CHAOSS Weekly (September 6-10, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 6-10, 2021)

Join the GrimoireLab Hackathon and Bring Your Ideas to Life!

It’s no secret that the GrimoireLab toolset can be extremely helpful for researchers and data scientists. As such, as part of the 2022 Mining Software Repositories Conference (MSR 2022), the GrimoireLab team will be hosting the (virtual) Hackathon Track.

From the MSR 2022 site:

The GrimoireLab MSR Virtual Hackathon will provide activities typical of the in-person hackathon virtually. For example, defining research questions, forming teams, and scoping problems. Organizers will provide advice on the best ways to conduct data processing and improve performance. The hackathon will also provide the opportunity for participants to work with world-class researchers on relevant problems and research questions.

Please join if you are concerned about better understanding software development and building tools to help researchers and stakeholders better understand how specific software projects perform. Also, if you are interested in adding another tool to your toolbox, the hackathon may help you in your future research. In this hackathon, we will focus on the analysis of free, open source software (FOSS) projects providing free access to their development data, but results will be of potential interest to the industry at large, and of course, to the research community.

The Hackathon and Conference are happening May 23-24, 2022, but you need to show your intent to participate, and submit any project ideas by October 18, 2021. Details on how to participate can be found in the MSR 2022 Hackathon GitHub repository.

You Have 2 More Weeks to Help Review Metrics

As you probably already know, the full month of September is dedicated to our public comment period and review of the proposed metrics for our 2021-10 release. That means you have a little over 2 weeks left to add your input.

Our community is encouraged to review and add comments to these metrics candidates during this 30-day review period. PLEASE feel free to add your input, +1’s, or any other comments to any or all of these 16 metrics:

Thank you so much for your help in making our metrics the best they can be.

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, September 14

11:00am – Badging Outreach (Agenda & Zoom Link)

12:00pm – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Wednesday, September 15
8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, September 16

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