CHAOSS Weekly (January 30-February 3, 2023)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 31-February 3, 2023)

Welcome to Discourse! 

We are super excited to have launched CHAOSS Discourse this week! Discourse is an open source forum-type platform where we can have longer term asynchronous discussions. Discourse is meant to replace our listserv mailing lists, not Slack. Slack will continue to be a main channel of communication for our Chaotics. (Our mailing lists are no longer active.)

A few points of note:

  • To join the CHAOSS Discourse, go to and click on “Sign Up.”
  • We recommend going to the START HERE post when you join. This has links to the categories, our FAQ, Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and a link to a handy Getting Started Guide for those who are new to Discourse.
  • To use Discourse as a mailing list and interact only through email, you can adjust your email preferences by going here:
  •  If you want to join a conversation, but aren’t sure where to start, feel free to introduce yourself in the Introductions thread and get that first post out of the way!

Discourse is a grand experiment for us so we will see how it goes! If you have feedback on your experience and have suggestions for making it better, feel free to post something in the Site Feedback Category.

New Mastodon Account for CHAOSS

We’ve ventured into the Fediverse and opened an account on Fosstodon. If you are also using Mastodon and would like to connect with us, you can do so here: 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 6, 2023
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda) (30 minute meeting)

Tuesday, February 7
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, February 8
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion WG Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, February 9
8:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
9:30am Communications Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources