6 Oct 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”).
October 6, 2020
Board Members: Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, Stéfan van der Walt
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Approved minutes from July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, and September 22.
**Executive Director’s Report: **
No new report.
a. NF Academy - JupyterCon
i. Tutorial demo Lorena demoed the event side of the NF Academy site for us, showing us video and jupyter notebook integrations in the platform for a course on word embeddings. ii. https://jupytercon.com/attendee-experience/
b. Affiliated Research Lab Donation|Preferred Provider Program
We’ve decided to accept money from Quansight in the near term but are waiting on more clarification of e.g. charter details.
c. DISC Co-chair
The Board discussed possibilities for nominating a DISC Co-chair.
d. Developer Advocate/Grant Project Manager Interview Update
i. Leah did first round of interviews after Nicole went through CVs ii. The remaining candidates to undergo a second round of interviews had a diversity of experience including familiarity with open source, experience with user surveys and statistics, and experience with project governance.
e. How to support projects in wake of media attention
i. We have a couple of volunteers who will help with social media efforts. ii. NumFOCUS Summit session on this topic.