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: 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:

Calendar at:

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