CHAOSS Weekly (August 10-14, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (August 10-14, 2021)

New Working Group: Metrics Models

The idea of “metrics models,” or various ways to bring related atomic individual metrics together for different purposes, is an idea that has been floated around and discussed multiple times across multiple working groups and meetings. This will be especially important to the consumers of our metrics as our list of developed metrics continues to grow! Our App Ecosystem Working Group also discusses these ideas, and the CHAOSS community is finally ready to pursue this as its own working group. You are encouraged to participate!

The first meeting of our new Metrics Model Working Group will be Tuesday, August 17 at 6:00 pm US Central/Chicago time. (We realize this time is inconvenient for our European Community, so we encourage you to bring your thoughts to the next App Ecosystem Group meeting on August 23 at 12:00 pm US Central/Chicago time.)

Both calls happen at our Community Zoom channel: Please join us!

Office Hours Moving to Bi-Weekly Schedule

We decided at the Community Meeting to change the Zoom Office Hours for newcomers to a bi-weekly schedule. The next Office Hours will be August 23, 2021, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time.

Reminder, if you are a part of the CHAOSS community already, and would like to sign up to host one of these sessions, you can do so here!

CHAOSScast Episode 41: Forecasting Sustainability with Vladimir Filkov and Likang Yin

In this latest episode of CHAOSScast, we were so fortunate to host Vladimir Filkov and Likang Yin of the University of California-Davis and chat about their research in open source communities and attempting to forecast their sustainability. Vladimir and Likang were joined by host Georg Link, and panelists Sean Goggins and Sophia Vargas, and they discussed not only the research itself, but the motivations behind the project, the challenges they overcame, socio-technical systems, and predictability models. One of our more fascinating episodes you’re sure to enjoy. If you aren’t already subscribed, you can download and listen here:

Community Handbook Featured at GitLab’s Commit Conference

Huge thank you to Jaskirat Singh and Nuritizi Sanchez for representing our amazing Community Handbook at GitLab’s Commit Conference this year. Although it has been a community effort, the handbook came together largely because of Jaskirat’s efforts as one of our GSoC students last year. We are proud that it can now be used as an example for other open source projects to draw upon for inspiration! The title of their talk was “Community Handbook Best Practices for Diversity and Inclusion,” and you can see it in its entirety on YouTube.

Latest Updates from our Students 

We are very proud of all our students working with CHAOSS right now and the impact they are having within the project. Here are some of the latest updates from them:

(GSoC students, feel free to continue to share your updates with our community anytime via the mailing list or Slack!)

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, August 17

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

6:00pm Metrics Model Working Group (New!)

Wednesday, August 18

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

10:00am  DEI Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

Thursday, August 19

10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

2:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources