The Power of Webmaker Landing Pages

We just started using our first webmaker.org landing page, and I thought I’d write about why this is so important and how it’s working out so far. Who’s getting involved? Every day people visit the webmaker.org website. They come from many places, for many reasons. Sometimes they know about Webmaker, but most of the time… Continue reading The Power of Webmaker Landing Pages

MoFo Contributor Dashboard(s) – switching to Plan A

tl;dr: We’re wrapping up work on the MoFo Interim Dashboard The only other data source we’ll add is the badge counts for webmaker mentors & hive community members This is still our MoFo working document for the time being Then, we’ll switch our development efforts into integrating with Project Baloo Baloo is where we will… Continue reading MoFo Contributor Dashboard(s) – switching to Plan A

A quick update on the interim contributor dashboard

I’ve just updated the main wiki page tracking our contributor dashboard project, so I won’t repeat everything here. The quick update is that the puzzle pieces that will make our interim contributor dashboard work are coming together now. Which means we have a live dashboard front-end, (with a few data-holes we need to plug!). This… Continue reading A quick update on the interim contributor dashboard

Who’s teaching this thing anyway?

This is an idea for Webmaker teacher dashboards, and some thoughts on metadata related to learning analytics This post stems from a few conversations around metrics for Webmaker and learning analytics and it proposes some potential product features which need to be challenged and considered. I’m sharing the idea here as it’s easy to pass… Continue reading Who’s teaching this thing anyway?

What I see in these graphs of Github contribution

Context: Last week I shared a few graphs (1, 2, 3, 4) looking at data from our repositories on Github, extracted using this Gitribution app thing, as part of our work to dashboard contributor numbers for the Mozilla Foundation. I didn’t comment on the graphs at the time because I wanted time for others to… Continue reading What I see in these graphs of Github contribution

Contribution Graphs part 4: Contributions by Contributors over time

I’m posting a quick series of these without much comment on my part as I’d love to know what you see in each of them. This is looking at activity in Github (commits and issues), for the repositories listed here. It’s an initial dive into the data, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of… Continue reading Contribution Graphs part 4: Contributions by Contributors over time

Contribution Graphs part 3: Distribution of contributions

I’m posting a quick series of these without much comment on my part as I’d love to know what you see in each of them. This is looking at activity in Github (commits and issues), for the repositories listed here. It’s an initial dive into the data, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of… Continue reading Contribution Graphs part 3: Distribution of contributions

Contribution Graphs part 1: Contributions over time

I’m posting a quick series of these without much comment on my part as I’d love to know what you see in each of them. This is looking at activity in Github (commits and issues), for the repositories listed here. It’s an initial dive into the data, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of… Continue reading Contribution Graphs part 1: Contributions over time

Is being a member of the mozilla ‘organization’ on github a good proxy indicator of being staff?

Following on from the post about Gitribution, these are my notes around my initial exploration of the data extracted from Github. One of the challenges of counting volunteer contributors to Mozilla is working out who is a volunteer and who is paid-staff. The concept of a volunteer contributor in itself is full of complications, as… Continue reading Is being a member of the mozilla ‘organization’ on github a good proxy indicator of being staff?