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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2016-03-09

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The Python Software Foundation
Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

March 9, 2016

A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation ("PSF") Board of Directors was held over Group Conference Call via phone and Internet Relay Chat beginning at 1:00 UTC, on March 9, 2016. Betsy Waliszewski took notes/minutes.

All votes are reported in the form "Y-N-A" (in favor-Y‚opposed-N‚abstentions-A; e.g. "5-1-2" means "5 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions").

1   Attendance

The following members of the Board of Directors (7 of 11) were present at the meeting: Naomi Ceder, Lynn Root, Carol Willing, Diana Clarke, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Ashwini Oruganti, and Van Lindberg.

Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer), Betsy Waliszewski (Event Planner and Administrator), Mark Mangoba (IT Manager), and Ewa Jodlowska (Director of Operations) were also in attendance.

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 25 February 2016 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the minutes at https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2016-February/035471.html as representing a true and accurate record of the February 25, 2016 meeting.

Approved 4-0-3

3   Meetup Expenses Approved

  • $179.88 USD PyLadies Toronto for one calendar year, from March 6 2016 ­ 2017.
  • $250 USD - Helsinki, Finland PyLadies Sprint
  • $29.94 USD - PyLadies Sao Paulo
  • $89.94 - PyLadies SF

4   Work Group Reports

NOTE: Reports only given once a month.

5   Votes Approved by Working Groups

RESOLVED, that the PSF's Grants Working Group grant $750 USD to the Django Girls Harare workshop happening on April 9, 2016.

Approved 8-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Working Group grant $800 USD for DjangoGirls OAU that is happening April 15-16, 2016 in Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

Approved 6-0-0

RESOLVED, that the PSF's Scientific Python Working Group grant $2000 USD to SciPy Latin America Conference that is happening in Florianópolis, Brazil May 16-20, 2016.

Approved

7   New Business

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award Jacqueline Kazil the 2016 first quarter Community Service Award for her diligent volunteer effort running the Grants Work Group and for her continued assistance with PyCon's PyLadies Auction.

Approved 7-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award Damien George the 2016 first quarter Community Service Award for his extensive volunteer work on the BBC micro:bit and MicroPython. Furthermore, Damien has spent time answering questions, offering help and reviewing code from the wider MicroPython/micro:bit community. Through his work on the MicroPython board, optimizations have also been made to CPython's speed.

Approved 7-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation approve a grant in the amount of $2500 USD to fund the Nashville Technology Council Python Camp for Young Coders that is happening in June 2016.

Approved 7-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $600 USD to PyCon Argentina that is happening March 24-27.

Approved 7-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $3,125 USD to CS@SC Summer Camps that are happening the week of July 18th and July 25th at the University of Southern California.

Approved 7-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1000 USD ($500 USD to each university) to the Afro–Django initiative to conduct Python and Django framework training at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi Kenya and Technology and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara Uganda. Training dates: April 17-18, 2016 and May 12-13, 2016.

Approved 7-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $5000 USD to DjangoCon US happening in Philadelphia, PA July 17-22, 2016.

Approved 7-0-0

8   Other Business / Discussions

  • Test election date of April 2 to be managed by Mark Mangoba.
  • Continued discussion about adding additional bloggers for PSF posts.

9   Meeting Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the board meeting at 21:00 UTC on March 9, 2016.