Sean Goggins is an open source software researcher and a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for open source software CHAOSS, co-lead of the CHAOSS metrics software working group and leader of the open source metrics tool AUGUR which can be forked and cloned and experimented wtih on GitHub. After a decade as a software engineer, Sean decided his calling was in research. His open source research is framed around a broader agenda of social computing research, which he pursues as an associate professor of computer science at the University of Missouri.
Sean is also the founder of the Data Science and Analytics Masters program at Missouri, which he’s now passed on to people who want administrative empire. Sean’s publications focus on understanding how social technologies influence organizational, small group and community dynamics, typically including analysis of electronic trace data from systems combined with the perspectives of people whose behavior is traced. He lives in Columbia, MO with his wife Kate, two daughters and a dog named Huckleberry.
Sean Goggins is co-founder of CHAOSS, member of the CHAOSS Governing Board, lead-maintainer of the CHAOSS Augur project, and regular panelist on the CHAOSScast.
9 April 2021 | 36 mins 16 secs
Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast. Today, we are very excited to have two guests, Steffen Herbold and Alexander Trautsch, who are behind the SmartSHARK project, which is a software ecosystem for mining software repositories. Steffen is currently an interim Professor at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany and holds a PhD in Computer science. Alexander is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Göttingen, Germany. We will find out all about their SmartSHARK project and what they’ve learned from the data. We learn from Alexander, insights on some of his research findings, and he explains what static analysis means. And, if you’re interested in exploring the data, find out where you can get started. Also, Steffen tells us if he had one wish for the CHAOSS project what it would be. Download this episode to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues. Also, if you have new ideas for future episode topics or would even like to come on as a guest, please email us.
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.
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!
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!
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!
12 June 2020 | 56 mins 2 secs
Hello and welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! What a great episode this is today! We have three guests joining us. Ray Paik, Community Manager at GitLab and Co-Founder and Board of CHAOSS. Also, Manrique Lopez, CEO at Bitergia, Co-Founder of CHAOSS, and Product Owner of GrimoireLab. And last, but not least, Valerio Cosentino, Senior Software Developer at Bitergia, Maintainer of GrimoireLab Projects, and Maintainer of Google Summer of Code. Today, we will be learning more about GrimoireLab and how it fits into the CHAOSS Project. Also, we will be discussing all the ways to gather metrics and the use of different tools involved in GrimoireLab. There is lots of great info, so download this episode now!
5 June 2020 | 38 mins 29 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSSCast! Today, we have three guests that are maintainers from the CHAOSS Augur Project. They are Sean Goggins, Gabe Heim, and Carter Landis. Sean is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Missouri, CHAOSS Co-Founder and Board Member. Gabe is a senior at the University of Missouri, studying Computer Science and Carter is a senior at the University of Missouri, studying Computer Science. They are here to tell you all about Augur and how they play a huge part of the CHAOSS project. Also, Dawn tells us how Augur is used in VMWare’s Open Source Program Office. Also, they discuss all of their successes with Augur so far, and if you are interested in exploring Augur, find out where you could start. Download this episode now.