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CHAOSS Weekly (January 23-27, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 23-27, 2023)

Important Meeting Changes

A new year often brings the opportunity for working groups to reassess their meeting days and times, to make sure they are still convenient for those who enjoy participating in them. The following changes are happening on the CHAOSS calendar:

  • Starting February 9, Evolution Working Group will move to every other Thursday at 12:00 pm US Central/Chicago
  • Risk Working Group is shifting by a week to offset the OSPO Working Group schedule. They will still happen every other Thursday at 1:00 pm. The next meeting is on February 16.
  • February 2 all CHAOSS meetings have been canceled for CHAOSScon. This includes Communications, Common, and Web Content Meetings.

As always you can see the most updated CHAOSS calendar on our website.

Reasons to Join us for CHAOSScon EU 2023

We are super excited to invite you to CHAOSScon EU 2023, happening in conjunction with FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.  CHAOSScon day will happen on February 3 from 8:00 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. Did you know:

  • Morning sessions will consist of interactive chats and panel discussions
  • The afternoon will be dedicated to GrimoireLab and Augur
  • During lunch there is an optional OSPO++ session titled Measuring OSS in Universities
  • The event is not able to be livestreamed, so you’ll have to join in person!
  • Registration is open and is $10USD to attend

You can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website. 

Hope you can join us!

New CHAOSScast: Revisiting Metrics Journey with Chris “Mercer” Mercer

We were thrilled to welcome Chris “Mercer” Mercer back to CHAOSScast for another episode! Our panelists Venia Logan and Lori Goldman chat with Mercer about measurement marketing, the ACE model, Google Analytics, and how these can be applied to an open source project. Of particular interest is the discussion on a potential new team at companies and projects specifically around measurement. You won’t want to miss this episode! You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/70.

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 February 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.

The Last Newsletter Via the Mailing List

Typically when we publish our newsletter, we publish on the website (which triggers a Twitter post and a post in Slack), and then we send it to the CHAOSS mailing list. This will be the last edition to go to the mailing list, and we will be switching to Discourse next week! We plan to launch Discourse on Feb 1 so stay tuned to hear more about that transition.

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, January 30
7:00am Getting Started with Augur (no agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, January 31
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 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 for Newcomers (no agenda)

Thursday, Febrary 2
No Meetings for CHAOSScon.

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 16-20, 2023)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (January 16-20, 2023)

Change to Communications Working Group Meetings

The Communications Working Group is changing a few things with regard to their meetings:

  • Meeting is changing from a weekly cadence to twice a week, 30 minutes each
  • Meetings will happen on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Time of the meeting moves to 9:30 am US Central/Chicago
  • Zoom Link moves back to the CHAOSS link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss

Remember you can always see a fully updated CHAOSS calendar on our website: https://chaoss.community/chaoss-calendar/

Did You Know About the Software Workshops at CHAOSSconEU?

Did you know that CHAOSSconEU 2023 features afternoon tracks and workshops dedicated to GrimoireLab and Augur? Learn from project leaders who will cover everything from installation tips to advanced implementation of metrics. As a reminder, CHAOSScon is Feb 3, 2023 right before FOSDEM. Registration is open and you can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website. 

Hope you can join us!

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 February 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.

Recent Topics in our Weekly Community Meeting

If it’s been a while since you attended a weekly CHAOSS Community Meeting, we’ve had lots to talk about! Some recent topics that have come up include:

  • Launching Discourse in the next few weeks
  • Creating a CHAOSS Ambassadors Group to support and recognize CHAOSS advocates
  • Creating a CHAOSS Onboarding team to help newcomers to the project
  • Potentially launching new groups for Community Managers and Event Organizers to understand their metrics needs
  • 2023 Goals of our super popular OSPO WG
  • Adding links to stable URLs to all our metrics
  • CHAOSScon details and planning

We know this timing doesn’t work for everyone but you are highly encouraged to connect with us here if you can or to watch the recordings and connect on Slack. These weekly meetings happen every Tuesday at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time at https://zoom.us/my/chaoss. (You can convert to your time zone here.) 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). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Monday, January 23, 2023
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, January 24
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution WG (Minutes and agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, January 25
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, January 26
8:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group (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 9-13, 2023)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (January 9-13, 2023)

Welcome Back! 

