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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LinuxCon y 2º encuentro Meetup FirefoxOS Madrid

La semana pasada ha sido un poco locura, empezando con 3 días y medio en Edimburgo, asistiendo a la LinuxCon Europe 2013, y cuyo resumen se puede leer en el blog de Bitergia (Gracias a la gente de Gaceta Tecnológica, media sponsors del congreso, por ayudarme en conseguir un pase). Aparte de lo interesante del congreso de por sí, he tenido algo de tiempo para visitar Edimburgo, y creo que habrá que volver. En cuanto al congreso, me quedo con la presencia de empresas relacionadas con la nube, HTML5 y el despliegue que puso Samsung, que se quiere posicionar como una empresa referente en el mundo Free / Open Source
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