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CHAOSS Weekly (October 10-14, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 10-14, 2022)

OSPO Meeting Time Change

Last week we told you about the pivot in the Value Working Group to be more focused on the needs of OSPOs. This new direction has also meant a new time for this meeting. It will still happen bi-weekly on Thursdays but will now be at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago Time. As always, you can keep up with all the CHAOSS meeting changes by subscribing to our CHAOSS calendar here: https://chaoss.community/participate.

We are Expanding the Badger Team Again!

Our DEI Event Badging Program is gaining more traction in the open source event space, and as such, our number of applications is growing. To keep up with this increase in demand, we will be training another group of Badgers. Badgers are the ones who review badge applications (2 Badgers are assigned for each application) and make recommendations on any improvements an organizer might make. If this sounds interesting to you, we invite you to join us at the New Badger Orientation Meeting on October 26 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. This team is open to newcomers and seasoned CHAOSS community members alike. Reach out to Elizabeth Barron for an invitation to the meeting if you’d like to attend or learn more about being a Badger.

Latest Beta Release for Augur 

The Augur team announced its latest release via Slack. For those who may have missed it, here are the specifics:

The augur-new branch is a stable version of our new architecture, which features:
  1. Dramatic improvement in the speed of large scale (10,000+ repos). All data is obtained for 10k+ repos within a week
  2. A new job management architecture that uses Celery and Redis to manage queues, and enables users to run a Flower job monitoring dashboard
  3. Materialized views to increase the snappiness of API’s and Frontends on large scale data
  4. Changes to primary keys, which now employ a UUID strategy that ensures unique keys across all Augur instances
  5. Support for https://github.com/chaoss/sandiego-rh dashboards (view a sample here: https://eightknot.osci.io/). (Beautification coming soon!)
  6. Data collection completeness assurance is enabled by a structured, relational data set that is easily compared with platform API Endpoints
The next release of the new version will include a hosted version of Augur where anyone can create an account and add repos “they care about”. If the hosted instance already has a requested organization or repository it will be added to a user’s view. If it’s a new repository or organization, the user will be notified that collection will take (time required for the scale of repositories added). 
If you’d like to contribute to this piece of CHAOSS software, feel free to join the #augur Slack channel to learn more.

New CHAOSScast Episode #67: CHAOSS Newcomer Slack Bot and She Code Africa with Precious and Iyimide 

CHAOSS was so fortunate to have been chosen to participate in She Code Africa Contributhon Mentorship program earlier in the year! In this Episode, host Georg Link speaks with mentees Precious Abubakar and Iyimide Adegunloye, along with panelists and She Code Africa mentors Ruth Ikegah, Matt Cantu Snell, and Elizabeth Barron. They talk about the mentorship program itself, the project (our CHAOSS Newcomer Slack Bot) and what was learned along the way. This is a great episode, especially if you are interested in contributing to the Slack bot, or are a prospective mentee in CHAOSS and want to know firsthand what it’s like to participate in a program like this! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/67.

Reminder: Next Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS November 2

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time, with the next one happening on November 2. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone here.

Bitergia’s Metric of the Month: The Elephant Factor

On a fabulous new series of blog posts by the Bitergia folks, you can take a deep dive into an individual metric. This month, they cover the Elephant Factor, and share experiences with those who are using this metric to measure this facet of community health. (And no, this metric does not measure how many contributions were made by elephants, although that would be awesome.) You can read all about this Metric of the Month on Bitergia’s blog.

RfP for OpenBench Workshop from CHAOSS Asia-Pacific

Several members from our CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community are co-organizing OpenBench Workshop, a virtual conference around benchmarking metrics, and they invite you to submit your ideas for talks! You can learn more about the conference on the OpenBench Workshop site. This virtual conference happens November 6, 2022 from 08:00 – 12:00 (UTC-5). Reach out to Xiaoya Xia (CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Lead) if you are interested in submitting a talk for this conference or learning more.

CHAOSS Community Survey: Next Steps

Now that our CHAOSS Community Survey has wrapped up, our DEI Audit Team will analyze the survey data, make recommendations for community improvements, and craft an implementation plan. Then we will share the results and plan publicly and with our community so that other open source projects can learn from our journey. Stay tuned!

