Reminder: CHAOSScon Africa happening June 14
This is just a reminder that CHAOSScon Africa is happening June 14 (that’s next week!) We have posted the full schedule with speaker bios and talk abstracts on the website. Also, this event will be live-streamed via the CHAOSS YouTube channel (also known as CHAOSStube) for those unable to make it in person. Tickets can be purchased here but whether you attend in person or not, you can connect with the CHAOSScon community during the event via our #chasscon Slack channel. (If you aren’t yet a member of our CHAOSS Slack workspace, you can join here.)
We also wanted to give a special shout-out to the CHAOSScon Africa Planning Committee! You are all amazing! 🤩
- Ruth Ikegah
- Maryblessing Okolie
- Kingsley Mkpandiok
- Ihuoma Anosike
- Precious Abubakar
- ASAIJE Elozino Lopez
- Davies Esogbue
- Busayo Ojo
- Faith Kovi
CHAOSS Booth at FOSSY
We received word that CHAOSS is going to be hosting a booth at FOSSY in July in Portland, Oregon. If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to help out with the CHAOSS booth, let Elizabeth know. If any of your friends or colleagues will be attending, be sure to send them our way! We will have plenty of stickers to hand out.
Meeting Summaries for the Week
As usual, our meeting summaries are posted on Discourse, and our recordings are posted on CHAOSStube.
- Metrics Models Working Group (summary, recording)
- Weekly Community Meeting (summary, recording)
- DEI Working Group (summary, recording)
- Common Metrics Working Group (summary, recording)
- Risk Working Group (summary, recording)
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.
Let’s Celebrate our CHAOTIC of the Week – Yehui Wang!
A little about Yehui:
I am an engineer at Huawei’s Open Source Management Center, responsible for building open source community health assessment systems and implementing engineering projects. Previously, I worked at Ericsson for 10 years, focusing on software development for the Linux Foundation ONAP project and designing automated testing frameworks for 3G, 4G, and 5G wireless communication systems. I hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Hohai University and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in China, respectively, as well as a second master’s degree in industrial software engineering from Malardalen University in Sweden, with specializations in wireless communication and industrial software engineering.
During my leisure time, I enjoy hiking and trekking, and I usually exercise in the swimming pool, where I am most skilled at freestyle but currently learning butterfly stroke. I look forward to swimming in open water such as lakes and rivers in the future.
What Yehui works on at CHAOSS:
As a board member of the CHAOSS community, I focus on defining and implementing the Metrics Model. This work involves converting specific community sustainability issues and demands into evaluation models using a combination of methods such as statistics, big data, machine learning, humanities, and software engineering, to provide decision-making recommendations for relevant community governance, operations, and investment. The work is highly significant, and the CHAOSS community is professional, open, and inclusive, much like a big family, making me enjoy working within this community.
Yehui’s advice to newcomers to open source:
Before joining a community, it is necessary to think about what benefits the community can offer and what value you can bring to the community. Actively communicating, participating in discussions, and daring to ask questions will help you quickly adapt to the community atmosphere and establish trust among community members. Starting with small tasks and a win-win mindset can promote the spirit of open-source collaboration.
Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:
Yehui has been a driving force behind many of the metrics models conversations we’ve had, and he is one of the main reasons the metrics models are where they are today. His work with Compass and validating and computing some of the more complex models have been invaluable to CHAOSS’s development of metrics. Yehui has also been an outspoken advocate for CHAOSS in his region and has not only helped plan events, but he’s also brought newcomers to CHAOSS and helped include them in various meetings. Before we had automatic translations through the website, Yehui led the charge to translate every one of our metrics into Chinese, to ease the adoption of CHAOSS metrics in China. Yehui has taught our community so much about the state of open source in China, and we are incredibly grateful for the deep insight he brings to all CHAOSS conversations. It’s been an absolute pleasure to have you in our community, Yehui, and thank you for all the work you’ve contributed! 🙌
All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss). All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). (The exception to this is the CHAOSS Asia Pacific meeting which coincides with China Standard Time, so it does 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 June 12
3:00 pm (China Standard Time) CHAOSS Asia Pacific Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 13
9:00 am Newcomer Hangout (no agenda)
10:00 am CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
Wednesday, June 14
8:30 am Community Knowledgebase Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
10:00 am DEI Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00 am University OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
Thursday, June 15
9:00 am CHAOSS Africa Community Call (Minutes and Agenda)
11:00 am OSPO Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)
12:00 pm Scientific Software Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)