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CHAOSS Weekly (September 12-16, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 12-16, 2022)

Reminder: CHAOSS Meetings Resume This Week

We took a little break last week from our usually scheduled meetings, but all regular meetings resume this week. A full list can be seen below and all meetings are held on our CHAOSS Zoom channel: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. Hope you can join us!

Reminder: Take the CHAOSS Community Survey

Last week we announced that the CHAOSS Community Survey wsa open! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with being a part of the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Video Editing

We are looking for someone to help us make the in-person talks at CHAOSScon available for everyone! If you have experience with video editing software and would be able to separate the individual talks and add some CHAOSS brand elements, we would appreciate the help. Once we have talks broken into individual videos, we can upload them to YouTube. We estimate the video editing will take 1-2 hours, and will make a huge impact in helping others learn from the talks that were given at CHAOSScon. Please reach out to Georg Link or Elizabeth Barron on Slack if you are able to take this on.

CHAOSScon Slides and Pre-Recorded Talks Available

As mentioned above, we are working on posting recordings of the in-person talks from CHAOSScon. But in the meantime, we welcome you to watch the three pre-recorded talks, which are now on CHAOSStube:

The slides from the in-person talks are also available on our CHAOSScon page, under Schedule.

Congratulations to our GSOC Graduates!

Last week also brought the end to our 2022 Google Summer of Code cohort. We wanted to recognize and extend a heartfelt congratulations to the following mentees who successfully completed their projects!

We also want to recognize the many CHAOSS mentors who spent a lot of time working with our GSOC mentees:

  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Ritik Malik
  • Yehui Wang
  • Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula
  • Sean Goggins
  • Andrew Brain
  • Vinod Ahuja
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Matt Cantu Snell

Together, you all made a huge impact on CHAOSS and our community!

New Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time, starting October 5. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone here.

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, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, September 20
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, September 21
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, September 22
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

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 (September 5-9 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 5-9, 2022)

Announcing the CHAOSS Community Survey! 

During the opening remarks at CHAOSScon, the CHAOSS Community Survey was announced! We highly encourage everyone in the CHAOSS community to take this survey and share their thoughts and experiences with being a part of the CHAOSS community.

From our blog post announcement:

A core value of CHAOSS is centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. In order to make our community more welcoming and inclusive and continue to center DEI, we have been working with our DEI Audit team to develop a community survey. With this survey, we hope to increase our understanding of community members’ experiences within CHAOSS, and surface areas for improving our policies and practices.

Please feel free to read the full blog post for more details on the survey, and help us make our community more welcoming and inclusive for all!

That’s a Wrap! CHAOSSconEU 2022 was Awesome!

Today was CHAOSSconEU 2022, a co-located event with Open Source Summit in Dublin, Ireland. With around 45 people in attendance either in-person or via the livestream, we heard talks on a variety of topics from being a newcomer in the CHAOSS project to the technical limitations of datasets used for measuring community health.

We will be releasing the videos and slides, but in the meantime please enjoy this photo of the whole Dublin CHAOSSconEU crew. We are grateful for all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and all those who made the event possible!

Reminder – No Meetings This Week

Because CHAOSScon and OSSEU are happening this week, many of our community members will be busy and traveling, so we usually cancel meetings this week to give everyone a little break.

See you all next week!

GSoC Wraps Up

Today is the final day for our Google Summer of Code students to complete their projects. We are incredibly proud of all the work done by these amazing folks, and extend a huge congratulations to all who successfully completed their mentorship!

Also – shout out to all the mentors who have been working with these folks for the past few months! We appreciate you taking the time to guide them along their journey.

Upcoming Meetings

Nothing to see here because of CHAOSScon.  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 (August 29-September 2 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 29-September 2, 2022)

No Meetings Next Week! 

Because CHAOSScon and OSSEU are happening next week, many of our community members will be busy and traveling, so we usually cancel meetings this week to give everyone a little break.

One point of note is that the Web Content group will meet on Thursday, September 8 at 8:00 am US Central Chicago time instead of meeting next week.

See you all in two weeks!

CHAOSS Africa Twitter Spaces Update

Our CHAOSS Africa community continues to grow and achieve great things! The Twitter Spaces held on August 18 was a huge success, with over 60 people attending. Topics discussed with the guest speakers were:

  • The barrier of access to resources for contribution (laptops, internet)
  • The lack of representation and African mentors in open source projects
  • The success of financial internships in Africa (Outreachy, GSoC)

The recording is available here.

If you’d like to get involved or connect with this community, you can join them in the #CHAOSS-Africa Slack channel to learn more.

CHAOSScast Episode #64 – Policy for Open Source in Amsterdam with Maurice Hendriks

We are absolutely thrilled to have hosted Maurice Hendriks from the City of Amsterdam to talk about Amsterdam’s Policy on Open Source. Maurice strives to use open source software to increase transparency into Government information and technology. Hosts Georg Link and Sean Goggins talk with Maurice about how open source affects the social systems of cities like Amsterdam, the difference between open source and open data, and how to include sustainability in open source for social good. Listen to this unique take on the role of open source software in government on any of your favorite platforms or on the CHAOSScast website here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/64.

Last Week for GSOC Projects!  

This is the last week for GSOC students to finish up their projects, and we are so proud of all the hard work our mentees have done! We hope you will all stay in the CHAOSS community and continue to participate. Stay tuned for links to all the students’ final project summaries.

Upcoming Meetings

Nothing to see here because of CHAOSScon.  See you in 2 weeks! ☺️

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 22-26, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 22-26, 2022)

New CHAOSS Project: Interview Campaign with Underrepresented Groups

In the DEI Working Group, we have long acknowledged our own limited lens with which we view DEI metrics in open source. For a long time, we have been thinking about interviewing those not in the CHAOSS community, who are underrepresented in tech and have insight to share with us. Until now, we haven’t had a champion to take this project on and move forward with it. We are so grateful to Anita Ihuman for taking the lead on this project and driving its progress! Anita drafted an initial proposal, which is open to feedback from the community. She would also welcome your participation on this team. Here is the initial issue where the discussion and idea originated, so feel free to comment on the issue, comment on the proposal, or reach out to Anita on Slack if you would like to be a part of this important project.

CHAOSScast Episode #63: Revisiting Communities with Jono Bacon

In the latest episode of CHAOSScast, we have the pleasure of hosting Jono Bacon once again! Jono was a previous guest on CHAOSScast (#7!) and it was a joy to continue and revisit that conversation two years later. Jono joins hosts Georg Link and Venia Logan, and special guest Lori Goldman to talk about all things community management. Jono talks about the three key responsibilities of a Community Manager, and what the future looks like for the role. They also talk about tooling for community managers and how the future of Web3 fits into the picture. You won’t want to miss this episode, and you can listen right now by going to https://podcast.chaoss.community/63.

Congratulations Outreachy Student Precious Onyewuchi! 

We wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our Outreachy student Precious Onyewuchi for successfully completing her internship with CHAOSS! Precious’s project was to make Augur documentation more inclusive and easier for newcomers. Not only did she submit many helpful PRs improving the documentation, she extended her CHAOSS community participation in a variety of ways. Precious regularly attended and even facilitated a few DEI Working Group meetings, and reviewed a few of our older DEI metrics. She regularly attends the CHAOSS and CHAOSS Africa community meetings and has been a friendly face by consistently welcoming our new contributors. Sean Goggins and Elizabeth Barron were her mentors and both sincerely hope she is able to continue her participation with the CHAOSS community! It’s been awesome having her here. You can read about her CHAOSS journey on her blog. Congratulations, Precious!

New Evolution WG Lead: Armstrong Foundjem

In the interest of giving others the opportunity to lead here at CHAOSS, we are switching up the Evolution Working Group leadership.  We want to extend a big thank you to Sean Goggins for leading the Evolution WG for the past few years, and to Armstrong Foundjem for stepping in to be the new lead! Armstrong has been a longtime participant in CHAOSS and the Evolution WG, and sits on our Board of Directors. Although leadership is changing for this group, at this time, meeting time and date will remain the same. The Evolution WG discusses metrics related to project lifecycle, and is one of the oldest groups we have. If you’d like to join, this group meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 am US Central (right before the Weekly Community call). Hope you can make it!

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, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, August 30
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects (no agenda)
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 31
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, September 1
7:00am  Augur Related Mentoring Projects General meeting (no agenda)
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

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 14-18 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 14-18, 2022)

CHAOSScon Schedule Released

We have released the schedule for CHAOSScon, happening on September 12, 2022, in Dublin Ireland in conjunction with Open Source Summit Europe. There will be a mixture of in-person talks (20 minutes), pre-recorded talks (10 minutes), and lightning talks (5 minutes). We hope to be able to live stream the conference, but that is still in the works. You can check out the schedule here: https://chaoss.community/chaosscon-2022-eu/, and you can register for the conference as an add-on to OSSEU here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-summit-europe/register/.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Streaming

We are looking for a volunteer who will be attending CHAOSScon in person, with experience in streaming video, to assist us in setting up this service for our remote attendees. If you would like to help our A/V team with this, please reach out to Matt Germonprez or Sean Goggins on slack. We are grateful for your help!

New Project Opportunity: Interview Campaign with Underrepresented Groups

In the DEI Working Group, there has been an idea in the works for a long time, but until now we didn’t have a champion for this project to lead it and move forward with implementing it. Thanks to Anita Ihuman, we now have that person! The idea is to interview a diverse set of people not in the CHAOSS community to get their feedback on our current metrics and what we might be missing. Because we are always limited by our own lens, this type of interview-based research will help us strengthen our DEI metrics, and help identify gaps and new metrics we have not yet considered. If you would like to help participate in this project, please reach out to Anita on Slack, or mention your interest in the project in the #wg-diversity-inclusion Slack channel or on the original GitHub issue. You can also offer feedback on Anita’s proposal. Huge thank you to Anita for moving this forward!

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, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, August 23
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 24
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 25
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Saturday, August 27
7:00am CHAOSS Software Tutoring, Hacking, and Commiserating (no agenda)

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 8-12 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 8-12, 2022)

CHAOSS Africa Update 

Thanks to the efforts of Ruth Ikegah and the other core members of CHAOSS Africa, our community is growing by leaps and bounds. We now have over 85 people in the #chaoss-africa Slack channel, and we want to extend a warm welcome to all those who have recently joined. CHAOSS Africa meets bi-weekly on Thursdays at 3 pm WAT, so we encourage you to join the call. (Details on joining are below).

CHAOSS Africa will also be hosting a Twitter Spaces Thursday, August 18 at 6 PM WAT to discuss African Open Source Contributors’ challenges and how we can work together to overcome them. You’ll hear from Open Source experts Samson Goddy, Bolaji Ayodeji, Ada Nduka Oyom, and Mesrenyame Dogbe. Be sure to set a reminder to join the Twitter Spaces on Thursday!

CHAOSScast #62: Joint Podcast with Sustain

In this very special episode of CHAOSScast, our panelists team up with the hosts of Sustain’s Podcast to produce a joint episode! We hope you’ll join Georg Link, Richard Littauer, Dawn Foster, Willem Jiang, Amanda Casari, and Ben Nickolls as they discuss the state of maintaining open source projects from sustainability and community health points of view. They talk about how the landscape of open source has changed, from funding to supply chain management, to community growth.

We are especially grateful for Sustain’s support and sponsorship over the past few years and it was an honor to host them on our podcast! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/62.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Streaming

We are looking for a volunteer who will be attending CHAOSScon in person, with experience in streaming video, to assist us in setting up this service for our remote attendees. If you would like to help our A/V team with this, please reach out to Matt Germonprez or Sean Goggins on slack. We are grateful for your help!

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, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, August 16
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 17
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 18
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
12:00pm  CHAOSS Africa Twitter Space (Set a Reminder)
Friday, August 19
7:00am  Augur Related Mentoring Projects General meeting (no agenda)
Saturday, August 20
7:00am  CHAOSS Software Tutoring, Hacking, and Commiserating (no agenda)

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 1-5 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 1-5, 2022)

CHAOSSweekly is Back! 

Fear not, loyal readers! Your favorite newsletter has returned. As always, you can submit ideas, questions, and comments to the Community Manager (elizabeth@chaoss.community). Let us know how we can make this newsletter better and keep you connected with what’s going on in CHAOSS.

THANK YOU CHAOSScon Sponsors! 

We wanted to send a huge shout-out to our newest CHAOSScon sponsors: Google, Red Hat, and Bitergia! These amazing companies are helping us put on a great conference, and we’re extremely grateful for the support. If your company is interested in sponsoring us, please take a look at the Sponsorship Prospectus to see if there’s a good option for you.  We are also happy to chat with you if you have an interest in sponsoring in a different way.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Streaming

We are looking for a volunteer who will be attending CHAOSScon in person, with experience in streaming video, to assist us in setting up this service for our remote attendees. If you would like to help our A/V team with this, please reach out to Matt Germonprez or Sean Goggins on slack. We are grateful for your help!

New Addition to Metrics: Context Tagging and Keywords

To help the users of our metrics better discover and understand metrics they want to focus on, we will be rolling out the addition of context tags and keywords to all our metrics. This is still very early in the process, but a first pass at the context tags is in this document. Context tags will be fixed, and will be a small set to choose from. Keywords, on the other hand, will be much more flexible and will be chosen by those who are working on a metric. Our new website and knowledgebase will give users the ability to search for and filter metrics via context tag or keyword. We are looking forward to helping our users better locate the metrics that make the most sense for them!

Change to Value Working Group

Our Value Working Group will be narrowing its focus to examine what “measuring value” means for our community members working in OSPOs. Previously, our Value Working Group included “Societal Value” as one of its focus areas, but the group decided that these metrics fit better under the DEI Working Group umbrella. Although no metrics in this area have been developed yet, there are plenty of ideas! If you are interested in working on measuring value for OSPOs or measuring value for the greater good of society, information on the meetings for both the Value Working Group and the DEI Working Group can be found below. We’d love for you to attend!

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, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, August 9
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, August 10
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 11
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Friday, August 12
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)

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 (July 18-24, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (July 18-24, 2022)

Reminder: CHAOSS Meetings are Back!

CHAOSS finished its June 20-July 1 2022 break!

CHAOSScon Registration is Open

The CfP for CHAOSScon has closed, but registration for the event is open! CHAOSScon is an add-on to Open Source Summit Europe, so in order to attend in person, you will need to purchase registration for this event as well. CHAOSScon tickets are $50 and you can register on the OSSEU registration page.  If you would like to attend virtually, you do not need to register for the event (at least not at the moment), and it will be free to attend.

The CHAOSScon Schedule will include these talks:

Primary Speaker Full Name Title
Armstrong Foundjem Growing a sustainable software ecosystem, a socio-technical perspective
Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar Collaboration as a Key Health Indicator for OSS Communities
Georg Link Creating a grocery store of metrics and models
Sophia Vargas Sifting through the noise: behavior change or broken machine?
Katie Schueths Building Bridges With Badges: How Metrics Help You Find the Right Crowd
Santiago Dueñas Present and Future of GrimoireLab
Kaylea Champion All the Bugs Belong to Me? Collaboration Networks and Project Health
Iyimide Adegunloye Open Source newbie experience on the CHAOSS Project
Atinuke Oluwabamikemi Kayode Sustainability: Tips on Building a Healthy Open Source Community

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScast Coordinating

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help coordinate our podcast (CHAOSScast) for the next three months (July – September). CHAOSScast is a key method by which we connect with and provide unique insights to our community. We typically release on a bi-weekly schedule but would consider releasing every 3 weeks instead. This opportunity entails:

  • finding times and dates that work for invited guests, hosts, panelists
  • setting up calendar invitations
  • setting up Google docs for pre-recording collaboration on topics
  • making sure everyone has access to the info they need and that guests know what the expectations are
  • keeping track of the status of where podcasts are in the scheduling/recording process
  • coordinating with the editing team on new recordings
  • publishing the podcasts to the website
  • sending a small thank you note to guests after the podcasts have been published

You would not have to participate in the podcast, and everything can be done asynchronously on your own time. These processes are all documented to make it easier.  And, if needed, we could break this into 2 volunteers: one to help with coordinating before a podcast happens, and one to take over after the recording is done.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in helping with, we’d love to hear from you. This is a fantastic way to contribute to the CHAOSS project and make a difference in our community! Please let Elizabeth know at elizabeth@chaoss.community if you have an interest.

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, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

July 19 – Community Meeting, 11am CDT

July 20 – Badging Meeting, 8:30am CDT

July 20 – DEI Meeting, 10am CDT

July 21 – Web Content Meeting, 9am CDT

July 21 – Common WG Meeting, 10am CDT

July 24 – Augur mentoring Support, 4pm CDT

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 (June 13-17, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (June 13-17, 2022)

Reminder: Mid-Year Break from CHAOSS Meetings

CHAOSS will be taking a little break from regularly scheduled meetings June 20-July 1 2022, and all regular working group and community meetings will be canceled during this time. Regular working group and community meetings will resume July 5, 2022. (Any meetings between mentors and mentees for GSoC, GSoD, or Outreachy can still happen when needed. As well, the Web Content meetings will still continue. This cancellation only applies to our other regular CHAOSS-wide meetings.) Enjoy your break!

