Let’s meet in Lake Tahoe!

Once again, Bitergia has been invited to participate in the Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit (previously known as Linux Foundation Collaborative Summit). This time, we have new things to show, based in the work we are doing currently for The Linux Foundation and several of its collaborative projects such OPNFV, CNCF, OCI, Xen and Cloud Foundry (details to be published soon!).

Our colleagues Daniel Izquierdo and Jesus M. González Barahona will be participating in the following talks:

If you are around, don’t miss the chance to meet our colleagues, join our talks and discuss about how Bitergia might help you!

Meanwhile, we have started working on ideas for next GrimoireCon and OSCON US 2017. Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

Lots of news during May

We have been working very hard to have everything ready for May (new website, more data sources supported in our technlogy stack, and a little surprise). Our team was presenting a lot of that in two main conferences during May:

  • Community Leadership Summit (AKA: CLS), where we participated in several sessions related with community metrics for Open Source and Inner Sourcing initiatives and we managed the FLOSS Community Metrics meeting.
  • OSCON, where we had our first time ever booth there, and a talk about code review process metrics

Our main target for the week was to present an update of our technology stack (GrimoireLab), our partnership program and a new try yourself demo for analyzing GitHub organizations or personal public repositories: Cauldron.io

We are more than happy with the results

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Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit recap

In just two words, it has been IN-TENSE!

Flights have been like nightmares because cancelations, connections lost, rebooks, etc. We have spent almost the same time travelling than in the summit itself. But despite that, summit time has been a huge opportunity to share our expertise about Open Development Analytics with the people involved in Open Source and Inner Sourcing development management in many projects and companies.

On Tuesday after a set of interesting meetings, we have a presentation about Open Development Analytics, and how it highlights interesting aspects of an Open Source (and even Inner Sourcing) project, tracks relevant patterns, and assists in the early identification of problems.

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Bitergia talks on Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

According to Linux Foundation:

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only conference where the world’s thought leaders in open source software and collaborative development convene to share best practices and learn how to manage the largest shared technology investments of our time.

And Bitergia is one of the privileged attendees with two talks during the summit:

So, let’s meet in Lake Tahoe by the end of March!

And last, but not least, remember that we will be exhibiting in OSCON and you can get a discount using BITERGIA25 code… Don’t miss the chance to visit us there!

OSCON 2016

Talks for OpenStack Summit Austin, VOTE FOR THEM!

Another OpenStack Summit is comming, and as usual, we have submitted some talks based on the analytics work done on its development data. Now it’s time for the community to vote for them:

Both of them are going to be a good chance to see the possibilities that our Open Development Analytics platform offers for Open Source projects and foundations in terms of transparency and perfomance metrics.

Meanwhile, you can play with the early preview dashboard published for FOSDEM’16 as proof of concept of our future dashboards:

OpenStack PoC Dashboard for FOSDEM 2016

Bitergia team at FOSDEM!

One more year, Bitergia team will be at FOSDEM (January 30th & 31st), the conference that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the community. It’s the best place to get in touch with other developers and projects; be informed about the latest developments in the open source world; attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by open source project leaders and contributors; to promote the development and the benefits of open source solutions.

Bitergia has been working during the last years on metrics and how they can increase the transparency in projects, helping gain a deeper knowledge of development processes and better understanding the communities by using open source tools. FOSDEM seems to be one of the right places to talk about metrics and open source analytical tools. So…

Bitergia Kibana dashboards screenshots
Bitergia Kibana based dashboards with data from some FOSS dev community

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FLOSS Community Metrics meeting and FOSDEM 2015: Metrics matter!

As expected, it has been an intense weekend in Brussels, participating in FLOSS Community Metrics meeting, and the stressful FOSDEM.

FLOSS Community Metrics meeting

On Friday, we participated in the FLOSS Community Metrics meeting, that has doubled the number of attendees from last year edition in Portland!!!

It has been great learning from Dawn Foster’s and Jesús González-Barahona’s talks about strategies and tools. We have some good insights about Debian from Stefano Zachiroli, and a very enjoyable presentation form Prof. Merelo about contributors on GitHub by city in Spain, with very funny moments…

During ligthning talks there were a bunch of very interesting presentations from developers, community managers, etc. On the Bitergia side, we presented the work that is being done in MARKOS Project about analyzing project licenses.

The meeting ended with a very interesting open discussion about the topic. The conclusions were clear, everyone is interested to know better what happens in their project, and metrics can help, but you must know how to use them. On the other hand, if we want transparency and work openly, the tools we use to produce these metrics should be free, open and transparent.

Last, it was announced that we are already working on a new meeting for July, close to OSCON dates… Stay tuned!

FOSDEM

On Saturday we participated, along with community managers from Puppet and Chef and more than 150 people, in an impromptu AMA session of questions and answers about the importance of metrics to determine the health of the community. It was rewarding to see that many of the metrics and services already available, were interesting for the people. In addition, services that we are working on, as analysis of activity in Meetup, were most requested, along with sentiment analysis.

On this last point, we have made some approximation, but for now we focus on highlighting where the most significant discussions take place, saving community managers from monitor all traffic from mailing lists or forums (like Askbot, StackOverflow, Discourse, etc.).

On Sunday, our colleague, Daniel Izquierdo took part in the lightning talks presenting GrimoireLib, Python library that represents the core Bitergia tools to provide metrics and reports.

And that has been almost all, from a very intense weekend, meeting with old friends, new colleagues, customers and many interesting people and projects… Let’s meet again in 2016!

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