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CHAOSS Weekly (May 10-14, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 10-14, 2021)

Asia-Pacific Community Call Returns

This is a reminder that the Asia-Pacific Community call will be happening on Wednesday, May 19 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago (UTC -5) / 9:00 pm Beijing time. Please join us! ✨

Documentation Standardization Project Continues

You may have seen recent discussions and PRs around standardizing documentation across working groups. We will be continuing the standardization to include:

  • README.md
  • focus-areas/README.md & focus-areas/<focus-area-name>/README.md
  • CONTRIBUTING.md
  • code-of-conduct.md

Huge thanks to Yash and Ritik for their continued work on this project! ✨ You can read Yash’s post to the mailing list 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-ptka3wu9-ey~fd3lh7gj2659WVVzFMQ. Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello!

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). 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.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, May 17

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

Tuesday, May 18

10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)

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

Wednesday, May 19

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

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

Thursday, May 20

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 (May 3-7, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 3-7, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode #34: Anniversary Episode with Georg, Dawn, Matt, Sophia, & Elizabeth

This week we celebrated the anniversary of CHAOSScast, as it started a year ago! 🥳  Where did the time go? Join Georg Link, Dawn Foster, Matt Germonprez, Sophia Vargas and me (Elizabeth Barron) as we chat about the evolution of the podcast, of CHAOSS, and what might be in store for the future. We also talk about our favorite episodes and stories from the open source community. This was a lot of fun to record! Listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/34.

Tracking Non-Code Contributions Blog Post

Over the weekend, Georg Link published a super interesting blog post about his conversation with Marco Villegas. Marco has developed the Open Source Contribution Log tool that helps capture and quantify non-code contributions, and his work was based on CHAOSS metrics! If this is something you’d like to read more about, you can see the blog post here: https://chaoss.community/blog-post/2021/05/08/tracking-contributions-to-open-source/.

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!

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). 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.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, May 11

10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)

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

Wednesday, May 12

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, May 13

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/

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CHAOSS Weekly (April 26-30, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 26-30, 2021)

Reminder: No Asia-Pacific Community Meeting This Week

Because our Chinese colleagues will be on holiday, we decided in the last Asia-Pacific Community call to cancel this week’s meeting (May 5). The regular bi-weekly schedule will resume on May 19. See you then!

New Slack Channel for Newcomers to Ask Questions!

CHAOSS has had an admittedly quiet Slack channel for a while, and during last week’s meetings we decided to create a safe space for newcomers to the project to ask questions and connect with us. We have more ideas for welcoming newcomers, but in the meantime, you can join the CHAOSS Slack channel 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!

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). 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.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, May 4

10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)

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

Wednesday, May 5

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

Thursday, May 6

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 (April 19-23, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 19-23, 2021)

No Asia-Pacific Community Meeting Next Week

Because our Chinese colleagues will be on holiday next week, we decided in the last Asia-Pacific Community call to cancel next week’s meeting (May 5). The regular bi-weekly schedule will resume on May 19. See you then!

CHAOSScast Episode 33: Managing Portfolios of OSS Projects with Emil Wåreus

In the latest CHAOSScast episode, our panelists Georg Link, Sophia Vargas, and Armstrong Foundjem speak with Emil Wåreus from the Swedish startup debricked. They enjoyed an in-depth discussion about using analytics and computational models to understand the quality of dependencies within your open source projects, and how to mitigate bias and adverse social impacts in these complex computational models. This was a super interesting conversation that you can listen to here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/33.

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). 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.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, April 27

10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)

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

Wednesday, April 28

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, April 29

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/

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CHAOSS Weekly (April 12-16, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 12-16, 2021)

Current Open Call for Proposals

There are a few conferences that have open Calls for Proposals right now, and we encourage our community members to get out there and talk about CHAOSS! If you are interested in presenting at any of these and need some help with your proposal, let me know and I can connect you with some “veteran” speakers who are happy to give you feedback on your abstract. Also, feel free to join our Working Groups, which are discussing potential topics and panel discussions.

