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Wednesday, November 3 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Panel Discussion: Metrics for Understanding Project Health - Sophia Vargas, Google; Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Georg Link, Bitergia; Dawn Foster, VMware; & Sean Goggins, CHAOSS Project

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The Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project launched in 2017 as a central place in the open source ecosystem for discussing and establishing standard metrics for understanding project health. This panel of CHAOSS members will discuss the current state of metrics within open source communities: What is project health? What metrics do we have for understanding project health? What metrics should you focus on? Why is it important to think about how metrics support your open source strategies? How do we get these metrics? What ethical concerns do metrics introduce? What are the limitations of the metrics we have today? What is the future work of metrics?

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Sean Goggins

Professor, CHAOSS Project
Sean is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, where his research foci are open source software, and human centered data science. Sean is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for... Read More →
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Sophia Vargas

Research Analyst, Google
Sophia Vargas is a Program Manager in Google’s Open Source Programs Office, supporting multiple research efforts that span project health, contributor experience, and open source economics. Sophia also works with the CHAOSS project, refining metrics for project risk and viability... Read More →
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Matt Germonprez

Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, University of Nebraska Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to... Read More →
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Georg Link

Director of Sales, Bitergia
Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist. Georg’s mission is to help open source projects, communities, and companies become more professional in their use of metrics and analytics. Georg cofounded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source... Read More →
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Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s Open Source Program Office. She is on the board of OpenUK, an organization committed to developing and sustaining UK leadership in Open Technology. Dawn is involved in several Linux Foundation projects as a Governing... Read More →

Wednesday November 3, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
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