20 October 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”).

October 20, 2021

Board Members: Stefan van der Walt, Rosie Pongracz, James Powell,

Katrina Riehl, Logan Kilpatrick, Sylvain Corlay

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending:

Email/Github Voting: N/A

Executive Director’s Report: Reviewed Q3 Report 2021

Discussion:

a. Strategic Planning Session -

i.  Surveys must be completed tomorrow, by everyone

ii. November 13 - We need to choose a 5 hour block

iii. Books (pre-reading)

b. Round 4 Project Applications - Only 1 Received

i.  Reviewed Sponsored Project Application

ii. Board Voted to Reject, 0-6-0, suggest upcoming Incubator program, Leah will reach out.

c. Elections

i.  We need to keep searching for a 7th board member

d. Admin Fee Increase Update

i.  Scikit-learn

ii. Tiered Structure

iii. No update so far. Waiting till EOW to reach out again.

e. General Discussion around the funding of projects

i.  Large projects often have some of the deepest rooted lack of
    > funding issues. Continued need for diversity in our funding
    > sources.