My research is centered around the evolution of software and software developer communities, especially open source. I'm curious about how developers self-organise and operate in online communities, e.g., how they present themselves, or how they communicate with each other. Ultimately, I would like to understand how all these social aspects translate to technical solutions (say if and how a developer's personality affects the quality of the code she writes).
I often find myself mining repositories, using metrics, and performing all kinds of statistical analyses. As a hobby I'm also interested in all kinds of computational geometry and algorithmic problems.
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