CHAOSS Weekly (September 27-October 8, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (September 27-October 8, 2021)

We Shipped CHAOSScon & Would Love Your Feedback!

Huge thank you to everyone who took part in CHAOSScon, either virtually or in person! We wanted to first recognize and thank our amazing lineup of speakers, who made the event what it was!

  • Emma Irwin
  • Kevin Lumbard & Elizabeth Barron
  • Isabella Ferreira
  • Stephen Jacobs & Emi Simpson
  • Xiaoya Xia & King Gao
  • Sean Goggins
  • Anita Ihuman
  • Dawn Foster
  • Lucas Gonze
  • Kaylea Champion

In case you missed them, the slides from all our speakers are available on the CHAOSScon Event website. Recordings from the talks are in the process of being published to our Youtube channel, so keep your eyes out for those!

It was challenging to integrate virtual and in-person experiences, and we also wanted to recognize all those on the CHAOSScon planning committee for shipping such a great event!

  • Anita Ihuman
  • Daniel Izquierdo
  • Dawn Foster
  • Elizabeth Barron
  • Georg Link
  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Matt Cantu
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Matthew Tift
  • Ray Paik
  • Sean Goggins
  • Sophia Vargas
  • Vinod Ahuja

The planning committee would also greatly appreciate your feedback if you attended CHAOSScon this year, either virtually or in person. Here is a short form in which you can share your experiences and ideas to make the next CHAOSScon even better. (You can also drop a comment in the CHAOSScon 2022 issue in our Community repo.)

Thanks again to everyone for making this a truly memorable event.?❤️

Announcing All In: Open Sourcing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

CHAOSS is very proud to be partnering with GitHub, The Linux Foundation, Red Hat, several Universities, and many others, as a founding partner in the All In project. All In is an open source community that is dedicated to advancing DEI in an “open source” way: collaboratively, transparently, and iteratively. By bringing together corporations, universities, and organizations like CHAOSS, we aim to create more inclusive and welcoming open source projects. This is an exciting partnership for CHAOSS, and you can read more about it through the website, or their GitHub repo.

Metrics Freeze and Upcoming 2021-10 Release

The Metrics Release Team is working hard to finalize this latest round of metrics and Working Group changes. This release is one of our most productive iterations, and also will be our first fully automated release (via MARS!). We are on schedule to release the English version of our metrics next week, and the Chinese version the week after. If you have any questions about the release, you can reach out to the Metrics Release Team on our Slack channel, or send a note to our Mailing List.

Congratulations to Veerasamy Sevagen! 

We wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Sevagen for being our first student to participate in and successfully complete a project through the Summer 2021 OSPP! Sevagen worked on documentation for the GrimoireLab tutorial, and you can read his final report and blog post here. Fantastic job, Sevagen!

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, October 12

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 13
8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, October 14

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