Contributor Stats

Going to be working on a project around stats for the contributor community, something at which we currently suck (even creating the list of people with props each release is still a fairly manual process). For the sake of this exercise, ignore the voice in your head that thinks, “There’s no way to gather that information,” or “We’d need a new APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. for that,” and just brainstorm. What stats would it be cool for us to have about the activity of core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. Leave your ideas in the comments, and they’ll be cobbled together into a big list that I take to Otto to see what’s possible (at which point Nacin can start daydreaming about APIs, but not until then).