CHAOSS Weekly (October 24-28, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 24-28, 2022)

New Working Group! Communications Working Group Now Forming

In an effort to improve the way CHAOSS shares information about what we’re working on, and what others are doing in terms of implementing our metrics and metrics models, we decided that it’s time for a Comms Working Group. This group will help tell the stories around CHAOSS and other open source community health metrics, from development to implementation. This group is currently forming, so if you are interested in participating, we’d love to invite you to the weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 9:00 am US Central on this Zoom link. There is also a Slack channel if you’d prefer to engage asynchronously. Come help us form this group!

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!

Next Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers to CHAOSS

The CHAOSS community continues to grow! To make the onboarding process a little easier, Elizabeth Barron (CHAOSS Community Manager) and Ruth Ikegah (CHAOSS Africa Community Lead) will be hosting onboarding meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting will happen on November 2. We know this time is not convenient for everyone, but this is just a start and we will add and iterate as we go.

This meeting will cover:

  • General overview of CHAOSS
  • How you can begin contributing
  • How to get started with using the metrics
  • Q&A

We hope you can join to meet other newcomers and learn about CHAOSS! You can convert to your time zone here.

RfP for OpenBench Workshop from CHAOSS Asia-Pacific

Several members from our CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community are co-organizing OpenBench Workshop, a virtual conference around benchmarking metrics, and they invite you to submit your ideas for talks! You can learn more about the conference on the OpenBench Workshop site. This virtual conference happens November 6, 2022 from 08:00 – 12:00 (UTC-5). Reach out to Xiaoya Xia (CHAOSS Asia-Pacific Community Lead) if you are interested in submitting a talk for this conference or learning more.

CHAOSSweekly Switching Back to Fridays

If you’re confused why you’re getting this on Friday and not Monday, you’re not alone. A few years ago we sent these out on Fridays, so we’re just going back to that old model. We’d love to know what you think and if these newsletters are helpful for you. If there’s anything we could be doing better with them, please let us know! Reach out to Elizabeth Barron on slack or drop her an email with your thoughts.

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, 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, November 1
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 2
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)
11:00am Welcome to CHAOSS! Onboarding Meeting for Newcomers
Thursday, November 3
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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