Episode 23

GSOC & Outreachy: D&I Efforts - Aastha and Tola


20 November 2020

50 mins 45 secs

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Special Guests

About this Episode


Venia Logan | Matt Snell | Saleh Abdel Motaal


Aastha Bist
Tola Ore-Aruwaji


[00:03:04] Aastha and Tola introduce themselves and talk about their projects.

[00:05:21] Aastha and Tola tells us about their coding backgrounds and what interested them in their specific projects.

[00:07:35] Aastha talks about the initial idea of her project and how it affects the CHAOSS metrics in the end. Tola tells us the idea of his project since it went in a different direction and how it came back around to metrics.

[00:13:58] Saleh brings up how important it is to bring in the idea diversity and inclusion and how CHAOSS has managed to make a more inclusive open source body.

[00:15:22] Aastha tells us how the idea for her project evolved from the start of Google Summer of Code, to the project end, and beyond.

[00:21:03] Tola tells us about how his project got started.

[00:26:59] Saleh touches on some of the common pains of developers.

[00:29:34] Tola explains to us about the success with the translation process.

[00:30:32] Venia asks Aastha and Tola what they enjoyed most about working on their projects and what the highlights were, and they explain.

[00:34:51] Aastha and Tola tells us where the projects stand, how people can get involved, and what’s next.

[00:39:38] Matt wants to know what Aastha and Tola’s next steps from here on out, with their projects and professional lives.

Value Adds (Picks) of the week

  • [00:43:16] Venia’s pick is ‘People Powered’ Book Club by Jono Bacon or any virtual book clubs around your local area.
  • [00:43:57] Matt’s pick is a used amp for an old guitar-VOX Night Train.
  • [00:44:28] Saleh’s pick is “Reflecting on My Autistic Self,” (Unlisted Medium Draft}
  • [00:46:26] Aastha’s pick is conversations with my granddad.
  • [00:47:52] Tola’s pick is protests in Nigeria- #EndSARS.




CHAOSS Project
CHAOSS Project Twitter
CHAOSScast Podcast
CHAOSS Community Project Launch: CHAOSS Diversity & Inclusion Badging Program By Matt Snell
CHAOSS Overview of the D&I Badging
Aastha Bist Blog
Aastha Bist Twitter
Aastha Bist Linkedin
Tola Ore-Aruwaji Twitter
Tola Ore-Aruwaji Blog
Tola Ore-Aruwaji Linkedin
Aastha Bist GSoC 2020 final work report-CHAOSS Badging Project
Tola Ore-Aruwaji-My Outreachy Project-Crowdsourcing Translation for CHAOSS Diversity & Inclusion Badging
Jono Bacon People Powered Book Club
VOX Night Train
“Reflecting on My Autistic Self,” by Saleh Abdel Motaal
BBC News-“SARS ban: Nigeria abolishes loathed federal special police unit”
Google Summer of Code
CHAOSS Mentorship Alumi (list of Mentees and their projects)

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