Resource Notifications can be found under the "Highlights" tab:
A selection of recent events in the Alloy repo
As of January 2021, you can receive notifications for any of the following events:
When a developer's last week is under the 20th percentile, or above the 80th percentile, among their past year's worth of weekly Line Impact values. We might tune this down to 10 or 90 percentiles if it proves too noisy.
Story point fluctuation
When a ticket has accumulated 50% more Line Impact than would be predicted by the number of Story Points assigned to its Jira ticket. Only active after specifying a Jira column used for Story Points.
For new hires' first three months on the job, generate a link once monthly to keep apprised of how their performance compares to past hires
Be notified when a committer on the team has invested significant Line Impact during the past week to revising or refactoring a coworker's recently authored code
New domain expert
Triggered on the first month a developer illustrates proficiency in a new-to-them code domain, while also accumulating a significant amount of overall Line Impact (2 days' worth of work) in the domain
Rising bug work
Weekly or monthly Line Impact dedicated to fixing tickets marked as 'Bug' in Jira was more than half of all Line Impact accumulated
Languishing pull request
Triggered on any of the following: (A) PR was opened 4 or more days ago without a comment (B) PR has been open 2 weeks without being merged (C) More than 50% of the work in the PR has taken place after the PR was opened (indicates high degree of rework)
When a developer submits a commit with non-trivial work that was authored at a speed above the 90th percentile of their usual velocity. Rapid code authorship typically lacks testing or polish.
When users log in, they provide their job title, and we try to make use of that to select a thoughtful combination of default notifications for them. For example, those who log in as a "VP of Engineering," will default to receiving emails on Cohort, Impact fluctuation, Domain Expert, and Story Point (if setup) notifications. However, we recognize that the decision about which notifications matter will be a very personal one. To accommodate the widest range of preferences, we're making each type of notification configurable from within the notifications box itself:
Notification settings available from within their display box
If you choose "Dashboard," then we will illuminate the "Highlights" tab when you have unreviewed notifications from that domain.
You can click the notifications individually, or select them en masse:
We then make it easy to unsubscribe or mark as reviewed in one fell swoop. Each notification has a link to be able to review its content in more detail. Also, if you want to unsubscribe from all notifications at once, you can do that via the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email. No login required for unsubscribe.