We are happy to announce the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded a grant to support the on boarding, inclusion, and retention of people from historically marginalized groups and to structurally improve the community dynamics for NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, and Pandas.
As a part of CZI Essential Open Source Software for Science program, this D&I supplemental grant will support the creation of dedicated Contributor Experience Lead positions to identify, document, and implement practices to foster inclusive open-source communities.
This project will be led by Melissa Mendonça, with additional mentorship and guidance provided by Ralf Gommers (NumPy, SciPy), Hannah Aizenman ( @story645,) and Thomas Caswell (@tacaswell), Matt Haberland (SciPy), and Joris Van den Bossche (Pandas)
This is an ambitious project aiming to discover and implement activities that should structurally improve the community dynamics of our projects. If you are interested, we are hiring for these roles and would love to talk!
Job posting: Contributor Experience Lead at Quansight
Grant proposal: Advancing an inclusive culture in the scientific Python ecosystem