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CHAOSSweekly (April 24-28, 2023)

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Last Chance to Register for CHAOSScon NA 2023

CHAOSScon NA 2023, will be held in the afternoon of May 9, 2023, in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada. You can view the schedule here. In-person registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. Live streaming will be available for free, but registration for OSSNA virtual is required. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out. Hope you can join us, either in-person or virtually, and don’t forget to register!

CHAOSScon Africa 2023 – Save the Date!

The CHAOSS Africa community is planning the very first CHAOSScon Africa for June 14! This will be in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be co-located with the Open Source Community Africa Festival. Specific details for the event are still being coordinated, so stay tuned for more information!

Recent Metrics Released

In the past few months, we released a few metrics that we wanted to share with you, in case you missed them!
  • Change Request Closure Ratio – Is the project keeping up with change requests?
  • Release Frequency – How often does a project publish a release of their software / artifact?
  • Event Location Inclusivity – Is the event located in a region where governments, cultural contexts, or society may cause harm to the physical safety and/or psychological safety of event attendees?
  • Public Health and Safety – To what extent does your event address public health through policies around masks, vaccines, COVID testing, and in infrastructure such as ventilation and air purification in indoor venues?
  • Newcomer Experience – How well does an open source community attend to welcoming newcomers?
We have a variety of other metrics we are preparing to release, including:
  • Project Access – To what extent does your project provide access and help those with various access needs?
  • Communication TransparencyHow transparent is project communication?
  • Event Location EquityWhere are open source project events located and are they located in regions that are accessible to all community members?
If you have an interest in helping build these metrics or discussing these topics, we’d love for you to join us at the applicable working group meetings, which are open to everyone. Check our Community Calendar for a full list of when these meetings are taking place.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss). All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Monday, May 1

7:00 am Getting Started with Augur (no agenda)

Tuesday, May 2

9:00 am Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda) 11:00 am CHAOSS Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, May 3

8:30 am Community Knowledgebase Audit Team (ad hoc, temporary meetings) 10:00 am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, May 4 ?

9:00 am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda) 11:00 am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

CHAOSSweekly (April 17-21, 2023)

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Getting Started with Open Source Software – Webinar Series from CHAOSS Africa

Ruth Ikegah and the CHAOSS Africa community hosted the first webinar in a series explaining how to get involved in contributing to open source software. With over 100 participants, this webinar turned out to be very helpful for our newcomers to open source! This is only the first in the series, so make sure to join our #chaoss-africa Slack channel for news of the next one. If you’d like to watch the recording, you can find it on our YouTube channel.

Reminder! Schedule is Published for CHAOSScon NA 2023

The CHAOSScon planning committee has released the schedule for CHAOSScon NA 2023, to be held in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada. You can view the schedule here.

In-person registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. Live streaming will be available for free, but registration for OSSNA virtual is required. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out.

Hope you can join us, either in-person or virtually, and don’t forget to register!

Meetings Canceled May 9 for CHAOSScon NA 2023

Because some of our core community members will be at CHAOSScon NA 2023, either in person or virtually, we are canceling the day of meetings for May 9, 2023. CHAOSS community members are encouraged to participate in CHAOSScon NA virtually instead, by registering and lingering in our #chaosscon Slack channel that day.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss). All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Tuesday, April 25

7:30 am Metrics Models Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00 am Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00 am CHAOSS Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00 pm App Ecosystem Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, April 26

8:30 am DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00 am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, April 27

9:00 am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00 am Common Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00 pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

CHAOSSweekly (April 10-14, 2023)

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Reminder! Schedule is Published for CHAOSScon NA 2023

The CHAOSScon planning committee has released the schedule for CHAOSScon NA 2023, to be held in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada. You can view the schedule here.

In-person registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. Live streaming will be available for free, but registration for OSSNA virtual is required. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out.

Hope you can join us, either in-person or virtually, and don’t forget to register!

Change to Communications Working Group Meeting Cadence

The Communications Working Group will now be meeting every other Thursday at 9:00 am US Central/Chicago time for 50 minutes. There will no longer be meetings on Mondays. If you would like to join us you can subscribe to the CHAOSS calendar for login details or you can join us anytime asynchronously in the #wg-communications Slack channel

New Augur Release!

The Augur team is happy to announce that there is a new release available. From Sean Goggins:

This release makes a hosted version of Augur fully enabled. The next release will add to these capabilities by implementing a “fairness algorithm” so that data collection for new accounts is balanced and somebody asking for 1,000 repositories does not delay collection for somebody requesting 10. Further, the next release will consider the size of the new repositories requested when balancing individual user collection priorities. Integration with https://github.com/oss-aspen/8Knot is also improved, enabling collections of related repositories to be shared by all of the users of an 8Knot instance. 

If you’d like to download the latest release you can find it here.

New Blog Post – Starter Project Health Metrics Model

Getting started with tracking and measuring open source community health can be tricky! CHAOSS released a metrics model that can help. If this describes the predicament you’re currently in, we recommend checking out our blog post and Starter Project Health Metrics Model for guidance.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss). All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Tuesday, April 18

9:00 am Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00 am CHAOSS Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, April 19

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

Thursday, April 20

9:00 am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00 am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

CHAOSSweekly (April 3-7, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (April 3-7, 2023)

Schedule is Published for CHAOSScon NA 2023!

The CHAOSScon planning committee has released the schedule for CHAOSScon NA 2023, to be held in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada. You can view the schedule here.

In-person registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. Live streaming will be available for free, but registration for OSSNA virtual is required. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out.

Hope you can join us, either in-person or virtually!

Save the Date! CHAOSScon Africa June 14

The CHAOSS Africa community is planning the very first CHAOSScon Africa for June 14! This will be in Lagos, Nigeria and will be co-located with the Open Source Community Africa Festival. Specific details for the event are still being coordinated, so stay tuned for more information! 

Next Badger Orientation April 12

For anyone who is interested in participating in the next round of Badger Orientations, there is a meeting starting at 9:00 am US Central / Chicago time on Wednesday, April 12. (This orientation will take up the second half of the regular DEI Badger meeting). In this meeting we will go over the badging process and how to review applications. If you are interested in becoming a new badger and would like to learn more, you can fill out this form and someone will contact you.

Evolution Working Group Rolled into Common

In case you hadn’t been part of this discussion in the Weekly Community Call, metric development and discussions that had previously taken place in the Evolution Working Group will now happen in the Common Working Group, and this Working Group will cease to exist. Any metrics previously developed will remain in the wg-evolution repository, but this group will no longer hold meetings or develop any new metrics.

If you are interested in participating in “evolution” discussions, you are welcome to join the Common Working Group, which currently meets every other Thursday at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting is on April 13.

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.

Monday, April 10

2:00am  CHAOSS Asia Pacific Monthly Call
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, April 11

7:30am Metrics Models Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and agenda)

Wednesday, April 12
8:30am DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda) / New Badger Orientation
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, April 13

9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (March 6-10, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 6-10, 2023)

Reminder! Daylight Savings Time is Here! 

Now that Daylight Savings Time (DST) is rearing its ugly head again here in the United States, this is a reminder that if you are not in a place that observes DST, then CHAOSS meeting times may change for you, starting next week.

Starting March 13, CHAOSS meetings will be UTC-5. You can always check the current times of meetings on the CHAOSS calendar.

Next Badger Orientation March 15

For anyone who is interested in participating in the next round of Badger Orientations, there is a meeting starting at 9:00 am US Central / Chicago time on Wednesday, March 15. (This orientation will take up the second half of the regular DEI Badger meeting). In this meeting we will go over the badging process and how to review applications. If you are interested in becoming a new badger and would like to learn more, you can fill out this form and someone will contact you.

Registration is open for CHAOSScon NA 2023!

We have a confirmed date for CHAOSScon NA 2023! Hooray!

We will be hosting a session in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out.

The schedule is coming soon, so stay tuned for details. Hope to see you there!

Next Onboarding Session for New Chaotics

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 the next Onboarding Session on April 5, 2023 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. 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.

Monday, March 13

2:00am  CHAOSS Asia Pacific Monthly Call
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, March 14

7:30am Metrics Models Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and agenda)

Wednesday, March 15
8:30am DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda) / New Badger Orientation
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, March 16

9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (February 27-March 3, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 27-March 3, 2023)

New Metrics from DEI Working Group

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group published two new metrics this week:

  • Event Location Inclusivity (Is the event located in a region where governments, cultural contexts, or society may cause harm to the physical safety and/or psychological safety of event attendees?)
  • Public Health and Safety (To what extent does your event address public health through policies around masks, vaccines, COVID testing, and in infrastructure such as ventilation and air purification in indoor venues?)

These metrics, along with Event Accessibility, will be added to the DEI Event Badging Application for open source events. Thanks to all who worked on these metrics!

Registration is open for CHAOSScon NA 2023!

We have a confirmed date for CHAOSScon NA 2023! Hooray!

We will be hosting a session in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out.

The schedule is coming soon, so stay tuned for details. Hope to see you there!

New Working Groups in the Works

As you may know, CHAOSS recently pivoted the Value Working Group to partner with the TODO group to focus on OSPOs and their needs and concerns with measuring their projects’ community health. This has been very successful and there are a lot of great conversations happening in those meetings.

In the same spirit, we wanted to let you all know about new groups that are currently forming:

  • OSPO++  Working Group for OSPOs in Universities and Government
  • Community Managers
  • Event Organizers

As CHAOSS continues to grow and build partnerships with other organizations, there may be more of these groups popping up. Be sure to keep up with conversations in our Community Meeting, our Slack channels, and our Discourse if you’d like to be involved with these groups.

Next Onboarding Session for New Chaotics – Rescheduled for March 8

The next onboarding session for new chaotics, hosted by  Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) has been rescheduled to March 8, 2023 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. 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 *not* 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.

Monday, March 6

7:30am Getting Started with Augur (no agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, March 7

9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, March 8

10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am Welcome to CHAOSS! Onboarding Session (No Minutes)

Thursday, March 9

8:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (February 20-24, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 20-24, 2023)

CHAOSS Has Badged 100 Events! 

We have officially badged 100 events as part of our DEI Event Badging initiative! We want to send a huge thank you to all those who have submitted applications and of course to our wonderful team of Badgers! Together we have helped 100 events center DEI and create more inclusive spaces for attendees and speakers! We keep a running list on the Event Badging repository, if you’re curious about who has achieved a badge thus far.

Change to Metrics Models Working Group Time

The Metrics Models Working Group decided to change the time of their meeting to 7:30 am US Central/Chicago Time, every other Tuesday. As always, you can join the working group meetings on the CHAOSS zoom link, and subscribe to the CHAOSS calendar so you are always up to speed on when meetings are happening.

New Metric Model: Starter Project Health

The Metrics Models Working Group released a new metric model: Starter Project Health. This Metrics Model is aimed to be a good place for an open source project to start, when taking a high level look at their project. There are four metrics in the model:

  • Time to First Response Determine the amount of time between when an activity was opened (e.g. Issue or Change Request) and when it received the first response from a human.
  • Time to Close Determine the amount of time between when an activity (e.g. Issue or Change Request) was created and when it was closed.
  • Bus Factor Determine the smallest number of people that make 50% of contributions
  • Release Frequency Determine the frequency of project releases (including point releases with bug fixes)

You can read more about the context around this model, and implementation on its metric page.

Registration is open for CHAOSScon NA 2023!

We have a confirmed date for CHAOSScon NA 2023! Hooray!

We will be hosting a session in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out.

The schedule is coming soon, so stay tuned for details. Hope to see you there!

Next Onboarding Session for New Chaotics

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 the next Onboarding Session on March 1, 2023 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. 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.

Monday, February 27

9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, February 28

7:30am Metrics Models Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and agenda)

Wednesday, March 1
8:30am DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am Welcome to CHAOSS! Onboarding Session (No Minutes)

Thursday, March 2

9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (February 13-17, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 13-17, 2023)

New Blog Post: How can designers contribute to an open source project on GitHub?

Huge shout-out to Kingsley Mkpandiok for contributing a new article to the CHAOSS blog! In his post, Kingsley talks about the challenges with contributing when you aren’t familiar with open source or GitHub. Here’s an excerpt:

This week, one of our design contributors at CHAOSS Africa came up with a great idea that could enhance one of our ongoing projects. This idea wasn’t listed among the open issues in our GitHub repository. The contributor was unsure of how to proceed with her contribution, which is a common scenario for many designers who are not familiar with GitHub.

If you’re a designer interested in making open-source contributions, here are two key things you should know about contributing to projects in any GitHub repository…

We highly recommend reading the full post! And if you’d like to comment or respond to Kingsley, you can do so on the CHAOSS Discourse thread.

If you’re in the CHAOSS community and would like to write for the CHAOSS blog, we’d love that! You can read more about how to do that in our Community Knowledgebase: How to contribute content.

Save the Date for CHAOSScon NA 2023!

We have a confirmed date for CHAOSScon NA 2023! Hooray!

We will be hosting a session in the afternoon of May 9, 2023 in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada.

As soon as registration and more details are available, we will let the community know. But in the meantime, mark your calendars!

Web Content Working Group Going Asynchronous – No Meetings

The Web Content Working Group decided to forego meetings altogether and switch communication to asynchronous only. This group works on all things related to the website, and the publication of the Community and Metrics Knowledgebases. If you’d like to connect with this group you can do so in the #wg-website Slack channel.

Shift in Common Working Group

The Common Working Group has typically fulfilled a few roles at CHAOSS. From developing metrics that spanned more than one working group, to handling project-related operations, this group has been one of the core groups at CHAOSS since the beginning. This group will be expanding its metric development focus to include all potential metrics. In other words, this group will be doing the heavy lifting with regard to developing new metrics regardless of working group or focus area: starting the metrics, sending them to the appropriate working group for review, then completing the publishing process. This group will still maintain the publishing process and metrics templates. If you are interested in connecting with or joining this group, you can find them in the #wg-common Slack channel.

Next Onboarding Session for New Chaotics

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 the next Onboarding Session on March 1, 2023 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. 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.

