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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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CHAOSS Weekly (Sept 7 – 11, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (Sept 7-11, 2020)

New Metrics Video Released

In case you missed it, we released a video for anyone who wants a quick summary of the new metrics and changes with our latest August 2020 release. You can watch on Youtube, or right here: We are considering producing more videos like these, so if there’s anything you think would be a great topic for a video, let us know!

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CHAOSS Weekly (Aug 31- Sept 4, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2020)

Meeting Cancellations – Labor Day Meetings and D&I

Quick point of note if you were planning to attend the Monday App Ecosystem Working Group, the Monday Web Content, or the Wednesday D&I Working Group meetings. These have all been canceled for this week, so if you show up, you’ll be talking to yourself. 🙂

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CHAOSS Weekly (Aug 17-21, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (Aug 17-21, 2020)

Welcome Jaskirat and Xiaoya to GSoD!

We are thrilled to have Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia officially joining CHAOSS under this year’s Google Season of Docs! Jaskirat will be working on the CHAOSS Community Handbook, and Xiaoya will be working with the D&I Badging Program, building out the documentation for applicants, reviewers, and moderators. GSoD runs until December 6 and we can’t wait to see the improvements and changes that they implement over the next few months!

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