Rate your performance, we’ll rate it too

A few weeks ago, we released a new feature that allows you to rate your performance to unveil what Codealike thinks about it.

Every day, after 5pm (and until 7am) you’re able to tell us what you think about your performance. You can use any personal criteria to give your thoughts. Once you rate your performance, Codealike will tell you what we think about how you spent your time for that day.

How to use it?

You shouldn’t do much more than coding. If you have activity tracked by Codealike for the day, we’ll send you an e-mail when your rating is ready (it’s usually available after 5pm). Once you log-in and get to your dashboard, you’ll see the above widget. Once you rate yourself, you cannot change your choice and we’ll let you know how we rated your performance as you can see in the image below.

How it works?

Well, we cannot tell much because we cannot reveal the secret sauce, but here are a set of hints that will let you understand more about what’s under the hood:

  • We rate your performance based ONLY on your history. This means we do not compare you with other developers. Every developer has its own rating and it’s independent from other individuals.
  • We use your activity since the first day you used Codealike.
  • The rating we give to your day is mostly based on how much you were able to focus in the tasks you were doing.
  • If you focused more than expected, then your rating will be higher.
  • We’ll be using your rating to improve our algorithm in future versions, so it’s pretty important that you rate yourself everyday.

What’s next?

In order to guess how you did it each day, we created an index we internally call CIX (Codealike Index). We found CIX is also useful for other applications such as:

  • Identifying important moments in your life. Ie.: You arrived to anew project, you got a promotion, switched job, had a baby, etc.
  • Identifying disruptive changes in your working environment.
  • Predicting your performance.

We cannot tell the next feature we’ll release based on the CIX, but we can tell you for sure that your feedback will help us improve Codealike so you get the benefits.

Let us know what you think about this new feature.

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