CHAOSS Weekly (May 30-June 3, 2022)

CHAOSS Project

Weekly Newsletter (May 30-June 3, 2022)

CHAOSScast Episode 60 – Lessons Learned in Implementing Community Management Metrics

This week, our host Venia Logan chatted with our very special guests Brian Oblinger and Lori Goldman about all things related to community management metrics. They discuss the evolution of measuring metrics in community management, and how several startups have been born around the desire to understand more about what “community” means to an organization. They also share some personal insights and stories from their own experiences in getting involved in community management and what they’ve learned over the years while implementing different sets of metrics. It’s a fascinating episode, and you can listen on the CHAOSS website.

CHAOSScon Registration is Open

The CfP for CHAOSScon has closed, but registration for the event is open! CHAOSScon is an add-on to Open Source Summit Europe, so in order to attend in person, you will need to purchase registration for this event as well. CHAOSScon tickets are $50 and you can register on the OSSEU registration page.  If you would like to attend virtually, you do not need to register for the event (at least not at the moment), and it will be free to attend.

The CHAOSScon schedule will be announced July 7, 2022.

Join Our Maintainer Burnout Session on June 17

As part of GitHub’s Maintainer Month (June), CHAOSS is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop on Maintainer Burnout. This will be on June 17, 2022 at 12pm US Central/Chicago time.

Burnout is a relatable issue, almost everyone has been there– and it’s something we see quite often in open source. CHAOSS is hosting an interactive working group session to understand how maintainers manage burnout and talk about how to facilitate conversations about burnout and mental health in their open source communities. We will also discuss the Project Burnout metric from our DEI working group.

You can register for this free event, or if you would like to help with the event, please reach out to Ruth Ikegah on slack.

Reminder: You’re Invited! DEI Event Badging Reviewer Appreciation Event June 16

Please join us on June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am US Central/Chicago time (convert to your time) as we celebrate our amazing team of reviewers and the success of the DEI Badging Initiative! This will be a fun, informal virtual event, and of course, there is no cost to participate. You can register for the event 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.


Tuesday,  June 7

9:00am – Office Hours (Open, No Agenda)

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

1:00pm – App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Wednesday, June 8

8:30am DEI Badging Bi-Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Minutes )

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

Thursday, June 9

9:00am Web Content Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

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

Meetings (Open to All)

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