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CHAOSS Weekly (January 25-29, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 25-29, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode 27: Xiaoya Xia and Jaskirat Singh

We are happy to have hosted our two Google Season of Docs students, Xiaoya and Jaskirat, on the latest episode of CHAOSScast. Hosts Georg Link, Matt Snell, and Aastha Bist chat with Xiaoya and Jaskirat on their experience and challenges with participating in the GSoD program. They each made outstanding contributions to the CHAOSS documentation, and you can listen to their episode here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/27.

Risk Working Group Meeting on Thursdays at 2 pm Central

Based on the most common time available for the Risk WG community, we have moved these meetings to Thursdays at 2:00 pm Central (Chicago) time. We are heavily invested in talking about dependencies, but that’s not all the group discusses. The group will continue to develop metrics related to software risk in a variety of focus areas. If this is something that is of interest to you, please join! Meeting details below.

January 31 Metrics Freeze 

Last week was the last week for working groups to develop metrics to be included in the upcoming metrics release (March 2021). There will be a 30-day community review period for all metrics before the official release happens. Feel free to join in the weekly community call tomorrow at 11:00 Central (Chicago) time to learn more about this process and the review period.

This Week’s Volunteer Opportunity

GitHub Repo Standardization Coordinator

  • Description of what’s needed: Moving between the GitHub repositories for our 5 Working Groups can be confusing because each has developed their own unique naming conventions. We are looking for someone to work with us to go through the five Working Group repositories and change the folder and file names. This person would also fix any links to the files that may need to be updated, including CHAOSS metrics website.
  • Skills needed: Basic git knowledge to make changes in the git repositories. A GitHub account and knowledge of GitHub is also helpful.
  • Hours per week needed: This is a one-time project, and we estimate 5 total hours (one hour per Working Group repository).

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, reach out to Elizabeth (elizabeth@chaoss.community).

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, February 2
9:30am  Community Reports Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, February 3
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, February 4
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 (January 18-22, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 18-22, 2021)

New Newsletter Feature: Volunteer Opportunities

We want to make it easier for our community members to participate in their own way, and so we are adding a new feature to the newsletter that will highlight an opportunity for you to get involved!  This week’s Volunteer Opportunity is the:

Community Report Contributor (Cauldron)

  • Description of what’s needed: Fulfill requests for a community report by generating visualizations using Cauldron (no installation needed).
  • Skills needed: Basic computer skills like copy/pasting and navigating a website (no coding skills required).
  • Hours per week needed: About 10 minutes per request. About 3-4 requests per month (currently).

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, reach out to Elizabeth (elizabeth@chaoss.community).

Two New Metrics Released from Common Working Group

As part of our Continuous Release Cycle, the Common Working Group released two new metrics last week, which are now open for public review. These are:

Feel free to look at these issues and offer general feedback and comments!

Academic Value – New Focus Area in Value Working Group

During the last meeting of the Value Working Group, a new focus area was proposed that would develop metrics around the value of open source in an academic setting. We know there are a lot of people interested in this discussion and the role of OSPOs in academia, and if you would like to participate in these conversations, the Value Working Group is meeting this week (see below for details). If you just can’t wait to get in on the action, or if you’d prefer to jump in asynchronously, check out the GitHub issue that was opened.

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, January 26
9:30am Community Reports Outreach (Agenda)
10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, January 27
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, January 28
10:00am 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 (January 11-15, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 11-15, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode 26: The SustainOSS Crossover Episode!

This week’s CHAOSScast was an exciting crossover episode, jointly produced by CHAOSS and Sustain (our kind sponsors!). SustainOSS is all about holding space for conversations around the sustainability of the open source ecosystem, and community health is a huge part of that. Join Venia Logan, Georg Link, and Brian Profitt from CHAOSScast, and Pia Mancini and Richard Littauer from Sustain where they talk about qualitative metrics, community building, and running the Sustain events. You can find it here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/26

Evolution WG Meeting Weekly in January

The Evolution Working Group will be meeting every week in January, to accelerate progress on outstanding issues and metrics. Please join us if this is something you’re interested in! This group meets on Wednesdays at 9:00 am Central.

Metrics Close for Review End of January

Here’s a reminder that all working groups should be working to close any metrics in progress by end of January if possible. This will allow for our 30-day public review cycle prior to our release in March 2021. Thank you! You’re doing amazing work!

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, January 19
9:30am  Community Reports Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am Risk Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, January 20
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, January 21
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  Common Metrics 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 (January 4-8, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 4-8, 2021)

Welcome Back, Friends! 

