A treasure trove of data is captured daily by Github. What stories can that data tell us about how we think, work, and interact? How would one go about finding and telling those stories? This talk is a soup-to-nuts tour of practical data visualization with Python and web technologies, covering both the extraction and display of data in illumination of a familiar dataset.
In the time that we have been crafting software, our collective efforts have never been cataloged neatly in one centralized location. Some projects have long developed in the open, and some have even exposed their development history in some form or another—but the connections between multiple projects remained hidden.
These connections between multiple developers and multiple projects are the glue that binds us together into larger developer communities—they are our mirror, and for the first time we can take a look at ourselves with the aid of the Github API, our favorite dynamic programming la