Episode 47

Writing the GrimoireLab Tutorial through the Summer of Open Source Promotion Plan with Veerasamy Sevagen


5 November 2021

27 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

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 Sevagen, who worked with us on the Summer of Open Source Promotion Plan. We find out more about this program and more specifically Sevagen’s project, which was to revamp the GrimoireLab Tutorial, as well as an explanation of two major difficulties they faced for the project. We also learn how the mentors helped, the current status of the tutorial, Sevagen’s future plans, and what he’s learned from this program. Download this episode now to find out much more, and don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast on your favorite podcast app and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues!

[00:02:15] Sevagen tells us a little bit about himself.

[00:03:06] Xiaoya fills us in on what the Summer of Open Source Promotion Plan is and Venu tells us about the goal of the project.

[00:06:01] We hear how Sevagen heard about the Summer of Open Source Promotion Plan and how he became involved and decided to work with CHAOSS?

[00:07:30] Sevagen explains what his initial understanding of the project was, the tutorial, and two major difficulties they faced.

[00:12:47] Xiaoya shares her experience in the process of reviewing the tutorial.

[00:14:29] We learn more about how mentors helped Sevagen.

[00:16:47] Georg asks what the current status is of the tutorial and if there are any next steps that are still to follow.

[00:19:13] Sevagen shares his future plans and what he wants to do, as well as what he’s learned being in this program.

[00:22:18] Find out where you follow Sevagen online.

Value Adds (Picks) of the week:

  • [00:23:04] Georg’s pick is the book series, Famous Five by Enid Blyton.
  • [00:24:01] Xiaoya’s pick is the Disney animation, Tangled.
  • [00:24:27] Venu’s pick is OpenSearch.
  • [00:24:46] Sevagen’s pick is the amFOSS Club.


  • Georg Link
  • Venu Tekula
  • Xiaoya Xia


  • Veerasamy Sevagen



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