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, October 18

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, October 19
9:00am CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, October 20
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and 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 (October 3-7, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 3-7, 2022)

Reminder: Please Share Feedback Through the CHAOSS Community Survey by October 12

Last week we announced that the CHAOSS Community Survey was open! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with participating in the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

You can find the survey here: https://chaossproject.limesurvey.net/835156?lang=en and it will be open until October 12.

Join Us for Hacktoberfest! 

CHAOSS is participating once again in Hacktoberfest, a joint effort produced by Digital Ocean, appwrite, and Docker, which aims to help contributors find a project and make a contribution. We have tagged some issues with the label “Hacktoberfest” on some of our GitHub repos, so if you’re looking for something to work on, you can start there. For a full list of rules to participate in the Hacktoberfest program, please see the Hacktoberfest site. Good luck to all who are participating!

CHAOSScast Episode #66: Deciding What Metrics to Measure for Community Managers with Lori Goldman, Bri Leever and Victoria Cumberbatch

This episode features a discussion with three community architects and community management experts: Lori Goldman, Bri Leever, and Victoria Cumberbatch. They talk about how they all got started in community management, focusing on patterns over numbers, how numbers translate into behaviors, and how the data can be used to tell a story about your community. There are some fascinating insights in this one, and some great references to resources for future reading and learning. Highly recommend you check this out (especially if you’re a community manager!), and you can do so here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/66.

New In-Person Event for OSPOs

We wanted to pass along an event that may be of interest to many in the CHAOSS community: OSPOlogy.live in Stockholm, Sweden, October 19-20, 2022.

From the site:

Join the first in-person Workshop to help organizations effectively implement Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) based on specific region needs in Europe. October’s Ospology.live is hosted by OSPO at Ericsson and co-organized with TODO, OpenChain, SPDX, CHAOSS and OpenSSF projects.

Dawn Foster, Sean Goggins, and Daniel Izquierdo will be giving a talk on CHAOSS and how OSPOs can use Metrics Models to learn about their communities.

To register or learn more about the event, visit the OSPOlogy.live site.

Next Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting will happen on November 2. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone 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, October 11
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, October 12
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, October 13
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and 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 (September 26-30, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 26-30, 2022)

Reminder: Please Share Your Experience Through the CHAOSS Community Survey by October 12

We recently announced that the CHAOSS Community Survey was open! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with participating in the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

You can find the survey here: https://chaossproject.limesurvey.net/835156?lang=en and it will be open until October 12.

No Asia-Pacific Community Call This Week

The Asia-Pacific Community call is canceled this week because of the Chinese holiday. We will see you again on October 19!

Reminder: New Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS Starting October 5

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time, starting October 5. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone here.

No Official Metrics Release in October

Typically, CHAOSS officially releases metrics twice a year (April and October). Because our latest cycle was focused on reviewing and updating previously released metrics (especially our older ones!) there is no official release of new metrics this October. Any new metrics will be released as part of our continuous release cycle and will be part of the April 2023 release.  We hope that clears up any confusion around the 2022-10 release.

CHAOSS Joins the TODO Associates Program, and Value Working Group is Pivoting to be OSPO Focused

As the community around open source health metrics evolves, so does CHAOSS! We’ve enjoyed increased engagement from the OSPO community, in both industry and academia and have seen this engagement through the Value Working Group as a point of entry. But the Value Working Group covers a broad range of lenses for defining “value” and as such, it was decided that this group could narrow its focus to better serve the needs of those working in OSPOs. As mentioned before, the Societal Value focus area has shifted to the DEI Working Group where it is being worked on.

This aligns with our new participation in the TODO Group’s Associate Program which aims to help OSPOs connect on best practices, community engagement, and a variety of OSPO related topics.

Because of this Working Group shift, you can expect to see a name change, a README change,  and potentially a time and date change for the meetings, which we will announce as soon as the group has had a chance to finalize this new direction. Stay tuned! (By the way, if you would like to participate in this new Working Group, you can join the #wg-value Slack channel for now).

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, October 4
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, October 5
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am Welcome to CHAOSS! Meeting for Newcomers
Thursday, October 6
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)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (September 19-23, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (September 19-23, 2022)

Reminder: Please Share Feedback Through the CHAOSS Community Survey

Last week we announced that the CHAOSS Community Survey was open! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with participating in the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

You can find the survey here: https://chaossproject.limesurvey.net/835156?lang=en and it will be open until October 12.

