CHAOSScon North America 2024

Co-located with Open Source Summit North America

Seattle, WA

April 15, 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.

This year we are happy to offer a bonus event along with CHAOSScon: our Visualization Workshop on visualizing data in our software packages. Registration for this event is separate from CHAOSScon but we would love to see you at both!


Seattle Convention Center / Summit Building 900 Pine St Seattle, WA USA 98101


Date: April 15, 2024

Visualization Workshop: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time

CHAOSSCon Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Live Streaming

Streaming is TBD.

Live Discussions

During CHAOSScon, we will be monitoring our Slack Channel #CHAOSScon for real time questions and comments that in-person and online attendess may have.


Registration for the Visualization Workshop is $7 USD and registration for CHAOSScon is $10 USD. Because these are co-located events with Open Source Summit North America, registration for that event is a prerequisite. You can register for all three events on the OSSNA Registration Page.

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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

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 Summit 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.

This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome to attend.

Schedule - April 15, 2024

Visualization Workshop from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Time Duration Description
9:00 - 9:10 10 min Welcome
9:10 - 9:25 15 min
    Workshop Motivation:
  • Data Provenance Assurance: Augur’s Role
  • Data Scientific Visualization: 8Knot’s Role
  • Data Exploration Dashboard: GrimoireLab’s Role
9:25 - 9:45 20 min Data Visualization Example Case: Linkerd
9:45 - 10:45 60 min
    Graph Interpretation and Selecting Visualization Styles for a Question
  • Interpreting graphs: The “What am I looking at?” Problem
  • Graph Selection: Choices for Answering Specific Questions
  • Graph Parameter Selection: How to pick user inputs
10:45 - 11:00 15 min Break
11:00 - 11:20 20 min Extending available analysis: what to do when your question isn’t answered by the current graphs
11:20 - 11:40 20 min Tool Configuration and Experimentation Strategies
11:40 - 12:25 45 min Creating New Visualizations: Guided Examples
12:25 - 12:30 5 min Closing Thoughts

CHAOSScon from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Time Description Speaker/Facilitator
1:30 - 1:35 Welcome Sean Goggins, CHAOSS Founder and Board Co-Chair
1:35 - 1:55 About CHAOSS Elizabeth Barron, CHAOSS Community Manager
1:55 - 2:05 Workshop Intro Matt Germonprez, CHAOSS Founder
2:05 - 3:05 Metrics Development Workshop Various
3:05 - 3:20 Workshop: report-out Various
3:20 - 3:25 Group Photo Everyone!
3:25 - 3:40 Break
3:40 - 4:20 Software updates (Augur/8 Knot, GrimoireLab)
  • Georg Link - GrimoireLab Updates (20 minutes)
  • Sean Goggins and Cali Dolfi - Augur / 8 Knot updates (20 minutes)
4:20 - 4:58 Lightning Talks (bring your topic) You!
4:58 - 5:00 Closing Sean Goggins
5:00 - 7:00 Social Event All CHAOTICs Welcome

CHAOSScon NA 2024 Organizing Committee

  • Dawn Foster
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Georg Link
  • Yigakpoa Ikpae
  • Rhoda Michael
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Sean Goggins
  • Vinod Ahuja