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CHAOSS Weekly (April 18-22, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 18-22, 2022)

CHAOSS is Participating in Google Season of Docs!

We are very happy to announce that we have been selected to participate in this year’s Google Season of Docs mentorship program! If you are a technical writer and are interested in participating, we recommend you read the following:

Best of luck to all applicants!

New CHAOSScast Released: Episode 57 – The Ins and Outs of Large Scale Research with Hilary Carter

This week we were so honored to be joined by Hilary Carter, the VP Research for the Linux Foundation! Hilary chats with host Georg Link, and panelists Kate Stewart and Sophia Vargas about the way that the LF approaches the large scale research projects that many others rely on in their work. They talk about the planning process, creating surveys and collecting trace data, and how we can all collaborate and share insights with each other. This is an episode you won’t want to miss, and you can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/57.

New Issue Templates in the Working Groups’ Repos

Shout out to Matt Germonprez who set up all the working group repositories with three issue templates:

These templates include guidance for form and structure and when applicable, checklists for metrics quality assurances. Standardizing them across working groups is a great step toward making it easier for contributors to open issues, ensuring we are collecting all the necessary information, and completing all the steps for releasing our metrics.

Reminder: CHAOSScon EU 2022 CfP is Open

CHAOSScon EU 2022 will be happening on September 12, in Dublin Ireland, in conjunction with Open Source Summit Europe, and we are very pleased to announce that our CfP is open! We are interested in a variety of topics and presentation styles, so check out the CfP details on the CHAOSS website. The deadline to apply is May 30, so you have some time to draft that talk. We want to hear from you! (Sponsorship opportunities are also available if you’d like more information about those too).

Reminder: 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

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,  April 26

9:00am – Office Hours

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

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

Wednesday, April 27

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, April 28

10:00am Common Metrics 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 (April 11-15, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 11-15, 2022)

2022-04 Metrics Release is Official

The 2022-04 Metrics Release has now been officially shipped. 🎉 Huge thanks to all those from the working groups who worked on these metrics, and special extra thanks to Matt Germonprez and Yehui Wang for help with quality control, Vinod Ahuja for helping the working groups finalize changes, and Kevin Lumbard who is our release manager and keeps this whole machine rolling along. There are hours and hours of work behind the scenes for every metrics release and we are super grateful to the whole team for making sure things go according to plan.
This release includes 7 new metrics, 2 name changes, and 2 metrics who are now considered to be metrics models.
The 2022-04 Metrics Release, including details on new and changed metrics, can be seen on the CHAOSS website or in PDF form:

CHAOSScon EU 2022 CfP is Open! 

CHAOSScon EU 2022 will be happening on September 12, in Dublin Ireland, in conjunction with Open Source Summit Europe, and we are very pleased to announce that our CfP is open! We are interested in a variety of topics and presentation styles, so check out the CfP details on the CHAOSS website. The deadline to apply is May 30, so you have some time to draft that talk. We want to hear from you! (Sponsorship opportunities are also available, if you’d like more information about those too).

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.

Over 50 Badges Have Been Assigned

The DEI Event Badging Initiative has assigned over 50 badges to open source events! The Initiative was officially launched in September 2020 and is so proud to have partnered with these event organizers to help center DEI in their events. Huge thanks go out to our whole team of reviewers, who volunteer their time to review and provide feedback on all applications. Special thanks to Matt Cantu Snell, who has grown and shepherded this program from its infancy and continues to be an integral part of the automated processes and badging bot. Amazing work everyone! Keep on badgin’!

Reminder: Mentorship Program Deadlines for Outreachy and GSoC Approaching

If you are one of our student mentorship program applicants for Outreachy and Google Summer of Code, this is a reminder for you that the deadlines to register your interest and apply are fast approaching!

Best of luck to all our mentee applicants. We are glad you’re in the CHAOSS community!

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).

Tuesday, April 19
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

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

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

Wednesday, April 20
8:00 am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, April 21
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk 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 (April 4-8, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 4-8, 2022)

Welcome, She Code Africa Mentees!

Please join me in welcoming Precious Abubakar and Iyimide Adegunloye to CHAOSS! They are our newest mentees under a mentorship program called She Code Africa. This is the first year we have been a part of this program.

Some introductions from them:


From Precious: I’m Precious from Nigeria (or “PDA” – my initials, either is fine). I’m a software developer (my top skills are HTML, CSS, JavaScript/ReactJs), and I’m also a writer (I blog about my transition from healthcare to tech, but I’m working on doing more technical writing).

 

From Idiyime: I am a Front-End developer who specializes in creating exceptional and dynamic user experiences, responsive web pages and web applications.  I work with JavaScript and React JS, Bootstrap, HTML and CSS. 


Precious and Iyimide will be working on a Slack bot to help newcomers find their way in the CHAOSS ecosystem, and improve our onboarding process. We are super excited to have them here! 

New CHAOSScast Released: Episode 56 – Using GrimoireLab to Understand the Health of Your Open Source Project

On this week’s episode of CHAOSScast, we are joined by CHAOSS community member Chenqi Shan from Huawei. Chenqi chatted with Daniel Izquierdo, Sean Goggins, and Venia Logan to discuss her work with building metrics models for the open source community openEuler. They talk about which metrics might be more useful for open source projects at varying stages of the project’s lifecycle, using OpenSearch, and the different components of GrimoireLab. We are thrilled to have Chenqi in the CHAOSS community and you can listen to this episode here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/56.

Reminder for our Outreachy Applicants

CHAOSS is very excited to be participating in Outreachy again this year, and we’d like to extend a warm welcome to all those who have recently joined the community! Here’s a reminder that we have a few resources available to you:

  • the #outreachy Slack channel for specific questions on Outreachy projects and for connecting with other Outreachy applicants
  • the CHAOSS Community Handbook
  • the weekly Community Meeting and Open Office Hours (details on joining those calls are below)

When you’d like to register your interest officially, you can add your name to this document via a PR. The deadline to apply for an Outreachy internship is April 22, 2022. Welcome, welcome new friends!

Reminder for our Google Summer of Code Applicants

For our GSOC applicants, we are also extremely excited to be participating in the GSOC cohort once again! Here are some resources for you, as you learn about CHAOSS and join the community.

  • the #gsoc-2022 Slack channel for specific questions on GSOC projects and for connecting with other GSOC applicants
  • the CHAOSS Community Handbook
  • the weekly Community Meeting and Open Office Hours (details on joining those calls are below)

When you’d like to register your interest officially, you can add your name to this document via a PR. The deadline to apply for the GSOC program is April 19, 2022. Best of luck and welcome to CHAOSS!

CHAOSS App Ecosystem Meetings on Hiatus

The CHAOSS App Ecosystem group is taking a break, so all upcoming meetings are canceled. This group will be reorganizing and relaunching at some point in the future. Thanks to all who have been participating in these meetings!

Metrics Are Being Finalized

We have an upcoming release for our new metrics (2022-04) so we are in the final stages of adding them to the release. During this process, there will be no PRs merged in for new metrics or revisions to the current set of metrics. Working Groups are asked to make sure all metrics are in the state they should be, and that they are all added to the translations repository. Thanks for your help!

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,  April 12

9:00am – Office Hours

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

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

Wednesday, April 13

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, April 14

10:00am Common Metrics 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 28-April 1, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 28-April 1, 2022)

Metrics Release Update

Now that the 30-day public comment period is over and the Working Groups have made their final changes, there are a few minor tweaks to be made to all the metrics before the 2022-04 release. The release will happen in 1-2 weeks, so stay tuned! Thanks to all who provided final feedback and review. You all get many gold stars! ⭐️

CHAOSS Migrating From Mailing Lists Toward Forums

After much discussion, we have decided to move away from the traditional mailing list mode of communication and move toward a forum, to better facilitate open discussion and make it easier for newcomers to join conversations in progress. There is a committee of 10 who are working on this issue, with representation from a variety of the different parts of CHAOSS. We have an open ad-hoc Slack channel set up (#forum-migration-planning) so if you have experience migrating from mailing lists to Discourse, and you have feedback or advice we would love you to join us. We are just starting this journey! (And just for clarification, we will continue to use Slack for more immediate conversations and chat.)

Working Group Spotlight: DEI Working Group

This week in the Community Call, we heard updates from the DEI Working Group. This group looks at metrics that have relevance to diversity, equity, and inclusion within open source. A sub-group is focused on our DEI Event Badging Initiative.

This group included 2 new metrics candidates in the latest release:

  1. Project Demographics: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-dei/issues/402
  2. Event Accessibility: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-dei/issues/401 (will also be added to the DEI Event Badging Initiative)

This group also has been experimenting with the GitHub Project Board as a way to organize and categorize incoming issues and to-dos. As well, there is work going on in this group around creating a more comprehensive approach to the various mentorship programs we participate in.

DEI Working Group meets every Wednesday at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time and the next meeting is Wednesday, April 6. Hope to see you there!

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).

Tuesday, April 5
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

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

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

Wednesday, April 6
8:00 am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, April 7
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk 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 21-25, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 21-25, 2022)

Data Use Awareness Recommendations Finalized

After many hours of work and much discussion, we are happy to have finalized our Data Use Awareness Recommendations. This document serves as guidance for those who are implementing our metrics and aims to educate them on the privacy and ethical considerations they should be mindful of when using data about their community members. The plan is to link to this document in every metric so that it is readily available. Big shoutout to Sophia Vargas, Lucas Gonze and Matt Germonprez who were the main drivers for getting this document finalized!

New CHAOSScast Released: Episode 55 – “Risky” Business with Dhruv Sachdev

Huge thank you to Dhruv Sachdev, a former GSOC student and CHAOSS Contributor who was kind enough to appear on our podcast for Episode 55. Dhruv was joined by host Sean Goggins and panelist Sophia Vargas to talk about his work with CHAOSS as a GSOC 21 student, his path to open source, and the evolution of the project he worked on. We appreciate you, Dhruv! The podcast can be found here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/55 or on your favorite podcast platform.

Welcome, Outreachy Applicants!

CHAOSS is very excited to be participating in Outreachy again this year, and we’d like to extend a warm welcome to all those who have recently joined the community! Here’s a reminder that we have a few resources available to you:

  • the #outreachy Slack channel for specific questions on Outreachy projects and for connecting with other Outreachy applicants
  • the CHAOSS Community Handbook
  • the weekly Community Meeting and Open Office Hours (details on joining those calls are below)

When you’d like to register your interest officially, you can add your name to this document via a PR. Welcome, welcome new friends!

Working Group Spotlight: Metrics Models Working Group

Last week in the Community Call, we heard updates from the Metrics Models Working Group. This group looks at bringing together groups of metrics from different working groups to build more context around questions to be answered.

This group has been working on creating a new Metrics Models template that can be used to create new models. They have also been working on ways to integrate the models with the CHAOSS website, visualizing and simplifying them for consumption, and integrating with CHAOSS software like GrimoireLab and Augur. They also provided us with an example metric: Responsiveness Metrics Model.

The Metrics Models working group meets every other Tuesday/Wednesday at 6:00 pm US Central(Chicago) time/7:00 am Beijing time. Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Metrics Review Period is Open

Now is the time for you to offer last-minute feedback on our metrics candidates prior to their release in April. You don’t have to have worked on metrics, or participated in the CHAOSS Community before; we value feedback from everyone. This release will include 8 new metrics and 1 metric that will be moving to a metrics model.

Thanks for helping make our metrics the best they can be!

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,  March 29

9:00am – Office Hours

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

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

Wednesday, March 30

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, March 31

10:00am Common Metrics 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 14-18, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 14-18, 2022)

Latest Augur Release – Improved Docs, Processing Time, and More!

The Augur team is happy to announce the latest improvements to the Augur software! Version 0.25.9 includes some awesome updates:

  • Documentation has been updated
  • The Augur website has been updated, and includes live examples
  • Commit counting on large installations now 2-12x faster!

You can grab the latest release of Augur, or see exactly what’s changed. Keep up the awesome work, Sean and the Augur team!

Reminder: Check CHAOSS Meeting Times for Your Time Zone

This is just a reminder that last weekend, (most of) the US moved their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time. Because CHAOSS meetings are based in the US Central/Chicago time zone, our meeting times may have changed for you, depending on where you are.

It’s probably a good idea to double-check the CHAOSS meetings, which you can do on the calendar here: https://chaoss.community/participate.

(The #general channel in Slack should also show you meeting reminders adjusted for your time zone.)

Reminder: Metrics Review Period is Open

Now is the time for you to offer last-minute feedback on our metrics candidates prior to their release in April. You don’t have to have worked on metrics, or participated in the CHAOSS Community before; we value feedback from everyone. This release will include 8 new metrics and 1 metric that will be moving to a metrics model.

Thanks for helping make our metrics the best they can be!

Working Group Spotlight: Evolution 

This week in the Weekly Community meeting we heard an update on our Evolution Working Group.

This group would love for you to attend! They recently added 3 new candidates to our growing list of developed metrics:

  • Change Request Commits (How many code change commits are included in a change request?)
  • Change Request Reviews (To what extent are change requests put through a formal review process using platform features?)
  • Conversion Rate (What are the rates at which new contributors become more sustained contributors?)

Next up for this group is to see what types of metrics are needed for the metrics models that are currently being discussed. These metrics will be crucial in helping our users implement our models in the real world.

Sean Goggins is the lead for this Working Group, so feel free to reach out or join the Evolution Working Group slack channel. The details for this meeting are:

  • They meet every other Tuesday at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time
  • Next meeting is tomorrow, March 22
  • Agenda and minutes from previous meetings are here
  • Previous meetings can be seen on the Evolution Playlist on CHAOSStube

Hope you can join us – it’s a great working group to be a part of!

Changes to DEI Badging Meetings

We decided in the DEI Badging meeting to make a few changes to the meetings, with regard to cadence and meeting location:

  • Meetings will now be at the CHAOSS zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss)
  • Meetings will switch to a bi-weekly cadence but will be an hour long

These meetings are now every other Wednesday at 8:30 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting is March 30, 2022; there is no meeting this week.

Reminder: Office Hours are Back

This is a reminder that our open Office Hours for newcomers (or anyone, really) 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!

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).

Monday, March 21
12:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Tuesday, March 22
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

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

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

Wednesday, March 23
8:00 am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, March 24
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk 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 7-11, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 7-11, 2022)

Reminder: Check CHAOSS Meeting Times in Your Time Zone

This is just a reminder that over the weekend, (most of) the US moved their clocks forward one hour for DST. Because CHAOSS meetings are based in the US Central/Chicago time zone, our meeting times may have changed for you, depending on where you are.

It’s probably a good idea to double-check the CHAOSS meetings, which you can do on the calendar here: https://chaoss.community/participate.

(The #general channel in Slack should also show you meeting reminders adjusted for your time zone.)

It’s Official! CHAOSS is in GSOC ’22

We are so excited to be officially participating in Google Summer of Code again! If you are a student and would like to see what kind of projects we have in mind, you can see the list of ideas. To learn more about the GSOC process, or register your interest in participating with CHAOSS, we have a doc for that, too! Your deadline for registering your interest and completing some microtasks is April 19, 2022. Good luck!

Reminder: Last day for CfP for OSSummit NA

The LF’s Open Source Summit North America is happening June 21-24 in Austin, Texas and today is the last day to submit a talk. This conference aims to bring together a group of mini-conferences for the price of one. There are a multitude of topics you can speak on, and you can submit a talk here. This conference is also very welcoming to first time speakers, so if you haven’t had this opportunity before, now’s your chance to submit something.

Working Group Spotlight: Common

This week in the Community Call, we heard updates from the Common Working Group. This group looks at metrics that have a common interest to more than one other working group, and they handle operational issues and processes internal to CHAOSS itself.

Currently, this group is finalizing a Data Privacy/Ethics Document for those who are consuming our metrics. We will point to this document in every metric we have, to encourage those who are gathering and using the data to do so responsibly and lawfully.  This group is looking for more links on published guidelines on ethics, so if you have anything to add to this doc, they’d love your input.

The Common Working Group has also been working on a few new metrics for the upcoming 2022-04 metrics release (Occasional Contributors), and CHAOSS-wide operational issues such as project boards, standard labels, using the .github repo, and creating a metrics style guide.

Dawn Foster leads this group and they meet every other Thursday at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting is this week, on March 17 🍀. And of course, as is the case with all our meetings, it’s open to anyone who would like to attend!

Reminder: Metrics Review Period is Open

Now is the time for you to offer last-minute feedback on our metrics candidates prior to their release in April. You don’t have to have worked on metrics, or participated in the CHAOSS Community before; we value feedback from everyone. This release will include 8 new metrics and 1 metric that will be moving to a metrics model.

Thanks for helping make our metrics the best they can be!

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, March 15

9:00am – Office Hours

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

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

Wednesday, March 16

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

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

Thursday, March 17🍀

10:00am Common Metrics 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 (February 28-March 3, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 28-March 3, 2022)

Metrics Review Period is Open

Now is the time for you to offer last-minute feedback on our metrics candidates prior to their release in April. You don’t have to have worked on metrics, or participated in the CHAOSS Community before; we value feedback from everyone. This release will include 8 new metrics and 1 metric that will be moving to a metrics model.

Thanks for helping make our metrics the best they can be!

Interested in Mentoring? Let us Know!

CHAOSS is a hopeful participant in a variety of student mentorship initiatives this year, including:

  • Google Summer of Code
  • Google Season of Docs
  • Outreachy
  • She Code Africa

We have an array of interesting proposed projects, and although we’re waiting on our official acceptance into these programs, we are hopeful that they will come to fruition. If you have been in the CHAOSS project for a while, and you’d like to become a mentor (or co-mentor!), please let Elizabeth know and she can point you in the right direction.

Working Group Spotlight: Risk 

This week in the Weekly Community meeting we heard an update on our Risk Working Group.

