DATE: Friday, 18 September 2015
ROOM: WN-F612 (Science Building, VU Campus)
With over 20 million repositories and 4 users, GitHub is currently the largest code hosting site in the world. Software engineering researchers have been drawn to GitHub due to this popularity, as well as its integrated social features and the metadata that can be accessed through its API. To make research with GitHub data approachable, we created the GHTorrent project, a scalable, off-line mirror of all data offered through the GitHub API. In our talk, we describe how we setup GHTorrent, how we build a community around it, what types of research it has been used for (including ours) and out.
Dr. Georgios Gousios is an assistant professor at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. He holds an MSc with distinction from the University of Manchester, UK and a PhD from the Athens University of Economics and Business,GR, both on Software Engineering. He has worked as a researcher in several national and international research projects and provided consulting services in both multinational and emerging startup companies. He is the creator and maintainer of the GHTorrent project. He has published more that 30 papers in various fields and also co-edited the “Beautiful Architectures” book (OReilly, 2009). He was a Marie Curie fellow at TU Delft. His research interests include software engineering, software analytics and programming languages.
The slides for his talk can be found here.