NumFOCUS welcomes and encourages participation in our community by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning, and we work together as a community to help each other live out these values. 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. We welcome all people to participate in the NumFOCUS community regardless of their identity or background.
We believe that maintaining and promoting diversity and inclusion is the only way we can have a strong and vibrant community. We have and will continue to make significant investments in making sure that we relentlessly push towards that goal.
Below you will find links to the breakdown of our past, current, and ideas for future diversity and inclusion initiatives. If you have any ideas, feedback, or the like, feel free to send and email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the #diversity channel on Slack.
Find out more about our current initiatives
Find out more about our ideas for future initiatives
Find out more about our past initiatives
We would like to give a special thank you to all of the Julia Community members working tirelessly on these various Diversity and Inclusion initiates. These individuals are taking time away from their technical work in order to help promote a more inclusive and equitable community, and for that, we are in their debt.