Establish a contribution pathway for Metrics

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5 years ago
4 years ago

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(Whiteboard: [metrics][Nov28])

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Description

5 years ago
I've started opening up the working process here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Foundation/Metrics

And have a backlog of things people could explore, and am open to supporting people who have new ideas. 

Let's work out how we connect people with this and make it a great experience for us, and for the potential contributors.
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5 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2
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Updated

5 years ago
Whiteboard: [July25] → [metrics][Aug8]
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Whiteboard: [metrics][Aug8] → [metrics][Aug22]
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Whiteboard: [metrics][Aug22] → [metrics][Sep5]
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Comment 1

5 years ago
I've made a start on this today by:

A) Writing a page asking people to get involved:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Foundation/Metrics/Contribute

B) Adding this to whatcanidoformozilla.org:
https://github.com/jdm/asknot/pull/224

There's lots more to do here, but hopefully this gets the ball rolling in terms of connecting with people who already want to get involved.
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5 years ago
Whiteboard: [metrics][Sep5] → [metrics][Sep19]
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Info from Jennie on Contributor Pathways:
https://blog.mozilla.org/community/2014/05/12/what-makes-a-pathway-at-mozilla/

Also, this can likely be added to /get-involved once there is an initial community in place and a basic pathway.

Comment 3

5 years ago
(In reply to Adam Lofting (:adamlofting) from comment #1)
> A) Writing a page asking people to get involved:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Foundation/Metrics/Contribute

This looks like a great start.  One idea is to put a mention of this in an upcoming issues of the about:mozilla contributor newsletter to get an initial batch of potential contributors looking at this (we can help with that if you'd like to try it).  If we're happy with this and want to scale it up, we can do more.

(In reply to Adam Lofting (:adamlofting) from comment #2)
> Also, this can likely be added to /get-involved once there is an initial
> community in place and a basic pathway.

Getting this on the Get Involved page when there is a basic pathway makes sense.  For reference, there have been people interested in metrics and statistics coming through the page in the past, even though it isn't a pathway listed on the page.  Interestingly, many of them are students looking to Mozilla for access to real-world software development data sets.  For instance, here is one inquiry from a while back:

"I'm doing a PhD into the statistics of bugs in software.  I have started by looking into the profile of bugs in Firefox.  I would be interested in chatting with somebody about access to the bugzilla database in a way where I can more easily keep some bug counts up to date.  And yes, I am of course happy to reciprocate with some insights that I do discover."

Once we have more Baloo data available, this will be a unique data set that could bring in other types of people doing research into open communities.
Whiteboard: [metrics][Sep19] → [metrics][oct31]
* [oct31] is now past. Please update whiteboard to [nov14] or future train.
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Updated

4 years ago
Whiteboard: [metrics][oct31] → [metrics][Nov28]
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