Meet our New Board Members!

2 min readDec 13, 2022

We’d like to welcome Larry Gray and Noa Tamir as new NumFOCUS Board of Directors members. As active participants in the NumFOCUS ecosystem, Noa and Larry bring key expertise and experience across critical sectors, including open source project communities, inclusivity, education, and communication. We are working to broaden and diversify our board and are grateful for the new perspectives they bring to NumFOCUS’s leadership.

Join us in thanking them for their commitment to serving on the board.

Larry teaches Data Science and Data Analytics at Georgetown University. He is also a frequent volunteer and organizer for PyData, and a core contributor and maintainer for the open source software Project, Yellowbrick. He earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine in Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

“I have a passion for open source and a passion for NumFOCUS. Wanting to make this community better is what really drives me to serve on the board. I want to be able to give back; my desire is to build a more inclusive open source science community and to use my talents to support the community.”
-Larry Gray

Noa has been involved in the R and PyData communities with a focus on community building and DEI. They are a member of the DISC Committee and past Chair of PyData Berlin. As a Senior Developer Experience Engineer at Quansight, they are contributing to pandas and Matplotlib and co-developing the Contributor Experience Community and Handbook.

“I’m delighted to join NumFOCUS, an organization that promotes and enables open source communities‘ sustainability.”
-Noa Tamir




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