CHAOSS Weekly (January 10-14, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 10 - 14, 2022)

Changes to Office Hours

Our open Office Hours for newcomers will reconvene on Tuesday, February 1 and will happen every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. Feel free to join as you wish at any time during that hour at No registration is needed and you can ask anything you want about the CHAOSS project!

CHAOSScast Episode 50: Recognizing all Kinds of Labor in Open Source Ecosystems with Amanda, Katie, and John

This week, we join Amanda Casari (Google), Katie McLaughlin (Google), and John Meluso (University of Vermont) to discuss Project OCEAN (Open-Source Complex Ecosystems And Networks) and the challenges and strategies around making sure all open source contributions to a project are acknowledged and counted. They also discuss our Types of Contributions Metric, and the complexities of the open source ecosystem. Along with Amanda, Katie, and John, join Georg Link, Matt Germonprez, and Sophia Vargas in one of our most interesting episodes yet. You can listen here: (Also it’s our 50th episode so a big shout-out to our CHAOSScast team! Hooray! ?)

CHAOSScon 2021 Videos Now on CHAOSStube

The CHAOSScon NA 2021 talks are now available on our Youtube channel (CHAOSStube). You can see the full list here and the videos included are:

Thanks to the audio team who spent many hours recording, editing and uploading these videos, and thanks to the speakers for sharing their insights with us!

Help Give Us a Name

Many communities give themselves a collective name to help define a collective identity and build unity among the community members. The CHAOSS community decided to do just that at the last community meeting. We opened a poll to help us figure out what our name should be, and we’d love love love your input!

Please help us decide by voting in this sliding poll here:

Welcome Newcomers!

We’ve seen a lot of new faces and names recently, so we just want to welcome you to the CHAOSS Community. We have a handy form that lets us get to know you a little more, so we can help point you in the right direction when getting started in CHAOSS. If you’re new to the community and you haven’t yet filled this form out, we’d love it if you could do that here.

We also highly recommend you attend one of our CHAOSS Community Weekly Meetings, happening every Tuesday at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. If you can’t make that, you can see previous recordings of our meetings on CHAOSStube. You can also join our open Office Hours starting in February, happening every Tuesday at 9:00 am US Central/Chicago time.

Reach out to us on Slack or via email if you have any questions!

Upcoming Meetings

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

Tuesday, January 18

10:00am – Badging Outreach (Agenda & Zoom Link)

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

6:00pm – Metrics Model Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, January 19

8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, January 20

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

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

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources