One important new element this quarter is our use of the Orbits model
and software to help us identify and measure different types of contributors, developers, and members of the community. It’s a fantastic model for community growth that has allowed us to better understand movement through the ecosystem and through programs using only public data, no special trackers.
For the purposes of this OKR report, the important idea is that there are 4 Orbits, 1 being the closest in a community - these are the people leading the way and putting in the most meaningful time. In general, success is moving folks into closer Orbit with the project.
We have different OKRs that target different Orbit levels. These are levers for building a well-rounded community and we use the Orbit software to help us report on where we stand per some of these OKRs. The software works by tracking publicly available activity from Discord, Github, Twitter, the forum, etc., as well as activities we can log such as attending an event or going to Clarity Camp. All the activities are assigned a point value and their overall activity level determines their Orbit.