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Advocate

You can help us expand our network of support by asking your company to make a corporate donation or by nominating NumFOCUS for grant or recognition programs. Our corporate sponsorship prospectus explains the impact that larger forms of support have on open source scientific computing and is a great resource to share with your employer or other organizations.

Volunteer

We rely on community volunteers to help us run our mission-critical programs and initiatives.

There are four main focus areas for volunteers:

Project Support

We support our Sponsored and Affiliated projects by providing programs and resources that allow them to remain open and sustainable. Community volunteers help us manage and distribute resources for projects in a way that produces the greatest impact.

Small Development Grants Committee

The Small Development Grants Committee decides which projects to award funding to for our Small Development Grants program. You can read more about the committee’s role and responsibilities in the charter.

How to Engage: The committee accepts new members at the beginning of each year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when new applications are being accepted.

Affiliated Selection Committee

The Affiliated Selection Committee was formed in an effort to include more community input and involvement around the selection process for our Affiliated Projects. This committee is responsible for evaluating applications from open source projects for Affiliated Project status with NumFOCUS and working with applicant projects throughout the review process.

How to Engage: The committee accepts new members once a year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when new applications are being accepted.

Project Infrastructure Committee

The Project Infrastructure Committee helps manage digital infrastructure like cloud accounts for our Sponsored Projects. You can read more about the committee in its charter.

How to Engage: The committee accepts new members at the beginning of each year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when new applications are being accepted.

Project Incubator Committee

The Project Incubator Committee was formed to help prospective Open Source projects mature such that they can become NumFOCUS Affiliated or Fiscally sponsored projects. You can read more about the committee in its charter.

How to Engage: The committee accepts new members once a year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when new applications are being accepted.

 

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

We envision an inclusive scientific and research community and we work to realize that vision through promoting diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our programs. Our community volunteers act as advocates for historically underrepresented and marginalized groups and help us carry out initiatives that increase the diversity of our community.

DISC Committee

The NumFOCUS Diversity & Inclusion in Scientific Computing (DISC) Committee was formed with the purpose of broadening participation and inclusion of underrepresented groups in the NumFOCUS ecosystem. The Committee strives to create and guide the implementation of initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in NumFOCUS projects, and provide a network of support and collaboration with diverse members of the community.

For more information, please view the DISC Committee Charter.

How to Engage: Elections for the Committee are held each year at the beginning of the year.

 

Fundraising

Fundraising efforts help us bring in the much-needed funding that we use to provide programs and services for our projects. With the help of community partners, we magnify the impact of our fundraising efforts.

Champions Circle Fundraising & Partnerships Committee

The Champions Circle Fundraising & Partnerships Committee works with our Development Director to generate funder prospects and advise on fundraising strategies. You can learn more about the committee’s roles and responsibilities in the charter.

How to Engage: New members are accepted to the committee each year. Email if you are interested in joining the committee.

 

Education

Our mission, to provide quality education in the field of scientific computing, is made possible by our community members. Their involvement and input help us keep our educational programs aligned with the needs of our community.

PyData

Our PyData events are a global event series facilitated by local and online planning committees. Events are held annually at different times depending on the current year’s events schedule. Learn more about joining a PyData event planning committee here.

How to engage: Subscribe to the PyData Newsletter and Follow PyData on Twitter to be notified of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Contribute Code

Our open-source projects are developed and maintained entirely through community efforts. Each contribution helps our projects continue to provide high functioning, quality code. Every project has its own guidelines for how to contribute.

Click your favorite project below to get started.