A tool to manage identities.
Sorting Hat maintains an SQL database with identities coming
(potentially) from different sources. Identities corresponding to the
same real person can be merged in the same unique identity, with a
unique uuid. For each unique identity, a profile can be defined, with
the name and other data to show for the corresponding person by default.
In addition, each unique identity can be related to one or more
affiliations, for different time periods. This will usually correspond
to different organizations in which the person was employed during those
Sorting Hat is a part of the GrimoireLab
toolset <https://grimoirelab.github.io>, which provides for Python
modules and scripts to analyze data sources with information about
software development, and allows to produce interactive dashboards to
visualize that information.
In the context of GrimoireLab, Sorting Hat is usually run after data is
retrieved with Perceval <https://github.com/grimmoirelab/perceval>,
to store the identities obtained into its database, and later merge them
into unique identities (and maybe affiliate them).