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

Not attending:

Email/Github Voting:

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

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.