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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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CHAOSS Weekly (October 19-23, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 19-23, 2020)

REMINDER: New Zoom Link Coming November 1

Our Community and Working Group calls are an integral part of how we get stuff done here at CHAOSS, and we want to make sure everyone knows that we will be switching to a new Zoom link for them starting November 1.  This will be provided by the Linux Foundation (thanks friends!) and will be more open and have broader shared ownership than the one graciously being provided from the University of Nebraska. Of course, we will be posting this information in all the right places, this is just a heads-up that the change is coming.

CHAOSScast Episode 21: Ria Gupta and Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula

In this episode, we highlighted the awesome work of Ria Gupta and Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula as two of our GSOC students working on extending GrimoireLab. You can join our hosts Venia Logan and Dylan Marcy as they talked about each of their projects and their GSOC experience with CHAOSS. We were thrilled to have Ria and Venu participate as students and encourage you to listen in as they shared their experiences. https://podcast.chaoss.community/21

ICYMI SustainOSS is our New CHAOSScast Sponsor! Hooray!

In case you missed it last week, we just wanted to extend another huge shoutout to our new CHAOSScast sponsor, SustainOSS. Sustain is all about leading discussions on sustaining open source in the long-haul. They meet once per year in person and have an active forum throughout the year. You can join their conversations at sustainOSS.org and @SustainOSS on Twitter. We are so grateful for their support and for helping CHAOSScast stay around. Thank you, friends!

CHAOSScast Keeping Bi-Weekly Cadence

For the time being, CHAOSScast will remain on a bi-weekly release schedule. We are also looking for new and interesting voices on the podcast, so if you have someone in mind that you think would be an excellent fit to talk about open source metrics, please let Elizabeth know (elizabeth@chaoss.community). She’d love to connect with them!

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are in US Central Time (UTC-5) and are held at unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288. We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, October 27
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, October 28
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, October 29
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (October 12-16, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 12-16, 2020)

All Things Open – Free Conference Oct 19-20

All Things Open is happening today and tomorrow, and it is a free conference that is jam packed with talks and small group discussions and of course keynotes and a virtual exhibit hall. You can still register and attend the event! Some interesting points of note:

We encourage you to check out the schedule and see if there is anything that’s right for you!

SustainOSS is our New CHAOSScast Sponsor! Hooray!

Huge shoutout to our new CHAOSScast sponsor, SustainOSS. Sustain is all about leading discussions on sustaining open source in the long-haul. They meet once per year in person and have an active forum throughout the year. You can join their conversations at sustainOSS.org and @SustainOSS on Twitter. We are so grateful for their support and for helping CHAOSScast stay around. Thank you, friends!

Hacktoberfest Participation

If you or someone you know has been looking for projects to contribute to during Hacktoberfest, look no further than our very own GrimoireLab and Augur! Both projects will have issues marked for Hacktoberfest participants and would welcome contributions of all kinds!

For more information about Hacktoberfest and what it’s all about, visit https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/.

New Zoom Link Coming November 1

Our Community and Working Group calls are an integral part of how we get stuff done here at CHAOSS, and we want to make sure everyone knows that we will be switching to a new Zoom link for them starting November 1.  This will be provided by the Linux Foundation (thanks friends!) and will be more open and have broader shared ownership than the one graciously being provided from the University of Nebraska. Of course we will be posting this information in all the right places, this is just a heads-up that the change is coming.

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are in US Central Time (UTC-5) and are held at unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288. We’d love for you to join!

Monday, October 19
12:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG
Tuesday, October 20
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, October 21
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, October 22
10:00am  Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm  Risk Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (October 5-9, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 5-9, 2020)

New Zoom Link Coming November 1

Our Community and Working Group calls are an integral part of how we get stuff done here at CHAOSS, and we want to make sure everyone knows that we will be switching to a new Zoom link for them starting November 1.  This will be provided by the Linux Foundation (thanks friends!) and will be more open and have broader shared ownership than the one graciously being provided from the University of Nebraska. Of course we will be posting this information in all the right places, this is just a heads-up that the change is coming.

Volunteers Needed for ATO Virtual Booth

If you’ve never staffed a virtual booth before, you’re not alone. Neither have I. But here’s your chance to cross that off your list of things you’ve always wanted to do. We are hosting a virtual booth at All Things Open, thanks to the kind folks at Bitergia who sponsored the conference and are giving us their booth. You won’t even have to leave your couch! If you’re interested in participating you can sign up here (and let Elizabeth know: elizabeth@chaoss.community). Thank you!

Hacktoberfest Participation

If you or someone you know has been looking for projects to contribute to during Hacktoberfest, look no further than our very own GrimoireLab and Augur! Both projects will have issues marked for Hacktoberfest participants and would welcome contributions of all kinds!

For more information about Hacktoberfest and what it’s all about, visit https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/.

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are in US Central Time (UTC-5) and are held at unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288. We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, October 13
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Thursday, October 15
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (Sept 28-Oct 2, 2020)

Changes to Our Governing Board!

In case you missed it, there are some important changes to our Governing Board.

  • Leadership Change: Matt Germonprez will be stepping back from the Co-Directorship position but will remain an active part of the Board (and CHAOSS, don’t worry). Loads of congratulations go to Nicole Huesman for being elected to take his place as our new Co-Director! Nicole has been with the project a long time and her insight and experience in open source community health will help lead us to whatever’s next for CHAOSS. Welcome, Nicole!
  • Leaving the Board: We are so grateful to Brian Proffitt and Ben Lloyd Pearson for their service over the years, and hope they continue to participate in the CHAOSS project in other capacities!
  • Joining the Board: Congratulations to Amy Marrich and Armstrong Foundjem for being elected to the Board. We are so happy to have both of you in more official leadership roles within the CHAOSS project.

GrimoireLab Meetings on Hold 

Sometimes time zones make it tricky for us all to connect via Zoom, so the core GrimoireLab team has decided to focus more on asynchronous communication for now. Although the meetings are on hold, you can absolutely continue to participate in discussions and issues on GitHub, IRC, or the mailing list.

Grace Hopper OSD Wrap Up

Huge thank you to all who helped out during this years’ virtual Grace Hopper Conference Open Source Day. We had some challenges with regard to time zones, and because it was virtual, it was more difficult to help people get set up and participate. We also had a huge outpouring of interest (110 people signed up compared to 12 last year!) and we want to thank the mentors who were instrumental in helping. Most of all, a huge thank you to Sean Goggins and Santiago Dueñas who acted as our project reps and shouldered most of the work. It was a lonnnng but awesome day.

Hacktoberfest Participation

If you or someone you know has been looking for projects to contribute to during Hacktoberfest, look no further than our very own GrimoireLab and Augur! Both projects will have issues marked for Hacktoberfest participants and would welcome contributions of all kinds!

For more information about Hacktoberfest and what it’s all about, visit https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/.

New Home for Community Handbook

Our community handbook has a new link and can be found at https://handbook.chaoss.community/. Thanks to Jaskirat Singh for driving the improvements to our handbook and porting it to Gitbook. You can participate in its development through the GitHub repository: https://github.com/chaoss/community-handbook.

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are in US Central Time (UTC-5) and are held at unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288. We’d love for you to join!

Monday, October 5
11:00am  CHAOSS Web-Content Meeting
12:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG
Tuesday, October 6
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, October 7
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, October 8
10:00am  Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm  Risk Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (Sept 21 – 25, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (Sept 21-25, 2020)

CHAOSScast Episode 19: GSOC: Anomaly Detection with Pratik, Akshara, Sarit, and Tianyi

This week is part of a new series we will be doing, where we interview our students that have participated in any of our mentorship programs. We were really happy to host Pratik Mishra, Sarit Adhikari, Akshara P, and Tianyi Zhou who were all working on anomaly detection. It’s a great episode and you can listen here! https://podcast.chaoss.community/19

CHAOSScast Switching to Bi-Weekly Schedule

CHAOSScast is now on a bi-weekly schedule, because of the cost involved with editing, and hosting the podcast. We are on the lookout for anyone who might be interested in sponsoring! If you or your company would like more information, please reach out to Georg Link (georg@chaoss.community) for a sponsorship prospectus. It’s for an awesome cause!

Hacktoberfest Participation

If you or someone you know has been looking for projects to contribute to during Hacktoberfest, look no further than our very own GrimoireLab and Augur! Both projects will have issues marked for Hacktoberfest participants and would welcome contributions of all kinds!

For more information about Hacktoberfest and what it’s all about, visit https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/.

GSOD Updates

We have two students currently working with us through the Google Season of Docs program: Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia. They are doing amazing work! Here are their most recent updates:

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are in US Central Time (UTC-5) and are held at unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288. We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, September 29
9:00am  CHAOSS SCMS Initiative WG
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, September 30
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, October 1
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at: unomaha.zoom.us/j/720431288

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (Sept 14 – 18, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (Sept 14-18, 2020)

2 New Initiatives Released!

This was a very busy week for the CHAOSS team! This week we released 2 brand new initiatives: our D&I Badging Program and our Community Health Reports. Congratulations to all who were involved in making these happen! If you would like to help us spread the word, you can tweet these, or share them on LinkedIn or any other social media places you happen to be:

Thanks for helping us spread our good news! 🎉🙌

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