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CHAOSS Weekly (January 10-14, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 10 - 14, 2022)

Changes to Office Hours

Our open Office Hours for newcomers will reconvene on Tuesday, February 1 and will happen every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. Feel free to join as you wish at any time during that hour at https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. No registration is needed and you can ask anything you want about the CHAOSS project!

CHAOSScast Episode 50: Recognizing all Kinds of Labor in Open Source Ecosystems with Amanda, Katie, and John

This week, we join Amanda Casari (Google), Katie McLaughlin (Google), and John Meluso (University of Vermont) to discuss Project OCEAN (Open-Source Complex Ecosystems And Networks) and the challenges and strategies around making sure all open source contributions to a project are acknowledged and counted. They also discuss our Types of Contributions Metric, and the complexities of the open source ecosystem. Along with Amanda, Katie, and John, join Georg Link, Matt Germonprez, and Sophia Vargas in one of our most interesting episodes yet. You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/50. (Also it’s our 50th episode so a big shout-out to our CHAOSScast team! Hooray! 🎉)

CHAOSScon 2021 Videos Now on CHAOSStube

The CHAOSScon NA 2021 talks are now available on our Youtube channel (CHAOSStube). You can see the full list here and the videos included are:

Thanks to the audio team who spent many hours recording, editing and uploading these videos, and thanks to the speakers for sharing their insights with us!

Help Give Us a Name

Many communities give themselves a collective name to help define a collective identity and build unity among the community members. The CHAOSS community decided to do just that at the last community meeting. We opened a poll to help us figure out what our name should be, and we’d love love love your input!

Please help us decide by voting in this sliding poll here: https://voteupapp.com/shared/lCHNiOfnO

Welcome Newcomers!

We’ve seen a lot of new faces and names recently, so we just want to welcome you to the CHAOSS Community. We have a handy form that lets us get to know you a little more, so we can help point you in the right direction when getting started in CHAOSS. If you’re new to the community and you haven’t yet filled this form out, we’d love it if you could do that here.

We also highly recommend you attend one of our CHAOSS Community Weekly Meetings, happening every Tuesday at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. If you can’t make that, you can see previous recordings of our meetings on CHAOSStube. You can also join our open Office Hours starting in February, happening every Tuesday at 9:00 am US Central/Chicago time.

Reach out to us on Slack or via email if you have any questions!

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, January 18

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 19

8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, January 20

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 (December 10, 2021-January 10, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (December 10, 2021-January 10, 2022)

CHAOSS is back! 

We have officially returned from our end-of-year break, and we are so happy to be getting back in the swing of things. We also want to welcome the newcomers who popped in Slack over our break. We are glad you’re here! For anyone new or who may have stepped away from CHAOSS for a while, here are some reminders about how you can connect with us:

  • Virtual meetings happen all the time here, and they’re all resuming this week. There’s a list below, but also you can see the full calendar on our Participate Page. Our meetings are recorded and posted to our CHAOSStube Youtube Channel, if you want to see what one of our meetings is like.
  • We have a Slack channel that we’d love for you to join.
  • Our mailing list is low-traffic, but active.
  • You can also connect and keep up to date via Twitter.
  • Our Chinese Community is very large and active, and you can find specific details on participating on our Participate Page.

Looking forward to connecting with you!

CHAOSScast Episode 49: CHAOSS Community Year 2021 in Review

On this fun episode of CHAOSScast, some of our CHAOSScast panelists and hosts join together to share some of the progress made by CHAOSS in 2021. Join Georg, Sean, Matt, Willem, Dawn, Nicole, Elizabeth, and Xiaoya to hear about our DEI Badging Initiative, metrics advances, metrics models, the growth of our Chinese Community, CHAOSScon, and more. They also discuss where the CHAOSS project is headed and some of their favorite CHAOSScast episodes from 2021. This is a casual episode and a joy to listen to! You can hear it here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/49.

