CHAOSSweekly (June 3-7, 2024)

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DEI Event Badging 4.0 Released with 3 New Metrics

DEI Event Badging 4.0 has been released and now includes 3 new metrics for badging applicants to consider:

By adding these new metrics, we are hoping to expand the conversations around building more inclusive open source events and to offer more areas for event organizers to consider. Development of these metrics and Badging conversations all happen in our DEI Working Group meeting, and they are open to anyone! If you’d like to add your input to our Badging efforts, please join us!

New Streamlined Metric Template

Our metrics documents can be a bit overwhelming for first time users of the metrics, so in an attempt to streamline and make them more accessible, we are going to be implementing a new metric template. The biggest changes to the template are:

  • Combining Objectives and Description sections into one section, now called “Overview”
  • Limited word count in the Overview section to encourage concise language
  • Remaining sections will be hidden in a dropdown that people can access if they’d like to read more

Discussions about this metric template and its implementation are happening in the Metrics Development Working Group, so if this is of interest to you, please join us!

CHAOSS Africa + Project Enable: June 11 Event for African Folks Living with Disabilities

Our CHAOSS Africa community is teaming up with Project Enable Africa to host an event on June 11 aimed at teaching differently abled folks about open source and how they can get involved and become contributors. CHAOSS is providing many volunteers for this event and the registration is already at capacity! This is an exciting event for all of us!

Communications Working Group Reboot

Our Communications Working Group is rebooting and reactivating! If you’re interested in being a part of this team, you can join the #wg-comms channel and attend the meetings. Meetings will happen every 3 weeks on Thursdays at 11:00 US Central. The next meeting will be on June 13.

CHAOTIC of the Week Nomination Form

Have you noticed a fellow CHAOTIC doing something amazing for CHAOSS? Has there been someone who is going above and beyond? If you’d like to nominate them for CHAOTIC of the Week, now you can! With our CHAOTIC of the Week feature, we like to celebrate their contributions to CHAOSS and enable our whole community to get to know them a little better. It’s a great way to show appreciation for our fellow CHAOTICs so don’t hesitate to nominate someone here.

CHAOTIC of the Week: Desmond Obisi!

Please join us in celebrating our CHAOTIC of the Week: Desmond Obisi!

A little about Desmond:

My name is Desmond Obisi, a software engineer, open source contributor and technical author. I love developer experience engineering, building solutions and developer education. I currently work with Resilis where we help businesses optimize their API, improve performance and save them costs. In my spare time, I love building fun projects, contributing to open source, writing technical articles and speaking at tech meetups/conferences.

What Desmond works on at CHAOSS:

At CHAOSS, I am working alongside other amazing people to maintain the BadgingAPI project, the AFOS project and the Slackbot project. My activities are majorly on the engineering level where I help onboard new contributors, take code reviews and as well fix issues or add new features to these projects.

Desmond’s advice to newcomers to open source:

Feel free to engage with any working group you find interesting. The folks at CHAOSS are amazing and welcoming. Try to also catch the meetings so you will always be up to date on what is happening within your working group. If you feel uncertain, always reach out. We thrive on community efforts and the community is always ready to assist you in your open source journey.

Special thanks from Elizabeth, Adeyinka, and the CHAOSS Community:

Desmond has been contributing as a backend developer to the badging project. He has also been involved in supporting other contributors at CHAOSS Africa by creating tutorials, reviewing pull requests, and providing trainings on the badging bot and how to make high-quality contributions. Additionally, he played a key role in getting the AFOS website up and running again. We are incredibly grateful for all your contributions, Desmond! Especially those that empower others in their own open source journeys. Thank you so much for all your time and efforts to make CHAOSS better and to help others in the community. You are an absolute superstar!

Upcoming Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link ( and are listed in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, now on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). Regional meetings are tied to regional time zones as noted below. 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.

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS University / Academic Open Source (US Central/Chicago)

Thursday Jun 13, 2024
8:30am – 9:20am CHAOSS Asia Community Meeting (IST) (10:30pm – 11:20pm 6/12 US Central Time)
3:00pm -3:50pm CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (WAT) (10:00am – 10:50am US Central Time)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS OSPO Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

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