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The GitHub COVID-19 Report about Developer Productivity

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Octoverse COVID-19 Developer Report - https://github.blog/2020-05-06-octoverse-spotlight-an-analysis-of-developer-productivity-work-cadence-and-collaboration-in-the-early-days-of-covid-19/

State of the Octoverse 2019 -
https://octoverse.github.com/

Key findings:

  • Dev activity remains consistent if not maybe increasing
  • Interesting stat. When COVID-19 outbreaks occur a flux in Enterprise Repo issues increases
  • Work cadence changes - longer days and weekends
    • Activity between first and last push and more activity on weekends.
    • West Coast US sees a consistent increase in work volume
  • Patterns of work indicate potential burnout
  • More people are collaborating
  • Merge requests are merged faster than previously. Previous 2-3 hour average and now under an hour
  • More collaboration tools being used
  • Active users increased from the same period last year

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