Episode 20

CHAOSS + FINOS: Lessons Learned with Rob Underwood

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About this Episode


Venia Logan


Rob Underwood

Show Notes

[00:01:10] Rob tells us about himself, his career, and what he does at FINOS.

[00:03:34] Rob talks about the culture and the environment that he built this tool in FINOS.

[00:12:38] Rob tells us about being blessed in his career with some great mentors, and he shares a story about one.

[00:16:34] We learn from Rob about the “tool” which is their board reporting and program health check. It is a rubric in order to present a set of criteria.

[00:21:44] Venia summarizes the rubric.

[00:23:21] Rob explains the philosophy behind selecting the metrics they did.

[00:28:18] We find out what some of the metrics are which Rob calls “dimensions” and he explains each of these dimensions in detail.

[00:34:58] Venia tells us to go to podcast.chaoss.community-Episode 11, if you’re looking to get involved in diversity and inclusion, which is a really great place to start.

[00:37:38] Rob tells us about some big highlight metrics that he’s excited about.

[00:46:35] We learn what the first step is toward community leaders implementing and adopting this tool in their own community

[00:50:32] QIA process is mentioned by Venia.

Value Adds (Picks) of the week

  • [00:51:48] Rob’s pick is VOTE and wear a mask.
  • [00:52:12] Venia’s pick is donate and contribute, especially to the people who are working on the front lines.


CHAOSS Project
CHAOSS Project Twitter
Rob Underwood Twitter
AVC-FINOS (interesting last paragraph about diversity)
FINOS Board Reporting and Program Health Checks (this is the tool for the projects)
Girls who code
Black girls code
FINOS Incubating
FINOS Activation
CHAOSScast Podcast-Episode 11: Diversity & Inclusion with Emma Irwin

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