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CHAOSS Weekly (January 11-15, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 11-15, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode 26: The SustainOSS Crossover Episode!

This week’s CHAOSScast was an exciting crossover episode, jointly produced by CHAOSS and Sustain (our kind sponsors!). SustainOSS is all about holding space for conversations around the sustainability of the open source ecosystem, and community health is a huge part of that. Join Venia Logan, Georg Link, and Brian Profitt from CHAOSScast, and Pia Mancini and Richard Littauer from Sustain where they talk about qualitative metrics, community building, and running the Sustain events. You can find it here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/26

Evolution WG Meeting Weekly in January

The Evolution Working Group will be meeting every week in January, to accelerate progress on outstanding issues and metrics. Please join us if this is something you’re interested in! This group meets on Wednesdays at 9:00 am Central.

Metrics Close for Review End of January

Here’s a reminder that all working groups should be working to close any metrics in progress by end of January if possible. This will allow for our 30-day public review cycle prior to our release in March 2021. Thank you! You’re doing amazing work!

Upcoming Meetings 

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

Tuesday, January 19
9:30am  Community Reports Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am Risk Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, January 20
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, January 21
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

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 (January 4-8, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 4-8, 2021)

Welcome Back, Friends! 

Hope you all had a relaxing and safe holiday/end of year break! We resumed meetings last week and are easing back into things. We have a lot of exciting things ahead for the CHAOSS project, and we’d love your input, your ideas, and your participation. Hope to see you soon at a meeting, on the GitHub repos, or on the mailing list!

Metrics Cycle Moved to March

Here’s a reminder that it was decided in our weekly community call a few months ago that it would be easier for a lot of people if we shifted the metrics release to March. Given that there’s a 30 day public review period on all metrics prior to the release, all working groups should keep in mind that any metrics in progress should be finished by end of January if possible.

Upcoming Meetings 

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

Monday, January 11
12:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Agenda)
Tuesday, January 12
9:30am Community Reports Outreach (Agenda)
10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, January 13
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, January 14
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

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 (December 14-18, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (December 14-18, 2020)

CHAOSS Meetup Shanghai December 27

Our Asia-Pacific community is hosting a meetup/workshop on December 27 in Shanghai. It will be a mix of pre-recorded video talks and breakout sessions for in-person discussion. It’s going to be an awesome event, and we are very excited about this! You can learn more here: https://chaoss.community/shanghai-meetup-2020/.

New “Intro to CHAOSS” Video Available

If you’re looking for something to pass along to anyone asking what the CHAOSS project is all about, we now have something you can use! This 5 minute video gives a quick summary of all things CHAOSS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI5fdMzxNjk

CHAOSScast Episode 25: GSOC with Abhinav Bajpai

This week on CHAOSScast, Sean Goggins and Georg Link chatted with Abhinav Bajpai, one of our Google Summer of Code students, about his work with Gitlab Data, Augur, and his overall experience in the program and with his mentors. Abhinav did great work this year and we were delighted to have him on the podcast! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/25

Reminder: Evolution, Risk, Augur Meeting Changes for 2021

The Evolution, Risk, and Augur working groups have decided to shift their meeting times, starting in 2021.
  • Risk WG will be 10-10:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Tuesday, starting January 5.
  • Evolution WG will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Wednesday, starting January 6.
  • Augur will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Thursday, starting January 7.

We will continue to list the upcoming meetings in this newsletter and through the website here: https://chaoss.community/participate/.

Reminder – NO MEETINGS Dec 21-Jan 3, 2021

Here’s a reminder that there are NO meetings December 21, 2020, through January 3, 2021. Regular meetings will resume the week of January 4, 2021. Can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and zoom avatars again!

Upcoming Meetings 

Nope, nothing to see here. 🙂

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 (December 7-11, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (December 7-11, 2020)

CHAOSS Meetup Shanghai December 27

Our Asia-Pacific community is hosting a meetup/workshop on December 27 in Shanghai. They are still finalizing the details, but it will feature some pre-recorded talks and various breakout sessions for those interested in learning about CHAOSS and talking about metrics. We’ll pass along details as they become available, but if you’d like to join the planning discussion or learn more about it, the Asia-Pacific Community meets at 8:00 am Central Standard Time on Wednesday, December 16, and you’re welcome to join!

Evolution, Risk, Augur Meeting Changes for 2021

The Evolution, Risk, and Augur working groups have decided to shift their meeting times, starting in 2021.
  • Risk WG will be 10-10:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Tuesday
  • Evolution WG will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Wednesday
  • Augur will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Thursday

We will continue to list the upcoming meetings in this newsletter and through the website here: https://chaoss.community/participate/.

Documentation Accessibility and Project Burnout Metrics Released for Review

In case you missed it, the D&I Working Group released 2 new metrics for community review during our continuous release cycle. They are Documentation Accessibility and Project Burnout. A lot of hard work went into developing those metrics and the community would love your 👀 and 💭 on them!

