We are excited to announce Two Sigma engineer Sam Brice as our inaugural NumFOCUS Visiting Fellow!

The NumFOCUS Visiting Fellows Program is an opportunity for individuals employed at corporations or research labs to join the NumFOCUS staff for a designated time period, supported by their employer. Companies who allow one or more of their employees to serve as NumFOCUS Visiting Fellows provide an important form of corporate sponsorship to advance open source sustainability. NumFOCUS extends our special thanks to Two Sigma for kick starting this exciting program!

Sam will be working with NumFOCUS throughout the spring of 2019. During his fellowship, Sam will implement a variety of initiatives to improve the long-term sustainability of our open source projects. In particular, he will help define and create a default governance framework with systems and processes for ensuring healthy growth of a diverse and inclusive contributor community.