Analyzing Open Source development (part 1)

Simple analysis of open source development in public administrations can be done very easily. This post describes the initial steps to understand how to obtain previous post results.

We’ll learn how to use Perceval. It’s the tool responsible for data retrieval in GrimoireLab, the free, open source software framework for software development analytics.

Take some coffee or tee, and let’s start!

Laptop, notebook and coffee

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Public speaking: facing shy and stage fright

Many people don’t believe me when I say I am a shy person and I don’t like public speaking. How have I learned to overcome stage fright?

Everything started in the University (where else?) around late 90’s. I’ve studied Industrial Engineering (nothing related with computer science or programming). I was mad at using HP calculators, participating in some international newsgroups, betatesting new models, and even writing some code. That was my first participation in on-line tech communities.

My colleagues at the university asked me for a training course. That was my first public talk, in front of around 100-200 people in a classroom, using real transparencies. I still remember my legs shivering.

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Analyzing Open Source development in public administrations (part 0)

This is a first post to show a simple analysis of some open source projects from Spanish public administration as an example of government transparency.

It follows a previous post about transparency in government funded software development. I’ve read about the Technology Transfer Centre from Spanish Ministry of Finance and Public Function, so I decided to run a similar analysis on its repositories in GitHub.

Centro deTransferencia Tecnológica Git Activity overview
CTT Git Activity overview

I’ve found very interesting patterns. Let’s name a few.

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Back to blogging

It’s been a long time since last post. After asking some friends about how to proceed, I decided to start blogging again here.

I plan / hope to write regular posts about open source software, open source communities, some development ideas, etc.

For posts related with Bitergia, my idea is to post them here also but probably with a recap in my LinkedIn Pulse account.

Android Wear, o cómo pasar de los mensajes de tus amigos

Un mes con mi LG G Watch y sigo teniendo sentimientos encontrados. Por un lado creo que es un paso en la dirección correcta, pero al que aún le queda mucho para ser un auténtico smartwatch.

Mucha gente puede decir que esto de los relojes inteligentes es algo nuevo, y sin remontarnos al HP 01 no hace mucho que otros gigantes de la informática han sacado ideas similares, como el SPOT de Microsoft en 2004. Pero últimamente, entre el éxito del Pebble, la moda de las pulseras cuantificadoras, y la necesidad de llevar la tecnología hasta el último rincón, parece que se está hablando cada vez más de estos dispositivos.

Lo primero que me ha llamado la atención después de más de 3 meses del lanzamiento de Android Wear (la parte de software) es el bajo nivel de aplicaciones que hay, y en dos sentidos:

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