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?

Gitribution

Over the last week or so I’ve been building a thing: Gitribution. It’s an attempt to understand contributions to Mozilla Foundation work that happen on Github. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s in a state to get feedback on now. Why did I build this? For these reasons (in this order): Counting: To extract counts… Continue reading Gitribution