October 9, 2017
Along with our other initiatives including hackathons, slack discussions, and special projects, Magento Community Engineering rolled out a program for rewarding Partners Contributions for the created pull requests.
Since we launched the reward program, 28 Partners joined the effort and started addressing the most important Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source issues and fixes. Here are the Q3 finalists who actively participated in the contribution process and signed up for the reward program.
The scoring criteria for pull requests were simple:
10 reward points for the merged PR
50 reward points for the partner who merged most PRs within a month
30 reward points for the Complex PR
20 reward points for the Advanced PR
20 reward points for the Special Achievement
We are considering updating the criteria’s in the next quarter and it will get additional categories. Please follow our updates.
We have carefully analyzed all the statistic about the merged pull requests, doing the code review and analysis of the communications with the contributors. Here are the leaders for Q3.
First place: Kega
Kega is a retail agency from the Netherlands, specialized in implementing eCommerce solutions that combine both on and offline sales, called Everywhere Commerce. Kega joined the partners reward program in June and were first initiators of accepting contributions to the Magento Commerce source code. They proactively created pull requests even when there was no mechanism provided to merge them.
Kega created 26 pull requests and merged 19. Three of them were merged to Magento Commerce and 16 to the Magento Open Source. These included:
1 complex pull requests: “Instantly apply configuration changes in the cron schedule” magento/magento2#9957
All PRs from Kega were accompanied by good test coverage. Kega was selected as a top of the month partner contributor three times:
June: 8 PRs merged
July: 6 PRs merged
August: 5 PRs merged
Total number of reward points scored: 410
First place entitles them to receive 5 Magento Activity Points!
Second place: TechDivision
TechDivision is a young and dynamic team of more than 80 people working in graphic design, web development, project management, and online marketing. For more than 17 years they have impressed with online projects, and have supported customers throughout the whole planning, conceptual, and implementation stages of web-based technologies and online marketing strategies.
Over the last four months, TechDivision delivered 11 pull requests to the mainline, working primarily on the Multi-Source Inventory initiative. These included:
1 complex pull request, magento-engcom/msi#38 with the API and UI for the Source Items Management.
TechDivision is the first partner who joined MSI working dedicated their time and participated in the design and implementation of the MSI features. They joined internal discussions on the product and had constant deliverables every week.
MSI track is an important direction in the platform development, that’s why pull requests with the new features there are scored with the “special achievement” label. TechDivision created 5 features with this label.
Total number of reward points scored: 280
Second place entitles them to receive 4 Magento Activity Points!
Third place: Experius
Experius, winner of the shooting star award 2017, is an eCommerce agency from Utrecht, The Netherlands, that plans, builds, and implements successful B2B and B2C solutions for Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source.
They delivered eight pull requests to the mainline working on the improvements to the Magento Open Source product. Experius also become top of the month contributor with eight pull requests merged in September. The 10 pull requests from Experius yet to be merged will be taken into account in the next quarter.
Total number of reward points scored: 130
Third place entitles them to receive 3 Magento Activity Points!
Additionally, we want to mention Partners are also actively contributing:
Vaimo: Delivered five PRs since June and escalated important questions which lead to architectural proposals in the Magento Framework.
SNOW.DOG: Delivered four PRs and has two more in progress, working on bugfixes and backporting them to the Magento Commerce 2.1 release.
Interactiv4: Delivered three PRs and another four are in reviews for the next reward period in Q4. They were working on important fixes to the Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source cores.
Thank you for the contribution and keep doing the amazing job of supporting the Magento Open Source spirit.