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Lead Time Metric for Issues and Code Changes
Welcome to a new chapter of the Metric of the Month. This time, we will focus on the Lead Time metric, a measure of performance
Boosting Efficiency and Transparency with InnerSource: The Role of ISPOs
In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, companies are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance collaboration, foster creativity, and drive efficiency. One such approach gaining
Efficiency and Effectiveness Metrics to Optimize Performance
Welcome to a new chapter of the Metric of the Month. In this edition, we offer two metrics for the price of one! You will
Maximizing Savings: The Power of Metrics for Time and Cost Efficiency
Efficiency often goes unnoticed until it is linked to financial outcomes. However, it refers to achieving optimal performance while minimizing time and effort wastage.
Identifying Community Contributors: The new Identities Manager is now available!
Identifying Community Contributors: The new Identities Manager is now available! In the last months, we have been excitedly sharing our latest developments in the Bitergia
The Contributor’s Behavior Metric
Welcome to a new chapter of the metric of the month. This time, we want to recap three metrics we discussed and put them together
7 metrics to evaluate risk in Open Source libraries
Metrics to assess risk in open source libraries are becoming more important. We need these tools and techniques to evaluate and mitigate the potential risks
Goodbye Cauldron Cloud, join us on Bitergia Analytics!
With a heavy heart, we are discontinuing the paid Cauldron Cloud service. We continue to offer the free Caudron.io service, but for more advanced metrics
The Leaving Developers Metric
Welcome to the fourth chapter of the Metric of the Month: Leaving Developers. In the last chapter, we talked about Attracted Developers, a metric that
Ruth, a new Bitergian, joins the nest – Introducing our Open Source Consultant.
In our latest incorporation to the nest, Ruth joined Bitergia the Consultancy team as Junior Open Source Consultant. In this blog post, we’re exploring the
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: Identify Contributors From Commit Messages
Want to identify all contributors who helped with the source code of an open source project but find yourself limited by what is officially captured
The Attracted Developer’s Metric
Welcome to the third chapter of the Metric of the Month, the first one for the new year! In the last chapter, we talked about
Let’s go to Brussels! Bitergians getting ready for CHAOSScon and FOSDEM!
Join us in Brussels, February 3-6, for CHAOSScon and FOSDEM with lots of Belgian waffles and beers.
Bitergia Highlights from 2022: Our Activities and Accomplishments
What a year for Bitergia! Geopolitical, health, and climate news dominated the news-cycle. In this blog post, we reflect on our own experience as Bitergians
Identify community contributors with this new feature that will save you time
We are excited to share our latest developments in the Bitergia Analytics Platform. We are finally unveiling the new identities management user interface with an
Our Customers come first! – 2022 Satisfaction Survey results
At Bitergia, we’re always committed to our beloved customers, always trying to offer the best of our work and to help to level up their
Building and Supporting Open Source Communities Through Metrics
Each community is different and therefore requires other metrics for data-driven decisions about building and supporting it. In this blog post, we review this and
The Pony Factor: Metric of the Month
Welcome to the second chapter of the Metric of the Month! We’re very excited to continue this metrics series to show you a complete guide
All Things Open, OSPOlogy and EclipseCon: the October events!
Bitergia continues this month with some events around Open Source, and in this blog post we’re summarizing our participation in different events around the world,
The Elephant Factor: Metric of the Month
Welcome to the first chapter of the Metric of the Month! We’re glad to start this series talking about metrics. We expect to show you
BAP 0.5 release: new features and updates
The 0.5 release of BAP -Bitergia Analytics Platform- is now available since September 28. In this blog post, we want to share new features and
Bitergia in Dublin: a week full of activities
Sláinte! During last week, we were part of a full week of activities, events, social gatherings, networking, and interesting discussions. All of this was surrounded
Mishari, a new Bitergian join the nest – Introducing our Consultant and Partner for the East Asian Market
During this month, Mishari Muqbil joined the Bitergia team to focus on the East Asian market. In this blog post, we want to explain the
Bitergia becomes the Official Metrics Partner of the NumFOCUS Foundation!
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the NumFOCUS Foundation! As Official Metrics Partner, the goal is to provide community metrics and insights to
Open Source Summit Europe is coming soon!
It’s time to go to Europe! The Open Source Summit Europe 2022 is taking place on September 13-16 in Dublin, Ireland, and online. So, in
Bitergia has arrived in Latin America!
Last month, we were part of not one, but two Open Source events organized in Latin America! The OpenInfra Days and the Open Source Summit
Igor, a new Bitergian joins the nest – Introducing our Director of Consultancy
In the past year, Igor Zubiaurre joined the Consultancy team at Bitergia. In this blog post, we want to explain the role and importance of
Emilio, a new Bitergian joins the nest – Introducing our Marketing Specialist
In the last year, Emilio Galeano joined the Bitergia team as our new Marketing Specialist. In this blog post, we want to share more about
OpenInfra Summit ‘22 sessions: a summary on Community Metrics, Project Sustainability, and Barriers to Contribution
At the OpenInfra Summit ‘22 in Berlin, we organized three “Birds of a Feather” sessions. Birds of a feather sessions bring together people who share
How to run SQL queries on the Bitergia Analytics Platform
We are excited to bring to our customers SQL queries, a new feature in our Bitergia Analytics Platform. SQL queries is a native plugin for
Contributors and Contributions: the right tool to have the right metrics
At Bitergia we work with contributions and contributors to get metrics about them. Both meanings seem clear, however, both of them can be a little
OpenInfra Summit 22: our event summary
The OpenInfra Summit was back and we went to Berlin, Germany! We had amazing experiences with keynotes and sessions from users like Volvo, Adobe, Bloomberg,
Announcing our new Partnership with OpenInfra: launching at the OpenInfra Summit ‘22
We’re glad to announce our new partnership with the OpenInfra Foundation! OpenInfra and Bitergia agree to partner in providing metrics to OpenInfra projects. In this
The first release of Bitergia Analytics Platform based on OpenSearch.
As we know, Elastic no longer releases new versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana under an open source license. One of Bitergia’s core values is to
Why it’s a good time to set up an OSPO in your organization.
90% of IT leaders use open source software in their organizations’ innovation streams. This requires a strategy to manage modern companies’ relationships with the open
Our Owl turns 10! Let’s celebrate our anniversary!
We’re celebrating our tenth anniversary in business. Remembering our beginnings in 2012, we want to celebrate and congratulate everyone who was involved from the start
The many faces of measuring OSPO success
There are different ways to measure the success of an OSPO (Open Source Program Office). What constitutes success is dependent on the goals of the
Metrics for everyone: How Bitergia Analytics satisfies different needs
The Bitergia Analytics services can be effective for many different tasks. Our different user profiles have various metrics and goals and work in many industry
How Bitergia Analytics can work with your objectives: analyzing use cases.
The need to understand how open source software is built has never been greater. Today, 90% of IT leaders use open source for their organizations
Bitergia Analytics vs. Cauldron Cloud
The need to understand how open source software is built has never been greater. Today, 90% of IT leaders use open source for their organizations
Bitergia Analytics: 4 steps to implement Data Strategy
Companies have a lot of valuable data waiting to be discovered. What companies usually measure is just the tip of the iceberg. Analytics is the
Bitergia’s world tour 2021: A summary of experiences that we shared
This year we returned to face-to-face conferences when possible to share our experiences with metrics for open source and Innersource. We prepared a recap so
Bitergia joins the OSPO Alliance
Open source is coming of age. Corporations have started to embrace open source and are establishing best practices for managing their engagement with open source
Introducing Bitergia’s new CEO: Daniel Izquierdo
In this blog post we are delighted to share one of the big changes here at Bitergia: We are pleased to announce Daniel Izquierdo as
Welcoming the OpenSearch 1.0 release
As an official partner, Bitergia joins the celebration of the OpenSearch 1.0 release. Bitergia is committed to open source. Elasticsearch and Kibana have been a
Value-stream mapping using software development analytics
Modern software development pipelines are fractured with a lack of visibility across the entire product value-stream concealing process bottlenecks, constraints, and waste. Software development analytics
Reporting OSPOs with Cauldron Cloud
Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) have become vital to companies and their open source ecosystem, but getting the right information and a way to report
Cauldron Cloud and OSS Reporting
If you are into open source, you might have heard about Cauldron, the metrics SaaS tool to help managers, developers, community builders and analysts to
Bitergia becomes ISO Certified
Bitergia has achieved its ISO 9001 and 27001 Certifications. We always put our customers first, providing the results we promise to them and working efficiently
The 3 things you can do with Cauldron that you never thought about
Whether you struggle to understand which open source technology your software team should put its effort into, which open source projects are sustainable in the
What OSPO managers lack today when using marketing stats (but software development analytics gives)
Intelligent open source means taking care of your OSS ecosystem. Being a data-driven OSPO team is important to know about the OSS projects a company
A year in review: Bitergia 2020
Bitergia year in review is here for 2020! This post summarizes Bitergia’s main activities across this year: The new OSS Community Metrics as a service
Open Source COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps to Improve Transparency and Adoption
One benefit that comes from the open source nature and transparency of open source covid19 tracing apps, is how quickly these solutions can scale up
Meet the new Bitergians: Eva and Venu
While COVID-19 strikes industries worldwide, Bitergia continues to grow and provide competitive analytics solutions for Software Development at Scale and cross-community collaboration. The Bitergia family
3 facts you didn’t know about GrimoireLab
You might have seen our last post about Grimoirelab joining Hacktoberfest. What is Grimoirelab and what makes this project special? Here are 3 facts you
GrimoireLab joins Hacktoberfest 2020
It’s Hacktoberfest time! Have you considered contributing to the CHAOSS software tool GrimoireLab? This post summarizes how to get started as well as some open
Why OSPO teams need a single source of truth (and how to achieve it)
Company goals around using, consuming, contributing to and maintaining open source software (OSS) projects are usually related to market positioning, required upstream features development, and
What OpenStack brought to Bitergia
In 2010, the first version of OpenStack was released. During the years, big tech companies such as IBM, Red Hat or VMware have started to
A walk-through the software development of LF AI projects
The LF AI Foundation hosts and supports open source projects within the artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning space. This post shows how the
GrimoireLab to measure organization’s private development
We are living in the remote work era and for software development management it has become key to have transparent means to monitor the work
Kibiter new release now supporting Open Distro for ElasticSearch
Bitergia has migrated Kibiter to ES/Kibana versión 6.8.6 that will improve Bitergia Analytics platform to add new functionalities, bug fixes, and security improvements from upstream.
What DevRel community can learn about “Mozilla & the Rebel Alliance” report
Few months ago Mozilla launched Mozilla & the Rebel Alliance , an interactive network representation of Mozilla’s contributor communities (also available as PDF file). This
Software development analytics for the remote work era
There will be companies that emerge stronger from the global coronavirus pandemic crisis because they adapt to changes and invest: We are living in the
Third round: Hyperledger vs COVID-19
Some weeks ago we introduced Open Source Development resistance against COVID-19 where we analyzed how a pandemic could impact Open Source development on projects such
GrimoireLab 0.2.40 release is out!
A new version of GrimoireLab is out. This post shows the major improvements from the latest GrimoireLab toolkit releases. GrimoireLab is a 100% open source
Second round: COVID-19 vs Open Source Development
Last week we introduced Open Source Development resistance against COVID-19 discussion where we analyzed how a pandemic could impact Open Source development. This time, Bitergia
Join CHAOSS & GrimoireLab GSoC 2020!
CHAOSS and GrimoireLab is part of Google Summer of Code 2020! Students interested will get the opportunity to be working in a real cutting edge
The fight is on: COVID-19 vs Open Source Development
During the last months, COVID-19 (i.e., Coronavirus) has grown into a pandemic. Countermeasures to stop spreading the virus are having a huge impact on the
Developing a Metrics Strategy
This blog post briefly shows how Bitergia has worked with Open Networking Foundation to build a new dashboard that fits with their metrics strategy and
Hands-On Identity Management: GraphQL + Python for GrimoireLab
Have you ever struggled when managing contributor identities within software projects? GrimoireLab is developing a new SortingHat version, the tool used for identity management, to
Supporting the 2nd CHAOSS Metrics Release
Bitergia is happy to congratulate the CHAOSS community to its second metrics release. The five working groups of the CHAOSS community defined 39 metrics across
Analyze community and software development with Cauldron
In our previous post about Cauldron, we introduced Cauldron as a SaaS solution for project managers, analysts, and developers to analyze the community and processes
A year in review: Bitergia 2019
Bitergia year in review is here for 2019! This post summarizes Bitergia’s main activities across this year.
What can InnerSource learn from the CHAOSS Project?
During the last InnerSource Commons in Baltimore, Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar and I had the opportunity to introduce the CHAOSS Project to InnerSource practitioners. This post summarizes
Do you work for a software company and are looking for a fun team-building exercise? Try dogfooding your own software. Here is the experience we
Welcome on board, Graal!
Almost a year ago, Graal was presented as a potential component of GrimoireLab. Today we are happy to announce Graal as a new GrimoireLab integration.
Georg, a new Bitergian joins the nest!
Georg Link, co-founder of the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project, recently joined the Bitergia team as our new Director of Sales. These are great news for
Improving Cauldron: now with Open Distro for Elasticsearch
Years ago, we developed a software development communities and processes analytics PaaS PoC based in GrimoireLab technologies. We called it Cauldron, and recently we have
The day Google Groups decided to remove Bitergia subscription to all groups
Are you subscribed to any Google group and thinking about migrating your mail server to Google Suite? Then don’t miss this post, it can save
The geographical distribution of open source and internal contributors
Every other Thursday, the Common Metrics Working Group of CHAOSS meets to discuss about metrics that matter from a generic point of view for the
KPIs and metrics for DevRel Programs
Beyond marketing activities, there is little information about what and how DevRel programs should be measured. In this post, we share a list of the
Cross-communities collaboration: A new era to develop communities
Since Open Source has been declared a key factor for gaining competitive advantage within Software Industry, more and more companies begin to develop and collaborate
How does GitLab’s Merge Request workload evolve?
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.
How Bitergia Analytics helps digital transformation roadmap
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
GrimoireLab and CHAOSS part of Google Summer Of Code!
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
I’ve got an Open Source Program Office, now what?
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,
New Bitergia panels: Uncovering insights
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
Why does a DevRel need more than marketing analytics tools?
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
3 Panels to measure Project’s Health
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
Bitergia owls everywhere! Join us at FOSDEM and CHAOSSCon 2019
This February, Bitergians are more ready than ever. Do you want to know why? 2018 has been a year full of new development features, product
We are hiring! Do you devops with Python? We are looking for you!
We are looking for a new Bitergian DevOps Team Member to help us … To write effective, scalable code To develop back-end components to improve
Innersource for Fintech companies: The third key to success
Fintech companies were born in the digital world, and from the very beginning, their products and services take advantage of new technology practices. This post
Measuring GitLab activity, community and performance with GrimoireLab
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
Open source is more than GitHub
Open source is more than GitHub. Every day, you find open source developers using Slack to communicate with other community members, JIRA as bug-tracking tool,
InnerSource for financial services: A way to improve digital transformation?
One of the main points you think about when trying to implement digital transformation in financial services is software (Software is eating the labor market!).
Why a developer relations should care about software development metrics
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
Uber’s community: software development analytics for open source offices
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Uber hosted its first open source event, Uber Open Summit 2018 for developers and community leaders. For this special occasion, Bitergia
3 Reasons for data-driven companies to analyze software development processes
If you are a digital data-driven company, you will probably rely on big data to track information such as industry trends, social media activity or
When to upgrade: Introducing technical lag in software deployment
Like technical debt is measuring the cost of not doing thing the way they should be done in the first place, technical lag measures the
Join Bitergia for the next Open source Summit
Open Source Summit Europe is almost here and Bitergia is ready for one of the biggest open source conferences in Europe. The event will take