This is CHAOSScast, the CHAOSS 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 where ever you like to listen.
👥 Key roles and people
This is a CHAOSS Community project and should never rely on one person only.
Each role is occupied by different people each episode.
The organizer is responsible for the invitation, scheduling, preparation, coordination, moderation, and monitoring the podcast email. Each episode has exactly one (1) organizer. An organizer is also a panelist.
Samantha Venia Logan
A panelist is responsible for research, asking questions, and adding to the conversation on the podcast. These panelists have agreed to be invited to every new episode. Not everyone should be on every episode. Organizers are also panelists.
A guest is requested to discuss up-front what they want to talk about and provide references.
A coordinator assists with the finer details of confirming podcast dates/times and acts as a central point of communication for all other roles. This role also sends out post-podcast thank you gifts. This is currently assigned to the CHAOSS Community Manager.
The CHAOSS community discussed names on the mailing list. Aastha Bist's suggestion CHAOSScast was an instant favorite. We considered longer names that were more descriptive but decided to go with the short CHAOSScast and leave SEO to the description
The CHAOSS Community podcast elevates conversations about metrics, analytics, and software for measuring open source community health.
This podcast fills the gap with open source community metric definitions and software on one side and their use in different contexts on the other side. We invite guests to this podcast to talk about how they use open source community health metrics and software in their own open source communities, companies, or foundations. The panelists are CHAOSS Community members who spent considerable time and effort to understand open source community health and how we can measure it through metrics, analytics and software.
This podcast fills a gap in the CHAOSS community by sharing specific use cases for metrics and exploring how metrics are used in different contexts.
Anyone interested in open source community and project metrics, including OSPO managers, Community Managers, open source Maintainers, Linux Foundation Employees, Community Members, DevRel managers
[Include] Interviews with people who do metrics for their community, project, foundation, or company
[Include] Use cases, metrics that matter in specific industries (e.g., high regulated environments as banks)
[Include] coverage of metrics platforms not considered for future integration into CHAOSS
[Include] non-OSS markets such as marketing brand communities and corporate social circles
[Include] active calls for experiments and/or data sets for ongoing case studies?
[Exclude] quantitative data metrics not related to communities but having much to do with general measurement including ROASS and Paid ad traffic
[Exclude] developing situations and case studies that are more recent than one month or still ongoing
A panel of 2-3 CHAOSS members interviews guest(s) who have done or used OSS metrics in their specific context. The interview is about the specific use case of the guest.
Each recording is scheduled for 1.5h and a released episode targeting 30-40 minutes. The following is the ideal structure:
Intro music and intro to CHAOSScast
Intro of panelists
Intro of guest(s)
Interview with guest
Value adds or picks
Thank You's and outro with music
Sample interview questions
Tell us about yourself and your background.
Tell us about the open source community and project metrics you use.
How were these metrics decided on to be important?
What decisions do you make based on these metrics?
What tools do you use for the metrics?
Who else sees these metrics and how are the metrics integrated in your workflows?
"what amazing thing did you do?", "what was the community like before it happened?" "When did you realize something needed to change?" "how did you go about getting the thing done?" "what was the end result?" “why dos what you did matter to the listener’s communities?” “what advice do you have to make doing the same thing easier?”
SustainOSS sponsors CHAOSScast and covers the cost of hosting, editing, and show notes. CHAOSScast currently doesn't generate revenue. An idea for the future is to include CHAOSScast as an option along other sponsorship opportunities like CHAOSScon.
Georg Link was the key person behind the idea to launch a CHAOSS Community Podcast and the first organizer.
Matt Broberg was the second organizer to join the team and helped establish the podcast.
Justin Dorfman worked with Georg and Matt B to onboard CHAOSScast to the CodeFund Podcast Network and define the procedures required for scheduling, recording, and publishing episodes.