Community Health Reporting 101

Sharan Foga

English Session 2021-08-08 15:30 GMT+8  #community

Do you know if your community is growing or shrinking? Is your project centred around a core of 2 or 3 main contributors?

Community health isn’t only about ensuring releases are made or that code is being committed regularly. The health of an open source community is similar to our own personal health - there are symptoms that indicate when we are not well.

In this presentation, I will talk about some of the simple and basic insights projects can gain by taking a look at their Apache Kibble statistics that are freely available and accessible to every ASF project.

Come along and learn about how to know find simple indicators that can tell you if your project is looking healthy and sustainable.


Sharan Foga: Sharan Foga has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) since 2008 and has presented at several conferences about ‘The Apache Way’ of engaging and empowering communities. She enjoys working actively with projects on on open source community management.

She is VP Apache Kibble and a PMC Member several Apache projects including Apache Community Development, Apache OFBiz and Apache Training (Incubating). Sharan is an Apache Member and earlier this year was elected to serve on the ASF Board of Directors.