CHAOSScast

The CHAOSS Community podcast elevates conversations about metrics, analytics, and software for measuring open source community health.

About the show

This CHAOSS Community podcast features members who spent considerable time and effort to understand open source community health and how we can measure it through metrics, analytics, and software. We invite guests to this podcast to talk about how they use open source community health metrics and software in their own open source communities, companies, or foundations. This podcast fills the gap with open source community metric definitions and software on one side and their use on the other side.

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Episodes

  • Episode 40: A Call for Qualitative Developer-First Metrics with Terrence Chen

    30 July 2021  |  42 mins 15 secs

    Hello and welcome to CHAOSScast Community podcast, where we share use cases and experiences with measuring and improving open source community health. Elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software from the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software, or short CHAOSS Project, to wherever you like to listen.

  • Episode 39: Leaderboards and Metrics at Drupal.org with Matthew Tift and Tim Lehnen

    16 July 2021  |  59 mins 8 secs

    Hello and welcome to CHAOSScast Community podcast, where we share use cases and experiences with measuring and improving open source community health. Elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software from the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software, or short CHAOSS project to wherever you like to listen.

  • Episode 38: Co.Lab and Increasing Diversity in STEM with Ruth Suehle

    2 July 2021  |  39 mins 11 secs

    Hello and welcome to CHAOSScast Community podcast, where we share use cases and experiences with measuring and improving open source community health. Elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software from the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software, or short CHAOSS project to wherever you like to listen.

    Today, our special guest is Ruth Suehle, Director of Community Outreach in Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office. Ruth is here to tell us all about Co.Lab, which is Red Hat and open source in action, started in 2017 as an outreach effort to middle school girls to increase their interest in STEM and to teach them the fundamental concepts of open source. She talks about some really cool projects they did, how it’s grown over the past four years, and the gaming and tech space gaming curriculum. Also, find out how you can get involved with Co.Lab as a volunteer. Download this episode now to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 37: The Orbit Model with Patrick Woods

    18 June 2021  |  44 mins 9 secs

    Hello and welcome to CHAOSScast Community podcast, where we share use cases and experiences with measuring open source community health. Elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software from the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software, or short CHAOSS project to wherever you like to listen. Today, we have as our guest, Patrick Woods, Co-Founder and CEO at Orbit, the platform that helps companies measure, understand, and grow their communities wherever they meet. He’s also the Co-Creator of the Orbit Model and the host of the Developer Love podcast. We will learn all about Patrick’s background, the history and future of Orbit, the central components of The Orbit Model, and its approach to getting insights to communities. Also, Patrick tells us a little bit more about the Developer Love podcast. Download this episode now to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 36: CHAOSS DEI Badging Initiative with Rachel Braun and Celia Stamps

    4 June 2021  |  34 mins 27 secs

    Hello and welcome to CHAOSScast Community podcast, where we share use cases and experiences with measuring open source community health. Elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software from the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software, or short CHAOSS project to wherever you like to listen. Today, we have two guests from the Linux Foundation, Rachel Braun and Celia Stamps, who are here to talk about the Diversity & Inclusion Badging Initiative at the CHAOSS Project. They are applicants to the project who earned the gold badge for various events that they’re hosting. We will learn how this badging process works as Rachel and Celia share what they’ve done, what they’ve learned, and what they’re looking to do. Download this episode now to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 35: Metrics for Downstream Users of Open Source with Justin Rackliffe

    21 May 2021  |  39 mins 58 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode CHAOSScast, where we share use cases and experiences with measuring open source community health. Elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software from the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software, or short CHAOSS project to wherever you like to listen. On today’s episode, our special guest is Justin Rackliffe, who is the Director of Open Source Governance at Fidelity Investments. Our discussion will focus on downstream users and the metrics that downstream users of open source are looking at. Also, we learn more about SBOM and SPDX, and what Justin wishes from the CHAOSS Project to support him as a downstream user of open source software. Download this episode to find out much more! To stay up to date on future episodes, don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast or on your favorite podcast App and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 34: Anniversary Episode with Georg, Dawn, Matt, Sophia, Elizabeth

    7 May 2021  |  35 mins 47 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast. Today’s episode is our Anniversary Episode because the podcast launched one year ago! We will discuss how the podcast and the CHAOSS project has evolved. We learn why Georg wanted to start this podcast and the project, and the goals he had along with the success of the podcast in the last year. We find out from the panelists the episode that was most interesting to them, the impact the podcast has had on the community as a whole, where they see the CHAOSS Project evolving and heading from where they’ve come in the last four years. Also, Dawn and Matt talk about how CHAOSS is working on doing translations for Chinese and Spanish. Download this episode to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast or on your favorite podcast App and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 33: Managing Portfolios of OSS Projects with Emil Wåreus

    23 April 2021  |  43 mins 18 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast. Our special guest today is Emil Wåreus, Co-Founder and the Head of Data Science at Debricked, a small start-up in Sweden, that provides state-of-the-art tools for license, vulnerability, and open source software management. Our discussion focuses on measuring open source and understanding the value that can bring to the different companies and industries. We will learn what Emil does, how his journey started in open source, and how it has evolved over time. Also, he tells us about a graph model of all open source he is developing. Download this episode to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 32: SmartSHARK: Reproducible Project and Code Analysis with Steffen and Alexander

    9 April 2021  |  36 mins 16 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast. Today, we are very excited to have two guests, Steffen Herbold and Alexander Trautsch, who are behind the SmartSHARK project, which is a software ecosystem for mining software repositories. Steffen is currently an interim Professor at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany and holds a PhD in Computer science. Alexander is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Göttingen, Germany. We will find out all about their SmartSHARK project and what they’ve learned from the data. We learn from Alexander, insights on some of his research findings, and he explains what static analysis means. And, if you’re interested in exploring the data, find out where you can get started. Also, Steffen tells us if he had one wish for the CHAOSS project what it would be. Download this episode to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues. Also, if you have new ideas for future episode topics or would even like to come on as a guest, please email us.

