The CHAOSS Community is growing with more and more interesting conversations occurring all the time. In May, we started recording and elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software for open source community health through our community podcast: CHAOSScast.
Weekly Newsletter (Sept 14-18, 2020)
2 New Initiatives Released!
This was a very busy week for the CHAOSS team! This week we released 2 brand new initiatives: our D&I Badging Program and our Community Health Reports. Congratulations to all who were involved in making these happen! If you would like to help us spread the word, you can tweet these, or share them on LinkedIn or any other social media places you happen to be:
Thanks for helping us spread our good news! 🎉🙌
We are so excited to announce that our Diversity & Inclusion Badging Program is up and running. We are currently accepting applications for events, both in-person and virtual. If you are an organizer of an event, consider applying for a CHAOSS D&I Event Badge! You can start the process here:
Weekly Newsletter (Sept 7-11, 2020)
New Metrics Video Released
In case you missed it, we released a video for anyone who wants a quick summary of the new metrics and changes with our latest August 2020 release. You can watch on Youtube, or right here: We are considering producing more videos like these, so if there’s anything you think would be a great topic for a video, let us know!
Weekly Newsletter (Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2020)
Meeting Cancellations – Labor Day Meetings and D&I
Quick point of note if you were planning to attend the Monday App Ecosystem Working Group, the Monday Web Content, or the Wednesday D&I Working Group meetings. These have all been canceled for this week, so if you show up, you’ll be talking to yourself. 🙂
Weekly Newsletter (Aug 24-28, 2020)
CHAOSScast Episode 15: OSPO Metrics with Stormy Peters
We are absolutely delighted to have hosted the one and only Stormy Peters on this week’s CHAOSScast. If you’ve ever wondered what an OSPO is or what “inner source” means, this is the episode for you. Join Daniel, Armstrong, Matt, and Stormy and enjoy this extra special CHAOSScast: https://podcast.chaoss.community/15.
Weekly Newsletter (Aug 17-21, 2020)
Welcome Jaskirat and Xiaoya to GSoD!
We are thrilled to have Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia officially joining CHAOSS under this year’s Google Season of Docs! Jaskirat will be working on the CHAOSS Community Handbook, and Xiaoya will be working with the D&I Badging Program, building out the documentation for applicants, reviewers, and moderators. GSoD runs until December 6 and we can’t wait to see the improvements and changes that they implement over the next few months!
Weekly Newsletter (Aug 10-14, 2020)
Volunteers Needed for D&I Badging Phase 2
Maybe you’ve always wanted to be an event organizer, but thought “nah, that’s a lot of work.” (You’re not wrong, it is a lot of work). The good news is now you can have all the glory that comes with being an event organizer without any of the actual work! Our D&I Badging Program is searching for volunteers to submit, review, and moderate mock events for Phase 2 of their pilot testing. Check the post and reach out if you have a few extra minutes to spare for this excellent cause.
Metric Release 2020-08 is Finalized
After six months of hard work, CHAOSS is proud to release eight new metrics that can be used to measure open source community health, bringing the total number of defined metrics to 46. We also revised three existing metrics, added new focus areas, and restructured our Value Working Group to take a more accurate look at measuring value within projects.