GrimoireLab CHAOSS: Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software

CHAOSSCon + GrimoireCon Europe 2018

Feb. 2nd, 2018


Conference & Workshops

Meet the CHAOSS and GrimoireLab community and the tools used by several open source projects, communitites, engineering teams to track and analyze their development activities, communities health, diversity, etc.

This conference will show CHAOSS and GrimoireLab updates, use cases and practical workshop/s for developers, community managers, project managers, etc.

The workshop/s will cover the basic training for using open source GrimoireLab toolkit for analyzing software development processes to manage them through metrics and KPIs.

Community managers, software development managers, developers and generally anyone involved in Open Source and Inner Source software development will learn through real examples how to set up and use GrimoireLab for their specific needs.


Hotel ibis Brussels Centre St Catherine (map)
rue Joseph Plateau N°2
1000 Brussels


Time Topic Speaker Slides
09:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:05 Opening CHAOSSCon + GrimoireCon
10:05 - 10:20 CHAOSS keynote Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation Slides
10:20 - 10:35 CHAOSS Metrics TC Georg Link, University of Nebraska at Omaha
10:35 - 10:50 CHAOSS Software TC Harish Pillay, Red Hat Slides
10:50 - 11:05 The CHAOSS Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia Slides
11:05 - 11:20 The State of GrimoireLab J. Manrique López, Bitergia Slides, video
11:20 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:00 Consolidate metrics on open source projects hosted at OW2 Assad Montasser, OW2 Slides
12:00 - 12:15 Using GrimoireLab for Mozilla's Community Analytics, live demo and conversation Henrik Mitsch, Mozilla Slides
12:15 - 12:30 Usage of metrics in open source communities Raymond Paik, The Linux Foundation Slides
12:30 - 12:45 CROSSMINER: Developer-centric knowledge mining from large open source software repositories Boris Baldassari, Castalia Solutions Slides
12:45 - 13:00 Promises and perils of identity merging Eleni Constantinou, University of Mons
13:00 - 13:05 Lightning talks set up
13:05 - 13:10 Lightning talk: Prospector Harish Pillay, Red Hat Slides
13:10 - 13:15 Lightning talk: Bestiary Miguel Ángel Fernández, Bitergia Slides
13:15 - 13:20 Lightning talk: Capstone Projects as a Vehicle for Open Source Metrics at Twitter Remy DeCausemaker, Twitter Poster Demo
13:20 - 13:25 Lightning talk: GHData Georg Link, University of Nebraska at Omaha
13:25 - 13:30 Lightning talk: Hatstall J. Manrique López, Bitergia Slides
13:30 - 14:20 Lunch (on your own)

GrimoireLab Workshops

Time Using GrimoireLab Dashboards workshops GrimoireLab workshops for Analysts and Developers
14:30 - 15:30 "I have a GrimoireLab dashboard. Now, what?", Alberto Pérez
Intro to GrimoireLab dashboards features. [Slides]
"Setting up GrimoireLab from scratch", Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
Intro to GrimoireLab platform configuration (Docker and Python required). [Slides]
15:30 - 16:30 "GrimoireLab visualizations and charts DIY session", Daniel Izquierdo
How to create your own visualizations and dashboards with GrimoireLab. [Slides]
"Playing analytics on GrimoireLab data", Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona and Alberto Perez
How to analyze data produced by GrimoireLab with tools like Jupyter Notebooks (Jupyter Notebooks required). [Slides].
[Jupyter Notebooks]
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:45 "Beyond standard panels", Daniel Izquierdo and David Moreno
Specific use cases solved with GrimoireLab capabilities, like social network analysis. [Slides]
"Extending GrimoireLab capabilities", Valerio Cosentino and Alberto Pérez
How to develop custom backends or new data indexes with Python and GrimoireLab (Python required). [Slides]
17:45 - 18:00 Open discussion


Assad Montasser

Assad Montasser Software Engineer at OW2

OW2 is a global open source software community organization. An open source non-profit association, its mission is to develop open source code infrastructure software and to grow a community of open source code developers. Assad has a computer science degree from Université Paris Sud and has been working for more than 17 years in IT, mostly on Java/J2EE projects but also on mobile applications for the last three years.
Boris Baldassari

