CHAOSS Weekly (March 14-18, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 14-18, 2022)

Latest Augur Release – Improved Docs, Processing Time, and More!

The Augur team is happy to announce the latest improvements to the Augur software! Version 0.25.9 includes some awesome updates:

  • Documentation has been updated
  • The Augur website has been updated, and includes live examples
  • Commit counting on large installations now 2-12x faster!

You can grab the latest release of Augur, or see exactly what’s changed. Keep up the awesome work, Sean and the Augur team!

Reminder: Check CHAOSS Meeting Times for Your Time Zone

This is just a reminder that last weekend, (most of) the US moved their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time. Because CHAOSS meetings are based in the US Central/Chicago time zone, our meeting times may have changed for you, depending on where you are.

It’s probably a good idea to double-check the CHAOSS meetings, which you can do on the calendar here:

(The #general channel in Slack should also show you meeting reminders adjusted for your time zone.)

Reminder: Metrics Review Period is Open

Now is the time for you to offer last-minute feedback on our metrics candidates prior to their release in April. You don’t have to have worked on metrics, or participated in the CHAOSS Community before; we value feedback from everyone. This release will include 8 new metrics and 1 metric that will be moving to a metrics model.

Thanks for helping make our metrics the best they can be!

Working Group Spotlight: Evolution 

This week in the Weekly Community meeting we heard an update on our Evolution Working Group.

This group would love for you to attend! They recently added 3 new candidates to our growing list of developed metrics:

  • Change Request Commits (How many code change commits are included in a change request?)
  • Change Request Reviews (To what extent are change requests put through a formal review process using platform features?)
  • Conversion Rate (What are the rates at which new contributors become more sustained contributors?)

Next up for this group is to see what types of metrics are needed for the metrics models that are currently being discussed. These metrics will be crucial in helping our users implement our models in the real world.

Sean Goggins is the lead for this Working Group, so feel free to reach out or join the Evolution Working Group slack channel. The details for this meeting are:

  • They meet every other Tuesday at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time
  • Next meeting is tomorrow, March 22
  • Agenda and minutes from previous meetings are here
  • Previous meetings can be seen on the Evolution Playlist on CHAOSStube

Hope you can join us – it’s a great working group to be a part of!

Changes to DEI Badging Meetings

We decided in the DEI Badging meeting to make a few changes to the meetings, with regard to cadence and meeting location:

  • Meetings will now be at the CHAOSS zoom link (
  • Meetings will switch to a bi-weekly cadence but will be an hour long

These meetings are now every other Wednesday at 8:30 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting is March 30, 2022; there is no meeting this week.

Reminder: Office Hours are Back

This is a reminder that our open Office Hours for newcomers (or anyone, really) 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!

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).

Monday, March 21
12:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Tuesday, March 22
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Wednesday, March 23
8:00 am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, March 24
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources