CHAOSScon Europe 2024

Co-located with FOSDEM

Brussels, Belgium

February 1, 2024

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 context working groups including OSPOs, University Open Source, and Open Source in Science and Research.


Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre
Rue du Midi 135 Brussels, 1000, Belgium

Phone: +1 469-610-3608


February 1st, 2024

Time: 9:00 to 19:00 CET (UTC +1)

Live Streaming

This CHAOSScon will be live-streamed via Youtube. You can access the stream here:


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Event Details

Code of Conduct at Event

All speakers and attendees are required to adhere to CHAOSS's Code of Conduct. Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting Elizabeth Barron, the CHAOSS Community Manager, at

For Emergency Services at the event, please dial (112)

Social Media and Conference Updates

Subscribe to our Slack Channel #CHAOSScon for updates about the conference and to coordinate meetups.

Follow @CHAOSSproj and tweet #CHAOSS #CHAOSScon during the event and CHAOSScon to let everyone know how important open source community health is!

Diversity Access Tickets and Family Friendliness

Please email Elizabeth Barron for more information on how to get a Diversity Access Ticket.

The CHAOSScon team plans to host an informal family friendly outing after CHAOSScon, but the details are to be determined. We recommend you join the #CHAOSScon slack channel for up-to-date information.


Time Topic and Speaker
9:00-9:30 Networking with coffee and pastries
9:30-9:50 CHAOSS Overview - Matt Germonprez
9:50-10:10 Presentation: University OSPOs and Metrics - Clare Dillon
10:10-10:35 Breakout: Group Discussion
10:35 Group Picture
10:35-11:00 Break
11:00-11:35 Panel: Tension Between Transparency and Privacy in OSS metrics generation - Malcolm Bain (ACROSS LEGAL), Sophia Vargas (Google), Inessa Pawson (OpenTeams)
11:35-12:00 Breakout: Group Discussion
12:00-12:15 Breakout Sessions Recap
12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-4:00 (Pick 1): Workshop: University Open Source Metrics
1:30-4:00 (Pick 1): Workshop: GrimoireLab
1:30-4:00 (Pick 1): Workshop: Augur
4:00-4:30 Keynote: Best practices for research in open source ecosystems - julia ferraioli
4:30-5:00 Wrap-up
5:00-7:00 Social Activity - Rooftop Bar at the Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre

Speakers and Session Descriptions

Clare Dillon

Clare Dillon Clare Dillon is an open source and InnerSource advocate and is currently a PhD researcher with the University of Galway, Ireland. Clare also works with a global community of Open Source Program Offices in university and research institutions. From 2021-2023, Clare served as the inaugural Executive Director of InnerSource Commons, the world's largest community of InnerSource practitioners. In 2021, Clare co-founded Open Ireland Network, a community for those interested in advancing open source at a national level in Ireland. Previously, Clare was a member of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team, heading up their Developer Evangelism and Experience Group. Clare is a qualified coach and frequently speaks at international conferences and corporate events on topics relating to open collaboration and the future of work.

Inessa Pawson

Inessa Pawson Inessa is a co-lead of the CHAOSS Research and Science Workgroup focused on developing community health metrics and standards to help scientific open source project leaders and funders better support contributors and make the impact of community focused work more visible. As an active contributor to the Scientific Python community (NumPy, Scientific Python, Contributor Experience, PyOpenSci), her primary focus is on onboarding and supporting contributors and developing programs to diversify pathways of contribution to projects. Inessa is currently leading the Open Source Program at OpenTeams.

Malcolm Bain

Malcolm Bain Malcolm is an IP lawyer who has specialized in ICTs and open source, working on these topics from Barcelona for the last 25 years.

Matt Germonprez

Matt Germonprez 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. His lines of research have been funded by numerous organizations including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Mozilla. Matt is the co-founder of the CHAOSS Project. Matt is an active open source community member, having presented design and development work at LinuxCon, the Open Source Summit NA, the Linux Foundation Open Compliance Summit, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, and the Open Source Leadership Summit.

Sophia Vargas

Sophia Vargas Sophia Vargas is a Program Manager in the research and operations team within Google’s Open Source Programs Office. In this role she leads research efforts that span project health, contributor experience, and open source economics. She is also on the Governing Board and an active contributor to the CHAOSS community. Prior to Google, Sophia was an analyst at Forrester Research, covering data center infrastructure and cloud strategy.

julia ferraioli

julia ferraioli julia ferraioli is an open source strategist, researcher, and practitioner with a decade of experience in launching, managing, and optimizing open source projects at scale. She works as the AI/ML Open Source Strategist at AWS, and her current research centers around open source sustainability, history, and impact. Her community work includes co-leading Open Source Stories, a community-led effort with the goal of making the people of open source and their lived experiences more visible. Julia is a fierce supporter of LaTeX, the Oxford comma, and small pull requests.


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 past sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors

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CHAOSScon EU 2024 Organizing Committee

  • Dawn Foster
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Georg Link
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Sean Goggins
  • Sophia Vargas
  • Peculiar Umeh
  • Clare Dillon
  • Ayomide Ogunlade
  • Rhoda Michael
  • Anita Ihuman