CHAOSS Weekly (November 1-5, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (November 1-5, 2021)

Reminder – Double-Check Meeting Times

As the US changed clocks for Daylight Savings Time over the weekend, we have caught up with most of the rest of the world. And because all CHAOSS meetings align with the US Central/Chicago time zone, it might be wise to double-check when the meetings are happening for your location.

You can join the CHAOSS Slack channel and the meeting reminders posted in the #general channel will automatically adjust themselves to your time zone, or you can use a date-time conversion tool like this one.

Hope to see you soon!

DEI Badging 3.0 Released!

Congratulations to the DEI Badging Team for releasing the latest version of our DEI Badging Initiative for events. The goals for this release were to add new metrics to the checklist, improve the reviewer guidelines, and update the README for clarity. The release met those goals and included the following changes:

  • DEI badging repo folded into event-diversity-and-inclusion
  • Combined Attendee and Speaker Demographics into one metric: Event Demographics
  • Added Inclusive Experience at Event, and Time Inclusion for Virtual Events to the checklist
  • Clarified documentation in multiple places
  • Added more reviewers

The DEI Badging Initiative passed its one year mark and continues to make a huge impact on the open source event ecosystem, as it has now badged 42 events!

CHAOSScast Episode #47 – Building the GrimoireLab Tutorial through OSPP with Veerasamy Sevagen

This week we had the pleasure of hosting our student that participated in the Summer 2021 OSPP (Open Source Promotion Plan). This was a new mentorship program for CHAOSS and we were fortunate to have Veerasamy Sevagen join us. Listen to hear more about the program, the GrimoireLab tutorial Sevagen built and, his experience with being a part of the CHAOSS community.

Joining the CHAOSS Community

We are trying something new in the CHAOSS Community! If you’d like to get more involved with the community but aren’t sure where to start, we have a handy form for you to fill out. After that, our Community Manager (Elizabeth) will reach out to you with some guidance on where to go next. We’d love to have you participate!

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: (except the DEI Badging Weekly Meetings). All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, November 9

10:00am – Badging Outreach (Agenda & Zoom Link)

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

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

Wednesday, November 10

8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, November 11

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

2:00pm Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources