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

Discussion Items:

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