CHAOSS Weekly (May 31-June 4, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (May 31-June 4, 2021)

CHAOSScast Episode 36: DEI Badging with Rachel Braun and Celia Stamps 

We were absolutely thrilled to host the amazing Rachel Braun and Celia Stamps from the Linux Foundation Events team in this latest CHAOSScast episode! Georg Link, Ruth Ikegah, Matt Germonprez, and Matt Cantu joined them to chat about the CHAOSS DEI Badging Initiative and their experience with going through the process multiple times. They discussed why it’s important to bring DEI metrics like these into practice, and how partnering with event organizers on an initiative like this helps everybody. We are super grateful for Rachel and Celia’s time, and you can listen to this episode here:

Zoom Office Hours Now Open Every Monday 

Yesterday, we hosted our first open “office hours” session for newcomers who are joining the 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 appointment 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.

Continuous Metrics Release: New Metrics Under Review

All the Working Groups have been hard at work, continuing to develop new metrics for use in measuring community health. In between our regular releases (which happen in March and September/October), we have what is called a “Continuous Metrics Release” so metrics developed during this time don’t have to wait months to be seen.

Currently open for review are these metrics, with more on the way!

Feel free to read through these metrics and make any comments or offer feedback. (These metrics will still be released under the community review period during the next release.)

Only a Few Workshops 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!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, June 8

10:00am  D&I Badging Outreach Track (Agenda and Minutes)

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

Wednesday, June 9

9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)

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

Thursday, June 10

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:

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