CHAOSScon Registration is Open

The CfP for CHAOSScon has closed, but registration for the event is open! CHAOSScon is an add-on to Open Source Summit Europe, so in order to attend in person, you will need to purchase registration for this event as well. CHAOSScon tickets are $50 and you can register on the OSSEU registration page.  If you would like to attend virtually, you do not need to register for the event (at least not at the moment), and it will be free to attend.

The CHAOSScon schedule will be announced July 7, 2022.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScast Coordinating

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help coordinate our podcast (CHAOSScast) for the next three months (July – September). CHAOSScast is a key method by which we connect with and provide unique insights to our community. We typically release on a bi-weekly schedule but would consider releasing every 3 weeks instead. This opportunity entails:

  • finding times and dates that work for invited guests, hosts, panelists
  • setting up calendar invitations
  • setting up Google docs for pre-recording collaboration on topics
  • making sure everyone has access to the info they need and that guests know what the expectations are
  • keeping track of the status of where podcasts are in the scheduling/recording process
  • coordinating with the editing team on new recordings
  • publishing the podcasts to the website
  • sending a small thank you note to guests after the podcasts have been published

You would not have to participate in the podcast, and everything can be done asynchronously on your own time. These processes are all documented to make it easier.  And, if needed, we could break this into 2 volunteers: one to help with coordinating before a podcast happens, and one to take over after the recording is done.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in helping with, we’d love to hear from you. This is a fantastic way to contribute to the CHAOSS project and make a difference in our community! Please let Elizabeth know at elizabeth@chaoss.community if you have an interest.

Thank You for an Amazing Maintainer Burnout Session! 

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS hosted a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. The event was quite successful with almost 30 participants from a variety of open source projects. We shared personal experiences with burnout and talked about ways to successfully manage burnout before and after it happens. We also talked about CHAOSS’s Burnout Metric and got some valuable insight into how maintainers and community leaders are using strategies to create healthier environments for themselves and their contributors. Notes will be shared with the attendees, and we are extremely grateful to all who attended! Also, a big thank you to Ruth Ikegah, Matthew Tift, and Sophia Vargas for their help in facilitating this amazing session. It was awesome!

Upcoming Meetings

Mid-Year Break is upon us! No regular calls (with the below exception) this week.

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Thursday, June 9

9:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (June 6-10, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (June 6-10, 2022)

Announcing CHAOSS Africa!

We have had consistent participation from the African community for a while, and we are very excited to now formalize our presence there! Ruth Ikegah will officially be leading the efforts to build the CHAOSS Africa community and working towards empowering people to contribute in multiple ways. If you are interested in participating or learning more, there is a new CHAOSS Africa Weekly Community Call beginning today (June 13, 2:00 pm WAT) and happening every Monday. More information to come, but you can also follow along with Ruth’s journey into community building by following CHAOSS Africa on Twitter (@chaoss_africa).

Congratulations Ruth! 🎉

Mid-Year Break from CHAOSS Meetings

CHAOSS will be taking a little break from regularly scheduled meetings June 20-July 1 2022, and all regular working group and community meetings will be canceled during this time. Regular working group and community meetings will resume July 5, 2022. (Any meetings between mentors and mentees for GSoC, GSoD, or Outreachy can still happen when needed. This cancellation only applies to our regular CHAOSS-wide meetings.) Enjoy your break!

Outreachy/GSoC/GSoD Updates

We love to showcase our amazing students and mentees and share their progress with our community! GSoC coding starts today, but here is the latest update from our Outreachy student:

Keep up the great work, Precious!

Reminder: Join Our Maintainer Burnout Session on June 17

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This will be on June 17, 2022 at 12pm US Central/Chicago time.

Burnout is a relatable issue, almost everyone has been there– and it’s something we see quite often in open source. CHAOSS is hosting an interactive working group session to understand how maintainers manage burnout and talk about how to facilitate conversations about burnout and mental health in their open source communities. We will also discuss the Project Burnout metric from our DEI working group.

You can register for this free event, or if you would like to help with the event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on slack.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event here.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone, currently on Daylight Savings Time. (Convert into your local time here).

Monday, June 13
8:00 am – CHAOSS Africa Weekly Community Call (Agenda and Minutes)

Tuesday, June 14
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

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

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

Wednesday, June 15

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

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

Thursday, June 16

8:00 am – DEI Event Badger Appreciation Event (open to all – register here)

10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Friday, June 17

12:00 pm – Maintainer Burnout Mental Health Session (open to all – register here)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

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