Avi Press

About me

  • Software engineer, functional programming enthusiast, open source maintainer and advocate
  • Founder and CEO of Scarf - Scarf builds advanced download and adoption metrics for open source software
  • Former engineer at Pandora
  • Based in Oakland, California
  • This site is built with Org Mode.


  • Follow me on Twitter, Github
  • I hold open office hours for anyone that you can book with me here, no prior confirmation from me required.
  • Email: mail@avi.press

Other things


FLOSS Weekly Podcast August 10, 2022
The Secret Sauce: Who's Looking At Your GitHub Project? (YouTube) August 3, 2022
Percona's HOSS Talks FOSS Podcast July 1, 2022
Distribution and the Economics of Open-Source Software (Forbes) June 1, 2022
PyCon 2022 Talk - Beyond the Download Count: Understanding the Usage of your Public Python Packages April 29, 2022
Open Source Startup Podcast: Understanding Your Open Source Usage with Scarf April 7, 2022
Uniting To Act On Untapped Leverage: How Open-Source Maintainers Can Work Together And Prioritize Long-Term Sustainability (Forbes) April 6, 2022
Cloud Native Containers Meetup - Beyond the Download: Understanding the Usage of Your Public Containers March 22, 2022
Scarf Will Block Package Downloads from the Russian Government March 2, 2022
CHAOSSCast:Gathering Open Source Usage Data with Avi Press February 25, 2022
Cloud Native Startup Podcast: Making Data Transparent and Accessible January 26, 2022
Serokell Blog Interview: Haskell in Production @ Scarf November 9, 2021
Junior to Senior Podcast November 1, 2021
Measuring Downloads of Anything You Distribute September 3, 2021
Committing to Cloud Native Podcast: Analytics for Open Source Maintainers with Avi Press June 28, 2021
My interview on the Console Newsletter May 2, 2021
Sustain OSS Podcast: Avi Press and Scarf March 5, 2021
Announcing The Scarf Gateway March 3, 2021
Open Core Summit: Fireside Chat with Joseph Jacks on OSS Analytics December 16, 2020
Are Package Registries Holding Open-Source Hostage? November 11, 2020
Analytics and Open Source Sustainability July 9, 2020
Introduction to Parsers in Haskell (slides) September 1, 2019
Cloud2030 Podcast: Reality of Getting Paid for Free Software June 22, 2012
A Failed Effort to Get Paid for an Open Source Project May 29, 2019
Easy Database Access with Haskell and postgresql-simple August 25, 2017
Caching Algorithms and Rational Models of Memory May, 2014