CHAOSSweekly (April 24-28, 2023)

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Last Chance to Register for CHAOSScon NA 2023

CHAOSScon NA 2023, will be held in the afternoon of May 9, 2023, in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver BC, Canada. You can view the schedule here. In-person registration is $20 USD and registration for OSSNA is a pre-requisite. Live streaming will be available for free, but registration for OSSNA virtual is required. You can register for both events on the OSSNA registration page. Sponsorship is also available, so if you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to reach out. Hope you can join us, either in-person or virtually, and don’t forget to register!

CHAOSScon Africa 2023 – Save the Date!

The CHAOSS Africa community is planning the very first CHAOSScon Africa for June 14! This will be in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be co-located with the Open Source Community Africa Festival. Specific details for the event are still being coordinated, so stay tuned for more information!

Recent Metrics Released

In the past few months, we released a few metrics that we wanted to share with you, in case you missed them!
  • Change Request Closure Ratio – Is the project keeping up with change requests?
  • Release Frequency – How often does a project publish a release of their software / artifact?
  • Event Location Inclusivity – Is the event located in a region where governments, cultural contexts, or society may cause harm to the physical safety and/or psychological safety of event attendees?
  • Public Health and Safety – To what extent does your event address public health through policies around masks, vaccines, COVID testing, and in infrastructure such as ventilation and air purification in indoor venues?
  • Newcomer Experience – How well does an open source community attend to welcoming newcomers?
We have a variety of other metrics we are preparing to release, including:
  • Project Access – To what extent does your project provide access and help those with various access needs?
  • Communication TransparencyHow transparent is project communication?
  • Event Location EquityWhere are open source project events located and are they located in regions that are accessible to all community members?
If you have an interest in helping build these metrics or discussing these topics, we’d love for you to join us at the applicable working group meetings, which are open to everyone. Check our Community Calendar for a full list of when these meetings are taking place.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link ( All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Monday, May 1

7:00 am Getting Started with Augur (no agenda)

Tuesday, May 2

9:00 am Office Hours for Newcomers (no agenda) 11:00 am CHAOSS Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, May 3

8:30 am Community Knowledgebase Audit Team (ad hoc, temporary meetings) 10:00 am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, May 4 ?

9:00 am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda) 11:00 am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

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