Update from The Analysis Exchange …
I have been so busy with clients, presentations, the launch of Twitalyzer version 3.0, and trying to enjoy the onset of summer I have been a very bad blogger. I have missed opportunities to follow-up on Steve Jobs mixed messages about analytics in the iOS platform, to talk about some really amazing Web Analytics Wednesday events that have been happening, … heck, I’ve even missed the chance to weigh in on a really interesting (albeit one-sided) flame war between Quantivo and Google.
Oh were there only 38 or perhaps 42 hours in every day.
Still as busy as I have been I have been amazed at some of the success folks are having in the Analysis Exchange so I wanted to drop a note and share some of what is going on:
- First, and perhaps coolest, is this article in Internet Retailer about how the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) are using Analysis Exchange to gain insights into their traffic data;
- Second, we have announced that our first-year goals are to leverage the Analysis Exchange community to produce free analysis for 1,000 nonprofits and non-governmental organizations, to train 500 “student” web analysts, and to create opportunities for participation for 150 “mentor” analytics practitioners;
- Thirdly, we have also announced that as an incentive to participate, we will be awarding a complimentary pass to this year’s X Change conference in Monterey, California to one (1) student and one (1) mentor who distinguish themselves as participants in the Analysis Exchange effort;
- Finally, we are just pleased as punch to get so much great feedback from participants, both via email and on Twitter. Folks really seem to be enjoying themselves which is awesome!
To keep track of Analysis Exchange I have created a pretty elaborate dashboard. I’ll spare you all the details but in an effort to be transparent in this work here is the top-line summary that I watch change and improve every day:
“Of our 529 members, 46% have completed a profile. Based on the number active and staffed projects our member participation rate is currently 7%. Of our 54 organizational members, 52% have created projects and 13% have completed projects. Of our 21 active projects, 62% are fully staffed and 100% of those have set a starting date for the work.”
We have work to do, but it is great work and we hope you will join us and participate!