We have created this diversity statement because we believe that a diverse community is stronger, more vibrant, and produces better software and better science. A diverse community where people treat each other with respect has more potential contributors, more sources for ideas, and fewer shared assumptions that might hinder development or research.
Although we have phrased the formal diversity statement generically to make it all-inclusive, we recognize that there are specific identities that are impacted by systemic discrimination and marginalization, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. We welcome all people to participate in the NumFOCUS community regardless of their identity or background.
We expect all NumFOCUS sponsored and affiliated projects to adopt a code of conduct that ensures a productive, respectful environment for all open source contributors and participants. The model given to our projects to adopt is here. We are also committed to providing a strong and enforced code of conduct at all NumFOCUS-organized events and conferences.
The NumFOCUS community welcomes involvement by anyone regardless of the language they speak. We encourage the creation of open source data science community groups and meetups in all locales, and our international PyData conferences are conducted in multiple languages depending on the host location. PyData has its own Code of Conduct, which can be found here.
If you want to help create a more diverse open source data science community, we encourage you to join the Diversity and Inclusion in Scientific Computing forum on Discourse.
Portions of this statement were modeled on language from the Python Software Foundation.