I star all kinds of crazy GitHub repos and last week I stumbled on an awesome project that I can't believe I missed for so long.
It's called Fathom -- and it's an open source alternative to Google Analytics (somewhat ironically written in Go).
Fathom Lite. Simple, privacy-focused website analytics. Built with Golang & Preact.
Fathom Lite - simple website analytics
Fathom Analytics is a simpler and more privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics.
Collecting information on the internet is important, but it’s broken. We’ve become complacent in trading information for free access to web services, and then complaining when those web services do crappy things with that data.
The problem is this: if we aren’t paying for the product, we are the product.
Google Analytics may give you free access to their services but in turn, they’re assembling data profiles on your website visitors, which they can then use for better targeting of advertisements across their network.
We need to stop giving away our data and our users' privacy for free access to a tool.
Fathom respects the privacy of your users and does not collect any personally identifiable information. All while giving you the information you need about your site, so you can…
If you're interested in analytics or data (or just the Go programming language) this is an awesome project to get involved in!