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CHAOSS Weekly (April 5-9, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 5-9, 2021)

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). All workshops will be hosted on our Community Zoom (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and are from 8am – 10am CDT, 6:30pm – 8:30pm IST. You can join as an attendee, or a mentor! GSoC Students are also highly encouraged to attend.

Last Day for GSoC Applications!

Here is a reminder that applications for participating in Google Summer of Code are open until April 13, 2021. Potential students can see the list of ideas here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-Ideas.md and how to apply here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-interest.md. Good luck to all!

CHAOSScast Episode 32:
SmartSHARK: Reproducible Project and Code Analysis with Steffen Herbold and Alexander Trautsch

We are thrilled to host Alexander Trautsch and Steffen Herbold from SmartSHARK this week, where our panelists Georg Link, Sean Goggins, and Andrea Gallo discuss running data analytics on and collecting large bodies of data about repositories, and using SmartSHARK to gain insights from that data. You can listen here! https://podcast.chaoss.community/32

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, April 13

10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)

11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, April 14

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, April 15

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

2:00pm 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 (March 29-April 2, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 29-April 2, 2021)

Free Tutorial Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

If you’ve ever wanted to contribute code to CHAOSS Software, but weren’t sure how to get started, this series of free virtual workshops are for you! All workshops will be hosted on our Community Zoom (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and are from 8am – 10am CDT, 6:30pm – 8:30pm IST. You can join as an attendee, or a mentor! GSoC Students are also highly encouraged to attend.

GSoC Applications Now Open!

Here is a reminder that applications for participating in Google Summer of Code are open until April 13, 2021. Potential students can see the list of ideas here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-Ideas.md and how to apply here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-interest.md. Good luck to all!

Reminder: App Ecosystem Working Group Meets Today

Because of the awkward timing of when the newsletter usually goes out, the App Ecosystem Working Group never makes it onto our list of Upcoming Meetings. 😭 This is a super interesting group that works on developing metrics pertinent to the larger open source ecosystem. Regular participants of this group come from a variety of communities and the conversation is always lively. For recent examples of their work, check out this blog post on opensource.com (How We Develop Success Metrics for Open Source Events) and the recent CHAOSScast episode (Marketing Metrics for OSS Foundations).

This group meets every other Monday at noon US Central (Chicago) time on our Community Zoom (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss), with the next meeting happening TODAY! Please feel free to join!

(And apologies to the regulars in this group – we ❤️ you!)

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, April 5
11:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
12:00pm App Ecosystem WG (Agenda and Minutes)
Tuesday, April 6
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, April 7
8:00am Asia-Pacific Community Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am DEI Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, April 8
9:00am Value 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/

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CHAOSS Weekly (March 22-26, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (March 8-12, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (March 1-5, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (February 22-26, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (February 15-19, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (February 8-12, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 8-12, 2021)

OSS-NA Cancelled for 2021, OSS-EU Still On!

The Linux Foundation announced the cancellation of OSS-NA in August 2021, and instead are focusing their efforts on OSS-EU in Dublin September 28-October 1. The OSS-EU will have a global focus, and while CHAOSS’s participation is still TBD,  they have opened the call for proposals here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-summit-europe/program/cfp/.

CHAOSScast Episode 28:  Human-centric Operations and Metrics with Sophia Vargas

The amazing Sophia Vargas from Google was our guest for the latest episode of CHAOSScast. Our panelists Dawn Foster and Daniel Izquierdo join our host Georg Link to talk with Sophia about her role in the Open Source Program Office in Google and her involvement with the CHAOSS project. You won’t want to miss this one! Listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/28.

Design Input for Presenting Metrics Needed

As our list of developed metrics grows, we are finding it increasingly challenging to present them in a cohesive and searchable way. We’d love input from those in the community who have ideas around ways we can present our metrics for a variety of users. If you are interested in joining this conversation, we will be discussing this at our next Web Content meeting on March 1, 2021 at 11:00 am Central (Chicago) (UTC -6) time. Find the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210301T170000&p1=64. Please join us!

This Week’s Volunteer Opportunity

We are still looking to build out this team and are grateful for those who have stepped up to volunteer!

D&I Badging Initiative Reviewer (More than one volunteer needed!)

  • Description of what’s needed: CHAOSS D&I Badging aims to foster healthier practices of Diversity & Inclusion in technology-centered events. We are looking for reviewers who care about this kind of work and want to make a difference in the tech event space.As a reviewer, your job is not to assess the Diversity & Inclusion statistics of an event. Your task is to help event organizers develop better practices for measuring Diversity & Inclusion in their own event spaces. (Training and a clear set of guidelines and criteria for awarding badges will be provided to volunteers.)All applications (so far) have been for virtual events, but the program will support in-person events as they begin to happen again. All the information you need for the review should be publicly available, such as on the website.You are encouraged to ask questions about the applicant event. Feel free to have a conversation with the applicant. We take the program’s impact seriously, but we hope the application can be a casual and enjoyable environment.
  • Skills needed: The most important requirement for a reviewer is that you are committed to improving Diversity and Inclusion in the ways that you can. Otherwise, we require the applicant to understand basic GitHub functions, mostly regarding GitHub Issues.
    It is strongly recommended that you are involved in some sort of open source contribution as well. (Training on the D&I Badging process will be given to volunteers).
  • Hours per week needed: Time commitment varies depending on your number of assigned reviews. Expect no more than an hour per week as a reviewer.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, reach out to Elizabeth (elizabeth@chaoss.community).

