24 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 24, 2019


Board members: Sylvain Corlay, Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, James Powell, Andy Terrel, Lorena Barba, Stéfan van der Walt

ED: Leah Silen

Board Members Not Attending: -

Approval of Minutes from last meetings:

Regular minutes – Approved, 4-0-0

Subcommittee meeting minutes – Approved, 5-0-0

Resolutions Voted on by Email or Github: N/A

Treasurer’s Report: The 2019 budget was approved 7-0-0.

Executive Director’s Report:

We discussed multiple potential collaborations with external organizations and the possibility that NumFOCUS will offer subscriptions and training to organizations that want to contribute but cannot donate. As part of a collaboration with Two Sigma, Sam Brice will be joining NumFOCUS for one year. We also discussed valuation of and stipulations attached to different NumFOCUS sponsorship levels.

Discussion Items:

a. SciPy has applied for fiscal sponsorship. A designated board member will review the application and present a case before we vote.

b. The DISC committee is looking for new members.

c. We discussed and then tabled NumFOCUS’s “Strategic Direction - Mission, Vision, Values”. The proposed version will be discussed offline before we vote.

d. Small Dev Grant report backs will be posted on the NumFOCUS website as well as summarized in a blog post.

e. Gina is working on the survey/community poll discussed December 20, to be ready by the next board meeting.

Resolutions Summary:

a. 2019 Proposed Budget - Approved 7-0-0

b. Approval of Strategic Direction - Mission, Vision, Values - Tabled