Monday, February 20
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, February 21
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, February 22
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, February 23
8:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (February 6-10, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 6-10, 2023)

CHAOSSconEU 2023 Wrap Up!

Thanks to all our friends who attended CHAOSSconEU 2023 in Brussels last week! Although the day was filled with interactive sessions and discussions, we recorded the panel discussion with Ildikó Váncsa, Dawn Foster, and Sean Goggins about implementing and using open source community health metrics in your context. You can find the recording on CHAOSStube.

Some other stats and observations from the conference:

  • We had 45 attendees in the morning session and about 30 for the afternoon software workshops
  • We are summarizing the notes from the breakout discussions and will share them with everyone
  • The venue was amazing, and we will try and use that venue again in the future if possible. Great views from the 8th floor!
  • As always, our swag was very popular
  • Next time we want to include a dedicated scribe to keep notes during the sessions that we can share with others

We are hoping to host CHAOSScon NA 2023 in Vancouver, BC in May, in conjunction with OSSNA. Stay tuned for details!

CHAOSS attendees acting silly in a group

Quickstart on Joining CHAOSS Discourse

If you haven’t heard, we are shifting a lot of our asynchronous strategic discussions away from the Mailing List onto CHAOSS Discourse. We don’t want you to miss out on those discussions! And you can absolutely use Discourse in an email-only interaction, so don’t worry if you’re hesitant to add one more thing to your list of places you have to keep tabs on. 🙂

Here’s your reminder to join Discourse if you haven’t, and a quick guide to joining:

  1. Go to https://chaoss.discourse.group and click on “Sign Up”
  2. You’ll get an email to activate and confirm your email address with Discourse
  3. Visit the START HERE post to get an overview of how we are using categories and tags to organize our conversations

For new users to Discourse, here is a great guide to getting started. If you’d like to have a little practice posting to the Discourse forum, you can add a reply to the Introductions thread. Hope to see you over on Discourse!

New Metric from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group: Public Health and Safety at Events

We have been collaborating with the folks at the Public Health Pledge to create a new metric that will help event organizers surface and think about their policies around masking, vaccinations, and COVID testing at events. So as not to duplicate efforts with their event badging, we will be incorporating a check for their badge in our badge application process. In other words, we will ask our event applicants to provide a link to the URL for the badge they received from the Public Health Pledge folks. We are super excited about this collaboration and not only will it result in a new metric, but it will also result in more visibility for this important inclusivity consideration at events. Thank you to Josh Simmons in particular for joining the DEI Working Group and leading these efforts! You can join our DEI Working group meetings or also join this conversation on Discourse if you’d like to chime in!

New Metrics Development Working Group 

Traditionally, the development of new metrics has happened in each individual working group. As conversations in those groups have become more high-level, and we have many metrics that are needed for metrics models and for specific users, we would like to create a group of folks who are dedicated to developing metrics across working groups as their main focus. This group would collaborate with the working groups to build out the metric, but they would make sure these metrics are pushed across the finish line.

We invite you to join the conversation on Discourse if you are interested in joining a group like this, or if you have comments or questions.

Next Onboarding Session for New Chaotics

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 the next Onboarding Session on March 1, 2023 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. 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.

Monday, February 13
1:00am CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
7:00am Getting Started with Augur (no agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

❤️Tuesday, February 14❤️
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, February 15
8:30am DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, February 16
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (January 30-February 3, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 31-February 3, 2023)

Welcome to Discourse! 

We are super excited to have launched CHAOSS Discourse this week! Discourse is an open source forum-type platform where we can have longer term asynchronous discussions. Discourse is meant to replace our listserv mailing lists, not Slack. Slack will continue to be a main channel of communication for our Chaotics. (Our mailing lists are no longer active.)

A few points of note:

  • To join the CHAOSS Discourse, go to https://chaoss.discourse.group/ and click on “Sign Up.”
  • We recommend going to the START HERE post when you join. This has links to the categories, our FAQ, Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and a link to a handy Getting Started Guide for those who are new to Discourse.
  • To use Discourse as a mailing list and interact only through email, you can adjust your email preferences by going here: https://chaoss.discourse.group/u/yourusername/preferences/account
  •  If you want to join a conversation, but aren’t sure where to start, feel free to introduce yourself in the Introductions thread and get that first post out of the way!

Discourse is a grand experiment for us so we will see how it goes! If you have feedback on your experience and have suggestions for making it better, feel free to post something in the Site Feedback Category.

New Mastodon Account for CHAOSS

We’ve ventured into the Fediverse and opened an account on Fosstodon. If you are also using Mastodon and would like to connect with us, you can do so here: https://fosstodon.org/@chaoss. See you there!

Next Onboarding Session for New Chaotics

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 the next Onboarding Session on March 1, 2023 at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. 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.

Monday, February 6, 2023
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, February 7
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, February 8
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, February 9
8:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources