CHAOSS Weekly (July 13-17, 2020)

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Weekly Newsletter (July 13-17, 2020)

Matt Broberg and Venia Logan Talk Vanity Metrics On CHAOSScast

CHAOSScast #9 features two of our podcast organizers: Matt Broberg and Venia Logan. They chat extensively about the concept of “vanity metrics” and determining how we can distinguish them from helpful metrics based on social science. They also touch on issues like community management strategy, GDPR, and the curious case of what happens when the wrong behaviors end up being the ones that are incentivized.

Seeking Input on Standardized Community Reports

We have been working with a few folks at the LF around being able to provide a high-level summary of some of our metrics for those who are interested in doing a quick review of their projects. Now that we have the general workflow around how those requests for reports will be processed, it’s time to figure out what kind of information will be the most helpful to present to people in a one-page document. If you are interested in joining this discussion, we are dedicating some time at the end of every weekly community call (11:00 am CDT on Tuesdays). Feel free to join us!

Google Summer of Code Student Highlights

We are so proud of the hard work coming from our GSOC students! Here are just a few highlights from 2 of our students, and we will continue to highlight different students’ work in our weekly newsletter. They’re all doing a fantastic job! Read more on their blogs below:

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are in US Central Time (UTC-5) and are held at We’d love for you to join!

Tuesday, July 21
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync
Wednesday, July 22
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Thursday, July 23
9:00am  CHAOSS Augur Meeting
10:00am  Common Metrics Working Group Meeting

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