Certified to Rock August 2011 Score Update for Drupalcon London
Hello Drupal fans,
Hot on the heels of the announcement of our groupies program designed to expand Certified to Rock and make it more community driven, we are releasing a new set of scores. We are excited to announce the first new groupies though we are still solidifying the group. Look for an announcement on that in the coming weeks and remember that if you would like to join we are looking for candidates (see the post for details on how to join).
This update is a "resource refresh" meaning that we didn't add any new metrics or change weights or calculation functions in the algorithm. Quick guide: resources are information we scrape from drupal.org. metrics are individual elements of those resources, a specific set of weights and calculations are used to tabulate the final 1-to-11 score in an algorithm.
Congratulations to Peter Wolanin who jumped up two spots to become an 11 and to Jesse Beach who moved the most of any user in this update. Without revealing too many secrets, we can say that those two changes were both caused by some changes to underlying data that happened as part of the migration to use Git on drupal.org. Our next improvement to metrics and algorithms will be tweaked a bit to take better advantage of this information. And of course progress cannot be stopped. Even as we work to adjust for current changes folks are busy planning for even more fine-grained attribution of credit for work. We encourage everyone to use the "--author" attribution mechanism available now if that seems appropriate on an issue and to weigh in on the discussion about how to give even more credit.
The usual caveats apply, of course: scores may go down in the future, while the system includes 82,000 of the best contributors to Drupal it's missing a few folks, don't ask what elements go into determining scores, please suggest ways we can improve the system, Drupalers of the world are rockstars and we are your humble groupies.