Diversity & Inclusion in Scientific Computing (DISC)
DISC Program Mission
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. NumFOCUS strives to help create a more diverse community through initiatives and programming devoted to increasing participation by and inclusion of underrepresented people.
NumFOCUS Diversity Statement
NumFOCUS welcomes and encourages participation in our community by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning, and we work together as a community to help each other live out these values.
For a more detailed explication of NumFOCUS’s position on diversity in the community, see the Diversity Appendix.
The DISC Committee has worked to curate a community-authored cookbook on how to organize diverse and inclusive events, called the DISCOVER Cookbook (Diverse & Inclusive Spaces and Conferences: Overall Vision and Essential Resources).
We encourage the community to make use of, and contribute to, this great resource!
DISC Steering Committee
The NumFOCUS DISC Program is led by Gina Helfrich, NumFOCUS Director of Communications and Culture, and advised by the DISC Steering Committee.
DISC Steering Committee Members
- Samuel Brice
- Leonie Mueck
- Madicken Munk
- Hannah Aizenman
- Melissa Ferrari
- Katrina Riehl (NumFOCUS Board of Directors)
- Ana Ruvalcaba
DISC Steering Committee Emeritus Members
- Julie Hollek
- Jennifer Klay
- Julia Meinwald
- Reshama Shaikh
- Tobi Bosede
- Alex Companioni
- Kari Jordan
- Erica Moszkowski
- Manuel Rivas
NumFOCUS sponsored projects have helped me immeasurably in my work. I can’t imagine not giving back and supporting them in turn.