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

APlimpton aplimpton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 17:15:30 UTC 2015

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?


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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