On Saturday I headed down to Thoughtworks in Soho, London for an F# Open Data Hackathon organized by Thoughtworker Sean Newham. We started up with questions we’d like to answer using open data. I was interested in finding the most prolific bloggers in .Net, and formed a team with Adam Kosiński, Emmet Cassidy and my son Sean. We had from around 11am to 3pm to answer the question and present the results.
We used data mined from Alvin Ashcraft’s Morning Dew site, which provides a labelled list of top links almost every week day since 2008.
Here’s Alvin’s activity since 2008:
Alvin’s links covers many topics including .Net, Web, Mobile and XAML:
Top 100 .Net Bloggers
For this analysis we’re looking only at links labelled as “Top Links” or “.NET”. Between 2008 and 2015 there were over 20,000 links from over 3000 unique author names.
Interestingly the top 100 bloggers account for roughly half of all posts, and here’s the table of top 100 .Net bloggers based on data extracted from the Morning Dew:
You can download the data from http://trelford.com/DewDropTo2015.csv
I’d be interested in hearing about what you find :)