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Hiring a Community Manager Summer Intern

Good news to all you community manager types still in college looking for real-world, hands-on experience,  I am looking for a summer intern to assist me in various aspects of the open source OpenStack community. The position is in Austin, TX and I don’t have funding for housing so the candidate must either live in Austin or be capable of supporting themselves; however there is a salary involved but it most likely will not cover your living expenses in Austin this summer.

Here is the information on the position:

Job Description:

This position will support the various day-to-day activities of managing a large, global open source community. An emphasis on social network data collection and analysis is an integral part of the position while also supporting the various other community activities including web content development, community member communication, event planning, and other tasks.

It is expected that a presentation will be presented to various community members at the end of the summer to educate the community on the social networking aspects of OpenStack and how the community can better leverage those tools.

Job Requirements:

Applicants for this position must have the following skills:

  • Technology Competence – ability to use modern computing tools including Internet, Email, Office, and other standard Enterprise Computing technologies
  • Written Communication – ability to clearly express ideas in a written form via email or formal reports
  • Public Speaking – ability to create presentations using standard computing tools and present to groups of various size
  • Social Networking Applications – experience with common social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Analysis Skills – ability to process various amounts of data to provide insight into trends within the data

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to [email protected] by April 30, 2011.

Q1 2011 OpenStack Community Snapshot

At the end of 2010, I posted a community snapshot blog (http://www.openstack.org/blog/2011/01/q4-2010-openstack-community-snapshot/) that provided a variety of community health data-points. Seeing measurements on a quarterly basis provides insight to the health and growth of our community. If you have any ideas for other metrics to monitor, please contact me at [email protected].

End of Q1 2011 Data

Measurement Q4 2010 Q1 2011
Number of registered developers 95 165
Number of entities in a formal relationship 42 62
Number of technology releases 1 (Austin) 1 (Bexar)
Number of attendees at Design Summit 150 (San Antonio, TX) 350 (Santa Clara, CA)
Number of members Facebook OpenStack group 195 319
Number of members LinkedIn OpenStack group 213 395
Number of members Ohloh Swift group 22 25
Number of members Ohloh Nova group 47 98
Number of members announce mailing list 1052 1144

Totals Data

Measurement Q4 2010 Q1 2011
Number of visitors to OpenStack.org website 97,260 128,343
Number of pageviews to OpenStack.org website 279,750 293,892
Number of #openstack tweets 1,439 876*

* Missing 4 weeks of data due to measuring tool issue

I am also tracking several data points (bugs, blueprints, etc) that I publish in the OpenStack Wiki at http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter.

Q4 2010 OpenStack Community Snapshot

As the OpenStack community moves into 2011, I feel it is important to take a snapshot of the community at this moment in time to better help us gauge our growth and success in 2011. Listed below are some important values that I track regularly for future comparison.

End of Q4 Data

Number of registered developers 95
Number of entities in a formal relationship 42
Number of technology releases 1 (Austin)
Number of attendees at Design Summit 250 (San Antonio, TX)
Number of members Facebook OpenStack group 195
Number of members LinkedIn OpenStack group 213
Number of members Ohloh Swift group 22
Number of members Ohloh Nova group 47
Number of members announce mailing list 1052

Q4 Totals Data

Number of visitors to OpenStack.org website 97,260
Number of pageviews to OpenStack.org website 279,750
Number of #openstack tweets 1,439
Number of #openstack re-tweets 1,245

I am also tracking several data points (bugs, blueprints, etc) that I publish in the OpenStack Wiki at http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter.  If you are interested in having me track additional data, please contact me directly and I will add that item to my weekly tracking.

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