[OpenStack Foundation] Foundation help running a developer survey?

Barrett, Carol L carol.l.barrett at intel.com
Wed Oct 7 14:48:04 UTC 2015

Robert - Can you say a bit about the information you'd like to gather and the type of actions you're looking to inform from the survey?


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Collins [mailto:robertc at robertcollins.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 11:37 AM
To: foundation at lists.openstack.org
Subject: [OpenStack Foundation] Foundation help running a developer survey?

I proposed (to the openstack-dev mailing list) about 7 months back that we should run a developer survey, which got a positive reaction.
I haven't followed up and actioned this for a few reasons.

Firstly, there was some academic mail-bombing *everyone* inane surveys every week or two at that time, and I didn't want to burn folk out with yet *another* survey.

Secondly, and I think more importantly, I realised that really we want a few things here that are not suited to a one-off by a random member of the community:
 - If the questions are useful, we should refresh the data regularly.
Not at the frequency of the user survey, but perhaps yearly?
 - Secondly, we'll need a home for the data - and assuming its properly anonymous/anonymised - ongoing open access for us to ask questions about it
 - The foundation already has a track record for doing both those things with the user survey...

So, I'm wondering - would the foundation be interested/willing to help the developer community out by running such a survey across all ATC's (minimally, perhaps a wider net with 'are you an ATC' as a question would be good too) yearly-or-so ? I'd be delighted to help seed the survey with initial questions (from me and the folk that replied to my earlier proposal).

Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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