Migrating to Groups.io

In the next few weeks, we are migrating to Groups.io to manage our mailing lists. If you are already a subscriber to our mailing list, NO ACTION IS NEEDED on your part, unless you’d like to unsubscribe from the mailing list. To unsubscribe, you can do so by using the unsubscribe form at the bottom of the mailing list page. You are welcome to unsubscribe from the list at any time, of course, even after the migration happens. You can also email us at mail@chaoss.community to request we remove you from the list. Otherwise you probably won’t see any change in your inbox after the migration happens.

Standardization Project Still Underway

We wanted to thank those who have been working to standardize the CHAOSS repositories and naming across working groups, as this is a very daunting task! But at the end of it all, ensuring consistency across the project means we are better set up for future automation and newcomer contributions. Thank you to Ritik Malik, Yash Prakash, Georg Link, and Faisal Riyaz. Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). 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.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, April 21

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

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

Thursday,  April 22

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 (April 5-9, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 5-9, 2021)

Upcoming Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

In case you missed it, we have successfully launched a series of free virtual workshops to help you get started contributing to CHAOSS software (mostly centered on Augur). 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.

Last Day for GSoC Applications!

Here is a reminder that applications for participating in Google Summer of Code are open until April 13, 2021. Potential students can see the list of ideas here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-Ideas.md and how to apply here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-interest.md. Good luck to all!

CHAOSScast Episode 32:
SmartSHARK: Reproducible Project and Code Analysis with Steffen Herbold and Alexander Trautsch

We are thrilled to host Alexander Trautsch and Steffen Herbold from SmartSHARK this week, where our panelists Georg Link, Sean Goggins, and Andrea Gallo discuss running data analytics on and collecting large bodies of data about repositories, and using SmartSHARK to gain insights from that data. You can listen here! https://podcast.chaoss.community/32

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, April 13

10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)

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

Wednesday, April 14

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, April 15

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/

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CHAOSS Weekly (March 29-April 2, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 29-April 2, 2021)

Free Tutorial Workshops for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

If you’ve ever wanted to contribute code to CHAOSS Software, but weren’t sure how to get started, this series of free virtual workshops are for you! 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.

GSoC Applications Now Open!

Here is a reminder that applications for participating in Google Summer of Code are open until April 13, 2021. Potential students can see the list of ideas here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-Ideas.md and how to apply here: https://github.com/chaoss/governance/blob/master/GSoC-interest.md. Good luck to all!

Reminder: App Ecosystem Working Group Meets Today

Because of the awkward timing of when the newsletter usually goes out, the App Ecosystem Working Group never makes it onto our list of Upcoming Meetings. 😭 This is a super interesting group that works on developing metrics pertinent to the larger open source ecosystem. Regular participants of this group come from a variety of communities and the conversation is always lively. For recent examples of their work, check out this blog post on opensource.com (How We Develop Success Metrics for Open Source Events) and the recent CHAOSScast episode (Marketing Metrics for OSS Foundations).

This group meets every other Monday at noon US Central (Chicago) time on our Community Zoom (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss), with the next meeting happening TODAY! Please feel free to join!

(And apologies to the regulars in this group – we ❤️ you!)

Upcoming Meetings 

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) 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, April 5
11:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
12:00pm App Ecosystem WG (Agenda and Minutes)
Tuesday, April 6
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, April 7
8:00am Asia-Pacific Community Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am DEI Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, April 8
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 (March 22-26, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (March 8-12, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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CHAOSS Weekly (March 1-5, 2021)

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Evolution WG Shifting Weeks, Same Time of Day

To accommodate the schedules of some core members of the Evolution Working Group, and to increase participation in the meetings, we are shifting the weeks that this group meets. The group will NOT meet this week but will meet next week at the usual time (March 3, 2021,  9:00 am US Central-Chicago, UTC -6). You can check for the time in your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210303T150000&p1=64

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