Avi Press

About me

  • Founder and CEO of Scarf - Scarf builds sales & marketing intelligence for open source software projects.
  • Open source maintainer and advocate.
  • Functional programming enthusiast. I'm serving on the Haskell Foundation board, as well as the Haskell.org committee.
  • 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


Open Source Summit: What Information are Package & Container Registries Hiding From You? 2024-04-18
Open Source Summit: Lessons from 1 Billion OSS Downloads 2024-04-17
Analytics are Starting to Win in Open Source 2024-02-29
Let's Help Org Mode Escape From Emacs 2024-01-15
Call for Haskell Libraries 2023-12-29
Why Haskell is a Terrible Choice For Startups (And Why We Picked It Anyway) 2023-12-07
How Do You Know if Your Project is Any Good? (All Things Open) 2022-11-02
FLOSS Weekly Podcast 2022-08-10
The Secret Sauce: Who's Looking At Your GitHub Project? (YouTube) 2022-08-03
Percona's HOSS Talks FOSS Podcast 2022-07-01
Distribution and the Economics of Open-Source Software (Forbes) 2022-06-01
PyCon 2022 Talk - Beyond the Download Count: Understanding the Usage of your Public Python Packages 2022-04-29
Open Source Startup Podcast: Understanding Your Open Source Usage with Scarf 2022-04-07
Uniting To Act On Untapped Leverage: How Open-Source Maintainers Can Work Together And Prioritize Long-Term Sustainability (Forbes) 2022-04-06
Cloud Native Containers Meetup - Beyond the Download: Understanding the Usage of Your Public Containers 2022-03-22
Scarf Will Block Package Downloads from the Russian Government 2022-03-02
CHAOSSCast:Gathering Open Source Usage Data with Avi Press 2022-02-25
Cloud Native Startup Podcast: Making Data Transparent and Accessible 2022-01-26
Serokell Blog Interview: Haskell in Production @ Scarf 2021-11-09
Measuring Downloads of Anything You Distribute 2021-09-03
Committing to Cloud Native Podcast: Analytics for Open Source Maintainers with Avi Press 2021-06-28
My interview on the Console Newsletter 2021-05-02
Sustain OSS Podcast: Avi Press and Scarf 2021-03-05
Announcing The Scarf Gateway 2021-03-03
Open Core Summit: Fireside Chat with Joseph Jacks on OSS Analytics 2020-12-16
Are Package Registries Holding Open-Source Hostage? 2020-11-11
Analytics and Open Source Sustainability 2020-07-09
Introduction to Parsers in Haskell (slides) 2019-09-01
A Failed Effort to Get Paid for an Open Source Project 2019-05-29
Easy Database Access with Haskell and postgresql-simple 2017-08-25
Caching Algorithms and Rational Models of Memory 2014-05-01