CHAOSSweekly (May 6-10, 2024)

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Augur / 8-Knot Working Group Meeting Change

The Augur / 8-Knot meetings are switching to a bi-weekly cadence, starting next week. If you are subscribed to the CHAOSS calendar already, the change should be evident in your calendar. If not, please make that change — the next meeting will be on May 20 at 9:00 am US Central/Chicago Time. You can subscribe to the Augur / 8-knot meetings by copying this link ( and adding it as a URL to your calendar.

3 New Metrics Coming Soon to Event Badging

We will soon be releasing DEI Event Badging 4.0, which will include 3 new metrics:

These metrics have been a long time coming, and we hope this will further progress the open source conference experience for everyone.

Weigh In on Renaming “Bus Factor” Metric

CHAOSS has decided that perhaps it’s time for a name change for one of our previously released metrics: Bus Factor. This name is somewhat recognized in open source, but its origins are problematic. In an effort to be more inclusive, we started a discussion on what acceptable alternatives might be. If you have thoughts on this, you are encouraged to share them on the GitHub issue thread. We will also be discussing this at the Metrics Development Working Group meetings, which are open to anyone who would like to attend.

CHAOTIC of the Week: Chan Voong!

Please join us in celebrating our CHAOTIC of the Week: Chan Voong!

A little about Chan:

Photo of Chan Voong

Chan is a Sr. Technical Program Manager at the Comcast Open Source Program Office, where she works closely with technologists to successfully open source and innersource projects. Chan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a previously practicing scrum master, with experience in program managing federally-funded, health-related, and data-driven research and

software development projects. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Spatial Analytics program, and has a strong background in data analytics and informatics. During her free time, she explores adventures like rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking the backcountry, and meditating. 

What Chan works on at CHAOSS:

Chan has been a member of the CHAOSS OSPO working group and was recently appointed co-chair of the data scienc

e working group. In these working groups, the community comes together to understand open source community health and make it easier for people to use CHAOSS tools, metrics, and metrics models to d

raw meaningful insights that they can use to improve open source project health.

Chan’s advice to newcomers to open source:

CHAOSS is a vibrant community with people who have varying professional backgrounds that include technical and non-technical skills. Chan’s advice to anyone who is new to CHAOSS is to provide an introduction in the #newcomers channel, tell us what you’re interested in (not sure is okay, too!), and check if there are any projects you can contribute to.

Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:

Chan’s influence on CHAOSS has been remarkable! Chan infuses enthusiasm and energy in everything she does, and she jumped into CHAOSS with both feet. She greets everyone with such a level of warmth and friendliness, she helps CHAOSS be an amazing place to spend

 your time, especially in the Data Science Working Group where she is a Co-Chair. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Chan in person, and I can vouch that she is exactly as awesome as she seems. Chan, we can’t thank you enough for all your work in the OSPO and Data Science Working Groups, and beyond. Your light and energy has made CHAOSS better for everyone!


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 May 14, 2024
09:00am – 09:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday May 15, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting  (US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS University / Academic Open Source (US Central/Chicago)

Thursday May 16, 2024
8:00 am – 8:50 am (IST) CHAOSS Asia Community Meeting (IST) (9:30 pm on 5/15/24 US Central Time)
09:00am – 09:50am CHAOSS Science / Research OSS Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago) – Check Invite for Zoom Link

11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS OSPO Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

Monday May 20, 2024
09:00am – 09:50am Augur/8-Knot/Metrics Models Software Stack (US Central/Chicago)

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