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CHAOSS Weekly (August 1-5 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 1-5, 2022)

CHAOSSweekly is Back! 

Fear not, loyal readers! Your favorite newsletter has returned. As always, you can submit ideas, questions, and comments to the Community Manager (elizabeth@chaoss.community). Let us know how we can make this newsletter better and keep you connected with what’s going on in CHAOSS.

THANK YOU CHAOSScon Sponsors! 

We wanted to send a huge shout-out to our newest CHAOSScon sponsors: Google, Red Hat, and Bitergia! These amazing companies are helping us put on a great conference, and we’re extremely grateful for the support. If your company is interested in sponsoring us, please take a look at the Sponsorship Prospectus to see if there’s a good option for you.  We are also happy to chat with you if you have an interest in sponsoring in a different way.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Streaming

We are looking for a volunteer who will be attending CHAOSScon in person, with experience in streaming video, to assist us in setting up this service for our remote attendees. If you would like to help our A/V team with this, please reach out to Matt Germonprez or Sean Goggins on slack. We are grateful for your help!

New Addition to Metrics: Context Tagging and Keywords

To help the users of our metrics better discover and understand metrics they want to focus on, we will be rolling out the addition of context tags and keywords to all our metrics. This is still very early in the process, but a first pass at the context tags is in this document. Context tags will be fixed, and will be a small set to choose from. Keywords, on the other hand, will be much more flexible and will be chosen by those who are working on a metric. Our new website and knowledgebase will give users the ability to search for and filter metrics via context tag or keyword. We are looking forward to helping our users better locate the metrics that make the most sense for them!

Change to Value Working Group

Our Value Working Group will be narrowing its focus to examine what “measuring value” means for our community members working in OSPOs. Previously, our Value Working Group included “Societal Value” as one of its focus areas, but the group decided that these metrics fit better under the DEI Working Group umbrella. Although no metrics in this area have been developed yet, there are plenty of ideas! If you are interested in working on measuring value for OSPOs or measuring value for the greater good of society, information on the meetings for both the Value Working Group and the DEI Working Group can be found below. We’d love for you to attend!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, August 9
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 10
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 11
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Friday, August 12
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

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CHAOSS Weekly (June 13-17, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (June 13-17, 2022)

Reminder: Mid-Year Break from CHAOSS Meetings

CHAOSS will be taking a little break from regularly scheduled meetings June 20-July 1 2022, and all regular working group and community meetings will be canceled during this time. Regular working group and community meetings will resume July 5, 2022. (Any meetings between mentors and mentees for GSoC, GSoD, or Outreachy can still happen when needed. As well, the Web Content meetings will still continue. This cancellation only applies to our other regular CHAOSS-wide meetings.) Enjoy your break!

CHAOSScon Registration is Open

The CfP for CHAOSScon has closed, but registration for the event is open! CHAOSScon is an add-on to Open Source Summit Europe, so in order to attend in person, you will need to purchase registration for this event as well. CHAOSScon tickets are $50 and you can register on the OSSEU registration page.  If you would like to attend virtually, you do not need to register for the event (at least not at the moment), and it will be free to attend.

The CHAOSScon schedule will be announced July 7, 2022.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScast Coordinating

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help coordinate our podcast (CHAOSScast) for the next three months (July – September). CHAOSScast is a key method by which we connect with and provide unique insights to our community. We typically release on a bi-weekly schedule but would consider releasing every 3 weeks instead. This opportunity entails:

  • finding times and dates that work for invited guests, hosts, panelists
  • setting up calendar invitations
  • setting up Google docs for pre-recording collaboration on topics
  • making sure everyone has access to the info they need and that guests know what the expectations are
  • keeping track of the status of where podcasts are in the scheduling/recording process
  • coordinating with the editing team on new recordings
  • publishing the podcasts to the website
  • sending a small thank you note to guests after the podcasts have been published

You would not have to participate in the podcast, and everything can be done asynchronously on your own time. These processes are all documented to make it easier.  And, if needed, we could break this into 2 volunteers: one to help with coordinating before a podcast happens, and one to take over after the recording is done.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in helping with, we’d love to hear from you. This is a fantastic way to contribute to the CHAOSS project and make a difference in our community! Please let Elizabeth know at elizabeth@chaoss.community if you have an interest.

