19 July 2023

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”).

July 19, 2023

Attending: Sylvain Corlay, Logan Kilpatrick, James Powell, Katrina Riehl, Noa Tamir, Stéfan van der Walt

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: Larry Gray, Rosie Pongracz

Discussion Items:

  1. JupyterCon 2023

    a. JupyterCon ran a deficit

    b. New venue expenses came in at the last minute

    c. Ticket sales were 50% lower than our lowest expectations

    d. Ongoing discussion with Jupyter about how these costs will be absorbed

    e. Originally budgeted $20k in profit

  2. Summit

    a. Reimbursement requests should be submitted via Open Collective

    b. Please let me know if your employer or company covers your travel expenses. We can list them as a travel sponsor.

  3. New Proposed CoC and Reporting & Enforcement Procedures

    a. Modeled after the PSF's new CoC

    i.  Enforcement and Reporting will be managed by an external
        committee of community members who are familiar with OSS
        communities and have completed CoC enforcement training

    b. Project input:

    i.  A survey will be sent in the next two weeks to all projects
    ii. CoC BoF at SciPy
    iii. Project-Staff Meeting
  4. Staffing Updates

    a. Finance Director: Mir Mueller (started 6/05)

    b. Open Source Science (OSSci) Program Manager: Jon Starr (7/10)

    c. Project DEI Coordinator: Kamila Stepniowska (7/05)

    d. Contracts Admin: Kimberly Simmons (will start 8/01 Part Time)

    e. Communications and Marketing Manager: Carolyn Rodon was let go 6/27

    f. Lisa Martin will move from full-time Financial Admin (Contracts) to part-time Project Promotions

    g. Lynn Brubaker will move from Finance Manager to Executive Assistant

Outstanding Action Items

  1. Bylaws review

    a. Committee: James, Sylvain, Katrina, and Leah

  2. Finish project reviews: ​​Project Review Draft