it would seem only gender and geography
> have been tracked so far -- which were the two identified during the first
> meeting. As far as I know that focus is not meant to exclude a discussion
> how to gather statistics on other factors.
> For that discussion we will have to identify which of the numerous factors
> we want track (the diversity charter is very broad for its definition), how
> they should quantified and how we should collect them -- some of these are
> very sensitive for people and we have to take that into account.
> Does that sound logical to everyone?
> Thanks,
> Amanda
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Roland Chan <roland at aptira.com> wrote:
>> Geography, gender. What about other factors?
>> Roland @ Aptira from mobile.
>> On 30/06/2015 2:38 PM, "APlimpton" <aplimpton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I think one starting point is a snapshot (as much as we can) of what the
>>> diversity is like in OpenStack. We have some stats in the etherpad about
>>> the Summits -- is there a official document with those numbers?
>>> Summit attendees is one metric, but includes a range of people in
>>> non-technical roles and possibly not part of OpenStack.
>>> Better metrics would include the active members of the OpenStack
>>> community -- contributors, leaders and management. One measure of active
>>> members would be the list of active technical contributors (ATC) which
>>> should capture contributors to documentation and development of the
>>> projects. We likely need a way to count those contribute in other ways, but
>>> for now the ATC is a start.
>>> I see that the OpenStack signup form asks about gender and location.
>>> When was the gender question added? When was the location question added?
>>> My concern is that if they were added recently that few records will have
>>> the data.
>>> 2015 Metrics on Gender and Geography Diversity in OpenStack:
>>> 1. How many total active technical contributors (ATC) are there?
>>>            a. If I read http://www.stackalytics.com correctly, that
>>> would be 1316
>>> 2. What is the total ATC breakdown by geography and gender?
>>> 3. What is the per project ATC breakdown by geography and gender?
>>> 4. What is the per company ATC breakdown by geography and gender?
>>> 5. How many project team leads (PTL) are there?
>>> 6. What is the PTL breakdown by geography and gender?
>>> 7. How many OpenStack board of directors (BOD) members are there?
>>>           a. https://www.openstack.org/foundation/board-of-directors/
>>> has 21
>>> 8. What is the BOD breakdown by geography and gender?
>>>           a. https://www.openstack.org/foundation/board-of-directors/
>>> shows possibly               2 women and 19 men.
>>> Did I miss any OpenStack metrics? Who would be able to help get the data
>>> for the stats?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Amanda
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