Reminder – End of Year Meeting Schedule

Here’s a reminder that there are NO meetings December 21, 2020, through January 3, 2021. Regular meetings will resume the week of January 4, 2021. Can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and zoom avatars again!

Upcoming Meetings 

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

Tuesday, December 15
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, December 16
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, December 17
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
4:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

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 (November 30-December 4, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 30-December 4, 2020)

Congratulations to Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia!

This year we were very fortunate to have Xiaoya Xia and Jaskirat Singh for our Google Season of Docs students. Their massive contributions toward documenting aspects of the CHAOSS community will have a large and long-lasting impact.

Both students will be appearing on an upcoming edition of CHAOSScast, so keep your eyes and ears open for this if you’d like to hear more about their journey as a CHAOSS GSOD student. We are so grateful for their time spent with the CHAOSS family and for all their hard work. Best of luck to you, Xiaoya and Jaskirat! 💜

CHAOSScast Episode #24: Starting a Metrics Company w/ Luis Cañas-Díaz

The wonderful Luis Cañas-Díaz was our guest this week on CHAOSScast, and we were delighted to have him! He joins Georg Link and Andrea Gallo to talk about Luis’s vast experience with metrics, the origins of CHAOSS, their favorite and controversial metrics, and much more. Listen now: https://podcast.chaoss.community/24

Reminder: Catch Meetings You Miss Through CHAOSStube and Meeting Minutes

Life is hectic, and CHAOSS has a lot of meetings available to attend. And we know that the stars don’t always align to allow you to attend the meetings you care about here. But have no fear! There are still a few ways you can participate asynchronously, and during a time that works better for you.
  1. You can attend meetings you missed by subscribing to our YouTube channel, CHAOSStube (https://www.youtube.com/c/CHAOSStube/). We post all meetings, usually either the same or next day, so you’re never far behind. Transcriptions and translations are provided by YouTube, if that’s helpful.
  2. You can read the meeting minutes and notes, which are linked individually on our calendar, but I’ll start linking them below in the “Upcoming Meetings” section as well.  If you have comments or agenda items, you can add those thoughts asynchronously there.
  3. You can also comment on GitHub issues that spark your interest, or open your own if there’s something you like to bring up for discussion at the next meeting.

Your voice and ideas are important to us, and we value your input greatly!

No Meetings December 21-January 3

At the last CHAOSS weekly community meeting, we decided to cancel all meetings from December 21, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Regular meetings will resume on January 4 after we’ve sent a very long and unruly 2020 out the door!

Upcoming Meetings 

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

Monday, December 7
11:00am  CHAOSS Web-Content Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Tuesday, December 8
9:30am  Community Reports Outreach (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, December 9
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, December 10
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

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 (November 23-27, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 23-27, 2020)

We’re Back!

This is a very short newsletter this week, as there wasn’t much to wrap up from last week. Meetings and activities are returning to normal, so feel free to come back and say hello to your fellow CHAOSS community members!

Reminder: Community Handbook Released for Review

Thanks to the herculean efforts of Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia, our Community Handbook is complete and ready for your review! You can read it in its entirety here: https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/. Issues can be opened up for improvements or suggestions here https://github.com/chaoss/community-handbook. Congratulations on shipping this important documentation, Xiaoya and Jaskirat!

Upcoming Meetings 

Tuesday, December 1
9:30am Community Reports Outreach
10:00am Badging Outreach Track
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, December 2
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call
9:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, December 3
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting

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 (November 16-20, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 16-20, 2020)

No Meetings Week of November 23

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday for the US, it was decided in the weekly community meeting that we would cancel all meetings this week. Meetings will resume the week of November 30. See you all then!

CHAOSScast Episode 23 – GSOC and Outreachy Students Aastha Bist and Tola Ore-Aruwaji

We were so happy to host our students Aastha Bist and Tola Ore-Aruwaji this week on CHAOSScast! Tola and Aastha sat down with Matt Snell, Saleh Abdel Motaall and Venia Logan to talk about their contributions to CHAOSS’s D&I efforts over the last few months. Aastha was instrumental in launching the D&I Badging initiative, and Tola was the key to launching our translation efforts. We are so grateful for all their work, and for being on the show! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/23.

Community Handbook Released for Review

Thanks to the herculean efforts of Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia, our Community Handbook is complete and ready for your review! You can read it in its entirety here: https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/. Issues can be opened up for improvements or suggestions here https://github.com/chaoss/community-handbook. Congratulations on shipping this important documentation, Xiaoya and Jaskirat!

Upcoming Meetings 

Nope, none this week. See you next week! 😊

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 (November 9-13, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 9-13, 2020)

New Community Report Outreach Group

Now that we have the Community Report initiative smoothly flowing, it’s time to ramp up our outreach efforts in earnest. If you would like to help participate in putting together and implementing an outreach plan, we’d love to have you on the team! Weekly meetings have been added to the CHAOSS calendar (Tuesdays at 9:30 am CST, starting November 24) and there is a spreadsheet of potential projects to reach out to. Join us!

Documentation Projects Are Forging Ahead

Our Google Season of Docs students (Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia) are making tremendous strides in building out the Community Handbook and the D&I Badging guidelines. Here are their updates:

We are so proud of you both and the incredible contribution you’re making to the CHAOSS project!

Upcoming Meetings 

All meetings are in US Central Time/Chicago (UTC-5) and are held at https://zoom.us/j/4998687533 or https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, November 17
10:00am Badging Outreach Track
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, November 18
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, November 19
10:00am  Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm  Risk Working Group Meeting

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 (November 2-6, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 2-6, 2020)

We did it! 

Last week was an emotional whirlwind, and we want to thank everyone for being flexible and empathetic toward each other, as we all dealt with the stress of the week in our own ways. Most of our usual Working Group meetings were canceled, shortened, or resulted in casual touch-base zoom calls where we just checked in on each other. So if you needed to take some time off last week, you didn’t miss much. We are back in action this week, and we’re looking forward to reconnecting with all of you!

Reminder: New Zoom Link is Now In Effect!

This is just a reminder that our shiny new Zoom link is in effect. It is:

https://zoom.us/j/4998687533 or https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Both of those links will take you to the CHAOSS Meeting Zoom. We’ve made the changes throughout all the CHAOSS channels of communication, but if you see a reference to the old number still living on somewhere, let us know! Also, if you have any questions or problems accessing the new link, please let Elizabeth know (elizabeth@chaoss.community) and she’ll get you sorted right away.

CHAOSScast Episode 22 with Stephen Jacobs of RIT

This week we were so happy to host Stephen Jacobs, who is at the forefront of the OSPO movement in academia. As one of the first few universities who is implementing this program, we appreciated Stephen’s insight into the differences between managing an OSPO in a university setting versus a corporate setting. Stephen also tells us about his experiences with One Laptop Per Child and with open source in general. It’s a fantastic podcast, and you can hear it right here! https://podcast.chaoss.community/22.

Reminder: CHAOSS App Ecosystem Meetings On Pause for Holidays

As a reminder for those who attend the CHAOSS App Ecosystem meetings every other Monday, these meetings have been put on hold for the holiday season. They will resume on January 11, 2021.

Upcoming Meetings 

All meetings are in US Central Time/Chicago (UTC-5) and are held at https://zoom.us/j/4998687533 or https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, November 10
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, November 11
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, November 12
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting

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 26-30, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 26-30, 2020)

New Zoom Link is Now In Effect!

Our shiny new Zoom link is in effect. We will begin using the new zoom link starting this week, and it is:

https://zoom.us/j/4998687533 or https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Both of those links will take you to the CHAOSS Meeting Zoom. We’ve made the changes throughout all the CHAOSS channels of communication, but if you see a reference to the old number still living on somewhere, let us know! Also, if you have any questions or problems accessing the new link, please let Elizabeth know (elizabeth@chaoss.community) and she’ll get you sorted right away.

Mental Health is Even More Crucial Right Now

This is just a reminder that this week is likely to be a stressful one for a lot of our CHAOSS community members. The anxiety and uncertainty that comes with this pivotal US Presidential election is very real. We encourage working groups to decide if they still would like to host their regular meetings this week, and for those in the community to take the time they need to process the events as they unfold. And just to be clear, we encourage anyone experiencing stressful events in their local communities or personal lives to please put self-care in the forefront! Your health and well-being is very important to us.

The CHAOSS Community check-in on Tuesday will not be our Super Special Monthly Edition but instead will be a short and casual chat. If you plan on participating, bring something to share that is feeding your soul. It can be a book, a podcast, a hobby, a mental health practice, or anything that is making your life better right now.

Be well, friends! We are in this together. <3

Linux Foundation Launches SDDI

Shout-out to the work from Kate Stewart and her team for creating the Software Developer Diversity and Inclusion (SDDI) project which takes a science and research-based approach to improving overall diversity and inclusion among the software development industry. These efforts align with the mission of CHAOSS and our goal of improving the overall health of open source communities, and as such, SDDI is relevant to our interests. 🙂 If you would like to be involved with or learn more about the initiative, you can visit their site at https://sddiproject.org/.

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Meetings On Pause for Holidays

Those who attend the CHAOSS App Ecosystem meetings every other Monday should take note that these meetings have been put on hold for the holiday season. They will resume on January 11, 2021.

Upcoming Meetings (This May Change as the Week Goes On)

All meetings are in US Central Time/Chicago (UTC-5) and are held at https://zoom.us/j/4998687533 or https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. We’d love for you to join!

Monday, November 2
11:00am  CHAOSS Web-Content Meeting

Tuesday, November 3
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (short version)
Wednesday, November 4
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Pending cancellation)
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, November 5
10:00am  Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm  Risk Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

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