20 April 2021

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”).

April 20, 2021


Board Members: Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, James Powell, Jane Herriman, Stefan van der Walt

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: Sylvain Corlay

Email/Github Voting:

Votes needed for Feb 9, Feb 22, Mar 9, Mar 23, and April 6 meetings.

Nov 3 minutes – Approved 4-0-0. Jan 12 minutes – Approved 4-0-0.

Executive Director’s Report:

Leah will speak to the advisory council at their next meeting to discuss a potential sponsor..

MicroWorkshop survey results: We will offer $5K stipends to creators of microworkshops from top four projects.

Leah shared community survey response data.

We’ve published a blog soliciting nominees for the board and volunteers for our affiliated projects selection committee.


a. We discussed a potential NF sponsor including implications for NF and advisory council.

b. New Sponsored Project Applications - Andy will champion both.

i.  napari

ii. GDAL - applying under Grantor Grantee model, they have turned in
        their grant proposal but we’re waiting on additional documents.

    1.  We will ask why they want to make NF their home instead of

    2.  Many of our projects use GDAL in their stacks.

c. We are starting to see a bit more activity on the job board.