CHAOSScast Episode #65: How Projects Secure their Code with Chris and Nir of Arnica

This episode features a super interesting chat with Chris Abraham, Head of Data Science, and Nir Valtman, Co-Founder and CEO of Arnica. Chris and Nir share their expertise in analyzing open source community repositories with our host Georg Link, and some surprising results of a recent security analysis they completed. They also talk about the security controls code owners can take advantage of, maintainer burnout, and their open source project, GitGoat. So many interesting topics in this episode! You won’t want to miss this one. You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/65.

New In-Person Event for OSPOs

We wanted to pass along an event that may be of interest to many in the CHAOSS community: OSPOlogy.live in Stockholm, Sweden, October 19-20, 2022.

From the site:

Join the first in-person Workshop to help organizations effectively implement Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) based on specific region needs in Europe. October’s Ospology.live is hosted by OSPO at Ericsson and co-organized with TODO, OpenChain, SPDX, CHAOSS and OpenSSF projects.

Dawn Foster, Sean Goggins, and Daniel Izquierdo will be giving a talk on CHAOSS and how OSPOs can use Metrics Models to learn about their communities.

To register or learn more about the event, visit the OSPOlogy.live site.

Migrating from the Mailing List to Discourse

We have discussed the migration from a mailing list to a more newcomer-friendly forum for a while, and we are now ready to move this project forward. If you would like to take part in these discussions or in the migration process, please join us in the #forum-migration-planning channel on Slack.

New Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time, starting October 5. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone 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, September 27
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, September 28
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, September 29
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (September 12-16, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 12-16, 2022)

Reminder: CHAOSS Meetings Resume This Week

We took a little break last week from our usually scheduled meetings, but all regular meetings resume this week. A full list can be seen below and all meetings are held on our CHAOSS Zoom channel: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. Hope you can join us!

Reminder: Take the CHAOSS Community Survey

Last week we announced that the CHAOSS Community Survey wsa open! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with being a part of the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Video Editing

We are looking for someone to help us make the in-person talks at CHAOSScon available for everyone! If you have experience with video editing software and would be able to separate the individual talks and add some CHAOSS brand elements, we would appreciate the help. Once we have talks broken into individual videos, we can upload them to YouTube. We estimate the video editing will take 1-2 hours, and will make a huge impact in helping others learn from the talks that were given at CHAOSScon. Please reach out to Georg Link or Elizabeth Barron on Slack if you are able to take this on.

CHAOSScon Slides and Pre-Recorded Talks Available

As mentioned above, we are working on posting recordings of the in-person talks from CHAOSScon. But in the meantime, we welcome you to watch the three pre-recorded talks, which are now on CHAOSStube:

The slides from the in-person talks are also available on our CHAOSScon page, under Schedule.

Congratulations to our GSOC Graduates!

Last week also brought the end to our 2022 Google Summer of Code cohort. We wanted to recognize and extend a heartfelt congratulations to the following mentees who successfully completed their projects!

We also want to recognize the many CHAOSS mentors who spent a lot of time working with our GSOC mentees:

  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Ritik Malik
  • Yehui Wang
  • Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula
  • Sean Goggins
  • Andrew Brain
  • Vinod Ahuja
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Matt Cantu Snell

Together, you all made a huge impact on CHAOSS and our community!

New Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time, starting October 5. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone 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, September 20
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, September 21
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, September 22
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)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (September 5-9 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 5-9, 2022)

Announcing the CHAOSS Community Survey! 

During the opening remarks at CHAOSScon, the CHAOSS Community Survey was announced! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with being a part of the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

That’s a Wrap! CHAOSSconEU 2022 was Awesome!

Today was CHAOSSconEU 2022, a co-located event with Open Source Summit in Dublin, Ireland. With around 45 people in attendance either in-person or via the livestream, we heard talks on a variety of topics from being a newcomer in the CHAOSS project to the technical limitations of datasets used for measuring community health.

We will be releasing the videos and slides, but in the meantime please enjoy this photo of the whole Dublin CHAOSSconEU crew. We are grateful for all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and all those who made the event possible!

Reminder – No Meetings This Week

Because CHAOSScon and OSSEU are happening this week, many of our community members will be busy and traveling, so we usually cancel meetings this week to give everyone a little break.

See you all next week!

GSoC Wraps Up

Today is the final day for our Google Summer of Code students to complete their projects. We are incredibly proud of all the work done by these amazing folks, and extend a huge congratulations to all who successfully completed their mentorship!

Also – shout out to all the mentors who have been working with these folks for the past few months! We appreciate you taking the time to guide them along their journey.

Upcoming Meetings

Nothing to see here because of CHAOSScon.  See you next week!

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (August 29-September 2 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 29-September 2, 2022)

No Meetings Next Week! 

Because CHAOSScon and OSSEU are happening next week, many of our community members will be busy and traveling, so we usually cancel meetings this week to give everyone a little break.

One point of note is that the Web Content group will meet on Thursday, September 8 at 8:00 am US Central Chicago time instead of meeting next week.

See you all in two weeks!

CHAOSS Africa Twitter Spaces Update

Our CHAOSS Africa community continues to grow and achieve great things! The Twitter Spaces held on August 18 was a huge success, with over 60 people attending. Topics discussed with the guest speakers were:

  • The barrier of access to resources for contribution (laptops, internet)
  • The lack of representation and African mentors in open source projects
  • The success of financial internships in Africa (Outreachy, GSoC)

The recording is available here.

If you’d like to get involved or connect with this community, you can join them in the #CHAOSS-Africa Slack channel to learn more.

CHAOSScast Episode #64 – Policy for Open Source in Amsterdam with Maurice Hendriks

We are absolutely thrilled to have hosted Maurice Hendriks from the City of Amsterdam to talk about Amsterdam’s Policy on Open Source. Maurice strives to use open source software to increase transparency into Government information and technology. Hosts Georg Link and Sean Goggins talk with Maurice about how open source affects the social systems of cities like Amsterdam, the difference between open source and open data, and how to include sustainability in open source for social good. Listen to this unique take on the role of open source software in government on any of your favorite platforms or on the CHAOSScast website here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/64.

Last Week for GSOC Projects!  

This is the last week for GSOC students to finish up their projects, and we are so proud of all the hard work our mentees have done! We hope you will all stay in the CHAOSS community and continue to participate. Stay tuned for links to all the students’ final project summaries.

Upcoming Meetings

Nothing to see here because of CHAOSScon.  See you in 2 weeks! ☺️

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (August 22-26, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 22-26, 2022)

New CHAOSS Project: Interview Campaign with Underrepresented Groups

In the DEI Working Group, we have long acknowledged our own limited lens with which we view DEI metrics in open source. For a long time, we have been thinking about interviewing those not in the CHAOSS community, who are underrepresented in tech and have insight to share with us. Until now, we haven’t had a champion to take this project on and move forward with it. We are so grateful to Anita Ihuman for taking the lead on this project and driving its progress! Anita drafted an initial proposal, which is open to feedback from the community. She would also welcome your participation on this team. Here is the initial issue where the discussion and idea originated, so feel free to comment on the issue, comment on the proposal, or reach out to Anita on Slack if you would like to be a part of this important project.

CHAOSScast Episode #63: Revisiting Communities with Jono Bacon

In the latest episode of CHAOSScast, we have the pleasure of hosting Jono Bacon once again! Jono was a previous guest on CHAOSScast (#7!) and it was a joy to continue and revisit that conversation two years later. Jono joins hosts Georg Link and Venia Logan, and special guest Lori Goldman to talk about all things community management. Jono talks about the three key responsibilities of a Community Manager, and what the future looks like for the role. They also talk about tooling for community managers and how the future of Web3 fits into the picture. You won’t want to miss this episode, and you can listen right now by going to https://podcast.chaoss.community/63.

Congratulations Outreachy Student Precious Onyewuchi! 

We wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our Outreachy student Precious Onyewuchi for successfully completing her internship with CHAOSS! Precious’s project was to make Augur documentation more inclusive and easier for newcomers. Not only did she submit many helpful PRs improving the documentation, she extended her CHAOSS community participation in a variety of ways. Precious regularly attended and even facilitated a few DEI Working Group meetings, and reviewed a few of our older DEI metrics. She regularly attends the CHAOSS and CHAOSS Africa community meetings and has been a friendly face by consistently welcoming our new contributors. Sean Goggins and Elizabeth Barron were her mentors and both sincerely hope she is able to continue her participation with the CHAOSS community! It’s been awesome having her here. You can read about her CHAOSS journey on her blog. Congratulations, Precious!

New Evolution WG Lead: Armstrong Foundjem

In the interest of giving others the opportunity to lead here at CHAOSS, we are switching up the Evolution Working Group leadership.  We want to extend a big thank you to Sean Goggins for leading the Evolution WG for the past few years, and to Armstrong Foundjem for stepping in to be the new lead! Armstrong has been a longtime participant in CHAOSS and the Evolution WG, and sits on our Board of Directors. Although leadership is changing for this group, at this time, meeting time and date will remain the same. The Evolution WG discusses metrics related to project lifecycle, and is one of the oldest groups we have. If you’d like to join, this group meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 am US Central (right before the Weekly Community call). Hope you can make it!

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 30
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects (no agenda)
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 31
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, September 1
7:00am  Augur Related Mentoring Projects General meeting (no agenda)
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (August 14-18 , 2022)

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CHAOSScon Schedule Released

We have released the schedule for CHAOSScon, happening on September 12, 2022, in Dublin Ireland in conjunction with Open Source Summit Europe. There will be a mixture of in-person talks (20 minutes), pre-recorded talks (10 minutes), and lightning talks (5 minutes). We hope to be able to live stream the conference, but that is still in the works. You can check out the schedule here: https://chaoss.community/chaosscon-2022-eu/, and you can register for the conference as an add-on to OSSEU here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-summit-europe/register/.

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 Project Opportunity: Interview Campaign with Underrepresented Groups

In the DEI Working Group, there has been an idea in the works for a long time, but until now we didn’t have a champion for this project to lead it and move forward with implementing it. Thanks to Anita Ihuman, we now have that person! The idea is to interview a diverse set of people not in the CHAOSS community to get their feedback on our current metrics and what we might be missing. Because we are always limited by our own lens, this type of interview-based research will help us strengthen our DEI metrics, and help identify gaps and new metrics we have not yet considered. If you would like to help participate in this project, please reach out to Anita on Slack, or mention your interest in the project in the #wg-diversity-inclusion Slack channel or on the original GitHub issue. You can also offer feedback on Anita’s proposal. Huge thank you to Anita for moving this forward!

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 23
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 24
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 25
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)
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)
Saturday, August 27
7:00am CHAOSS Software Tutoring, Hacking, and Commiserating (no agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (August 8-12 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 8-12, 2022)

CHAOSS Africa Update 

Thanks to the efforts of Ruth Ikegah and the other core members of CHAOSS Africa, our community is growing by leaps and bounds. We now have over 85 people in the #chaoss-africa Slack channel, and we want to extend a warm welcome to all those who have recently joined. CHAOSS Africa meets bi-weekly on Thursdays at 3 pm WAT, so we encourage you to join the call. (Details on joining are below).

CHAOSS Africa will also be hosting a Twitter Spaces Thursday, August 18 at 6 PM WAT to discuss African Open Source Contributors’ challenges and how we can work together to overcome them. You’ll hear from Open Source experts Samson Goddy, Bolaji Ayodeji, Ada Nduka Oyom, and Mesrenyame Dogbe. Be sure to set a reminder to join the Twitter Spaces on Thursday!

CHAOSScast #62: Joint Podcast with Sustain

In this very special episode of CHAOSScast, our panelists team up with the hosts of Sustain’s Podcast to produce a joint episode! We hope you’ll join Georg Link, Richard Littauer, Dawn Foster, Willem Jiang, Amanda Casari, and Ben Nickolls as they discuss the state of maintaining open source projects from sustainability and community health points of view. They talk about how the landscape of open source has changed, from funding to supply chain management, to community growth.

We are especially grateful for Sustain’s support and sponsorship over the past few years and it was an honor to host them on our podcast! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/62.

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!

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 16
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 17
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 18
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
12:00pm  CHAOSS Africa Twitter Space (Set a Reminder)
Friday, August 19
7:00am  Augur Related Mentoring Projects General meeting (no agenda)
Saturday, August 20
7:00am  CHAOSS Software Tutoring, Hacking, and Commiserating (no agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources