During the last two weeks, we have been enjoying the visit of JJ Merelo at Ri2C team. On June 19th, he was delivering a seminar entitled Self-organized criticality in code repositories, of which you can find the abstract and the presentation next.
It’s been known for some time that work in code repositories tend to self-organize and possibly in a self-organized state. What was not known is the conditions for this to happen, and what kind of description of the repository is needed to find these properties. In this talk we describe how a self-organized critical state has been found in a wide variety of repositories, including code or not.
The slides of the presentation are available at: https://jj.github.io/soc-code-repos/#/