Today, GitHub announced the release of archived public activity data called the GitHub public timeline. The dataset can be queried via the Google BigQuery tool.
To make things even more awesome, GitHub is also hosting a Data Challenge. The challenge is to play around with data and create the best visualization possible. You better start now, because the competition ends May 21st. I am not familiar with Google BigQuery so this might be a good time to learn.
This should not surprise anyone. GitHub is always doing cool things, especially for developer-minded people. If you don’t know, GitHub is the best place for hosting your source code.