Georg’s mission is to help open source become more professional in its use of community metrics and analytics. Georg co-founded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source project health. As the Director of Sales at Bitergia, Georg helps organizations and communities with adopting CHAOSS metrics and technology. In his spare time, Georg enjoys reading and hot-air ballooning.
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.
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.
4 December 2020 | 33 mins 19 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, our special guest is Luis Cańas-Díaz, who Co-Founded Bitergia, in 2012. He also designed the logo for this podcast after winning a contest through the CHAOSS mailing list. We will learn all about how Luis started Bitergia, which specializes in providing information and metrics from libre software projects, and he tells us what he’s currently doing there. We find out the favorite metrics of Luis and Andrea and Georg explains why the diversity and inclusion metrics and the value metrics are so important to him. Also, something new on the CHAOSS website under “Initiatives,” where you can request community reports for your own community on some of the metrics. 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.
6 November 2020 | 41 mins 45 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Our special guest today is Stephen Jacobs, Director of Open at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Professor at School of Interactive Games and Media in Golisano College of Computing at RIT. Today, we are branching out the conversations into different areas of metrics. Stephen shares his background, how he got his start, and the work he is currently doing with the Open Source Academic Program at RIT. We will discuss challenges in metrics and the impact it has in open and software. Also, Stephen tells us about a community of professors called, Teaching Open Source, and what their goal is. Download this episode now to find out more! Don’t forget to share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.
25 September 2020 | 49 mins 23 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today’s episode is about Google Summer of Code. We have four amazing guests, Pratik, Akshara, Sarit, and Tianyi, who have been mentees through this project during the Summer 2020 with the CHAOSS project. What you will learn on this episode is the many different types of machine learning there are, and how many different ways it can be useful in the open source community to apply the methods that the students did apply to practical open source problems. We will find out what each student’s project was and the outcome they were able to generate. Download this episode now and don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share it with your friends!
11 September 2020 | 47 mins 23 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! On today’s episode we have special guest from Italy, Antonio Nardella, who is the Community Manager at IOTA, an open source distributed ledger and cryptocurrency for the Internet of things (IoT). We learn all about IOTA and what Antonio’s role is there. There are discussions about GrimoireLab providing metrics, what Antonio’s approach is identifying who’s in his community, what metrics he’s using, and what a healthy community means to him. Download this episode to find out more!
4 September 2020 | 42 mins 27 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, we have special guest, Silona Bonewald, Executive Director for IEEE SA Open, a comprehensive platform offering the open source community cost-effective options for developing and validating their projects. We are discussing Role Diversity and how it’s measured. Silona discusses patterns, how metrics were collected, and how open planning worked for them. We also talk about InnerSource Commons and the work Silona is doing with it. Download this episode now to find out more!
14 August 2020 | 48 mins 58 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, our special guest is Gina Helfrich. Dr. Helfrich is Program Officer for Global Technology at Internews, where she manages global programs covering two streams of work. She will talk about the BASICS project, which is where they look at how to strengthen open source security tools that journalists and human rights organizations rely on. You can also find out about The Guardian Project and how it has developed a methodology called Clean Insights. We will learn about the OSS Lightweight Needs Assessment toolkit she created and why CHAOSS was a source of inspiration for the toolkit. Subscribe for free to this podcast and download this episode now!
31 July 2020 | 46 mins 1 sec
Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, we have an interesting episode about diversity and inclusion as one of the themes. We have special guest, Emma Irwin, Senior Program Manager at Mozilla, focused on building and sustaining healthy communities. We will learn more about the CHAOSS Diversity Inclusion Badging Project. Also, we find out what the number one problem is that people make when they approach community health metrics. And, as we think about diversity and inclusion, and all the movements going on right now, Emma tells us what we can do to help. Download this episode to find out more!
24 July 2020 | 48 mins 40 secs
Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, we have two special guests with us, Frank Nagle, Assistant Professor in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School and David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security at the Linux Foundation. We will discuss the use of metrics in looking at software identified by the Software Configuration Management systems. We will talk about CII Best Practices Badge Program and License Risk. And, there is a survey that you can participate in called the Core Infrastructure Initiative FOSS Contributor Survey (CII-FOSS Survey). Go ahead and download this episode now to find out more!
10 July 2020 | 45 mins 9 secs
Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! In this episode, we have special guest, Ruth Cheesley, Project Lead for Mautic Community and based in UK. Today, we will learn all about Mautic Community Health. We will find out what Ruth is doing with the metrics platform, her recently launched community healthcare dashboard, and participating in a Google Season of Docs. Also, we will learn about a program that enables contributors to take responsibility for specific areas of the Mautic project and become experts. Download this episode to find out more!
26 June 2020 | 51 mins 31 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! In today’s episode, we have special guest, Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Technology Officer at Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and co-founder of the TODO Group. Chris is here to talk about community health and this fastest growing Open Source foundation ever. We will learn how CNCF began their journey with metrics, the diversity and inclusion within CNCF, DevStats, and he tells us about what he does at TODO Group. And, if you are interested in starting an open source program office journey, download this episode to find out how and much more!