[yt-dev] Community engagement
jnaiman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 12:26:59 PDT 2017
Welcome Kandace! This sounds super exciting and I'm looking forward to
hear more about it!
On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343 at gmail.com>
> Agreed! Looking forward to hearing more.
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Britton Smith <brittonsmith at gmail.com>
>> Welcome, Kandace! I'm excited to have you on this project and am looking
>> forward to working with you.
>> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:32 PM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk at gmail.com>
>>> Hi folks,
>>> A couple weeks ago, I shared the news that yt has been awarded a grant
>>> from the NSF in the SI2-SSI program. ( http://lists.spacepope.org/p
>>> ipermail/yt-dev-spacepope.org/2017-August/006933.html )
>>> Community engagement, especially how it intersects with development, has
>>> been a core focus of the yt project over its lifetime. Balancing
>>> “deliverables” with a volunteer and grass-roots culture, along with growing
>>> an inclusive and welcoming community, is something that we must pay
>>> attention to during the execution of this grant.
>>> So, I’d like to introduce Kandace Turner! I think I’ve briefly
>>> introduced her once before, several years ago, but Kandace will be coming
>>> on-board with yt as what other organizations call a “community manager.”
>>> Kandace is located at UIUC, and a few of us (including me and Kacper) have
>>> had the privilege of working with her on other projects, and I’m delighted
>>> she’s able to join us.
>>> Kandace has joined the yt-dev group (so, she can hear this … !) and will
>>> be getting the lay of the land, but she’ll be working with us to start
>>> organizing things like a reinvigorated team meeting schedule (and PR triage
>>> meetings), how to develop some inclusive and welcoming practices, and
>>> helping us navigate some project tasks and coordination efforts. The idea
>>> isn’t to change us in any fundamental ways, but to look at how we’re
>>> functioning, try to streamline that process, and see if we can find
>>> force-multipliers for how we function as a team and as a community.
>>> I’m really excited that she’s taking on this role; last week, Britton,
>>> Nathan and I were at the NumFOCUS summit, and we got to hear about how
>>> other projects engage with their communities, and I think this is a huge
>>> opportunity for us as well.
>>> Anyway, Kandace will be here on the mailing list, as well as on the
>>> Slack team, and I hope you all get a chance to get to know her as she
>>> starts working with us. Welcome, Kandace!
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Jill P. Naiman, Ph.D.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
jill.naiman at cfa.harvard.edu
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