3 Jan 2018

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of NumFOCUS. All votes are reported in the form “(Y/N/A)” (in favor-Y‚ opposed-N‚ abstentions-A; e.g. “4-1-2” means “4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions”).

Participating: Leah Silen, Andy Terrel, Didrik Pinte, Ralf Gommers, Jennifer Klay, Matt Turk

Not Attending: Lorena Barba

Approval of Minutes from last meeting: -

Items Voted on by Email: -

Treasurer’s Report: To be finalized this coming week, not discussed.

Executive Director’s Report: -

Discussion Items

1. Sloan Sustainability Grant

Leah and Christie had a call last night; Christie significantly changed her vision on where the Sustainability Program needs to go.

Discussion between Christie and Andy showed that Christie was not interested in Model 1. See asked for a month to work on a roadmap for the coming year, together with Leah. Discussion on two topics:

  1. What are the goals and roadmap for the next year.
  2. Who has final responsibility for overseeing the Sustainability Project and Christie’s work?

Board decision: we go for Model 1, with Daniel Katz as oversight board Chairman. Christie to review the Model 1 document and propose any changes if needed. Andy to communicate this decision to Christie and Dan.

2. Software/Data Carpentry

Update on the Software/Data Carpentry transition given. Transition is moving forward; Leah says we need a communication plan. Gina can handle this, no board action needed.

3. pydata.org

Clarification of policies on pydata.org (name, domain, hosting of git repositories, etc.).

4. Bokeh’s Application for Fiscal Sponsorship

Resolution to approve Bokeh’s request for Fiscal Sponsorship. Approved (5/0/0)

5. Python in Astronomy

Grant request from Python in Astronomy received for Scholarship Funding ($3,000).

Discussion: $3000 is declined, $2000 is approved (5/0/0). Matt to write a reply.

6. Budget and Annual Report

discussed

7. Written Consent Action for Leah’s signature

Document discussed: