- 13 September 2022
- Barcelona, Spain
Read the Docs generates a lot of data.
We are the largest documentation platform out there,
with hundreds of thousands of projects using our product every day to host their documentation.
This data includes simple things like number of users,
builds using a particular Docker image,
as well as more interesting ones like pageviews or Python dependencies installed via a
We didn’t collect this data in a systemic way during the first 10 years of our existence.
Last year, with the growth of our product and the team, plus the CZI grant we received, we started asking ourselves some questions that we couldn’t answer with the data we had. We decided to start working on a project to collect relevant data to answer a large number of questions about how people use our service.