A blog by Gary Bernhardt, Creator & Destroyer of Software

Software Craftsmanship: Geographical Distribution

23 Jun 2009

I often compute statistics from publicly available data, tell myself I'll blog about them, and then never do. For once, I'm actually doing it!

The graph below shows how many software craftsmanship manifesto signatories US states have relative to their total population. Only states with at least five signatories are included.

I'm about to move from Cleveland to Seattle – #4 to #1. Not bad!

Have a look at the source code if you'd like. (It was hacked together; please judge it gently.)

software craftsmanship distribution

UPDATE: In the comments, Joel Helbling suggested a Google Charts map. Here's one with states colored from red to green for lowest to highest signatories per million residents (source):

craftsmanship distribution