24 Feb 2022
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”).
Board Members: Rosie Pongracz, Logan Kilpatrick, Katrina Riehl**,** Stefan van der Walt
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: Sylvain Corlay, James Powell
Email/Github Voting: N/A
Executive Director's Report:
f. No Support Requests
Consent Agenda: No items requiring a vote
a. Sponsored Project Applications
i. Scientific Python - Champion: Katrina ii. Galaxy - Champion: Stefan iii. Discussion around the requirements for projects like Scientific > Python which are not open source code projects but rather a > community initiative.
b. AWS Server Credits
i. NF Academy servers shut down to save costs since they are not > being used.
c. Strategic Planning Next Steps
i. Goals aligned with Key Priorities - Define the board’s roles, responsibilities, and accountability procedures - Establish a fundraising plan by end of Q1 that will help us raise 1M (last year 500K). - Create a marketing plan that includes messaging around our vision. - Create a detailed programming plan - Review and build staff capacity to meet growing programming plans