Happy new year and welcome back to CHAOSS meetings! We missed you! This is a reminder that working group meetings have now officially resumed. If you need to dust off the CHAOSS calendar and reorient yourself to when meetings happen, you can do any of the following:

Hope to see you at one of our meetings very soon!

Change to CHAOSS Asia Pacific Meeting

In an effort to better align the CHAOSS Asia Pacific group with the TODO group, the CHAOSS Asia Pacific group will be making the following adjustments to their meeting:

  • Meeting is changing from a bi-weekly cadence to a monthly cadence
  • Day of the meeting moves to the second Monday of the month
  • Time of the meeting moves to 3 pm UTC+8 (China Standard Time)

What is not changing is the zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and the amazing folks who attend these meetings. Pop in to say hello if this is in your region!

CHAOSScon EU 2023 is Happening! 

We are super excited to invite you to CHAOSScon EU 2023, happening in conjunction with FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.  CHAOSScon day will happen on February 3 from 8:00 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. Morning sessions will consist of interactive chats, and the afternoon will be dedicated to GrimoireLab and Augur.  Registration is open and you can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website. 

Hope you can join us!

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 February 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, January 16, 2023
7:00 am Getting Started with Augur (no agenda)

Tuesday, January 17
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, January 18
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, January 19
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Community 2022 in Review

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Every year seems like a big year for CHAOSS, and this year was no exception. Here are some of the milestones we reached in 2022:

We are so incredibly grateful to all those who have attended community and working group meetings, contributed code, created design assets, participated in our community survey, greeted newcomers in Slack, helped review old metrics, improved our documentation, offered suggestions, helped another Chaotic find an answer, or any of the myriad of other ways our contributors have participated in the global CHAOSS community.  You are what makes CHAOSS move forward and we couldn’t do much without the strength of our community. Here’s to an amazing 2023— our future has never looked brighter! 

CHAOSS Weekly (December 12-16, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (December 12-16, 2022)

Reminder: Holiday Schedule for CHAOSS Meetings and Pausing Slack Notifications

This year we are following our tradition of taking a little break from official CHAOSS meetings at the end of the year. Please note the following meeting cancellations:

  • December 12- January 9 – no CHAOSS working group or community meetings

During the break, CHAOSS work can still occur asynchronously if an individual Working Group wishes, and many of us will be around in Slack periodically if anything urgent arises.

We have also received feedback that it’s helpful to continue to receive meeting confirmations in Slack even if there are no meetings :). You can follow the guidance in this article if you’d like to mute any notifications during our break.

Although there may be Slack activity, the hope in canceling meetings is that we all take this time to rest and protect ourselves from burnout so that we can come back refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to start anew in 2023!

Register for CHAOSScon EU 2023! 

CHAOSScon EU 2023 is happening in conjunction with FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.  CHAOSScon day will happen on February 3 from 8:00 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. Although we are still finalizing some details, registration is open and you can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website. 

Hope you can join us!

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 January 11, 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

December 12, 2022 – January 9, 2023
No Regular CHAOSS Working Group or Community meetings

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (December 5-9, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (December 5-9, 2022)

Reminder: Holiday Schedule for CHAOSS Meetings and Pausing Slack Notifications

This year we are following our tradition of taking a little break from official CHAOSS meetings at the end of the year. Please note the following meeting cancellations, with particular attention to the Getting Started with Augur meeting:

  • December 12- January 9 – no CHAOSS working group or community meetings
  • Exception: Getting Started with Augur will still happen on December 12 (connection details below)

During the break, CHAOSS work can still occur asynchronously if an individual Working Group wishes, and many of us will be around in Slack periodically if anything urgent arises.

We have also received feedback that it’s helpful to continue to receive meeting confirmations in Slack even if there are no meetings :). If you’d like to mute any notifications during our break, you can do so by going to your Profile PIcture at the top of the Slack App, and clicking on Pause Notifications for however long you like.

Although there may be Slack activity, the hope in canceling meetings is that we all take this time to rest and protect ourselves from burnout so that we can come back refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to start anew in 2023!

THANK YOU Red Hat for Gold Sponsorship of CHAOSScon EU 2023! 

We wanted to extend a huge shout-out to Red Hat for being a GOLD Sponsor for the next CHAOSScon! CHAOSScon EU 2023 is happening in conjunction with FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.  CHAOSScon day will happen on February 3 from 8:00 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. Although we are still finalizing some details, registration is open and you can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website.  If your company might be considering sponsorship of CHAOSScon, you can also find a Sponsorship Prospectus there as well. Thanks again, Red Hat! We <3 you!

Hope you can join us!

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 January 11, 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.

Bitergia’s Metric of the Month: The Pony Factor

This month, our friends at Bitergia have published a deep dive into a metric called the Pony Factor. Inspired from the Elephant Factor metric, this metric aims to measure sustainability of the project if one or more of the core contributors leaves the project. It centers around calculating the smallest number of contributors who were responsible for 50% of the codebase in the past two years. It’s a fascinating metric, and well worth the read! You can check this out on Bitergia’s blog.

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, December 12
8:00am Getting Started with Augur
December 12, 2022 – January 9, 2023
No Regular CHAOSS Working Group or Community meetings

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 28-December 2, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (November 28 - December 2, 2022)

Reminder: Holiday Schedule for CHAOSS Meetings

This year we are following our tradition of taking a little break from official CHAOSS meetings at the end of the year. Please note the following meeting cancellations, with particular attention to the App Ecosystem meetings:

  • December 12- January 9 – no meetings
  • App Ecosystem Group – December 1-January 9 no meetings

CHAOSS work can still occur asynchronously if an individual Working Group wishes, and a lot of us will be around in Slack periodically if anything urgent comes up. But the hope is that we all take this time to rest and protect ourselves from burnout, so that we can come back refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to start anew in 2023!

CHAOSScon EU 2023 is Happening! 

We are super excited to announce that CHAOSScon EU 2023 is happening in conjunction with FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.  CHAOSScon day will happen on February 3 from 8:00 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. Although we are still finalizing some details, registration is open and you can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website. 

Hope you can join us!

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 January 11, 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.

Recent CHAOSS Articles of Interest

Our CHAOSS community is often posting interesting blogs and articles, so we wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the recent ones that have been published. Thanks for helping spread the word about the importance of and considerations around open source health metrics!

If you read any interesting articles related to open source community health metrics, let us know and we’ll add them to the newsletter for our readers.

Major Augur Release! 

Huge congratulations to the whole Augur team for their latest (and arguably largest to-date) release! From Sean Goggins’s announcement in Slack, here is what you can expect to find in this latest release:

Augur is releasing a significant update following an extensive beta testing regimen today. Thank you to the 239 contributors to this release, especially the @welcome-to-CHAOSS app, the CHAOSS Community, #chaoss-africa, and Augur’s core maintainer team. This is Augur’s 133rd formal release and by a wide margin, the most significant advancement in Augur’s history. We look forward to folks opening issues and sharing feedback as we work toward a hosted version of Augur in our next release later this year. https://github.com/chaoss/augur/releases/tag/v0.43.0[If you want to jump right in, updated docker build/compose and bare metal installation instructions are available here](https://github.com/chaoss/augur/docs/new-install.md)Augur is now releasing a dramatically improved new version to the main branch. It is also available here: https://github.com/chaoss/augur/releases/tag/v0.43.0
– The main branch is a stable version of our new architecture, which features:
– Dramatic improvement in the speed of large-scale data collection (10,000+ repos). All data is obtained for 10k+ repos within a week
– A new job management architecture that uses Celery and Redis to manage queues, and enables users to run a Flower job monitoring dashboard
– Materialized views to increase the snappiness of APIs and Frontends on large-scale data
– Changes to primary keys, which now employ a UUID strategy that ensures unique keys across all Augur instances
– Support for https://github.com/chaoss/sandiego-rh dashboards (view a sample here: https://eightknot.osci.io/). (beautification coming soon!)
– Data collection completeness assurance enabled by a structured, relational data set that is easily compared with platform API Endpoints
– The next release of the new version will include a hosted version of Augur where anyone can create an account and add repos “they care about”. Augur’s new frontend (https://github.com/augurlabs/augur_view) will move to the CHAOSS org and be released with integration to the *EightKnot* project, providing advanced, dynamic visualizations of metrics, metrics models, and login functions. Users will have tight control of the repositories they see in views they create. The hosted instance will add repositories to a user’s view if it already has data for that requested organization or repository. If it’s a new repository or organization, the user will be notified that collection will take (time required for the scale of repositories added).

We are so proud of and thankful for all who contributed to this latest release!  Amazing work!

Upcoming Meetings

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

Tuesday, December 6
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, December 7
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, December 8
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 14-18, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (November 14-18, 2022)

Holiday Schedule for CHAOSS Meetings

This year we are following our tradition of taking a little break from official CHAOSS meetings at the end of the year. Please note the following meeting cancellations:

  • Week of November 21 – no meetings (with the exception of an Intro to Augur session as noted below)
  • December 12- January 9 – no meetings

CHAOSS work can still occur asynchronously if an individual Working Group wishes, and a lot of us will be around in Slack periodically if anything urgent comes up. But the hope is that we all take this time to rest and protect ourselves from burnout, so that we can come back refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to start anew in 2023!

CHAOSScon EU 2023 is Happening! 

We are super excited to announce that CHAOSScon EU 2023 is happening in conjunction with FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.  CHAOSScon day will happen on February 3 from 8:00 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. Although we are still finalizing some details, registration is open and you can learn more about this conference on the CHAOSScon EU 2023 website. 

Hope you can join us!

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 January 11, 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.

CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Meeting Time Change

To make the Asia-Pacific Community meeting a little friendlier to the folks in that local region, this meeting is being moved to 2 hours earlier. This meeting will now happen at 6:00 am US Central/Chicago time, every other Wednesday. The next meeting for this group will happen on November 30, 2022.  Additionally, these meetings may start to happen in Mandarin Chinese to make it more accessible for that community to participate and connect with each other. Feel free to join anytime if you are in the area!

New Streamlined Issue Template for Releasing New Metrics

If you are working in one of our Working Groups and the team has developed a new metric for release, you will notice a new and improved issue template for the process of releasing that metric for public review. The idea was that it would be a little less daunting, without sacrificing any quality. You can find the new template in each working group, and an example here.

Upcoming Meetings

No meetings next week because of the US Thanksgiving holiday, with the exception of this:

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (November 7-11, 2022)

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CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (November 7-11, 2022)

CHAOSScast #69 Released – Community Insights with Hedan Zeng (Part 2 of 2)

Last week we posted the first of two episodes of our amazing guest, Hedan Zeng, the Director of Product Management at Common Room. We are happy to present the sequel! Hedan shares her insights with Georg Link, Venia Logan, and Sophia Vargas as they talk about engagement metrics, community sentiment and unstructured community interactions, membership statistics, and measuring the risk for burnout. You can listen to this interesting Part 2 by going to https://podcast.chaoss.community/69.

Reminder: Help Make Our DEI Metrics Better!

We are hosting a survey for those who have been in traditionally underrepresented and marginalized in tech around our current DEI metrics and where we might be lacking. CHAOSS recognizes its own limitations with regard to who is developing these metrics and where our ideas for new metrics come from, so we want to broaden those perspectives through in-depth interviews and a brief survey. It would be amazing if you could help us spread the word about this initial survey, which lives here https://anitaihuman.limesurvey.net/796876?lang=en. We also want to give a shout-out to Anita Ihuman who is leading this initiative! Anita has been an integral part of several teams at CHAOSS, including our DEI working group, DEI Event Badging, and CHAOSS Africa. Thanks for heading this up, Anita!

Resurfacing the Discourse Migration

We’ve talked about launching a Discourse instance for a while, but we are going to be moving this forward in earnest. If you’re interested in working on this project, or if you have experience installing or maintaining Discourse, please reach to Elizabeth Barron (elizabeth@chaoss.community).

Help Us Bring More Listeners to CHAOSScast

If you have a favorite CHAOSScast episode, we’d love your help! We are asking community members to listen to a CHAOSScast episode that interests you and  pull some key takeaways (6-7) from the discussion. If you can email venia@sociallyconstructed.online with the following information, she will make an abridged takeaway episode to help pique the interest of new listeners. This is an example of what she’s looking for:

      • Episode ## Title of podcast
      • 0:00-0:59    Introduction
      • 1:00-1:32    Interesting segment 
      • 4:27-5:13    Interesting segment

This is a great way for newcomers to CHAOSS to contribute – we appreciate your help!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/chaoss,with the exception of our new Comms Working Group, which uses the link below. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone (Convert into your local time here). You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar, or join the #general channel on Slack for meeting reminders.

Tuesday, November 15
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, November 16
8:00am CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am Communications Working Group (Link to Join)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, November 17
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

CHAOSS Resources

CHAOSS Weekly (October 31-November 4, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 31-November 4, 2022)

Daylight Savings Time Change Alert! 

We are finishing up the dreaded “week in-between” when Europe recognizes Daylight Savings Time a week before the US. And if we weren’t all feeling disoriented enough, when (most of) the US moves clocks back an hour this weekend, it will affect all those who live in a place that keeps their clocks at the same time. In short, who even knows what time or day it is?  If you are not subscribed to the CHAOSS calendar or a member of the #general channel in the CHAOSS Slack, we hope you can catch up with us. All CHAOSS meetings are listed in US Central (Chicago) Time Zones, so please double-check the times of meetings in your area. Here is a handy tool to help you figure that out. We hope to see you soon!

Latest Release for GrimoireLab 

On Monday, the GrimoireLab team announced its latest release – version 0.7.0.  This version includes some package dependency updates, along with a few new features for interacting with Gitlab instances, to-date fetching, more GitHub contributor information and alias names, and a few bug fixes. The complete changelog can be seen on GitHub. Great work, GrimoireLab team!

New CHAOSScast Episode #68: Community Insights with Hedan Zeng (Part 1 of 2) 

This episode was so good, we had to break it into two parts! Our guest was Hedan Zeng, Director of Product Management at Common Room. Hedan joins host Georg Link and panelists Venia Logan and Sophia Vargas to talk about community metrics like membership, community responsiveness, and sentiment. They also talk about the philosophy of metrics, improving the quality of metrics, privacy and data sharing and listening versus automating. Listen to part 1 here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/68.

OpenBench Workshop from CHAOSS Asia-Pacific

Several members from our CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community are co-organizing OpenBench Workshop, a virtual conference around benchmarking metrics, and they invite you to join them! You can learn more about the conference on the OpenBench Workshop site. This virtual conference happens November 6, 2022 from 08:00 – 12:00 (UTC-5).

Upcoming Meetings

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

Tuesday, November 8
9:00am  CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm  CHAOSS App Ecosystem WG (Minutes and Agenda)
6:00pm Metrics Model WG (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, November 9
8:30am  DEI Badging Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, November 10
9:00am  CHAOSS Web Content Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

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

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

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