GitHub Social Impact

Skills Used: survey design, semi-structured interviews, qualitative data analysis, persona development, remote collaboration, writing, editing

Summary: As a co-researcher on a five month long project for the GitHub Social Impact team, I helped design and execute a qualitative research study on how the social sector currently leverages open source software. This project involved initial data collection through a widely distributed survey that included software developers, funders, experts in open source software, and other relevant stakeholders within the social sector.

The team then conducted 55 semi-structured interviews with people from diverse social sector organizations, and analyzed the data through remote collaboration tools such as GoogleDocs and Miro. The project culminated in writing a 35 page report on the state of open source software in the social sector, which will eventually be publicly available and distributed to various stakeholders.

More details about this project are available upon request.

Conducting a group research session at the Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, CA.