Thank You for an Amazing Maintainer Burnout Session! 

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS hosted a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. The event was quite successful with almost 30 participants from a variety of open source projects. We shared personal experiences with burnout and talked about ways to successfully manage burnout before and after it happens. We also talked about CHAOSS’s Burnout Metric and got some valuable insight into how maintainers and community leaders are using strategies to create healthier environments for themselves and their contributors. Notes will be shared with the attendees, and we are extremely grateful to all who attended! Also, a big thank you to Ruth Ikegah, Matthew Tift, and Sophia Vargas for their help in facilitating this amazing session. It was awesome!

Upcoming Meetings

Mid-Year Break is upon us! No regular calls (with the below exception) this week.

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Thursday, June 9

9:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (June 6-10, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (June 6-10, 2022)

Announcing CHAOSS Africa!

We have had consistent participation from the African community for a while, and we are very excited to now formalize our presence there! Ruth Ikegah will officially be leading the efforts to build the CHAOSS Africa community and working towards empowering people to contribute in multiple ways. If you are interested in participating or learning more, there is a new CHAOSS Africa Weekly Community Call beginning today (June 13, 2:00 pm WAT) and happening every Monday. More information to come, but you can also follow along with Ruth’s journey into community building by following CHAOSS Africa on Twitter (@chaoss_africa).

Congratulations Ruth! 🎉

Mid-Year Break from CHAOSS Meetings

CHAOSS will be taking a little break from regularly scheduled meetings June 20-July 1 2022, and all regular working group and community meetings will be canceled during this time. Regular working group and community meetings will resume July 5, 2022. (Any meetings between mentors and mentees for GSoC, GSoD, or Outreachy can still happen when needed. This cancellation only applies to our regular CHAOSS-wide meetings.) Enjoy your break!

Outreachy/GSoC/GSoD Updates

We love to showcase our amazing students and mentees and share their progress with our community! GSoC coding starts today, but here is the latest update from our Outreachy student:

Keep up the great work, Precious!

Reminder: Join Our Maintainer Burnout Session on June 17

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This will be on June 17, 2022 at 12pm US Central/Chicago time.

Burnout is a relatable issue, almost everyone has been there– and it’s something we see quite often in open source. CHAOSS is hosting an interactive working group session to understand how maintainers manage burnout and talk about how to facilitate conversations about burnout and mental health in their open source communities. We will also discuss the Project Burnout metric from our DEI working group.

You can register for this free event, or if you would like to help with the event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on slack.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here).

Monday, June 13
8:00 am – CHAOSS Africa Weekly Community Call (Agenda and Minutes)

Tuesday, June 14
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, June 15

8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda and Minutes)

10:00am – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, June 16

8:00 am – DEI Event Badger Appreciation Event (open to all – register here)

10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Friday, June 17

12:00 pm – Maintainer Burnout Mental Health Session (open to all – register here)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (May 30-June 3, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 30-June 3, 2022)

CHAOSScast Episode 60 – Lessons Learned in Implementing Community Management Metrics

This week, our host Venia Logan chatted with our very special guests Brian Oblinger and Lori Goldman about all things related to community management metrics. They discuss the evolution of measuring metrics in community management, and how several startups have been born around the desire to understand more about what “community” means to an organization. They also share some personal insights and stories from their own experiences in getting involved in community management and what they’ve learned over the years while implementing different sets of metrics. It’s a fascinating episode, and you can listen on the CHAOSS website.

CHAOSScon Registration is Open

The CfP for CHAOSScon has closed, but registration for the event is open! CHAOSScon is an add-on to Open Source Summit Europe, so in order to attend in person, you will need to purchase registration for this event as well. CHAOSScon tickets are $50 and you can register on the OSSEU registration page.  If you would like to attend virtually, you do not need to register for the event (at least not at the moment), and it will be free to attend.

The CHAOSScon schedule will be announced July 7, 2022.

Join Our Maintainer Burnout Session on June 17

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This will be on June 17, 2022 at 12pm US Central/Chicago time.

Burnout is a relatable issue, almost everyone has been there– and it’s something we see quite often in open source. CHAOSS is hosting an interactive working group session to understand how maintainers manage burnout and talk about how to facilitate conversations about burnout and mental health in their open source communities. We will also discuss the Project Burnout metric from our DEI working group.

You can register for this free event, or if you would like to help with the event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on slack.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

 

Tuesday,  June 7

9:00am – Office Hours (Open, No Agenda)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

1:00pm – App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

6:00pm – Metrics Model Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, June 8

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Minutes )

10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, June 9

9:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

10:00am Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (May 23-27, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 23-27, 2022)

Reminder: CHAOSScon CfP closes TODAY!

If you are interested in submitting a session for CHAOSScon on September 12 in Dublin, Ireland, please send that to us on or before May 30, 2022. We are looking for a variety of topics, including:

  • 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

We are also looking for a few different formats and presentation styles such as tutorials, walkthroughs, lightning talks, and regular sessions. We are accepting submissions for virtual and in-person talks, and you can submit your abstract through Google Forms.

Tell Us About Your Experience with the CHAOSS Website

In preparation for our website redesign happening this summer, we are doing a lightweight, high-level study of our community member’s experience with the CHAOSS site. We would love your input through this quick 3 minute survey. Thank you! 🙏

Join Our Maintainer Burnout Session on June 17

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This will be on June 17, 2022 at 12pm US Central/Chicago time.

Burnout is a relatable issue, almost everyone has been there– and it’s something we see quite often in open source. CHAOSS is hosting an interactive working group session to understand how maintainers manage burnout and talk about how to facilitate conversations about burnout and mental health in their open source communities. We will also discuss the Project Burnout metric from our DEI working group.

You can register for this free event, or if you would like to help with the event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on slack.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, May 31
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, June 1

8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda and Minutes)

10:00am – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, June 2
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (May 16-20, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 16-20, 2022)

Say Hello to the CHAOSS Welcome Slack Bot – A She Code Africa Project

Thanks to the amazing efforts of Precious Abubakar and Iyimide Adegunloye from the She Code Africa mentorship program, we have a new friend in the #newcomers Slack channel! This new friend is a welcome bot that will respond privately to anyone who types the word “newbie” in the channel. From there they can get answers to some of our common questions about getting started in the CHAOSS community. (Go ahead and try it out!)

What’s also great about this bot is that we can take this foundation and add information to it as the CHAOSS community grows and evolves. We are incredibly grateful to Precious and Mide and the wonderful work they’ve done to improve the onboarding experience for newcomers to the community. Congratulations on completing a very successful mentorship program! (And a big thank you to their mentors Ruth Ikegah, Matt Cantu Snell, and Elizabeth Barron).

Congratulations GSoC, GSoD and Outreachy Students!

Please help us welcome the mentees of the Google Summer of Code, Google Season of Docs, and Outreachy 2022 sessions who will be working with CHAOSS for the next few months! We received many excellent applications and because we received a limited number of slots from Google and Outreachy, we had to make some very difficult decisions. We greatly appreciate all who took the time to submit a proposal and we would love it if you decided to stay connected to CHAOSS as part of our community! ❤️

We welcome the following students:

We look forward to working with you all and seeing what we can accomplish together. Congratulations!

CHAOSScast Episode 59 -The Craft of Coding and Code Metrics for Open Source in M&As with Matt Van Itallie

The latest CHAOSScast episode has been released and is ready for your eyes and ears!
Hosts Sean Goggins and Georg Link take time to chat with our very special guest, Matt Van Itallie, who is the founder and CEO of Sema Software. In this episode, they cover topics such as:
  • Measuring code quality with metrics and tools
  • Creating a developer’s portfolio through automation
  • How metrics can help us understand open source
  • Viewing code as craft
  • Identifying and implementing metrics related to valuation and risk
This episode is packed with great insight and conversation and you won’t want to miss it!  Download from your favorite podcast app, or listen directly on the CHAOSS website.

