CHAOSS Weekly (November 7-11, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 7-11, 2022)

CHAOSScast #69 Released – Community Insights with Hedan Zeng (Part 2 of 2)

Last week we posted the first of two episodes of our amazing guest, Hedan Zeng, the Director of Product Management at Common Room. We are happy to present the sequel! Hedan shares her insights with Georg Link, Venia Logan, and Sophia Vargas as they talk about engagement metrics, community sentiment and unstructured community interactions, membership statistics, and measuring the risk for burnout. You can listen to this interesting Part 2 by going to

Reminder: Help Make Our DEI Metrics Better!

We are hosting a survey for those who have been in traditionally underrepresented and marginalized in tech around our current DEI metrics and where we might be lacking. CHAOSS recognizes its own limitations with regard to who is developing these metrics and where our ideas for new metrics come from, so we want to broaden those perspectives through in-depth interviews and a brief survey. It would be amazing if you could help us spread the word about this initial survey, which lives here We also want to give a shout-out to Anita Ihuman who is leading this initiative! Anita has been an integral part of several teams at CHAOSS, including our DEI working group, DEI Event Badging, and CHAOSS Africa. Thanks for heading this up, Anita!

Resurfacing the Discourse Migration

We’ve talked about launching a Discourse instance for a while, but we are going to be moving this forward in earnest. If you’re interested in working on this project, or if you have experience installing or maintaining Discourse, please reach to Elizabeth Barron (

Help Us Bring More Listeners to CHAOSScast

If you have a favorite CHAOSScast episode, we’d love your help! We are asking community members to listen to a CHAOSScast episode that interests you and  pull some key takeaways (6-7) from the discussion. If you can email with the following information, she will make an abridged takeaway episode to help pique the interest of new listeners. This is an example of what she’s looking for:

      • Episode ## Title of podcast
      • 0:00-0:59    Introduction
      • 1:00-1:32    Interesting segment 
      • 4:27-5:13    Interesting segment

This is a great way for newcomers to CHAOSS to contribute – we appreciate your help!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link:,with the exception of our new Comms Working Group, which uses the link below. All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone (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, November 15
9:00am CHAOSS Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda)
10:00am Evolution Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, November 16
8:00am CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
9:00am Communications Working Group (Link to Join)
10:00am Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, November 17
9:00am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00am OSPO Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

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