CHAOSS in the News

We are always happy when CHAOSS is mentioned in publications, blogs, or news articles, because… well… it’s exciting, and we want to share with our community. So if you see us mentioned somewhere, please let us know! 😊

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Releases Updated Metrics for Event Organizers

On the CHAOSS blog, Georg Link shares progress from the work of our App Ecosystem Working Group with regard to metrics for event organizers. In the post, he outlines the 4 goals that event organizers have with events, and how individual metrics can be used to measure progress in support of these goals:

  • Goal 1: Retaining and Attracting Contributors
  • Goal 2: Have Engaging Events
  • Goal 3: Understanding Company Contributions to Event
  • Goal 4: Ensure Events Contribute Towards Diversity and Skill Gaps in the Community

You can read the full blog post here, along with a link to the slide deck describing these metrics in greater detail.

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).

Monday, January 10
12:00pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda and Minutes)

Tuesday, January 11
10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

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

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

Wednesday, January 12
8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

8:30am – DEI Badging Weekly (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, January 13
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 (November 29-December 3, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 29-December 3, 2021)

Reminder: End-of-Year Meeting Schedule

We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the end-of-year meeting schedule for various CHAOSS community groups.

CHAOSS Office Hours, Working Groups & Community Meeting:

  • No meetings December 10, 2021-January 10, 2022

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group:

  • No meetings between now and January 10, 2022

DEI Badging and DEI Badging Outreach:

  • No meetings between now and January 4, 2022

The calendar on our Participate Page should be up-to-date, but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment in Slack or on the mailing list. There are a few of us that are usually around, regardless. 🙂 Happy holidays!

CHAOSScast Episode 49: CHAOSS Community Year 2021 in Review

This week’s podcast took a little different approach and celebrated the CHAOSS community with Georg Link, Sean Goggins, Matt Germonprez, Willem Jiang, Nicole Huesman, Xiaoya Xia, Dawn Foster, and Elizabeth Barron. Join us as we talk about all things CHAOSS in 2021:

  • Mentorship programs
  • Software updates
  • International growth
  • CHAOSScast
  • Metrics & the release process
  • DEI Badging and reflection
  • Data ethics
  • CHAOSScon

And more! This was personally very fun to be a part of. If you’d like a quick recap of everything that’s been going on with CHAOSS, this is the episode for you! https://podcast.chaoss.community/49

Last CHAOSSweekly of the Year

This was a light edition, and it will be the last of the year. If you have anything to submit to the newsletter for next year, feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Barron (elizabeth@chaoss.community). See you all in 2022!

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, December 7

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

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

Wednesday, December 8

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

Thursday, December 9

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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 22-26 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 22-26, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode 48: Creating Appreciative Communities and Implicit Mentoring with Anita Sarma and Iftekhar Ahmed

In this episode, Georg Link and Sean Goggins chat with Anita Sarma (Oregon State University) and Iftekhar Ahmed (University of California, Irvine) about their research into the inner workings of open source communities, what makes some communities more successful than others, and how that success affects the community itself. This is a fascinating episode about implicit mentoring, socio-technical systems, and the metrics behind them. You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/48.

Reminder: End-of-Year Meeting Schedule

We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the end-of-year meeting schedule for various CHAOSS community groups.

CHAOSS Office Hours, Working Groups & Community Meeting:

  • No meetings December 10, 2021-January 10, 2022

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group:

  • No meetings between now and January 10, 2022

DEI Badging and DEI Badging Outreach:

  • No meetings between now and January 4, 2022

The calendar on our Participate Page should be up-to-date, but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment in Slack or on the mailing list. There are a few of us that are usually around, regardless. 🙂 Happy holidays!

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, November 30

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

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

Wednesday, December 1

8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, December 2

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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 15-19, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 15-19, 2021)

End-of-Year Meeting Schedule

We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the end-of-year meeting schedule for various CHAOSS community groups.

CHAOSS Office Hours, Working Groups & Community Meeting:

  • No meetings November 22-26, 2021 (US Thanksgiving holiday)
  • No meetings December 10, 2021-January 10, 2022 (End-of-year Break)

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group:

  • No meetings between now and January 10, 2022

DEI Badging and DEI Badging Outreach:

  • No meetings between now and January 4, 2022

The calendar on our Participate Page should be up-to-date, but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment in Slack or on the mailing list. There are a few of us that are usually around, regardless. 🙂 Happy holidays!

CHAOSScast China Launched! 

Huge thank you to Xiaoya Xia who is spearheading the launch of CHAOSScast’s sister podcast in Chinese! This podcast is available here https://www.ximalaya.com/keji/54433824/ so if you have ideas for guests or topics to be discussed please reach out! There are several ways for you to connect with our Chinese community, all listed on our Participate Page. Congratulations to Xiaoya for bringing CHAOSScast to a new level! We are extremely excited about this new venture.

Learning More About Contributing to CHAOSS

Several weeks ago, Matt Cantu published a blog post about common ways people connect with and join the CHAOSS community. The idea is to make this a more visible and permanent part of our website, but in the meantime, it’s a great guide to just getting started with us. You can read the blog post here and if you’re new to the community, it’s highly recommended reading. Thanks, Matt!

Reminder: Joining the CHAOSS Community

We are trying something new in the CHAOSS Community! If you’d like to get more involved with the community but aren’t sure where to start, we have a handy form for you to fill out. After that, our Community Manager (Elizabeth) will reach out to you with some guidance on where to go next. We’d love to have you participate!

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

No upcoming meetings this week.

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 8-12, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 8-12, 2021)

Minor Changes to Monthly Meeting

We decided at the last CHAOSS Community Weekly Meeting to change the format of our Monthly Meetings. Previously, these meetings were held on the first Tuesday of the month during our weekly community call, and they were meant to provide a brief summary of what’s happening in each of the working groups. We decided to roll these updates into the natural flow of the weekly community meetings instead of lumping them all into one giant meeting. Moving forward, you can expect to see working group updates peppered in amongst the regular weekly meeting agendas.

And just as a reminder, weekly meetings happen on Tuesdays at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago Time Zone. You can join them via our Zoom Channel and you can check your timezone here. These meetings are a great way to get to know the CHAOSS community and what we’re all about. If you’re new to the community we highly recommend attending, if you’re able to!

Reminder: Joining the CHAOSS Community

We are trying something new in the CHAOSS Community! If you’d like to get more involved with the community but aren’t sure where to start, we have a handy form for you to fill out. After that, our Community Manager (Elizabeth) will reach out to you with some guidance on where to go next. We’d love to have you participate!

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).

Monday, November 15

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

Tuesday, November 16

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 17

8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

8:30am – DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, November 18

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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 1-5, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 1-5, 2021)

Reminder – Double-Check Meeting Times

As the US changed clocks for Daylight Savings Time over the weekend, we have caught up with most of the rest of the world. And because all CHAOSS meetings align with the US Central/Chicago time zone, it might be wise to double-check when the meetings are happening for your location.

You can join the CHAOSS Slack channel and the meeting reminders posted in the #general channel will automatically adjust themselves to your time zone, or you can use a date-time conversion tool like this one.

Hope to see you soon!

DEI Badging 3.0 Released!

Congratulations to the DEI Badging Team for releasing the latest version of our DEI Badging Initiative for events. The goals for this release were to add new metrics to the checklist, improve the reviewer guidelines, and update the README for clarity. The release met those goals and included the following changes:

  • DEI badging repo folded into event-diversity-and-inclusion
  • Combined Attendee and Speaker Demographics into one metric: Event Demographics
  • Added Inclusive Experience at Event, and Time Inclusion for Virtual Events to the checklist
  • Clarified documentation in multiple places
  • Added more reviewers

The DEI Badging Initiative passed its one year mark and continues to make a huge impact on the open source event ecosystem, as it has now badged 42 events!

CHAOSScast Episode #47 – Building the GrimoireLab Tutorial through OSPP with Veerasamy Sevagen

This week we had the pleasure of hosting our student that participated in the Summer 2021 OSPP (Open Source Promotion Plan). This was a new mentorship program for CHAOSS and we were fortunate to have Veerasamy Sevagen join us. Listen to hear more about the program, the GrimoireLab tutorial Sevagen built and, his experience with being a part of the CHAOSS community. https://podcast.chaoss.community/47.

Joining the CHAOSS Community

We are trying something new in the CHAOSS Community! If you’d like to get more involved with the community but aren’t sure where to start, we have a handy form for you to fill out. After that, our Community Manager (Elizabeth) will reach out to you with some guidance on where to go next. We’d love to have you participate!

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, November 9

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 10

8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, November 11

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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (October 25-29, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 25-29, 2021)

Reminder – Meeting Times May Be Temporarily Different For You

It’s that time of year again when some clocks change and others don’t, and the ones that do change don’t all change at the same time. (We’ve made keeping track of time very hard for ourselves in general, haven’t we?) Anyway, this is your semi-yearly reminder that all CHAOSS meetings align with the US Central/Chicago time zone. 

Please double-check the relative time for you, at least until the US catches up and we are all back on the same page. Alternatively, you can join the CHAOSS Slack channel and the meeting reminders posted in the #general channel will automatically adjust themselves to your time zone.

Hope to see you soon!

2021-10 Chinese Translated Metrics Release Announcement

We would be remiss in not bringing attention to our first-ever Metrics Release that has been fully translated into Chinese. We wanted to especially recognize the members of our Chinese community that have made this happen: Yehui Wang,  Xiaoya Xia, zhongjun2, Clement Li,  King Gao, and RoyceCAI. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to making our metrics release available to our Chinese community and those interested in community health metrics. We also want to thank Yash Prakash and Ritik Malik for assisting with this enormous task! 

You can see the full PDF of our metrics in the Chinese language here.

CHAOSScast Episodes #46 – Social Science Theories with Erin Staples from Orbit

On last week’s CHAOSScast episode, Georg Link and Venia Logan speak with Erin Staples from Orbit about applying social science theories from other communities to open source. They discuss creating and maintaining welcoming and inclusive spaces, making sure your contributors feel valued, and the lessons we can glean from Fandom spaces. They also discuss issues like maintainer burnout, the way we craft online spaces, and several other interesting topics. You won’t want to miss this episode and you can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/46.

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).

Monday, November 1

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

Tuesday, November 2

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 3

8:00am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

8:30am – DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, November 4

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/

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (October 11-15, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 11-15, 2021)

2021-10 Metrics Release Announcement

We are very excited to announce the latest release of our open source community health metrics! This release is a special one for us because it marks the first time the metrics were released as part of our Metrics Automated Release System (or, affectionately known as MARS). 

This release includes 16 new or revised metrics and 6 new or revised focus areas across our Working Groups and brings our total number of developed metrics to 70. 

We’d like to acknowledge the hard work of everyone in our Working Groups, and extend a special thank you to our Metrics Release Team:

  • Ritik Malik
  • Yash Prakash
  • Georg Link
  • Kevin Lumbard

For full documentation of all our developed metrics, please reference this PDF of our 2010-10 Metrics Release. (This version is in English, and a Chinese translation will be released shortly).

Check Out the Latest CHAOSScast Episodes

Life has been moving fast here at CHAOSS, and we wanted to highlight some of the recent episodes of CHAOSScast, in case you missed them!

Episode 42: Hidden Infrastructure: The Foundations of Open Source with Josh Simmons. In this episode, Georg Link, Brian Proffitt, and Daniel Izquierdo spoke with Josh Simmons (Tidelift) about open source sustainability in projects and foundations, and how this can impact community health.

Episode 43: Growing the CHAOSS Community Globally – CHAOSS 社区的全球化故事 – with Xiaoya, Willem, King, and Clement. Our Chinese community is growing in leaps and bounds, and in this episode, Georg Link talks with Xiaoya Xia, Willem Jiang, Gaokun (King), and Clement Li about the impact of measuring community health in a global context. They also chat about the work that is being done in the Asia-Pacific Region in advancing the understanding of open source community health.

Episode 44: GSOC: MARS Project (Metrics Automated Release System) with Ritik Malik and Yash Prakash. The MARS project was implemented under the Google Summer of Code session this summer. In this episode, Georg Link, Matt Germonprez, Kevin Lumbard, Ritik Malik, and Yash Prakash chat about the development and implementation of the system and their experience in participating in GSoC with CHAOSS.

Episode 45: Fireside Chat: Metrics Strategy with Daniel, Sean, and Venia. There’s no denying that there can be pitfalls, challenges, and caveats when dealing with open source community metrics. In this episode, Daniel Izquierdo, Sean Goggins, and Venia Logan talk about the relevance of metrics, frameworks for implementation, challenges with data, and much more.

Of course, you can subscribe to CHAOSScast on any of your favorite platforms, or listen to any individual episode on the CHAOSScast Site.

Meeting Cancellations – Please Note

It’s conference season again, which means that some of the meetings this week will be canceled due to community members traveling.

  • App Ecosystem meeting today was canceled and will be meeting next on November 1.
  • DEI Badging Outreach (10/19) and Weekly Meeting (10/20) are both canceled this week. They will both resume a regular schedule next week.

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, October 19

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

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

Wednesday, October 20

8:00am – Asia-Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, October 21

9:00am – Value Working Group (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 (September 27-October 8, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 27-October 8, 2021)

We Shipped CHAOSScon & Would Love Your Feedback!

Huge thank you to everyone who took part in CHAOSScon, either virtually or in person! We wanted to first recognize and thank our amazing lineup of speakers, who made the event what it was!

  • Emma Irwin
  • Kevin Lumbard & Elizabeth Barron
  • Isabella Ferreira
  • Stephen Jacobs & Emi Simpson
  • Xiaoya Xia & King Gao
  • Sean Goggins
  • Anita Ihuman
  • Dawn Foster
  • Lucas Gonze
  • Kaylea Champion

In case you missed them, the slides from all our speakers are available on the CHAOSScon Event website. Recordings from the talks are in the process of being published to our Youtube channel, so keep your eyes out for those!

It was challenging to integrate virtual and in-person experiences, and we also wanted to recognize all those on the CHAOSScon planning committee for shipping such a great event!

  • Anita Ihuman
  • Daniel Izquierdo
  • Dawn Foster
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Georg Link
  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Matt Cantu
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Matthew Tift
  • Ray Paik
  • Sean Goggins
  • Sophia Vargas
  • Vinod Ahuja

The planning committee would also greatly appreciate your feedback if you attended CHAOSScon this year, either virtually or in person. Here is a short form in which you can share your experiences and ideas to make the next CHAOSScon even better. (You can also drop a comment in the CHAOSScon 2022 issue in our Community repo.)

Thanks again to everyone for making this a truly memorable event.🙏❤️

Announcing All In: Open Sourcing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

CHAOSS is very proud to be partnering with GitHub, The Linux Foundation, Red Hat, several Universities, and many others, as a founding partner in the All In project. All In is an open source community that is dedicated to advancing DEI in an “open source” way: collaboratively, transparently, and iteratively. By bringing together corporations, universities, and organizations like CHAOSS, we aim to create more inclusive and welcoming open source projects. This is an exciting partnership for CHAOSS, and you can read more about it through the website, or their GitHub repo.

Metrics Freeze and Upcoming 2021-10 Release

The Metrics Release Team is working hard to finalize this latest round of metrics and Working Group changes. This release is one of our most productive iterations, and also will be our first fully automated release (via MARS!). We are on schedule to release the English version of our metrics next week, and the Chinese version the week after. If you have any questions about the release, you can reach out to the Metrics Release Team on our Slack channel, or send a note to our Mailing List.

Congratulations to Veerasamy Sevagen! 

We wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Sevagen for being our first student to participate in and successfully complete a project through the Summer 2021 OSPP! Sevagen worked on documentation for the GrimoireLab tutorial, and you can read his final report and blog post here. Fantastic job, Sevagen!

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, October 12

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 13
8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, October 14

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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