[User-committee] Application Developer recruitment survey

David F Flanders flanders at openstack.org
Fri May 27 19:17:49 UTC 2016

+1 thank you Anne for translating.  Main User survey is what this effort
should build to long term imho.
On 27 May 2016 11:57 AM, "Anne Gentle" <annegentle at justwriteclick.com>

> I think what Flanders is saying is that there should not be a second "user
> survey" and there should remain questions for app devs incorporated into
> the main user survey.
> There could definitely be a set of interviews as part of this recruiting
> effort. Recorded interviews would be helpful in figuring out which
> communities appdevs/devops are already participating in, so that we know
> where to listen and participate.
> I'm currently thinking you can leave the TC name out of the
> call-to-participate, as we're merely supporters not do-ers in this effort.
> Anne
> On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 8:15 PM, Kruithof Jr, Pieter <
> pieter.kruithof.jr at intel.com> wrote:
>> Moving from TC to UC
>> Hi Flanders,
>> You lost me a bit, but this is what it feels like you’re saying:
>>    1. Recruit app developers to create a pool of folks that are
>>    interested in participating in user research on behalf of the community.
>>    2. Conduct a series of interviews (n=~8) to help us understand what
>>    kinds of questions we should include as part of the app developer survey
>>    3. Based the interviews, design and distribute a survey to app
>>    developers.
>> One quick point. Part of me is wondering whether we should do a series of
>> ~16 individual interviews rather than a survey because it feels as though
>> we’re really trying to get qualitative data.  The why’s rather than the
>> what’s.  Or maybe…conduct eight interviews, distribute a survey and then
>> conduct another eight post-hoc interviews to add context to the data
>> collected from the survey.
>> Lemme know if this makes sense.  I’m OK with the scale of the research
>> effort increasing because app developers are so important to us.
>> Cheers,
>> Piet
>> From: David F Flanders <dff.openstack at gmail.com>
>> Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:53 AM
>> To: Pieter Kruithof <pieter.kruithof.jr at intel.com>
>> Cc: Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>, "
>> openstack-tc at lists.openstack.org" <openstack-tc at lists.openstack.org>,
>> Heidi Joy Tretheway <heidijoy at openstack.org>, Edgar Magana <
>> edgar.magana at workday.com>
>> Subject: Re: Application Developer recruitment survey
>> My only one request would need that this effort build towards having
>> questions generated for the main user survey as being coordinated by the
>> AppEco-WG and overseen by Edgar on the UC.
>> As to, the iterations would look something which supports Piet's UX
>> methods:
>> 1.) Short survey to recruit appDev
>> 2.) Interviews with half a dozen appDev to a.) Generate info re appDev
>> UX, and b.) generate (thematic analysis of interviews) questions for future
>> user survey questions to be shared/circulated with AppEco-wg for refinement.
>> 3.) Agreement with UC on which questions will go into the annual main
>> survey.
>> @Piet please do amend as you are fit re UX methodology.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Flanders
>> On 26 May 2016 7:16 AM, "Kruithof Jr, Pieter" <
>> pieter.kruithof.jr at intel.com> wrote:
>>> Committee,
>>> OpenStack UX, User Committee and the foundation’s marketing team have
>>> been working on a short survey to recruit application developers.
>>> *The question for the techncial committee is whether we are able to use
>>> your name in the introduction for the survey*:
>>> "The OpenStack Foundation and Technical Committee are distributing a
>>> survey to help the open source community understand application developers
>>> and build more relevant products. The survey should take no more than ten
>>> minutes to complete.
>>> As thanks for your time, three people will be randomly selected to win a
>>> $100 gift card.
>>> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/appdev-survey”
>>> The goal of the recruitment survey is to generate a pool of application
>>> developers who are interested in participating in user research activities
>>> on behalf of the community.  The survey contains eight questions that can
>>> be used to screen potential participants for upcoming studies i.e. “We need
>>> to recruit eight participants with at least three years experience
>>> developing applications on a public cloud for a usability study.” App
>>> developers are difficult to recruit because they are less likely to attend
>>> community events or leverage the OpenStack IRC channels which is why we’re
>>> making a specific effort to recruit them.
>>> The survey includes questions for the following areas:
>>> * Company Type (Academic, ISV, etc)
>>> * Company size
>>> * Location of respondent
>>> * Years developing apps
>>> * App development languages
>>> * Public clouds used by respondent (if at all)
>>> * Private clouds used by respondent (if at all)
>>> * Whether they participate in the community
>>> We are trying to keep the survey as short as possible because we’re
>>> trying to recruit as many application developers as possible.  As Flanders
>>> noted, it’s challenging to have folks complete a survey at a conference or
>>> summit if they need to stand there for more than a couple of minutes.
>>> The data collected from the survey will be managed by the foundation and
>>> email addresses for the respondents will not be shared with the community.
>>> Let me know your thoughts.  In the meantime, we can always swap-out
>>> "OpenStack Foundation and Technical Committee” with “OpenStack UX project”.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Piet
>>> --
>>> Piet Kruithof
>>> Sr User Experience Architect, Intel OTC
>>> PTL, OpenStack UX Project
>>> Mobile: 512 576-2844
>>> IRC: piet
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