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Wednesday, June 8 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
[Virtual] Incentivizing Good Community Citizenship with Contributor Leaderboards - Georg Link, Bitergia

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It takes a village to build open source software, or really a community of people with many different skills. Leaderboards can help us show the top-performing contributors and celebrate them, but they are double-edge swords in a community's toolbox. Tracking contributions can introduce an element of gamification, especially when contributors gain privileges in a community based on their level of contributions. As a positive outcome, leaderboards can increase participation and contributions which hopefully advances the community. In this session, we will discuss the use of leaderboards and alternative metrics we can use, with a brief introduction to leaderboards, how to implement them, and examples of successful and catastrophic uses. The insights shared in this talk come from conversations in the CHAOSS Community, which specializes in metrics for open source community health.

*Please note this is a virtual session, available to watch on demand in the virtual event platform. 

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Georg Link

Director of Sales, Bitergia
Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist. Georg’s mission is to make open source more professional in its use of community metrics and analytics. Georg co-founded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source project health. Georg is an active... Read More →

Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:15pm - 2:45pm CDT
Virtual - On Demand
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