  • Episode 31: Marketing Metrics for OSS Foundations and Projects with Aniqa, Caroline, Kristi, and Paul from GNOME and KDE

    26 March 2021  |  37 mins 15 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast. On today’s episode we are taking the conversation from our app ecosystem working group and sharing it with you. We invited some expert guests in because we have a topic that we decided we wanted some outside input. The app ecosystem working group was started last year with the goal of developing metrics for app ecosystems, like KDE and GNOME, and providing for several different personas in these large community’s metrics. We have two panelists joining us from the working group, Neo Kolokotronis, a KDE contributor, and Sri Ramkrishna, a member of the GNOME Project. Also, we have our four guests, Aniqa Khokhar, Caroline Henriksen, Kristi Progri, and Paul Brown, who are here today to talk about marketing and communication, what that means in these projects, and how we can support the people in these communities doing marketing and communications with metrics. And you don’t want to miss hearing about the Community Engagement Challenge that’s happening right now! Download this episode to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 30: Databases, Privacy, and Licenses with Matt Yonkovit

    12 March 2021  |  48 mins 14 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast. Today, we have an awesome guest with us, Matt Yonkovit, who is serving as Percona’s Head of Open Source Strategy (the HOSS), which does open source database software tooling. He also does a podcast called, “The HOSS Talks FOSS.” Matt tells us what Percona is and what he does there. We also learn what Percona wants to look at, then the stuff they can look at, and the value of privacy. He talks about the laws that have been enacted recently, being schema-less doesn’t really work, dealing with performance issues, implementing encryption schemes, and a talk he did at FOSDEM ’21 on “The Death of Openness and Freedom.” Download this episode to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 29: Supporting Teams to Make Data-Driven Decisions with Stefka Dimitrova and Ivana Atanasova

    26 February 2021  |  44 mins 27 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, we have two guests who work at VMware’s Open Source Program Office, Stefka Dimitrova and Ivana Atanasova. Stefka is the Senior Open Source Program Manager and Ivana is an Open Source Engineer. They did a presentation at the Open Source Summit Europe 2020 about some analytics they did on open source communities and metrics, so we invited them to join us to talk about it. We also learn how they used the CHAOSS project’s Augur tool to help them with their project and how the journey has been for them. Download this episode now to find out more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 28: Human-Centric Operations and Metrics with Sophia Vargas

    12 February 2021  |  41 mins 41 secs

    Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Our special guest today is Sophia Vargas, Program Manager with Google’s Open Source Programs Office. We will learn what Sophia does at Google and what she does within the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO). Also, find out how Google looks at the life cycle of open source projects and what they do for their project leads and maintainers to help them take the right steps for their projects. Sophia shares with us how CHAOSS has helped in her work with Google and what her hopes are with CHAOSS in the future. Also, she tells us something she would like to start working on with having the ability to look at data completely anonymously. Download this episode now to find out more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 27: GSOD with Xiaoya & Jaskirat

    29 January 2021  |  37 mins 25 secs

    Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! On today’s episode, we are highlighting the work that was done by technical writers through the Google Season of Docs 2020 Program. We had two technical writers working with the CHAOSS project, so we split this episode in two parts so we can speak in depth with each one of them. In the first part we will speak with Xiaoya and in the second part we will speak to Jaskirat. Xiaoya worked on documentation for our Diversity & Inclusion Badging initiative, and Jaskirat worked on completely building out our CHAOSS Community Handbook. We learn all about their projects, the application process, their experiences, and what their future plans are. Download this episode now to find out more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 26: SustainOSS and CHAOSS

    15 January 2021  |  43 mins 33 secs

    Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, our episode is a shared podcast between CHOASScast and Sustain. Along with Georg, Venia, and Brian, we have Richard Littauer and Pia Mancini from Sustain. We had the idea to do this special episode because there’s a lot of work happening on sustaining software and understanding the health of our community, and CHAOSS focuses on what open source development is, how it works, what communities are, and how you can find metrics to figure out how something is. So, we will learn about the metrics, the Diversity & Inclusion Badging Program, and the three areas that CHAOSS has to get involved in. Also, we learn about Sustain, how it started, what they do, and what Georg says works well for the Sustain community that brought him in. Also, find out where you can get involved in both the CHAOSS community and Sustain community. Download this episode now to find out more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.

  • Episode 25: GSOC: GitLab Data with Abhinav

    18 December 2020  |  22 mins 29 secs

    Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! On today’s episode, we are highlighting some Google Summer of Code 2020 work. We have brought in Abhinav Bajpai, who worked on Sean’s team on the Augur project. Abhinav tells us what he did at the Google Summer of Code 2020 and his total experience, from applying to the program, discovering CHAOSS, and deciding on his project. We learn about his work with GitLab Data, the new feature he developed, and the work he did with Augur. Also, we find out the most challenging part, how he overcame it, and how his experience was working with the mentors in the community. Since Google Summer of Code is over, Abhinav shares with us his plans for the future and where his journey is taking him. Download this episode now to find out more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.