CHAOSScon North America 2021

Co-located with Open Source Summit North America

Seattle, USA

September 30th, 2021

About CHAOSScon

Learn about open source project health metrics and tools used by open source projects, communities, and engineering teams to track and analyze their community work. This conference will provide a venue for discussing open source project health, CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health. We will also share insights from the CHAOSS working groups on Diversity and Inclusion, Evolution, Risk, Value, and Common Metrics.


Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 1-206-973-1234

Room: TBA


September 30, 2021
9am to 12:30pm

Register Now!

Code of Conduct at Event

All speakers and attendees are required to adhere to our Event Code of Conduct. If you have any concerns regarding code of conduct issues prior to the event or during the event, please contact Elizabeth Barron or Georg Link.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the CHAOSS Code of Conduct Team at

For Emergency Services at the event, please dial (911)


Registration for CHAOSScon is part of the Open Source Summit!

Call for Participation

Submit a Proposal

This conference is about open source metrics. If you are interested in speaking at CHAOSScon North America on Thursday, September 30, please read through the rest of this page to understand the types of talks that are appropriate for this conference, and then submit your proposal.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Opens: Monday, June 21, 2021
  • CFP Closes: Friday August 13, 2021
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Schedule Announcement: Friday, September 10, 2021
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Event Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Suggested Topics

All submissions should relate to the CHAOSS project's mission of developing metrics, methodologies, and software for expressing open source project health and sustainability. By measuring open source project health and sustainability, CHAOSS seeks to improve the transparency and actionability of open source project health and sustainability so that relevant stakeholders can make more informed decisions about open source project engagement.

Software related metrics topics:

  • tutorials
  • walk throughs
  • demos
  • how-to's
  • new features

Metrics related topics:

  • metrics strategy
  • deep dive into the use of metrics
  • failure of metrics in practice
  • lessons learned, use cases, and case studies
  • proposals for new metrics
  • new visualizations

Schedule: September 30, 2021 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Time Sessions Slides Video
8:00 Registration & Networking (Hallway Track)
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome & State of CHAOSS
[Georg Link]()
9:10 - 9:40 Keynote
[Emma Irwin]()
9:45 - 10:00 Presentation 1
10:05 - 10:20 Presentation 2
10:25 - 10:40 Break
10:45 - 11:00 Presentation 3
11:05) - 11:20 Presentation 4
11:25 - 11:40 Lightning Talks
11:45 - 12:00 Presentation 5
12:05 - 12:20 Presentation 6
12:20 Closing Remarks
[Georg Link]()
12:30 Group Photo with Conference Participants
TBA CHAOSS Networking Event

Speakers and Session Descriptions



This is a community organized event, and we rely on sponsors to cover costs for coffee and other refreshments. If you are interested in sponsoring, please have a look at our sponsor_prospectus. Thank you to our current sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

CHAOSScon NA 2021 Organizing Committee

  • Daniel Izquierdo
  • Dawn Foster
  • Georg Link
  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Ray Paik
  • Sean Goggins
  • Sophia Vargas
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Matt Cantu
  • Vinod Ahuja

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Copyright © 2021 CHAOSS a Linux Foundation® project. All rights reserved. The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our Trademark Usage page. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.