Hi Nate, We've got a similar idea for World Plone Day, i.e. fill out an online survey and win 1 of 8 books from PacktPub. Is there any way we could colloborate on producing the survey?
Thanks, Tim  http://www.openplans.org/projects/plone-marketing/wpd-roadmap On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 19:38 -0400, Nate Aune wrote: > Hi Karl and Matt, > > Great talking to you both at the Plone Conference about gathering > statistics about the size and scope of the Plone community. See this > recent discussion on plone.user on this subject: > http://groups.google.com/group/plone-users/browse_thread/thread/efbf35c618f02135/b0f733b1efd846e2?lnk=gst#b0f733b1efd846e2 > > > Regarding your Plone Census, that's a great idea. Making direct calls to > > validate and update Plone.net numbers would be feasible if we > did it by > > contacting a scientific sample. Then we could at least put error bars on > > our estimates. > > Who would like to volunteer to make these calls to validate the > numbers? At the marketing session at the sprint, we also discussed > asking Plone vendors also if they would be willing to be the press > contact for their particular country/region/language. So we could kill > two birds with one stone when making these phone calls. > > > In a similar but less formal vein, on my blog, I make an attempt to fish > > out interesting stats and track them over time. For example, I > > check the Amazon bookrank numbers every quarter. Attached is a spreadsheet > > in which I'm trying to accumulate values on a wide ? > > number of parameters relevant to Plone's acceptance, visibility, and > > programmatic health. Some of the difficult numbers might be > > easily found by someone with more access to Launchpad numbers. Others are > > just plain hard-to-get numbers. > > Could you post this spreadsheet to the openplans area that I've set up > for identifying metrics and collecting/analyzing statistics? > http://www.openplans.org/projects/plone-marketing/metrics-and-statistics > > We might also want to make this available as a Google Spreadsheet so > that others can contribute to it. > > Would you be willing to the the team leader for the "Metrics and > Statistics" marketing working group? > > > Also on my blog I've floated the idea of the "Great Backyard Plone Count," > > to be modeled after the Audubon Society's "Great Backyard > Bird Count." > > Dedicate a weekend for Plonistas to do informal surveys of Plone use and > > report in via a website. (BTW, the Audubon > > Society uses Plone for their annual bird count :-) > > Jon Stahl (cc'ed) has used Surveymonkey.com in the past to conduct > surveys, mostly around the Plone conference 2006 in Seattle. I've also > used this service and found it to be quite good. We could come up with > some different surveys to gather statistics about things we would like > to know about the Plone community. Maybe we could offer a prize to one > lucky survey responder, and get sponsors to give something away to > encourage people to fill out the survey. For example, Packt Publishing > could donate a Plone book. > > > Another approach is data mining like Lakomy's estimate of Plone use in > > England: > > http://www.llakomy.com/articles/plone-websites-in-uk/) This has promise if > > we can overcome some of the hurdles he faced, like > > limitations on search results brought back by Google. > > Yes, this is an interesting study and one we should consider doing on > a more global scale. > > Nate > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Matt Hamilton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: Plone statistics > > Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:27:31 -0600 (MDT) (envelope-from [EMAIL > > PROTECTED]) > >> Hiya, > >> I just saw your stats blog from the Plone Marketing group on Open > >> Plans. I don't think i got a chance to meet you at Plone Conf this > >> year, but at the sprint afterwards we had a really good session on > >> marketing. One of the items I want to deal with is the perennial 'how > >> many people are using Plone?' 'how big is 'plone'?' etc... to this end > >> I want to try and create a set of re-usable statistics for marketing > >> purposes that we can revisit each year. My thoughts are some kind of > >> 'Plone Census'. > >> > >> I originally wanted to extract info from plone.net, as it has hidden > >> info on number of employees and turnover of each company. However > >> that data has probably not been updated since each profile was created > >> (and some profiles are of companies that no longer exist). In > >> chatting to Dave Shapiro of Pilot Systems in Paris who runs Plone.net > >> we had the idea of a slightly more in-depth Plone Census, which will > >> probabaly involve actually calling up each of the companies on > >> Plone.net and trying to extract a bit more info out of them. And also > >> maybe use it as a chance to plug the upcoming plone.net sponsorship > >> programme. > >> > >> Since you are interested in statistics, I was hoping you might have > >> some input on this process (so far we've only had a 15 min chat > >> outside the sprint, so feel free to blow holes in our ideas!). > >> > >> -Matt > >> > >> -- > >> Matt Hamilton [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >> Netsight Internet Solutions, Ltd. Understand. Develop. Deliver > >> http://www.netsight.co.uk +44 (0)117 9090901 > >> Web Design | Zope/Plone Development & Consulting | Co-location | > >> Hosting > >> > >> > > > > > _______________________________________________ Evangelism mailing list Evangelism@lists.plone.org http://lists.plone.org/mailman/listinfo/evangelism