[p2pu-dev] The state of metrics in lernanta

Dirk Uys dirk at p2pu.org
Mon Jul 9 08:29:00 UTC 2012

On Friday I had a constructive conversation with Nadeem Shabir about
the current state of metrics in Lernanta. We mainly discussed the
following four points:
- What we currently have
- Who is the audiences for metrics
- Places where metrics are visible
- Future improvements

What we currently have
- Google analytics
- Pageviews tracked as part of Lernanta
- statsd (http://pad.p2pu.org/p/statsd)
- Database queries that runs when viewing metrics
- Anomyzed database dump

Current audience and questions they may ask
- P2PU Organization (Philipp)
-- Are we healthy?
-- Are we growing?
- P2PU course organizers
-- How are participants doing?
-- What contents receives the most attention?
- UX/dev team
-- How many people are using a feature
- Research team
-- Different questions depending on the research

Places where we expose metrics
- Score board showing general site metrics
- Course organizer dashboard showing per user metrics
- Google analytics
- The graphite interface to statsd
- Custom db queries on anonymized database

What we would like to improve in the future
- Determine useful metrics to track
- Campaign tracking of PR media
- Using google analytics more
- Use server access logs to complement other metrics
- Move processing intensive metrics to separate application process
- Generate regular automated reports

@Nadeem, I may have left out some important points from our
conversations, so please feel free to add any points that I missed :)

If anyone has any input or suggestions, please chime in and share your thoughts.


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