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Steering Council membership updates

ralfgommers
Hi all,

On behalf of the NumPy Steering Council (SC) I have a number of membership changes to announce.

We're excited to welcome Inessa Pawson and Melissa Mendonça as new SC members. Inessa has been contributing for close to two years, and has been a driving force behind the new website, the user survey, and other content and community initiatives. Melissa has been contributing since the start of last year, she leads the documentation team, co-maintains f2py, does a lot of mentoring, and is the PI on our current CZI grant.

A number of people are moving to "emeritus SC member" status: Nathaniel Smith, Pauli Virtanen, Julian Taylor, Allan Haldane, and Jaime Fernández del Río. They have been in low (or no) activity mode for a while, and this membership update reflects that. They all still have commit rights, and if they get more active we'll of course welcome them back with open arms. With these changes the SC now consists of the people who have been most active across the projects' activities and decision-making.

A PR with changes to the governance/people page is up at https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/18705.

While the list of SC members is shrinking, it does feel like the NumPy project itself is growing. There are a lot of people getting involved, from new maintainers focusing on technical topics like type annotations and SIMD acceleration to tutorial writers and people working on website content and accessibility. Which is awesome to see.

Cheers,
Ralf



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Re: Steering Council membership updates

Stefan van der Walt
On Wed, Mar 31, 2021, at 03:18, Ralf Gommers wrote:
We're excited to welcome Inessa Pawson and Melissa Mendonça as new SC members. Inessa has been contributing for close to two years, and has been a driving force behind the new website, the user survey, and other content and community initiatives. Melissa has been contributing since the start of last year, she leads the documentation team, co-maintains f2py, does a lot of mentoring, and is the PI on our current CZI grant.

Thank you for your service, Inessa and Melissa!  Welcome to the steering council.

Best regards,
Stéfan


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