24 Pull Requests 2014

20 February 2015, by

As part of our ongoing involvement in the open-source community we here at Softwire spent December getting involved in 24 Pull Requests, an initiative encouraging developers to contribute pull requests to projects they use and love through the run up to Christmas.

It’s always fun getting involved in development on new projects like this, but to add to that we’ve taken to running this as an internal competition, with a £50 prize for the winner and a £10 runner-up prize, plus two £20 prizes for some ‘pull request races’ en route; where a specific easy-to-fix issue in a project is announced, and the first person to put a pull request in fixing it wins.

Tallying up our results, we’ve ended up with some great contributions to a huge variety of projects here, across the team. First, the leaderboard:

Final leaderboard of pull requests:

Jamie Humphries – 9
Tim Perry – 9
Hereward Mills – 4
Dan Corder – 3
Dave Simons – 3
Ed Wagstaff – 2
Harry Cummings – 2
Andy Patterson – 1

Bonus stats:

24 days of pull requests
32 pull requests sent in total
9 people contributed at least one
21 projects got a PR from us, with the big winners being AssertJ, ScriptCS,and Mockito (in that order)
66 commits in total, across all PRs
5 languages – Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby (in that order, approximately)
186th out of 7000 organisations – ahead of development teams including the Django, Python and MongoDB, and companies like Twitter, SoundCloud and Heroku.


Categories: CSR, Technical

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