CHAOSS Weekly (August 1-5 , 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 1-5, 2022)

CHAOSSweekly is Back! 

Fear not, loyal readers! Your favorite newsletter has returned. As always, you can submit ideas, questions, and comments to the Community Manager ( Let us know how we can make this newsletter better and keep you connected with what’s going on in CHAOSS.

THANK YOU CHAOSScon Sponsors! 

We wanted to send a huge shout-out to our newest CHAOSScon sponsors: Google, Red Hat, and Bitergia! These amazing companies are helping us put on a great conference, and we’re extremely grateful for the support. If your company is interested in sponsoring us, please take a look at the Sponsorship Prospectus to see if there’s a good option for you.  We are also happy to chat with you if you have an interest in sponsoring in a different way.

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAOSScon Streaming

We are looking for a volunteer who will be attending CHAOSScon in person, with experience in streaming video, to assist us in setting up this service for our remote attendees. If you would like to help our A/V team with this, please reach out to Matt Germonprez or Sean Goggins on slack. We are grateful for your help!

New Addition to Metrics: Context Tagging and Keywords

To help the users of our metrics better discover and understand metrics they want to focus on, we will be rolling out the addition of context tags and keywords to all our metrics. This is still very early in the process, but a first pass at the context tags is in this document. Context tags will be fixed, and will be a small set to choose from. Keywords, on the other hand, will be much more flexible and will be chosen by those who are working on a metric. Our new website and knowledgebase will give users the ability to search for and filter metrics via context tag or keyword. We are looking forward to helping our users better locate the metrics that make the most sense for them!

Change to Value Working Group

Our Value Working Group will be narrowing its focus to examine what “measuring value” means for our community members working in OSPOs. Previously, our Value Working Group included “Societal Value” as one of its focus areas, but the group decided that these metrics fit better under the DEI Working Group umbrella. Although no metrics in this area have been developed yet, there are plenty of ideas! If you are interested in working on measuring value for OSPOs or measuring value for the greater good of society, information on the meetings for both the Value Working Group and the DEI Working Group can be found below. We’d love for you to attend!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: 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, August 9
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)
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, August 10
8:00am Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, August 11
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Friday, August 12
7:00am Augur Related Mentoring Projects General Meeting (no agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

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