CHAOSSweekly (February 19-23, 2024)

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CHAOSScon NA 2024 Registration Open

As we have done in the past, the CHAOSS project is partnering with the Linux Foundation to co-locate the next CHAOSScon with the next OSSNA (Open Source Summit North America). CHAOSScon NA 2024 will be on April 15, 2024 from 1:30-5:00 pm in Seattle, WA. Tickets are $10USD but registration to OSSNA is a requirement. You can learn more about CHAOSScon or register for both events on the OSSNA site.

While you’re registering for OSSNA, you can also register for a 1/2 day session around visualization of metrics, hosted by CHAOSS. This will be more of a hands-on workshop using CHAOSS software. This will be happening Monday, April 15 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and will cost $7USD.

New CHAOSS Software Releases

We are happy to celebrate the recent software releases from the Augur and GrimoireLab teams! 

In Augur’s recent release (v 0.62.0-KC Chiefs) you can expect to see API improvements, GitLab support, and a host of other updates, which you can read about in the Release Notes. (Also a special shoutout to the 7 contributors who made this release possible!)

In GrimoireLab’s recent release (v. 021.0) you will see support for organization aliases and Kitsune work. You can see the full list of changes in the Release Notes.

Thank you to all the CHAOTICS who worked on these releases! 

Code of Conduct Team Updates

At the last Board Meeting, a new Code of Conduct team was voted upon. Our new Code of Conduct Team members are:

  • Georg Link
  • Anita ihuman
  • Maryblessing Okolie

Goals for the team include Code of Conduct Enforcement Training for the whole team (which is already in the works), revisiting the Code of Conduct for anything that may need updating, and revising the process for reporting Code of Conduct violations. Many thanks to these folks who are volunteering their time to keep our community safer and more welcoming!

Daylight Savings Time is On the Horizon – Check the CHAOSS Calendar!

Just when we think we have things sorted out from the last clock change, here it comes again! Daylight savings happens in the United States on March 10 and in many places in Europe on March 31. It happens in Israel on March 29 and Egypt on April 26. New Zealand and Australia are coming off Daylight Savings on April 7. Many other countries don’t participate in Daylight Savings at all. It is the community manager’s worst nightmare. 

We are exploring some solutions to make keeping up with the CHAOSS calendar easier for everybody. But until we find a better solution, you are highly encouraged to refer to the official CHAOSS calendar for current times and dates of meetings. Thanks for your patience! 

Help us Celebrate our CHAOTIC of the Week – Clare Dillon

A little about Clare:

I’ve worked for over 25 years in the tech industry – and got involved in InnerSource and open source in 2018. I’m not a developer, and think there is a huge opportunity to spread the word about the value of getting involved in open source beyond developer communities. I live in Dublin, Ireland and I am a researcher with University of Galway and Lero, Science Foundation Ireland’s Software Development Research Centre, where I am a member of the OSPO team. I also work with CURIOSS, a community for university and research institute OSPOs. I do love a good emoji, and probably use too many! :sparkles::silly-penguin: I’m mostly a lurker on social media, but am often on LinkedIn.

What Clare works on at CHAOSS:

I am involved with the University Working Group, where we are working on metrics and models that will help those involved in OSS in universities. It turns out when you think about open source in the university context, goals and backgrounds of those involved can be very different than in the general open source community. I gave a talk on the topic at the recent CHAOSScon and we had a fantastic workshop session in the afternoon discussing researcher goals and motivations when using and creating open source projects.

Clare’s advice to newcomers to open source:

I think my biggest piece of advice is, like many things in life, it is all so much easier if you find a group of people you enjoy interacting with… I’ve learned so much from the open source communities I have been involved in – but that’s happened because the people in those communities are so helpful and great to work with. There will be many places where you can invest time and effort to contribute – choose a place where it’s also a lot of fun to hang out! The CHAOSS community is definitely one of those places! :heart_eyes:

Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:

Clare has been a tremendous contributor and leader in our Academic Open Source Context Working Group, it’s safe to say that without her influence, it would be nowhere near what it is today. She has been instrumental in building the foundation for this group, helping clarify the group’s goals and mission, and advocating and promoting the group in her network.  The University Slack channel now has over 50 participants and the Working Group meetings are some of our most heavily attended meetings. Clare, it has been a joy to have you in our community, and you’ve brought invaluable insight into CHAOSS. We greatly appreciate your time and energy, and that you have continued to engage University newcomers to the open source space through CHAOSS. Thank you for all of your hard work, especially at CHAOSScons. Those events were made even better thanks to your influence, your coordination, your and attention to detail. We are very happy you’re here! 

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link ( All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently not on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -6). (The only exception is the CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting on WAT, which will not change with Daylight Savings.) 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, February 26

9:00 am Augur/8-Knot Developers Meeting

Tuesday, February 27

9:00 am Newcomer Hangout (no agenda)

11:00 am CHAOSS Weekly Community Meeting (agenda)

1:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (agenda)

Wednesday, February 28

4:00 am CHAOSS Africa Designers Sync

10:00 am DEI Working Group (agenda)

11:00 am Data Science Working Group (agenda)

Thursday, February 29 (leap year!)

8:00 am CHAOSS Africa Developers Sync

10:00 am Metrics Models Working Group Meeting (agenda)

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