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Event Locations

Question: Where are open source project events located?


This metric helps understand where events for a project are located to better understand the project’s commitment to engage a global audience. Project events may include conferences, hackathons, meetups, and other synchronous get togethers. Project events may be embedded or co-located with other open source events.


To give insight as to where project events and meet-ups are happening globally.


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  • Virtual versus in-person or hybrid
  • Attention to time zones
  • Collocated with another conference
  • Geographic Region
  • Type of event (local meetup vs. global conference)

Tools Providing the Metric

  • Shared or publicly available calendars on project websites
  • Event lists on Foundation or project websites

Data Collection Strategies



  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Dawn Foster
  • Vinod Ahuja
  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Matt Germonprez
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