We have been working for GitLab for some time, analyzing activity, community and performance in several of their projects like GitLab CE and GitLab EE. And of the questions they have asked has been: how many merge requests do we have open each week?. This workload insight helps to manage the effort spent in code review.
When companies embark on a Digital Transformation journey, one of the first things some of these companies implement is the latest technology and tools available in the market within their software infrastructure. However, all this technology will be nonsense if you don’t have a clear purpose.
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Hey Python programmers and Data Nerds! Once again, CHAOSS and GrimoireLab is part of Google Summer of Code: A three months paid program held during summer where students have the opportunity to improve their programming skills and get experience within Open Source
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Nowadays, since every company is a tech company, Open Source Program Offices (AKA OSPO) are getting popular among many organizations such as Uber, Comcast, Google, Amazon, Intel, etc. to better implement Open Source projects within their company to promote cross-community collaboration and thus, create a centralized organization of expertise around Open Source activities.
One of the last features we’ve been working on for Bitergia Analytics and GrimoireLab is called Panels Collection: A set of dashboards, aggregated in a unified structure with clear documentation for easy insights analysis and reporting.
Developer Relations (AKA DevRel) need to show how attractive a specific software project is and keep developers motivated, engaged and get more and more developers to either use or contribute to the project. At this point, marketing funnel model seems to work well. However, are marketing analytics tools enough to show to the companies the real value that comes from their developer communities?
One of the main problems community managers face when they want to measure project’s health, is related with the life-cycle of it. If community managers are able to identify whether the project is either in growth, maturity or decline, that can be used when making further decisions regarding the project and its developer community
Software development analytics plays an important role in decision making for many data-driven firms. Being able to provide support for a wide range of different data sources to measure any project (so you can aggregate more than just one type of data) and manage different identities and affiliations among several data sources, is something we believe that can lead to a better understanding of the project as a whole.
A developer relations (AKA DevRel) builds relationships with the developer community and is the linchpin between a company and its community. They are advocates (AKA avocados) in charge of creating healthy ecosystems and attractive open source projects, promote education and are usually involved in social activities such as conferences, developer events or community projects. Developer avocados need to show to the developer community they care about their interests but also show what their company do, while increasing talent acquisition.
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