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)(UTC -6) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, February 16

9:30am  Community Reports Sync (Agenda & Minutes)

10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)

11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, February 17

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

Thursday, February 18

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

2:00pm 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 (February 1-5, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 1-5, 2021

Augur Hackathon Feb 13 – Join Us!

Last week we announced our first virtual Augur Hackathon, happening on Saturday, February 13. We hope you can join us as we work through some issues together as a team! This is a great event for first-time contributors to open source, or for seasoned veterans. Of course this is a fun, free event, but we do ask you to register here: https://ti.to/augur/augur-hackathon/.

Metrics Open for Community Review

We are now in our open review window, where anyone in the CHAOSS community or general public can review and comment on the metrics we expect to release in March. We have 16 metrics currently listed as “under review” so feel free to take a look at any or all of them! Your feedback is crucial to the quality of our developed metrics and we highly value your opinion. You can see them all here: https://chaoss.community/metrics/.

This Week’s Volunteer Opportunity

D&I Badging Initiative Reviewer (More than one volunteer needed!)

  • Description of what’s needed: CHAOSS D&I Badging aims to foster healthier practices of Diversity & Inclusion in technology-centered events. We are looking for reviewers who care about this kind of work and want to make a difference in the tech event space.As a reviewer, your job is not to assess the Diversity & Inclusion statistics of an event. Your task is to help event organizers develop better practices for measuring Diversity & Inclusion in their own event spaces. (Training and a clear set of guidelines and criteria for awarding badges will be provided to volunteers.)All applications (so far) have been for virtual events, but the program will support in-person events as they begin to happen again. All the information you need for the review should be publicly available, such as on the website.

    You are encouraged to ask questions about the applicant event. Feel free to have a conversation with the applicant. We take the program’s impact seriously, but we hope the application can be a casual and enjoyable environment.

  • Skills needed: The most important requirement for a reviewer is that you are committed to improving Diversity and Inclusion in the ways that you can. Otherwise, we require the applicant to understand basic GitHub functions, mostly regarding GitHub Issues.
    It is strongly recommended that you are involved in some sort of open source contribution as well. (Training on the D&I Badging process will be given to volunteers).
  • Hours per week needed: Time commitment varies depending on your number of assigned reviews. Expect no more than an hour per week as a reviewer.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, reach out to Elizabeth (elizabeth@chaoss.community).

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, February 9
9:30am Community Reports Outreach (Agenda)
10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, February 10
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, February 11
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 (January 25-29, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 25-29, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode 27: Xiaoya Xia and Jaskirat Singh

We are happy to have hosted our two Google Season of Docs students, Xiaoya and Jaskirat, on the latest episode of CHAOSScast. Hosts Georg Link, Matt Snell, and Aastha Bist chat with Xiaoya and Jaskirat on their experience and challenges with participating in the GSoD program. They each made outstanding contributions to the CHAOSS documentation, and you can listen to their episode here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/27.

Risk Working Group Meeting on Thursdays at 2 pm Central

Based on the most common time available for the Risk WG community, we have moved these meetings to Thursdays at 2:00 pm Central (Chicago) time. We are heavily invested in talking about dependencies, but that’s not all the group discusses. The group will continue to develop metrics related to software risk in a variety of focus areas. If this is something that is of interest to you, please join! Meeting details below.

January 31 Metrics Freeze 

Last week was the last week for working groups to develop metrics to be included in the upcoming metrics release (March 2021). There will be a 30-day community review period for all metrics before the official release happens. Feel free to join in the weekly community call tomorrow at 11:00 Central (Chicago) time to learn more about this process and the review period.

This Week’s Volunteer Opportunity

GitHub Repo Standardization Coordinator

  • Description of what’s needed: Moving between the GitHub repositories for our 5 Working Groups can be confusing because each has developed their own unique naming conventions. We are looking for someone to work with us to go through the five Working Group repositories and change the folder and file names. This person would also fix any links to the files that may need to be updated, including CHAOSS metrics website.
  • Skills needed: Basic git knowledge to make changes in the git repositories. A GitHub account and knowledge of GitHub is also helpful.
  • Hours per week needed: This is a one-time project, and we estimate 5 total hours (one hour per Working Group repository).

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, reach out to Elizabeth (elizabeth@chaoss.community).

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, February 2
9:30am  Community Reports Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, February 3
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, February 4
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
2:00pm 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/

CHAOSS Resources