As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.

And now you are about to read one of the responses.

CommOps and Metrics Workshop by Sachin S. Kamath

What does your talk focus on?

The workshop has two parts. During the initial 90 minutes, we will discuss on how metrics help Fedora and will be showcasing the CommOps Toolbox. There will be a quick demo and also a hands-on session on metrics generation.

For the next 90 minutes, we will have a CommOps Hack session where we will work together to close the existing tickets in our issue tracker.

Who should attend?

This is a great session for anyone who wants to :

  • Understand how the CommOps Team functions.
  • Learn how metrics are generated.
  • Loves data and want to play around with it.
  • “Hack” on the issues faced by community.
  • Contribute to the Community Operations team

Without giving too much away, what can attendees expect to learn or
do in your session?

The attendees will have a better understanding of how the CommOps team brings “heat and light” to the different areas of Fedora. Also, the attendees will be able to generate their own metrics reports / develop tools for statistics using the existing metrics toolset.

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

The goal of this session is to help people understand metrics and CommOps tasks, better. This workshop will help attendees understand what the Community Operations Team does to help the Fedora community. Another major goal of the is to help people have a better understanding of the metrics tasks and guide them in building their own metrics tools.

What does it affect in the project?

CommOps is a fun team to be in. We continually work with the other SIGs and help them better their onboarding process, help with Wiki gardening, conduct elections, etc. This session will help bring in more contributors to the project to help the existing infrastructure we have.

What do you do in Fedora/how long have you been involved in the project?

I started contributing to Fedora via the Glittergallery project. After that, I joined the Community Operations team as a Google Summer of Code Intern and am currently working on improving onboarding and the metrics activities of the team. I am also working with the Fedora Join SIG to organize Fedora Classroom sessions.

What attracts you to this type of work or part of the project?

I believe that the community is the most important part of any open source projects. I have been using Fedora for four years, and the sense of giving back to the community motivated me to contribute to the project. I also find data very fascinating