CHAOSS Weekly (July 12-16, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (July 12-16, 2021)

Successful Grace Hopper Open Source Day!

We had the opportunity to take part in Grace Hopper Conference’s first virtual Open Source Day through the Augur project, and it was a rousing success! We were able to include more first-time contributors than we ever have in the past. A big thank you goes out to Srishti Guleria for assisting as a mentor, and Sean Goggins for guiding the way. We hope to continue our participation in future GHC Open Source Day events!

CHAOSScast Episode #39: Leaderboards and Metrics at with Matthew Tift and Tim Lehnen

This week we were delighted to host Matthew Tift and Tim Lehnen from the Drupal project on CHAOSScast. Host Georg Link and panelist Nicole Huesman joined Matthew and Tim to discuss all the amazing work Drupal has done to improve community health, inclusivity and engagement, and the potential pitfalls of using leaderboards as measures to track contributions. They also talked about how to measure non-code contributions and tracking and measuring corporate sponsorship and influence. This was a great episode that you can listen to here:

CHAOSScon Registration, CfP and Sponsorship are OPEN!

You can now register for Open Source Summit, and the CHAOSScon add-on. CHAOSScon is happening in-person (and virtually) September 30 in Seattle, immediately following the OSS conference.

Also, we encourage you to check out our Call for Proposals and submit a talk! Read on for ideas around suggested topics:

Software related metrics topics:

  • tutorials
  • walk throughs
  • demos
  • how-to’s
  • new features

Metrics related topics:

  • metrics strategy
  • deep dive into the use of metrics
  • failure of metrics in practice
  • lessons learned, use cases, and case studies
  • proposals for new metrics
  • new visualizations

Do you have something to share in one of these areas? We highly encourage you to send in an abstract.

Latest Updates from our GSoC Students 

Here is the latest from our GSoC students, who are continuing to work hard and contribute impactful changes to the CHAOSS project. We are so grateful for their work!

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

Reminder: Zoom Office Hours Now Open Every Monday 

Last week, we started hosting open office hours on Mondays for newcomers to the CHAOSS project. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a time when one of the CHAOSS community will be openly available on Zoom to answer any questions you have. No registration needed; you can just hop on the CHAOSS Community Zoom call any time during the 2-hour window, and leave when your question has been answered.

Come say hello and we’ll help you find what you need!

And here’s a reminder that if you’re already a member of the CHAOSS community and would like to help out with this initiative, you can sign up for a 2-hour slot here.

Only One Workshop Left for Getting Started as a Contributor to CHAOSS Software

You still have time to join one of our upcoming workshop series. All workshops will be hosted on our Community Zoom ( and are from 8am – 10am CDT, 6:30pm – 8:30pm IST. You can join as an attendee, or a mentor! GSoC Students are also highly encouraged to attend.

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, July 20

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

Wednesday, July 21

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, July 22

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