Hope you all had a relaxing and safe holiday/end of year break! We resumed meetings last week and are easing back into things. We have a lot of exciting things ahead for the CHAOSS project, and we’d love your input, your ideas, and your participation. Hope to see you soon at a meeting, on the GitHub repos, or on the mailing list!

Metrics Cycle Moved to March

Here’s a reminder that it was decided in our weekly community call a few months ago that it would be easier for a lot of people if we shifted the metrics release to March. Given that there’s a 30 day public review period on all metrics prior to the release, all working groups should keep in mind that any metrics in progress should be finished by end of January if possible.

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, January 11
12:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Agenda)
Tuesday, January 12
9:30am Community Reports Outreach (Agenda)
10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, January 13
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, January 14
10:00am 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 (December 14-18, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (December 14-18, 2020)

CHAOSS Meetup Shanghai December 27

Our Asia-Pacific community is hosting a meetup/workshop on December 27 in Shanghai. It will be a mix of pre-recorded video talks and breakout sessions for in-person discussion. It’s going to be an awesome event, and we are very excited about this! You can learn more here: https://chaoss.community/shanghai-meetup-2020/.

New “Intro to CHAOSS” Video Available

If you’re looking for something to pass along to anyone asking what the CHAOSS project is all about, we now have something you can use! This 5 minute video gives a quick summary of all things CHAOSS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI5fdMzxNjk

CHAOSScast Episode 25: GSOC with Abhinav Bajpai

This week on CHAOSScast, Sean Goggins and Georg Link chatted with Abhinav Bajpai, one of our Google Summer of Code students, about his work with Gitlab Data, Augur, and his overall experience in the program and with his mentors. Abhinav did great work this year and we were delighted to have him on the podcast! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/25

Reminder: Evolution, Risk, Augur Meeting Changes for 2021

The Evolution, Risk, and Augur working groups have decided to shift their meeting times, starting in 2021.
  • Risk WG will be 10-10:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Tuesday, starting January 5.
  • Evolution WG will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Wednesday, starting January 6.
  • Augur will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Thursday, starting January 7.

We will continue to list the upcoming meetings in this newsletter and through the website here: https://chaoss.community/participate/.

Reminder – NO MEETINGS Dec 21-Jan 3, 2021

Here’s a reminder that there are NO meetings December 21, 2020, through January 3, 2021. Regular meetings will resume the week of January 4, 2021. Can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and zoom avatars again!

Upcoming Meetings 

Nope, nothing to see here. 🙂

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (December 7-11, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (December 7-11, 2020)

CHAOSS Meetup Shanghai December 27

Our Asia-Pacific community is hosting a meetup/workshop on December 27 in Shanghai. They are still finalizing the details, but it will feature some pre-recorded talks and various breakout sessions for those interested in learning about CHAOSS and talking about metrics. We’ll pass along details as they become available, but if you’d like to join the planning discussion or learn more about it, the Asia-Pacific Community meets at 8:00 am Central Standard Time on Wednesday, December 16, and you’re welcome to join!

Evolution, Risk, Augur Meeting Changes for 2021

The Evolution, Risk, and Augur working groups have decided to shift their meeting times, starting in 2021.
  • Risk WG will be 10-10:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Tuesday
  • Evolution WG will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Wednesday
  • Augur will be 11:00-11:50 am Central (Chicago) Time every other Thursday

We will continue to list the upcoming meetings in this newsletter and through the website here: https://chaoss.community/participate/.

Documentation Accessibility and Project Burnout Metrics Released for Review

In case you missed it, the D&I Working Group released 2 new metrics for community review during our continuous release cycle. They are Documentation Accessibility and Project Burnout. A lot of hard work went into developing those metrics and the community would love your 👀 and 💭 on them!

Reminder – End of Year Meeting Schedule

Here’s a reminder that there are NO meetings December 21, 2020, through January 3, 2021. Regular meetings will resume the week of January 4, 2021. Can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and zoom avatars again!

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, December 15
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, December 16
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, December 17
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
4:00pm 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 (November 30-December 4, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 30-December 4, 2020)

Congratulations to Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia!

This year we were very fortunate to have Xiaoya Xia and Jaskirat Singh for our Google Season of Docs students. Their massive contributions toward documenting aspects of the CHAOSS community will have a large and long-lasting impact.

Both students will be appearing on an upcoming edition of CHAOSScast, so keep your eyes and ears open for this if you’d like to hear more about their journey as a CHAOSS GSOD student. We are so grateful for their time spent with the CHAOSS family and for all their hard work. Best of luck to you, Xiaoya and Jaskirat! 💜

CHAOSScast Episode #24: Starting a Metrics Company w/ Luis Cañas-Díaz

The wonderful Luis Cañas-Díaz was our guest this week on CHAOSScast, and we were delighted to have him! He joins Georg Link and Andrea Gallo to talk about Luis’s vast experience with metrics, the origins of CHAOSS, their favorite and controversial metrics, and much more. Listen now: https://podcast.chaoss.community/24

Reminder: Catch Meetings You Miss Through CHAOSStube and Meeting Minutes

Life is hectic, and CHAOSS has a lot of meetings available to attend. And we know that the stars don’t always align to allow you to attend the meetings you care about here. But have no fear! There are still a few ways you can participate asynchronously, and during a time that works better for you.
  1. You can attend meetings you missed by subscribing to our YouTube channel, CHAOSStube (https://www.youtube.com/c/CHAOSStube/). We post all meetings, usually either the same or next day, so you’re never far behind. Transcriptions and translations are provided by YouTube, if that’s helpful.
  2. You can read the meeting minutes and notes, which are linked individually on our calendar, but I’ll start linking them below in the “Upcoming Meetings” section as well.  If you have comments or agenda items, you can add those thoughts asynchronously there.
  3. You can also comment on GitHub issues that spark your interest, or open your own if there’s something you like to bring up for discussion at the next meeting.

Your voice and ideas are important to us, and we value your input greatly!

No Meetings December 21-January 3

At the last CHAOSS weekly community meeting, we decided to cancel all meetings from December 21, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Regular meetings will resume on January 4 after we’ve sent a very long and unruly 2020 out the door!

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, December 7
11:00am  CHAOSS Web-Content Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Tuesday, December 8
9:30am  Community Reports Outreach (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, December 9
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, December 10
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
10:00am  Common Metrics 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 (November 23-27, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 23-27, 2020)

We’re Back!

This is a very short newsletter this week, as there wasn’t much to wrap up from last week. Meetings and activities are returning to normal, so feel free to come back and say hello to your fellow CHAOSS community members!

Reminder: Community Handbook Released for Review

Thanks to the herculean efforts of Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia, our Community Handbook is complete and ready for your review! You can read it in its entirety here: https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/. Issues can be opened up for improvements or suggestions here https://github.com/chaoss/community-handbook. Congratulations on shipping this important documentation, Xiaoya and Jaskirat!

Upcoming Meetings 

Tuesday, December 1
9:30am Community Reports Outreach
10:00am Badging Outreach Track
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, December 2
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call
9:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, December 3
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

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CHAOSS Weekly (November 16-20, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 16-20, 2020)

No Meetings Week of November 23

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday for the US, it was decided in the weekly community meeting that we would cancel all meetings this week. Meetings will resume the week of November 30. See you all then!

CHAOSScast Episode 23 – GSOC and Outreachy Students Aastha Bist and Tola Ore-Aruwaji

We were so happy to host our students Aastha Bist and Tola Ore-Aruwaji this week on CHAOSScast! Tola and Aastha sat down with Matt Snell, Saleh Abdel Motaall and Venia Logan to talk about their contributions to CHAOSS’s D&I efforts over the last few months. Aastha was instrumental in launching the D&I Badging initiative, and Tola was the key to launching our translation efforts. We are so grateful for all their work, and for being on the show! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/23.

Community Handbook Released for Review

Thanks to the herculean efforts of Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia, our Community Handbook is complete and ready for your review! You can read it in its entirety here: https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/. Issues can be opened up for improvements or suggestions here https://github.com/chaoss/community-handbook. Congratulations on shipping this important documentation, Xiaoya and Jaskirat!

Upcoming Meetings 

Nope, none this week. 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 (November 9-13, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 9-13, 2020)

New Community Report Outreach Group

Now that we have the Community Report initiative smoothly flowing, it’s time to ramp up our outreach efforts in earnest. If you would like to help participate in putting together and implementing an outreach plan, we’d love to have you on the team! Weekly meetings have been added to the CHAOSS calendar (Tuesdays at 9:30 am CST, starting November 24) and there is a spreadsheet of potential projects to reach out to. Join us!

Documentation Projects Are Forging Ahead

Our Google Season of Docs students (Jaskirat Singh and Xiaoya Xia) are making tremendous strides in building out the Community Handbook and the D&I Badging guidelines. Here are their updates:

We are so proud of you both and the incredible contribution you’re making to the CHAOSS project!

Upcoming Meetings 

All meetings are in US Central Time/Chicago (UTC-5) and are held at https://zoom.us/j/4998687533 or https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, November 17
10:00am Badging Outreach Track
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, November 18
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, November 19
10:00am  Value Working Group Meeting
4:00pm  Risk Working Group Meeting

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

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