This group has been working on a metric called the Defect Resolution Time metric for the upcoming 2022-04 release. This metric aims to answer the question “How much time does a project take to resolve defects once they have been reported and recorded?” and you can add your feedback to this issue if you have any comments on this metric.

Next up for this group is working on cleaning up some repo labels and deciding what metric to work on next from the list of ideas in our Metrics Spreadsheet. Risk’s focus areas are Security, Business Risk, Code Quality, Licensing, Transparency, and Dependency Risk Assessment. If any of these areas sound interesting to you, here are the details on connecting with the Risk Working Group:

The maintainer of this Working Group is Sean Goggins, so you should introduce yourself and say hello if you have any specific questions about the Risk Working Group.

Reminder: Office Hours are Back

This is a reminder that our open Office Hours for newcomers (or anyone, really) 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!

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, March 7
12:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Tuesday, March 8
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

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

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

Wednesday, March 9
8:00 am – 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, March 10
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk 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 (February 21-25, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 21-25, 2022)

Community Comment Period for Metrics Starts March 1

It’s that time of year again, folks! Today is the last day for working groups to add any new metrics they’ve developed to the 2022-04 release. From March 1-31 there is an open comment period on all the metrics candidates. Anyone inside or outside of the CHAOSS community can make comments, suggestions, or provide any other ideas around our new metrics. The candidates for release this time around are:

  • Project Demographics (DEI Working Group)
  • Event Accessibility (DEI Working Group)
  • Defect Resolution Time (Risk Working Group)
  • CII Best Practices (Change of Name) (Risk Working Group)
  • Contributor Recommendability (Value Working Group)
  • Change Request Reviews (Evolution Working Group)
  • Change Request Commits (Evolution Working Group)
  • Occasional Contributors (Common Working Group)

Thanks to everyone who worked on these!

Save the Date for CHAOSSCon EU!

Although we haven’t started planning any details yet, we are planning to host a CHAOSScon EU in conjunction with OSSummit EU/OSPOCon, happening September 13-16 in Dublin, Ireland. The CfPs for OSSummit EU and OSPOCon are open right now, and you can submit your talk until May 30, 2022. If you’d like to submit something and you’d like someone to look at your abstract before submitting, let us know in Slack! We have a community of people ready to help you.

CHAOSScast Episode 53: Gathering Open Source Usage Data with Avi Press

This week, our wonderful guest Avi Press joined Georg Link, Kate Stewart, and Sophia Vargas to talk about Scarf and collecting open source data. They also discussed defining the term “user,” the insights that can be gleaned from analyzing the data collected, and the ins and outs of Scarf the project. This was a great episode! You can listen and subscribe here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/53.

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, March 1

9:00am – Office Hours

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

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

Wednesday, March 2

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

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

Thursday, March 3

10:00am Common Metrics 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 (February 14-18, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 14-18, 2022)

Metrics Freeze is Almost Here

In preparation for our April Metrics Release, we are currently scheduled to freeze the metric release candidates on March 1. This allows for a 30-day public comment period, where anyone can jump into the conversation and comment on new metrics we’ve developed. If you’re taking part in a working group, the agendas should carve out some time to finish up any metrics that are in progress. We’ll also talk a little about this process in the Community Meeting tomorrow at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. You can also ask questions about this in our Slack channel. Join us!

Some Open CfPs for You!

Every now and again we pass along some information around open Calls for Proposals/Presentations/Papers for tech conferences of interest. Of course, we’d love to have you submit something related to CHAOSS but it’s completely fine if you don’t! 😆 We encourage you to submit something anyway. If you’re a new speaker and you’d like some feedback on your talk proposal, we have many seasoned speakers who would love to help. Simply post something in the #general channel of our Slack.

If you see any other CfPs of interest, let us know and we’ll mention them here in the newsletter. Good luck on your proposals!

Reminder: GSOC Ideas are Open!

CHAOSS is thrilled to be applying for GSOC once again. This experience has been extremely valuable and rewarding for mentees and mentors alike, and for the overall CHAOSS project. Ideas are currently being collected here: https://github.com/chaoss/community/blob/main/GSoC-Ideas.md. You can add your idea by forking this repo and submitting a PR. They have not yet announced accepted participating organizations, but stay tuned. The general GSOC timeline can be found here

Reminder: Office Hours are Back

This is a reminder that our open Office Hours for newcomers (or anyone, really) 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!

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, February 21
12:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Tuesday, February 22
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

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

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

Wednesday, February 23
8:00 am – 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, February 24
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk 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

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