Nominations are open to serve on the NumFOCUS DISC committee!
The Diversity and Inclusion in Scientific Computing (DISC) Committee helps to guide the direction and activities of the DISC Program. New DISC Committee Members have ample opportunity to bring their own ideas and energy to the program, in addition to enhancing work on current projects and priorities.
NumFOCUS recognizes that the open source data science community is currently highly homogenous. We believe that diverse contributors and community members produce better science and better projects. The DISC Program strives to help create a more diverse community through initiatives and programming devoted to increasing participation by and inclusion of underrepresented people.
“Reflecting back to the time when I first applied to join the DISC Committee, I am overwhelmed at the breadth of knowledge with which I am leaving.”
Curious what it’s like to serve on the DISC Committee? Reshama Shaikh, DISC Committee member (2017-2019 term) has written a blog about her experiences! Read it here.