Updated, more useful contributor filter

Today we released an important update that changes the behavior of the contributor filter. Before, if you had a contributor selected, the metrics would be calculated over all of the pull requests they were involved in. No matter if they were a reviewer, merger or author. Now when you filter on contributors, it will only include pull requests (and calculate their metrics) from which they are an author.

The motivation behind this change is that we wanted to allow teams to be fully in control over improving their metrics, now by only including pull requests which the team authors, this makes that possible.

Pro-tip: this change is particularly useful when you want to exclude pull requests authored by bots.

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About the author

Eiso Kant

Eiso Kant is the Founder and CEO of Athenian where he gets to work on helping software development teams reach their potential. Eiso is a big believer of using data to support engineering teams in improving their processes and removing bottlenecks. Never forgetting that software development is about people and culture first, the tools we use just give us extra superpowers.