06 December 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”).

December 6, 2023

Attending: Sylvain Corlay (late), Logan Kilpatrick, Larry Gray, Katrina Riehl

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: Rosie Pongracz, James Powell

Consent Agenda

Vote/Approval Needed

  1. (Approval) Overview of awarded Round 3 Small Development Grants - 2023 Round 3 SDG

    a. Vote to approve 3-1-0


  1. Board Weekly Updates

  2. Quantstack has donated $75,000 and will become a Principal Corporate Sponsor. The funds will cover most of NF's 40% portion of the JupyterCon deficit.

  3. A reminder of the Advisory Council Meeting Wednesday at 1:00pm CT. Navigating NumFOCUS's Strategic Growth and Direction is our main item. We'll use a few slides from the Project Town Hall slide deck.

    a. Discuss LF with advisory council

  4. CZI EOSS 6 Project Applications

    a. This is for conditional acceptance, dependent on the project's CZI proposal being accepted/awarded.

    b. Projects need to be reviewed by the board

Discussion Items

  1. Continued strategic planning

    a. Operational Tasks Split

    b. Communications - staff, Advisory Council

    c. Budget

  2. Elections - timeline

    a. Board Elections 2023 - DRAFT

    b. Elect 3 new members “now” so they can work with the members who are rolling off in 2024 and take advantage of their experience and perspectives.

  3. AI Alliance

  4. Huawei Donation