New release of Perceval: Slack support now available!

Perceval is the Grimoire Lab tool that gives the first step for allowing Grimoire to gather automatic and incremental data for almost any tool related with contributing to Open Source.

Grimoire Lab architecture draft, showing its different pieces

Grimoire Lab Architecture (draft). Some pieces still under heavy development

Perceval goes on the quest to retrieve and gather data from git, GitHub, Bugzilla, JIRA, Gerrit, mbox, pipermail, StackExchange, Discourse, etc.   for producing valuable indices, with GrimoireELK.

New release: Perceval 0.7.0

The new release increase the brunch of sources supported, gaining accuracy for the tracking of the project.

New features and improvements:

  • New set of backends added (some of them sponsored by our clients):
  • RateLimitError exception added for handling rate limit errors.
  • Code was cleaned to follow most of the PEP8 style guidelines.

Backend improvements:

  • git
    • retry calls on SSH commands were added to avoid temporal server errors
  • github
    • HTTP 404 errors are managed when user’s organizations are fetched
    • generic RateLimitError exception is used

Bugs fixed:

  • In Mediawiki backend, the log messages written when a revision is not found were set to ERROR when the real level should have been WARNING.
  • The URL used to fetch jobs in Jenkins was not common to all servers.
  • When UUIDs are generated with some input data, some errors may be raised due to problems encoding invalid characters on the input. To avoid these problems, a surrogate escape control error has been set when data is encoded to UTF8. (#123)
  • Handle Meetup requests rate limit. (#126)

We want you to test Perceval and Grimoire following the under development tutorial. If you are a GitHub user you might try  The Cauldron for free to analyze some GitHub organizations. And of course, feedback, issues and pull requests are always welcome!!!

Key aspects when inner-sourcing your infrastructure

Not everything in inner source is about community building [but a big portion!] and the infrastructure is basic to foster collaboration, transparency and community building.

This post is about aspects to have in mind when deploying the tooling needed to provide support to developers within the organization and across business units.

There is a more extended version of this infrastructure topic in the work-in-progress book about inner source: Managing Inner Source Projects that we, in Bitergia, are writing. Specifically in the infrastructure chapter. This is available under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license and anyone is more than welcome to propose new sections, improve the current ones and collaborate in any way. Please feel free to redistribute!

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We are hiring! Looking for a Python developer

We are hiring a Python developer to help us developing GrimoireLab, our stack for software development analytics. We are looking for a smart, high-energy person, with a passion for learning, contributing and collaborating in free, open source projects to work with us in Madrid (Spain) area.

We offer a 6 month job, with possibilities for a later extension, and a salary range of 25K – 35K € / year.

Restrictions

  • Commuting at least three days a week is required
  • No Agencies Please

Requirements

  • Effective communication and collaboration in English
  • Experience developing with Python (+2 years)
  • Free, open source software knowledge and background
  • Experience with collaborative tools, including Git and GitHub

We would like to do a background check: GitHub profiles or other ways for checking past developments are welcome.

Other skills and experience that will be valued

  • Participation in free, open source software projects (please include references)
  • ELK stack (Logstash, ElasticSearch, Kibana)
  • SQL (MySQL or MariaDB)
  • Python ORM libraries (SQLAlchemy, elasticsearch-dsl)
  • Django
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration

About the Company

Bitergia analyzes community software development processes to help companies like Red Hat or Intel, and organizations like Linux Foundation, Mozilla or Wikimedia Foundation to understand and manage the free, open source software, and inner source projects in which they are involved. Bitergia provides training and consultancy for managers and teams willing to take advantage of software development metrics to improve their effectiveness.

Submit your Résumé / CV / references..

If you are interested, please, send us an email!

Gender Diversity Studies and Talks Summary

When looking back nowadays to the work done on diversity, I’ve realized that it has been quite a trip! My first approach to the topic was in an informal meeting with Nithya Ruff, currently at Comcast. She mentioned that the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo reached (as far as I remember!) 13% of women attending the Summit. And this was a great number if compared to previous summits as the percentage kept growing. But she also mentioned that they received a tweet asking about the current number of technical contributions. Then this is where we decided to have a look at that issue: have numbers, and try to produce some of them from a quantitative point of view.

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How, What and When Measure Inner Source

We are pleased to announce that we are writing a book about inner source.

We have been collaborating for some months with companies that are developing this methodology to produce the software they need. They were pioneers who early on realized that inner source has lots of benefits for talent management, software development, and business improvement. And now others are asking us for advice about implementing inner source.

So we have decided to bring together all our knowledge about inner source, share it and ask for open collaborations. We want to do this as openly as possible. We are building it as a GitBook, posting each chapter and asking for reviews. We will announce each part on our blog. So stay tuned and don’t miss a thing!

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