Boris Baldassari CEO at Castalia Solutions

Boris Baldassari is the founder of Castalia Solutions. He is an expert in software development methods and tools with 12+ years of experience working on complex development processes for small and large companies. He notably worked for Telelogic and IBM, servicing the industry in the bank, insurance, automotive and aeronautics domains. He has published papers and articles in research and industry conferences, and obtained his Ph.D. in 2014.
Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo Data Analyst at Bitergia

Daniel Izquierdo is co-founder of Bitergia, a start-up focused on providing metrics and consultancy about open source projects. His main interests about open source are related to the community itself, trying to help community managers, organizations and developers to better understand how the project is performing. He has contributed to several open analytics dashboards such as the OpenStack, Wikimedia or Xen. He has participated as speaker giving details about gender diversity in OpenStack, InnerSource metrics strategy at OSCON, and other metrics-related talks.
Eleni Constantinou

Eleni Constantinou Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Mons

B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). Currently, postdoctoral researcher at the Software Engineering Lab of the Department of Computer Science of University of Mons and scientific coordinator of the research project SECOHealth “Towards an interdisciplinary, socio-technical methodology and analysis of the health of software ecosystems”
Harish Pillay

Harish Pillay Community Architecture and Leadership at Red Hat

Harish has been with Red Hat since 2003. He is currently the Head, Community Architecture and Leadership. This group works with the greater open source community, to engage, in the APAC region, with government and C-level executives on open standards, open data, open source and how all of these can bring critical value to the respective entities. These engagements cover how governments and corporations can adopt the open source practices and ethos, especially inner sourcing, that have proven to be vastly superior in arriving at sustainable IT solutions that are driving disruptive change everywhere. Harish holds a MSEE and a BSCS both from Oregon State University. He founded the Singapore Linux Users' Group in 1993. In 2005, he was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers by the College of Engineering, Oregon State University [0]. In 2009, he was elevated to Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society. In 2016, he was elected into the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society and in 2017, he was inducted into the Institution of Engineers, Singapore as a Fellow.
Henrik Mitsch

Henrik Mitsch Senior Manager at Mozilla

Henrik Mitsch leads Mozilla's Open Innovation Products & Engineering team. He was a volunteer since participating in a Mozilla 1.0 release party in 2002. In 2016 Henrik joined Mozilla's Open Innovation team as a staff member. Before that he held various consulting and IT management roles in telecommunications, transportation and software industries.
Ildiko Vancsa

Ildiko Vancsa Ecosystem Technical Lead at OpenStack Foundation

Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management and business process modelling and optimization. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she started to work in the cloud project at Ericsson in 2013. She was a member of the Ceilometer and Aodh core teams, now she drives NFV related feature development activities in projects like Nova and Cinder. Beyond code and documentation contributions she is also very passionate about on boarding and training activities, which is one of her focus areas within the OpenStack Foundation.
Jesús M. González-Barahona

Jesús M. González-Barahona Researcher at Bitergia/University Rey Juan Carlos

Co-founder of Bitergia, the software development analytics company specialized in the analysis of free open source software projects. He is also professor in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), in the context of the GSyC/LibreSoft research group. His interests include the study of communities of software development, with a focus on quantitative and empirical studies. He enjoys taking photos of the coffee he drinks around the world.
J. Manrique López

J. Manrique López CEO at Bitergia

Bilbaino born in Gijón, living in Fuenla and working in Bitergia as CEO. Involved in many free, open source communities since 1999 and always passionate about mobile, web and free, open source technologies.
Miguel Ángel Fernández

Miguel Ángel Fernández Software Developer at Bitergia

Madrilenian geek, passionate about tech and science and working as software developer in Bitergia. Before, I've been involved in free open source software with GSyC/LibreSoft research group from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) and I've also collaborated with the Software Engineering Division research group from Chalmers University (Sweden)
Raymond Paik

Raymond Paik Operations Manager at The Linux Foundation

Ray has been with the OPNFV project since its launch in 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of OPNFV. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account manager, and team lead at companies such as EDS, Intel, and Medallia. Ray received an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Mathematics from University of Washington. He lives in Sunnyvale, CA with his wife and daughter and all three are loyal season ticket holders of the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team.
Remy DeCausemaker

Remy DeCausemaker Open Source Program Manager at Twitter

As a Civic Hacker, Hackademic, and Program Manager of Twitter Open Source, @Remy_D builds communities that use their powers for good.

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