Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Professor of Information Systems in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to research corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of design in these engagements. His lines of research have been funded by numerous organizations including the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Mozilla. Matt is the co-founder of the Linux Foundation Community Health Analytics OSS Project (CHAOSS). He has had work accepted at ISR, MISQ, JAIS, JIT, ISJ, I&O, CSCW, OpenSym, Group, HICSS, IEEE Computer, and ACM Interactions. Matt is an active open source community member, having presented design and development work at LinuxCon, the Open Source Summit North America, the Linux Foundation Open Compliance Summit, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, and the Open Source Leadership Summit.
Matt Germonprez is a CHAOSS co-founder, co-lead of the CHAOSS Governing Board, and regular CHAOSScast panelist among other things
19 October 2023 | 32 mins 38 secs
In this episode, our host, Matt Germonprez, is joined by Dawn Foster from the CHAOSS Community, Sophia Vargas from Google, and Gary White from Verizon. Today, they dive into the crucial topic of assessing the viability of open source projects for adoption within organizations. The discussion covers the intricacies of evaluating project viability, the challenges of project failure, and the necessity of continuous assessments. The panelists provide valuable insights on mitigating risks, leveraging metrics, and the importance of active engagement within open source communities. This episode offers a wealth of knowledge and practical advice for navigating the world of open source software. Download this episode now to hear more!
5 October 2023 | 47 mins 23 secs
In this episode, the CHAOSScast team is back! Georg Link, Dawn Foster, Sean Goggins, Matt Germonprez, and Elizabeth Barron discuss the relaunch of the podcast after taking a short break. They delve into the fascinating world of open source community health, focusing on metrics, metric models, and the CHAOSS Project’s role in measuring the health of open source communities. They share insights on how they’re working to make metrics more accessible and how they interpret these metrics within the context of specific projects. Additionally, they highlight the Data Science Initiative, the growth of CHAOSS community chapters worldwide, and their initiative to improve newcomer experience and promote diversity and inclusion in open source. Download this episode now to find out much more!
11 March 2022 | 30 mins 57 secs
Today, we are talking about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Reflection, which is a project that was internal to the CHAOSS project. Our DEI team that has been working on this is joining us to discuss the motivation for this journey, what they’ve learned, implemented, the metrics strategy, and the future of where they can take this work.
14 January 2022 | 45 mins 54 secs
Today, we have three amazing guests with us, Amanda Casari, Katie McLaughlin, and John Meluso. Amanda is a Developer Relations Engineer and researcher at Google at the Open Source Programs Office, Katie is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google, and John is the OCEAN Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Vermont. They are with us to talk about Project OCEAN (Open-Source Complex Ecosystems And Networks), how it came to be, where it is now, and what they hope to accomplish going forward. We also learn more about what they see as an open source ecosystem, and they go in depth about contributions and taxonomy.
3 December 2021 | 51 mins 34 secs
We are super excited for today’s episode because we are doing a “Year 2021 in Review” with our panel of representatives from the CHAOSS community from all around the world. Joining us today are Georg, Sean, Matt, Willem, Dawn, Nicole, Elizabeth, and Xiaoya. Our panelists tell us their favorite episodes from this year, we hear about new advances in software for CHAOSS Project, things that happened around metrics in CHAOSS, and DEI Badging for Events that was built out this year. Also, we learn more about conversations that happened from this year with metrics models, dependencies, and ethics guidelines. And finally, the panelists share with us where they want to see the CHAOSS Project going in 2022.
24 September 2021 | 35 mins 26 secs
Today, we have with us Yash and Ritik, who are two students that worked with us this summer with the Google Summer of Code 2021, on automating the CHAOSS Metric Release. We are going to discuss the CHAOSS M.A.R.S. Project and learn all about what it is and what problem it solves. They also go in depth about the process of releasing the metrics, as well as how they went about doing the Translations of CHAOSS metrics. Yash and Ritik also share what their favorite part of the experience was participating in Google Summer of Code in the CHAOSS Project.
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.
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 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.
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.
21 August 2020 | 54 mins 49 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, our special guest is Chris Mercer, from MeasurementMarketing.io. Our topic today will be on the theory and future of Measurement. Mercer tells us what MeasurementMarketing is and explain in detail the “Five pillars of measurement.” He will go over a few things that are important for people who are trying to measure their communities and what they should know. Also, how does the future of measurement going to impact CHAOSS will be discussed. Subscribe to this podcast and download this episode now to find out all this and much more!
19 June 2020 | 43 mins 59 secs
Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! In this episode, we are going to talk about what Open Source Community Health is. We will let you know what the foundations and basics of what CHAOSS is all about and what this podcast is all about. Also, we will discuss the different working groups of CHAOSS. Download this episode now to find out more!