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A dropwizard-based server displaying number of Pull Request Comments performed by an organization's GitHub users, to help organizations identify and celebrate top reviewers. Counts all recent in-code comments on organization's opened and closed Pull Requests, excluding comments on one's own Pull Requests. Queries GitHub API every X minutes and displays the result.

Live Demo: GitHub Organization's Top Reviewers

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There are three deployment options:

  1. Using Heroku: if you have a Heroku account, that's the easiest way, skip to Heroku Deployment
  2. Build from source code, after adjusting Configuration
  3. Using latest release:
    • Download latest zip and yml file from releases page
    • Unzip the zip file, e.g.: unzip ~/Downloads/
    • Copy yml file into unzipped folder, e.g.: cd leaderboard-server-0.1.57 && cp ~/Downloads/leaderboard-server.yml .
    • Edit the yml file per insructions in Configuration section
    • Run the server: ./bin/leaderboard-server server leaderboard-server.yml


Edit the leaderboard-server.yml file with the following configuration:

    # change these to any valid github credentials; requires
    # either a username/password combination or a token
    username: my-user
    password: my-pass
    token: my-oauth-token

organization: my-org    # organization to show stats for

repositories:           # subset of repositories to consider.  If
- repo1                 # empty will read all repositories in the org.
- repo2

refreshRateMinutes: 10  # interval between API activations

Specify either a token or a username and password.

If you're using a locally-hosted GitHub instance, you can override the default API endpoint URL by adding something like this to your yml file:



To run the tests, you'll need to supply credentials, since some of the tests require a github user to activate the API. Here and elsewhere, you can either pass your GitHub username and password as credentials or pass a single OAuth token associated with your account.

./gradlew clean build -Dusername=<a github user> -Dpassword=<her password> -Dtoken=<an OAuth token>

(If your user account has two-factor authentication enabled, only token-based access will work.)

To run the server locally (without running tests, and after properly setting Configuration), run:

./gradlew run

To build an artifact you can deploy elsewhere, run:

./gradlew distZip

The zipfile will be created by Gradle's application plugin with a ./bin/leaderboard-server file that can be used to start the server as follows:

./bin/leaderboard-server server leaderboard-server.yml

Heroku Deployment

NOTE: Heroku-deployed web servers are public by default, so use wisely, or choose another deployment method if you wish to keep your commenters/comments private.

Assuming you have a Heroku account, and Heroku toolbelt installed, run this from the project root to build, deploy, and run the application:

heroku login  # type user and password when prompted...
heroku create 
heroku config:set ORG_NAME=<your org name>
heroku config:set GH_USER=<username>  # skip if using token
heroku config:set GH_PASS=<password>  # skip if using token
heroku config:set GH_TOKEN=<token>    # skip if using user+password
git push heroku master  # this will take a while...
heroku open

The last command should open the app page in your default browser.


A tool for counting Pull Request Review Comments performed by an organization's GitHub users


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