What is it?
The purpose of Input is to collect actionable feedback from our user base across each channel of our software development process. The application collects feedback and offers a set of analysis methods for looking at the resulting data.
This is my 2014q4 retrospective on Input.
2014q4 was interesting. Between the faux all-hands, holidays and production freezes, it was essentially a two-month quarter. I literally raced through the quarter getting things done as quickly as I could do them opting for the minimal viable implementation wherever possible. That's not a great thing, but so it goes.
Things to know:
Bugzilla and git stats
I rewrote my script and the data is richer now.
Quarter 2014q4 (2014-10-01 -> 2014-12-31) ========================================= Bugzilla ======== Bugs created: 95 Creators: Will Kahn-Greene [:willkg] : 85 me : 1 Nicolas Perriault (:NiKo`) — n : 1 David Weir (satdav) : 1 Mark Filipak : 1 vivek :) : 1 Laura Thomson :laura : 1 Swarnava Sengupta (:Swarnava) : 1 [:Cww] : 1 deshrajdry : 1 phaneendra.chiruvella : 1 Bugs resolved: 89 WONTFIX : 13 WORKSFORME : 4 DUPLICATE : 5 FIXED : 67 Tracebacks : 1 Research : 4 Tracker : 7 Research bugs: 4 788597: [research] Should we use a stacked graph on the dashboard? 792976: [research] swap jingo-minify for django-compressor and django-jingo-offline-compressor 889370: [research] morelikethis for feedback responses 1048459: [research] check if updating from a tarball in a virtual environment with peep removes files Tracker bugs: 7 964260: [tracker] overhaul mobile and desktop feedback forms 985645: [tracker] Upgrade to Django 1.6 988612: [tracker] product dashboards 1040773: [tracker] dashboards for everyone 1042669: [tracker] reduce contributor pain 1052459: [tracker] heartbeat v1 1081412: [tracker] add tests for fjord_utils.js functions Resolvers: 7 Will Kahn-Greene [:willkg] : 75 aokoye : 7 lgp171188 : 4 cww : 1 bhargav.kowshik : 1 Rehan Dalal [:rehan, :rdalal] : 1 Commenters: 27 willkg : 420 aokoye : 7 mcooper : 6 padraic : 6 MarkFilipak.mozilla : 5 hwine : 4 rdalal : 4 stephen.donner : 4 nigelbabu : 3 deshrajdry : 3 bhargav.kowshik : 3 david.weir : 2 mgrimes : 2 dron.rathore : 1 lorenzo567 : 1 senicar : 1 viveknjadhav19 : 1 nperriault : 1 cww : 1 swarnavasengupta : 1 mozaakash : 1 me+bugzilla : 1 phaneendra.chiruvella : 1 me : 1 fbraun : 1 vivekb.balakrishnan : 1 rrosario : 1 git === Total commits: 241 Will Kahn-Greene : 210 (+28586, -11298, files 866) Adam Okoye : 15 (+128, -38, files 39) L. Guruprasad : 10 (+195, -21, files 14) Bhargav Kowshik : 3 (+127, -13, files 14) Gregg Lind : 1 (+9, -8, files 3) Deshraj Yadav : 1 (+1, -1, files 1) aokoye : 1 (+2, -2, files 1) Total lines added: 29048 Total lines deleted: 11381 Total files changed: 938 Everyone ======== Adam Okoye Bhargav Kowshik cww David Weir Deshraj Yadav deshrajdry dron.rathore fbraun Gregg Lind hwine L. Guruprasad Laura Thomson :laura lorenzo567 Mark Filipak mcooper mgrimes mozaakash Nicolas Perriault (:NiKo`) — needinfo me if you need my attention nigelbabu nperriault padraic phaneendra.chiruvella Rehan Dalal Ricky Rosario senicar stephen.donner Swarnava Sengupta vivekb.balakrishnan viveknjadhav19 Will Kahn-Greene
Code line counts:
2014q1: April 1st, 2014: 15195 total 6953 Python 2014q2: July 1st, 2014: 20456 total 9247 Python 2014q3: October 7th. 2014: 23466 total 11614 Python 2014q4: December 31st, 2014: 30158 total 13615 Python
Nothing wildly interesting there other than noting that the codebase for Input continues to grow.
Adam Okoye started as an intern through OPW on December 9th. He's contributed to Input in the past through the Ascend project. Over the course of the OPW internship, he'll be working on Input bugs and the Thank you page project.
L. Guruprasad spent a lot of time working on pre-commit linters, Vagrant provisioning and generally improving the experience contributors will have.
We had a few commits from other people, too.
Thank you everyone who contributed!
Python 2.7: Input is now running on Python 2.7. Thank you, Jake!
Remote troubleshooting data capture: The generic feedback form which is hosted on Input now has a section allowing users to opt-in to sending data about their browser along with their feedback. This data is crucial to helping us suss out problems with video playback, graphics cards/drivers and malicious addons.
This code is still "alpha". We'll be finishing it up in 2015q1.
Heartbeat v1 and v2: People leave feedback on Input primarily when they're frustrated with something. Because of this, the sentiment numbers we get on Input tilt heavily negative and only represent people who are frustrated and were able to find the feedback form. Heartbeat will give us sentiment data that's more representative of our entire user base.
As a stop-gap to get the project going, Input is the backend collecting all the Heartbeat data. We rewrote the Heartbeat-related code for Heartbeat v2 in 2014q4.
Feedback form overhaul: We rewrote the feedback form to clean up the text, reduce confusion about what data is made public and what data is kept private, reduce the number of steps to leave feedback and improve the form for both desktop and mobile devices.
We also fixed the form so it supports multiple products because we're collecting feedback for multiple products on Input now.
2014q4 was tough because of the limited time, but it was a good quarter and we got a lot done.
The faux all-hands involved a bunch of discussions related to Input development. 2015q1 is going to be busy busy busy.
Update April 21st, 2015
LGuruprasad found a bug in the script that caused commits-by-author information to be wrong. Fixed the script and updated the stats!