CHAOSSweekly (July 10-14, 2023)

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CHAOSScon Africa Wrap Up and Recordings Now Available

For those who missed the first CHAOSScon Africa, have no fear! You can read an amazing write-up by Maryblessing Okolie on the CHAOSS blog. And the recorded talks are all available on the CHAOSScon Africa Youtube playlist. Thanks to Maryblessing for taking the time to summarize the event, and to all who worked on recording and uploading the videos for our whole community!


Some of the CHAOSS crew have spent the week at FOSSY in Portland, Oregon, and CHAOSS has been staffing its first booth at a tech conference. Although the conference is at its midpoint, we have met so many great new friends and have already had wonderful conversations about metrics and open source community health. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by our table to interact with us- it’s been fantastic meeting you!

Let’s Celebrate our CHAOTIC of the Week – Vinod Ahuja!

Vinod Ahuja

A little about Vinod:
I am an Assistant Professor, Computing and Data Science at the Department of Computing & Software Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. I received my PhD – IT and MS – MIS from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, MBA and Computer Science Diploma from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, BBA from the Institute of Business Administration Karachi, and Banking Diploma and Associateship from the Institute of Bankers Pakistan. I have worked for 14 years in the banking industry, from junior officer to SVP, looking after the operations and business development of different bank regions. For the last seven years, during my master and PhD, I researched open source software development and have been involved with CHAOSS and AGL open source communities. My hobbies include camping, visiting different state and national parks, and being more in nature.

What Vinod works on at CHAOSS:
I am a charter member of the CHAOSS project and have been engaged with the project since the
beginning. I am engaged in almost all the working groups at CHAOSS and help develop metrics and models. Currently, I am actively working on revising our Knowledge Base.

Vinod’s advice for newcomers to open source:
My advice to newcomers to open source is to start with a clear purpose and identify your interests and goals within the community. Attend community meetings, explore their content, start engaging in discussions, and don’t shy from asking questions or providing suggestions and feedback. Open source journey is a continuous process that requires persistence and dedication. By consistently engaging and contributing, you will achieve your personal goals and make a meaningful impact within the community.

Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:
Vinod is one of the contributors who has consistently showed up to CHAOSS meetings and has offered his insight in helping develop 24 metrics and metrics models in several of our working groups. Vinod spends a lot of his time listening and formulating his opinions, so when he speaks he always has something interesting and productive to add to the conversation. Recently Vinod has been doing a documentation audit and update for our entire Community Knowledgebase, which is a huge undertaking and involves dozens of documents. We are so thankful for all Vinod’s contributions and for sharing countless hours and energy with us. You’re the best, Vinod! ?

If you would like to keep up with Vinod you can find him on Twitter, GitHub and LinkedIn.

Meeting Summaries

If you happened to miss any of our working group meetings this week, here’s where you can find resources!

You can subscribe to the #meeting-recap tag or the Meeting Summaries category to be notified of new meeting summaries in Discourse. Feel free to continue async conversations there or in Slack. We hope these summaries are useful! Let us know how we can improve them.

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, July 17

10:00 am CHAOSS + All In DEI Project Badging Coordination (Minutes and Agenda)

Tuesday, July 18

4:00 am CHAOSS Africa Developers Sync

7:30 am Metrics Models Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

9:00 am Newcomer Hangout

11:00 am CHAOSS Weekly Community Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

Wednesday, July 19

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

12:00 pm New Badger Orientation

Thursday, July 20

10:00 am Common Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)

1:00 pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

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