Google Season of Docs: CHAOSS Project under The Linux Foundation — Week 2

Google Season of Docs

Introduction

👋Holla everyone!

Things I learned this week

This week I worked on the “Working Groups” section under the CHAOSS community, “Path to Leadership”, and build my Google Season of Docs tracker of my project.

  • What is the workflow and culture inside the working groups?
  • What criteria do the Working groups follow for refining or accepting any metric under the relevant group?

Things I could have done better — with the Lesson I learned

  • The CHAOSS community already holds various working group meetings and I think my questions could have been answered better by experiencing and observing while I could have participated in any “specific” working group call. Lesson — utilize all resources available and tried to experience them in order to understand things better.
  • I started maintaining the repository for my progress and report in the 2nd Week of my engagement with this program which I should have done earlier itself. Lesson — plan early and start early in order to avoid any conflicts in the future.😊

Work Done this Week

Day 1 [Research]

  • Worked on the inconsistencies and the inputs received from Georg and Matt on the mailing list regarding the Values and documented same within the GitBook
  • The research did on the “Working Groups”. Tried to understand their vision and motives. Came across some questions —
    * How to define any new focus area of metrics inside any working group?
    * What is the workflow and culture inside the working groups?
    * What criteria do the Working groups follow for refining or accepting any metric under the relevant group?
  • Started a thread on the chaoss community mailing list with a subject: “ Understanding Working Groups better — context for Community Handbook

Day 2 [Research]

  • Understanding the Working Groups
  • Research on the content that needs to be added for the community handbook

Day 3 [Research & Documentation]

  • Research on the Working Groups
  • Understood the Common Metrics with Focus area
  • Opened the small issue which I came across while understanding and reading the repository.
  • Proposed a new idea to the community and wrote within the community mailing list with the subject line — “Came across the new idea for proposing a metric and filtering it
  • Wrote in the handbook — What is the Working Group?, Types of CHAOSS Working Groups, Who all can participate?, How to define any new focus area of metrics inside any working group?, What is the workflow and culture inside the working groups?
  • Attended the first official GSoD Meeting: GSoD office hours with mentors and meeting notes can be found here

Day 4 [Documentation]

Day 5 [Research & Documentation]

  • Finalizing and setting up the pending work within the Google Season of Docs tracker on Github
  • Tried to reframe the Leadership roles within the CHAOSS

Day 6–7 [Research]

  • Researched on the “Path to Leadership” section for the community handbook
  • Read some articles defining the leadership in open source communities
  • Trie to figure out important key points that need to be mentioned within the community handbook for this section
  • Wrote an email to the CHAOSS mailing list, asking for some reference context in this regard with the subject line — “Path to Leadership — context for Community Handbook
  • Figured out the context: What leadership means to the CHAOSS community? Why it is important for us? Processes for availing the following leaderships Technical Leadership — Processes for “Repo Maintainers”, “Documentation Maintainers “, and “Website Maintainers” Governance Maintainers — Pathway for “Board members” and “Decision Makers” Operational Maintainers — Pathway for the Community manager Best practices for being the leader