10 Jan 2019

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”).

January 10, 2019


Board members: Katrina Riehl, Jane Herriman, James Powell, Andy Terrel, Sylvain Corlay (left early), Stefan Van Der Walt (late arrival)

ED: Leah Silen

Observing: –

Board Members Not Attending: Lorena Barba

Approval of Minutes from last meetings: 5-0-0

Resolutions Voted on by Email or Github: N/A

Treasurer’s Report:

We discussed the 2019 Budget - See Discussion Item b.

Executive Director’s Report:

Leah shared items such as incoming applications from a prospective Community Alliance Member and a prospective fiscally sponsored project, as well as an upcoming collaboration with Tidelift for NumFOCUS projects.

Discussion Items:

a. We will be scheduling an extra directors’ meeting to discuss the formation of subcommittees to undertake certain NumFOCUS work that currently falls to the board by default.

b. The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing the 2019 proposed budget. Leah clarified the amounts and meanings of certain line items for us. Because we want to make sure that all directors have the opportunity to review the budget before passing it, we will continue to discuss the budget over email/github with the hope of approving via github issue prior to the next meeting.

c. We decided on a SciPy 2019 sponsorship of 6K for diversity scholarships. This represents a renewal of commitments we’ve made the last two years. This measure was approved 4-0-0.