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
Email/Github Voting: N/A
Executive Director’s Report: Reviewed Q3 Report 2021
- We are within a 10% margin of what was projected
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.
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.