8 Sept 2020

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”).

September 8, 2020


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

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: NA

Email/Github Voting:

Outstanding minutes available for voting on Github.

Executive Director’s Report:

A foundation has reached out to us with an offer for 50K in general support! They discovered us by way of using our tools. Leah and Terry have also discussed the possibility of receiving future funding for them in DEI.

NumFOCUS recently had a brainstorming call with RStudio in advance of their automatic Platinum sponsorship renewal. Motivations for the call included involving our sponsors/stakeholders in NF to a greater extent both to increase their investment in NF and to create buzz around such initiatives. Outcomes of the call include a list of projects and initiatives that RStudio is planning to undertake, including initiatives that will help build more bridges between the R and Python communities. We’ll aim to extend this model to other corporate sponsors and to include a couple Board members on each brainstorming call.


Update on Job Board

Stefan is working on creating a Job Board. When he has working scripts, he can send them to Andy to push them to AWS.