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CHAOSS Weekly (September 6-10, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 6-10, 2021)

Join the GrimoireLab Hackathon and Bring Your Ideas to Life!

It’s no secret that the GrimoireLab toolset can be extremely helpful for researchers and data scientists. As such, as part of the 2022 Mining Software Repositories Conference (MSR 2022), the GrimoireLab team will be hosting the (virtual) Hackathon Track.

From the MSR 2022 site:

The GrimoireLab MSR Virtual Hackathon will provide activities typical of the in-person hackathon virtually. For example, defining research questions, forming teams, and scoping problems. Organizers will provide advice on the best ways to conduct data processing and improve performance. The hackathon will also provide the opportunity for participants to work with world-class researchers on relevant problems and research questions.

Please join if you are concerned about better understanding software development and building tools to help researchers and stakeholders better understand how specific software projects perform. Also, if you are interested in adding another tool to your toolbox, the hackathon may help you in your future research. In this hackathon, we will focus on the analysis of free, open source software (FOSS) projects providing free access to their development data, but results will be of potential interest to the industry at large, and of course, to the research community.

The Hackathon and Conference are happening May 23-24, 2022, but you need to show your intent to participate, and submit any project ideas by October 18, 2021. Details on how to participate can be found in the MSR 2022 Hackathon GitHub repository.

You Have 2 More Weeks to Help Review Metrics

As you probably already know, the full month of September is dedicated to our public comment period and review of the proposed metrics for our 2021-10 release. That means you have a little over 2 weeks left to add your input.

Our community is encouraged to review and add comments to these metrics candidates during this 30-day review period. PLEASE feel free to add your input, +1’s, or any other comments to any or all of these 16 metrics:

Thank you so much for your help in making our metrics the best they can be.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-r65szij9-QajX59hkZUct82b0uACA6g. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

Upcoming Meetings

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

Tuesday, September 14

11:00am – Badging Outreach (Agenda & Zoom Link)

12:00pm – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Wednesday, September 15
8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, September 16

10:00am Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda and 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 (August 30-September 3, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 30-September 3, 2021)

No Meetings Today

Due to the US Holiday, there will be no meetings today. All meetings will go back to normal tomorrow. ūüôā See you then!

Evolution Working Group Change to Tuesdays

Starting tomorrow (September 7), the Evolution Working Group will be meeting bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. There are already some interesting metrics being worked on for the next 2022 release, in almost every focus area of the group: code development efficiency, code development activity, code development process quality, and community growth. We encourage you to join this meeting if these topics sound interesting to you!

DEI Badging Initiative Updates

The DEI Badging Initiative hosts 2 meetings a week that you are welcome to join if you would like to help drive this project. These are 30-minute meetings and use a different Zoom link than our usual link:

  • DEI Badging Outreach – Every Tuesday at 10:00 am US Central (Chicago) time. This meeting is about strategies to promote the DEI Badging Initiative to those who may be interested in applying for a badge. (Zoom link is here)
  • DEI Badging Weekly – Every Wednesday at 8:30 am US Central (Chicago) time. This meeting is to discuss general topics around the program. (Zoom link is here)

The DEI Badging Initiative is also looking for more reviewers of potential applicants! If you would like to help make events more inclusive and welcoming, this is your chance. Our DEI Badging Initiative has a very real and tangible impact on the way open source events are organized. If you’d like to be a volunteer for this, please reach out to Matt Cantu, join one of the DEI Badging meetings, or join us in Slack.

Public Comment Period on our Metrics is Open!

From September 1-30, 2021, the public comment and review period is open for all the metrics currently under review. Our community is encouraged to review and add comments to these metrics candidates during this 30-day review period. PLEASE feel free to add your input, +1’s, or any other comments to any or all of these 16 metrics:

Thank you so much for your help in making our metrics the best they can be.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-r65szij9-QajX59hkZUct82b0uACA6g. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the DEI Badging calls) 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, September 6

No meetings – US Holiday

Tuesday, September 7

10:00 am – DEI Badging Outreach (Agenda & Minutes) (Zoom Link)

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

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

Wednesday, September 8

8:00am  Asia РPacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

8:30am DEI Badging Weekly (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, September 9

9:00am 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 (August 23-27, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 23-27, 2021)

Metrics Freeze September 1, 2021, When Public Review Opens

We’ve been leading up to this for a while, but the current metrics candidates will be set for public review on September 1, 2021. This means that metrics won’t be changing and no new metrics will be added for the full month of September, for our 2021-10 release.

Our community is encouraged to review and add comments to these metrics candidates during this 30-day review period. PLEASE feel free to add your input, +1’s, or any other comments to any or all of these 16 metrics:

Thank you so much for your help in making our metrics the best they can be.

No App Ecosystem Working Group Meeting Monday

Because of the US Labor Day Holiday on September 6, there will be no App Ecosystem Working Group meeting (or any other CHAOSS meetings, for that matter). Enjoy a meeting-free day!

Governance Repo Renamed to Community

Today in the Weekly Community Call, we decided to rename the governance repo to community so it can act more as a central place for asynchronous community discussions through issues. It will also help us keep track of action items that arise from the community call, make those community discussions more transparent, and give everyone in the community a place to submit an idea, question, or comment.

If something’s been on your mind, or you’d like to open an issue, we encourage you to do so! https://github.com/chaoss/community.

Metrics Quality Improvements

Over the past few months, a team has been collaborating to develop the Metrics Checklist, which all our new metrics now abide by. This ensures that each metric goes through a process prior to being released, and it helps us keep things organized and on track. It includes steps and checks for process, content quality, and technical requirements, and you can see the checklist here.

We have always upheld the highest quality standards for our metrics, but we also now include measures like translations (Chinese and Spanish), the inclusion of DEI considerations in every metric, and an opt-in list of contributors who helped developed the metric.

Having this checklist makes sure that we don’t leave anything out, so a big shout-out to the team that worked on this: Kevin Lumbard, Georg Link, Vinod Ahuja, Ritik Malik, and Yash Prakash (and others who offered their input).

CHAOSScon Updates!

The CHAOSScon Committee has a few updates for everyone:

  • accepted speakers have been notified and we will be publishing the schedule very soon.
  • the CHAOSS swag has (almost all) arrived in Matt Germonprez’s living room, and it’s awesome.
  • reminder that we will be live-streaming the event, for free, for those who are unable to attend in person.
  • reminder that COVID vaccinations and masks will be required for those attending in person.

Registration is still available for the event, and we can’t wait to see you!

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-r65szij9-QajX59hkZUct82b0uACA6g. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

Upcoming Meetings

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

Wednesday, September 1

8:30am  DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
Thursday, September 2
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
No Meetings on Monday, September 6 because of the US Labor Day Holiday.

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 (August 16-20, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 16-20, 2021)

GSoC 2021 is Wrapping Up 

Once again, the CHAOSS project was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some wonderful students during Google Summer of Code. We are grateful to all our students and look forward to seeing their final project summaries. Our amazing students this year were:

  • Rashmi KA
  • Yash Prakash
  • Anuj Lamoria
  • Dhruv Sachdev
  • Ritik Malik
  • Yeming Gu

Congratulations to everyone, and we hope you continue to be a part of the CHAOSS project! <3

Metrics Models Working Group Will Continue 

After a very successful first meeting last week, it was decided to continue the Metrics Models Working Group meetings on a weekly basis (at least to start with). You can read the notes from the first meeting here.

This group will continue to meet Tuesdays at 6:00 pm US Central/Chicago time (Wednesdays at 7:00 am, Beijing Standard Time). (We realize this time is inconvenient for our European Community, so we encourage you to bring your thoughts to the next App Ecosystem Group meeting on August 23 at 12:00 pm US Central/Chicago time.)

Both calls happen at our Community Zoom channel: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. Please join us!

Reminder: Next Metrics Release Dates

The upcoming metrics freeze is upon us! The October release schedule is as follows:

  • September 1, 2021: Metrics development freeze.
  • September 1 – September 30: Public feedback period on proposed metrics.
  • October 1, 2021 (Approx): 2021-10 Metrics release.

All working groups should strive to bring closure to metrics currently in progress by September 1 if possible.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-r65szij9-QajX59hkZUct82b0uACA6g. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Monday, August 23

12:00pm – App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda and Minutes)

Tuesday, August 24

12:00pm – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Wednesday, August 25

8:00am  Asia РPacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, August 26

9:00am Value 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 (August 10-14, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 10-14, 2021)

New Working Group: Metrics Models

The idea of “metrics models,” or various ways to bring related atomic individual metrics together for different purposes, is an idea that has been floated around and discussed multiple times across multiple working groups and meetings. This will be especially important to the consumers of our metrics as our list of developed metrics continues to grow! Our App Ecosystem Working Group also discusses these ideas, and the CHAOSS community is finally ready to pursue this as its own working group. You are encouraged to participate!

The first meeting of our new Metrics Model Working Group will be Tuesday, August 17 at 6:00 pm US Central/Chicago time. (We realize this time is inconvenient for our European Community, so we encourage you to bring your thoughts to the next App Ecosystem Group meeting on August 23 at 12:00 pm US Central/Chicago time.)

Both calls happen at our Community Zoom channel: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. Please join us!

Office Hours Moving to Bi-Weekly Schedule

We decided at the Community Meeting to change the Zoom Office Hours for newcomers to a bi-weekly schedule. The next Office Hours will be August 23, 2021, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time.

Reminder, if you are a part of the CHAOSS community already, and would like to sign up to host one of these sessions, you can do so here!

CHAOSScast Episode 41: Forecasting Sustainability with Vladimir Filkov and Likang Yin

In this latest episode of CHAOSScast, we were so fortunate to host Vladimir Filkov and Likang Yin of the University of California-Davis and chat about their research in open source communities and attempting to forecast their sustainability. Vladimir and Likang were joined by host Georg Link, and panelists Sean Goggins and Sophia Vargas, and they discussed not only the research itself, but the motivations behind the project, the challenges they overcame, socio-technical systems, and predictability models. One of our more fascinating episodes you’re sure to enjoy. If you aren’t already subscribed, you can download and listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/41.

Community Handbook Featured at GitLab’s Commit Conference

Huge thank you to Jaskirat Singh and Nuritizi Sanchez for representing our amazing Community Handbook at GitLab’s Commit Conference this year. Although it has been a community effort, the handbook came together largely because of Jaskirat’s efforts as one of our GSoC students last year. We are proud that it can now be used as an example for other open source projects to draw upon for inspiration! The title of their talk was “Community Handbook Best Practices for Diversity and Inclusion,” and you can see it in its entirety on YouTube.

Latest Updates from our Students 

We are very proud of all our students working with CHAOSS right now and the impact they are having within the project. Here are some of the latest updates from them:

(GSoC students, feel free to continue to share your updates with our community anytime via the mailing list or Slack!)

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-ptka3wu9-ey~fd3lh7gj2659WVVzFMQ. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, August 17

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

6:00pm Metrics Model Working Group (New!)

Wednesday, August 18

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, August 19

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

CHAOSS Weekly (August 3-7, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 3-7, 2021)

Only a Few Days Left to Submit to CHAOSScon!

The CHAOSScon CfP will be open until August 13, so you have just a few more days to submit a talk! Some suggested topics are:

Software related metrics topics:

  • tutorials
  • walk throughs
  • demos
  • how-to’s
  • new features

Metrics related topics:

  • metrics strategy
  • deep dive into the use of metrics
  • failure of metrics in practice
  • lessons learned, use cases, and case studies
  • proposals for new metrics
  • new visualizations

Do you have something to share in one of these areas? We highly encourage you to send in an abstract.

You can also now register for Open Source Summit, and the CHAOSScon add-on. CHAOSScon is happening in-person (and virtually) September 30 in Seattle, immediately following the OSS conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available! We’d be incredibly grateful for your company’s support, and your sponsorship will help us improve our DEI efforts for the conference.

Latest Updates from our Students 

We are so proud of the amazing work coming from all our 2021 GSoC and Summer-OSPP students. You can read about all their progress here:

Keep up the amazing work, everyone!

Upcoming CHAOSS Community Talks at OSSummit and OSPOCon

Some members of the CHAOSS community have upcoming talks at conferences, so we’d like to help them spread the word! If you’re attending the upcoming OSSummit/OSPOCon, we encourage you to check them out:

If you have an upcoming talk and would like to include it in the CHAOSSweekly, let Elizabeth know or add it to our spreadsheet.

Next Metrics Release Dates

As a point of note, the upcoming metric release schedule is as follows:

  • September 1, 2021: Metrics development freeze.
  • September 1 – September 30: Public feedback period on proposed metrics.
  • October 1, 2021 (Approx): 2021-10 Metrics release.

All working groups should strive to bring closure to metrics currently in progress by September 1 if possible.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-r65szij9-QajX59hkZUct82b0uACA6g. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Wednesday, August 10

8:00am  Asia РPacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, August 11

9:00am 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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (July 19-23, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (July 19-23, 2021)

CHAOSScon Registration, CfP and Sponsorship are OPEN!

The CHAOSScon CfP will be open until August 13, so you have just a few more weeks to submit a talk! Read on for ideas around suggested topics:

Software related metrics topics:

  • tutorials
  • walk throughs
  • demos
  • how-to’s
  • new features

Metrics related topics:

  • metrics strategy
  • deep dive into the use of metrics
  • failure of metrics in practice
  • lessons learned, use cases, and case studies
  • proposals for new metrics
  • new visualizations

Do you have something to share in one of these areas? We highly encourage you to send in an abstract.

You can also now register for Open Source Summit, and the CHAOSScon add-on. CHAOSScon is happening in-person (and virtually) September 30 in Seattle, immediately following the OSS conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available! We’d be incredibly grateful for your company’s support, and your sponsorship will help us improve our DEI efforts for the conference.

Week 7 Updates from our GSoC Students 

There are only a few weeks left of this GSoC session! We are very proud of the progress our students have made thus far. They are working on some very interesting things, and you can read about their progress here:

Keep up the amazing work, everyone!

Website Migration Complete

The CHAOSS website has now been moved to a new server, which will give us a little more flexibility and control with regard to admin duties and functionality of the site. You should not see a difference between the old site and the new, but if you come across anything that looks broken or isn’t working the way it should, please file an issue in the website repository. Big thank you’s go out to those who have helped us test everything, and to Kevin Lumbard and Sean Goggins who made the migration happen. We appreciate you!!

Reminder: Zoom Office Hours Now Open Every Monday 

Last week, we started hosting open office hours on Mondays for newcomers to the CHAOSS project. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a time when one of the CHAOSS community will be openly available on Zoom to answer any questions you have. No registration needed; you can just hop on the CHAOSS Community Zoom call any time during the 2-hour window, and leave when your question has been answered.

Come say hello and we’ll help you find what you need!

And here’s a reminder that if you’re already a member of the CHAOSS community and would like to help out with this initiative, you can sign up for a 2-hour slot here.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-r65szij9-QajX59hkZUct82b0uACA6g. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Monday, July 26

12:00pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Tuesday, July 27

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

Wednesday, July 28

8:00am  Asia РPacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, July 29

9:00am 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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (July 12-16, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (July 12-16, 2021)

Successful Grace Hopper Open Source Day!

We had the opportunity to take part in Grace Hopper Conference’s first virtual Open Source Day through the Augur project, and it was a rousing success! We were able to include more first-time contributors than we ever have in the past. A big thank you goes out to Srishti Guleria for assisting as a mentor, and Sean Goggins for guiding the way. We hope to continue our participation in future GHC Open Source Day events!

CHAOSScast Episode #39: Leaderboards and Metrics at Drupal.org with Matthew Tift and Tim Lehnen

This week we were delighted to host Matthew Tift and Tim Lehnen from the Drupal project on CHAOSScast. Host Georg Link and panelist Nicole Huesman joined Matthew and Tim to discuss all the amazing work Drupal has done to improve community health, inclusivity and engagement, and the potential pitfalls of using leaderboards as measures to track contributions. They also talked about how to measure non-code contributions and tracking and measuring corporate sponsorship and influence. This was a great episode that you can listen to here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/39.

CHAOSScon Registration, CfP and Sponsorship are OPEN!

You can now register for Open Source Summit, and the CHAOSScon add-on. CHAOSScon is happening in-person (and virtually) September 30 in Seattle, immediately following the OSS conference.

Also, we encourage you to check out our Call for Proposals and submit a talk! Read on for ideas around suggested topics:

Software related metrics topics:

  • tutorials
  • walk throughs
  • demos
  • how-to’s
  • new features

Metrics related topics:

  • metrics strategy
  • deep dive into the use of metrics
  • failure of metrics in practice
  • lessons learned, use cases, and case studies
  • proposals for new metrics
  • new visualizations

Do you have something to share in one of these areas? We highly encourage you to send in an abstract.

Latest Updates from our GSoC Students 

Here is the latest from our GSoC students, who are continuing to work hard and contribute impactful changes to the CHAOSS project. We are so grateful for their work!

(GSoC students, feel free to continue to share your updates with our community anytime via the mailing list or Slack!)

Reminder: Zoom Office Hours Now Open Every Monday 

Last week, we started hosting open office hours on Mondays for newcomers to the CHAOSS project. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a time when one of the CHAOSS community will be openly available on Zoom to answer any questions you have. No registration needed; you can just hop on the CHAOSS Community Zoom call any time during the 2-hour window, and leave when your question has been answered.

Come say hello and we’ll help you find what you need!

And here’s a reminder that if you’re already a member of the CHAOSS community and would like to help out with this initiative, you can sign up for a 2-hour slot here.

Only One Workshop Left for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

You still have time to join one of our upcoming workshop series. 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.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-ptka3wu9-ey~fd3lh7gj2659WVVzFMQ. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, July 20

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

Wednesday, July 21

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, July 22

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

CHAOSS Weekly (July 5-9, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (July 5-9, 2021)

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group Meeting at 1:00 pm US Central/Chicago Today

Here’s not only a reminder that our App Ecosystem Working Group meets today, but also that it’s taking place an hour later, at 1:00 pm US Central/Chicago Time. This time change will be for today only, and they will be discussing event metrics. You can join this meeting at our regular Zoom channel: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss.

CHAOSScon Registration, CfP and Sponsorship are OPEN!

You can now register for Open Source Summit, and the CHAOSScon add-on. CHAOSScon is happening in-person (and virtually) September 30 in Seattle, immediately following the OSS conference.

Also, we encourage you to check out our Call for Proposals and submit a talk! Read on for ideas around suggested topics:

Software related metrics topics:

  • tutorials
  • walk throughs
  • demos
  • how-to’s
  • new features

Metrics related topics:

  • metrics strategy
  • deep dive into the use of metrics
  • failure of metrics in practice
  • lessons learned, use cases, and case studies
  • proposals for new metrics
  • new visualizations

Do you have something to share in one of these areas? We highly encourage you to send in an abstract.

Week 5 Updates from our GSoC Students – Halfway There!

The Google Summer of Code project is halfway complete! It’s hard to believe how quickly time is passing. We always like to share updates from some of our students, because they are all doing really great work!

We know you’re all working hard, so keep up the great work! You’re doing amazing things.

Reminder: Zoom Office Hours Now Open Every Monday 

Last week, we started hosting open office hours on Mondays for newcomers to the CHAOSS project. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a time when one of the CHAOSS community will be openly available on Zoom to answer any questions you have. No registration needed; you can just hop on the CHAOSS Community Zoom call any time during the 2-hour window, and leave when your question has been answered.

Come say hello and we’ll help you find what you need!

And here’s a reminder that if you’re already a member of the CHAOSS community and would like to help out with this initiative, you can sign up for a 2-hour slot here.

Only a Few Workshops Left for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

You still have time to join one of our upcoming workshop series. 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.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-ptka3wu9-ey~fd3lh7gj2659WVVzFMQ. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Monday, July 12

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

Tuesday, July 13

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

Wednesday, July 14

8:00am  Asia РPacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, July 15

9:00am 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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (June 28-July 2, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (June 28-July 2, 2021)

Congratulations to Sevagen, Our Summer OSPP2021 Student!

As part of the Summer Open Source Promotion Plan 2021 sponsored by ISCAS (Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences) and openEuler, Veerasamy Sevagen will be joining CHAOSS for 3 months to work on GrimoireLab. Sevagen will be mentored by Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula and will be working to improve the GrimoireLab tutorial. We are very happy to officially have you on board, Sevagen!

CHAOSScon CfP and Sponsorship is Open, Registration Almost There

You can now register for Open Source Summit, but the CHAOSScon add-on is not yet available (contrary to our tweet yesterday, whoops!). CHAOSScon is happening in-person (and virtually) September 30 in Seattle, immediately following the OSS conference.

We would love it if you could help us spread the word about the CfP to CHAOSScon, and about our corporate sponsorship opportunities.¬† ¬†You can read more about this year’s CHAOSScon on our site. Hope to see you all, either virtually or in person!

CHAOSS Meetup July 8 in Beijing

Our Chinese CHAOSS community is hosting a meetup in Beijing on July 8. If you are part of that community, or if you have friends or colleagues in the area who you think might be interested in attending, please help us spread the word! The community is amazing, and this will be a very informative and interesting meetup about community health metrics and the CHAOSS project. More information can be found on the event registration page. If you have questions, you can connect with our community in our Chinese slack channel.

Week 4 Updates from our GSoC Students 

We wanted to share a few updates from some of our GSoC students, who are starting strong on their summer journeys with CHAOSS!

We know you’re all working hard, so keep up the great work and keep being awesome!

Reminder: Zoom Office Hours Now Open Every Monday 

Last week, we started hosting open office hours on Mondays for newcomers to the CHAOSS project. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a time when one of the CHAOSS community will be openly available on Zoom to answer any questions you have. No registration needed; you can just hop on the CHAOSS Community Zoom call any time during the 2-hour window, and leave when your question has been answered.

Come say hello and we’ll help you find what you need!

And here’s a reminder that if you’re already a member of the CHAOSS community and would like to help out with this initiative, you can sign up for a 2-hour slot here.

Only a Few Workshops Left for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

You still have time to join one of our upcoming workshop series. 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.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! https://join.slack.com/t/chaoss-workspace/shared_invite/zt-ptka3wu9-ey~fd3lh7gj2659WVVzFMQ. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, July 6

11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes) (The first Tuesday of the month is always a super special edition!)

Wednesday, July 7

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, July 8

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