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EPAM presents Open Source Contributor Index at annual Software Engineering Conference

30/ 09/ 2019

EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, launched its Open Source Contributor Index (OSCI), a tool that ranks the top open source contributors by commercial organization, at the company’s annual Software Engineering Conference (SEC) on September 21, 2019. The OSCI solution, which is open source itself, is based on an algorithm that calculates the number of monthly employee commits to GitHub, the leading source code repository for the open source community.

EPAM’s software engineering team experimented with several different algorithms in developing the logic behind OSCI. Built on Microsoft Azure, OSCI uses publicly available GitHub commit event data from the GH Archive and includes contributions from employees of commercial organizations – universities, research institutions and contributors from free email providers are not included. The key measurement utilized in the algorithm is the number of employees who have made over 10 commits, which highlights the number of highly active contributors to open source projects at the company. The secondary measure for OSCI tracks the number of employees who made one commit, indicating the overall size of the open source community at the company. To ensure transparency, OSCI’s source code can be found on GitHub.

The OSCI is part of the new EPAM SolutionsHub, a one-stop repository of its software solutions. Using EPAM SolutionsHub, IT professionals and business leaders can browse and request access to a broad range of solutions – from license-based products to free accelerators and open source solutions – to kickstart the development, testing and deployment of their technology products. In addition to the company’s open source solutions, EPAM’s team also regularly contributes to several of its customers’ open source projects, like EBSCO Information Services’ library services platform FOLIO.

EPAM SolutionsHub and OSCI debuted at SEC in Gdansk, Poland, EPAM’s fastest-growing location in Central & Eastern Europe. As EPAM’s largest annual event, SEC brought together over 1,200 EPAM employees, key clients and strategic partners from 20 countries. In addition to a keynote address from EPAM CEO & President Arkadiy Dobkin, more than 40 speakers shared their technical, design, consulting and business expertise centered around the theme CONNECTED.

To learn more about OSCI, its methodology, as well as EPAM SolutionsHub, visit solutionshub.epam.com.

About EPAM Systems

Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its software engineering expertise to become a leading global product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. EPAM’s global teams serve customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies and was one of only four technology companies to appear on Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013. Learn more at http://www.epam.com/ and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn.

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