CHAOSScon EU 2022 CfP Closes Next Week! 

Here’s your reminder that you have one more week to submit something to CHAOSScon EU 2022. We are accepting proposals for a variety of delivery formats.

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

For more information (or to register) visit the CHAOSScon EU page on the CHAOSS website.

Volunteer Opportunity: Help With Our Maintainer Burnout Session 

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This is in the early stages of planning, but you can find more information in the initial planning document. We are currently working toward confirming a date and time, and the agenda. If you would like to help with this event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on CHAOSS slack.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

 

Tuesday,  May 24

9:00am – Office Hours (Open, No Agenda)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

1:00pm – App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

6:00pm – Metrics Model Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, May 25

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Minutes )

10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, May 26

9:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

10:00am Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (May 9-13, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 9-13, 2022)

Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Badger and Help Badge Events for Their DEI Efforts

The DEI Event Badging Initiative is looking for more Badgers! If you would like to help review applications and assign badges, please join us for more information on May 18 at 12:00 pm US Central/Chicago time on our Zoom channel: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss.

Volunteer Opportunity: Help With Our Maintainer Burnout Session 

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This is in the early stages of planning, but you can find more information in the initial planning document. We are currently working toward confirming a date and time, and the agenda. If you would like to help with this event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on CHAOSS slack.

Mentorships Being Finalized 

We are currently finalizing the selected applicants for three mentorship programs: Google Summer of Code, Outreachy, and Google Season of Docs. Once the applicants have been chosen and all applicants have been notified, we will be announcing our selections. We are extremely grateful to all who applied, and we hope you will stay with the CHAOSS community in some capacity. We would highly value any contributions you would like to make!

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Reminder: CHAOSScon CfP closes May 30

If you are interested in submitting a session for CHAOSScon on September 12 in Dublin, Ireland, please send that to us on or before May 30, 2022. We are looking for a variety of topics, including:

  • 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

We are also looking for a few different formats and presentation styles such as tutorials, walkthroughs, lightning talks, and regular sessions. We are accepting submissions for virtual and in-person talks, and you can submit your abstract through Google Forms.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, May 17
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, May 18

8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda and Minutes)

10:00am – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

12:00pm – DEI Event Badger Info Session

Thursday, May 19
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (April 25-29, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 25-26, 2022)

Reminder: Mentorship Program Deadlines for GSoD is May 4

If you are one of our student mentorship program applicants for the Google Season of Docs program, this is a reminder about some important information:

Best of luck to all our mentee applicants. We are glad you’re in the CHAOSS community!

Volunteer Opportunity: Help With Our Maintainer Burnout Session 

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This is in the early stages of planning, but you can find more information in the initial planning document. We are currently working toward confirming a date and time, and the agenda. If you would like to help with this event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on the CHAOSS slack.

CHAOSS Meeting Changes

There are 2 meeting updates to be aware of:

  • No Asia Pacific Community Meeting this week because of the May Day holiday in China. The next meeting is May 18 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time.
  • The App Ecosystem Meeting is switching day and time to every other Tuesday at 1:00 pm US Central/Chicago time, starting May 10.

As always, these changes are reflected on the main CHAOSS calendar which you can subscribe to on the CHAOSS Participate page.

CHAOSS Web Content Meeting Revival

We are reviving the Web Content meetings, hooray! The purpose of these meetings in the short term is to discuss the redesign of the CHAOSS website. If you would like to be part of this project, you can join these meetings — they are open to everyone.

These meetings will happen every other Thursday at 9:00 am US Central/Chicago time, starting on May 12.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, May 3
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, May 4
10:00am – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, May 5
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (April 18-22, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (April 18-22, 2022)

CHAOSS is Participating in Google Season of Docs!

We are very happy to announce that we have been selected to participate in this year’s Google Season of Docs mentorship program! If you are a technical writer and are interested in participating, we recommend you read the following:

Best of luck to all applicants!

New CHAOSScast Released: Episode 57 – The Ins and Outs of Large Scale Research with Hilary Carter

This week we were so honored to be joined by Hilary Carter, the VP Research for the Linux Foundation! Hilary chats with host Georg Link, and panelists Kate Stewart and Sophia Vargas about the way that the LF approaches the large scale research projects that many others rely on in their work. They talk about the planning process, creating surveys and collecting trace data, and how we can all collaborate and share insights with each other. This is an episode you won’t want to miss, and you can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/57.

New Issue Templates in the Working Groups’ Repos

Shout out to Matt Germonprez who set up all the working group repositories with three issue templates:

These templates include guidance for form and structure and when applicable, checklists for metrics quality assurances. Standardizing them across working groups is a great step toward making it easier for contributors to open issues, ensuring we are collecting all the necessary information, and completing all the steps for releasing our metrics.

Reminder: CHAOSScon EU 2022 CfP is Open

CHAOSScon EU 2022 will be happening on September 12, in Dublin Ireland, in conjunction with Open Source Summit Europe, and we are very pleased to announce that our CfP is open! We are interested in a variety of topics and presentation styles, so check out the CfP details on the CHAOSS website. The deadline to apply is May 30, so you have some time to draft that talk. We want to hear from you! (Sponsorship opportunities are also available if you’d like more information about those too).

Reminder: DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss (except the DEI Badging Weekly Meetings). All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday,  April 26

9:00am – Office Hours

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

6:00pm – Metrics Model Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, April 27

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Zoom Link)

10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, April 28

10:00am Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

 

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (April 11-15, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 11-15, 2022)

2022-04 Metrics Release is Official

The 2022-04 Metrics Release has now been officially shipped. 🎉 Huge thanks to all those from the working groups who worked on these metrics, and special extra thanks to Matt Germonprez and Yehui Wang for help with quality control, Vinod Ahuja for helping the working groups finalize changes, and Kevin Lumbard who is our release manager and keeps this whole machine rolling along. There are hours and hours of work behind the scenes for every metrics release and we are super grateful to the whole team for making sure things go according to plan.
This release includes 7 new metrics, 2 name changes, and 2 metrics who are now considered to be metrics models.
The 2022-04 Metrics Release, including details on new and changed metrics, can be seen on the CHAOSS website or in PDF form:

CHAOSScon EU 2022 CfP is Open! 

CHAOSScon EU 2022 will be happening on September 12, in Dublin Ireland, in conjunction with Open Source Summit Europe, and we are very pleased to announce that our CfP is open! We are interested in a variety of topics and presentation styles, so check out the CfP details on the CHAOSS website. The deadline to apply is May 30, so you have some time to draft that talk. We want to hear from you! (Sponsorship opportunities are also available, if you’d like more information about those too).

You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Over 50 Badges Have Been Assigned

The DEI Event Badging Initiative has assigned over 50 badges to open source events! The Initiative was officially launched in September 2020 and is so proud to have partnered with these event organizers to help center DEI in their events. Huge thanks go out to our whole team of reviewers, who volunteer their time to review and provide feedback on all applications. Special thanks to Matt Cantu Snell, who has grown and shepherded this program from its infancy and continues to be an integral part of the automated processes and badging bot. Amazing work everyone! Keep on badgin’!

Reminder: Mentorship Program Deadlines for Outreachy and GSoC Approaching

If you are one of our student mentorship program applicants for Outreachy and Google Summer of Code, this is a reminder for you that the deadlines to register your interest and apply are fast approaching!

Best of luck to all our mentee applicants. We are glad you’re in the CHAOSS community!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, April 19
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, April 20
8:00 am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

10:00am – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, April 21
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Calendar at: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

CHAOSS Resources

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