The success of Pangeo derives from the diversity of our contributors. We have successfully assembled a community that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and this has enabled us to do some innovative stuff. However, as the project has grown, our activities have sprawled across dozens of GitHub repos, making it hard to identify what needs to be done and where new contributors can have an impact.
In addition to disciplinary diversity, we also must continue to tackle other dimensions of diversity, particularly gender and race. I’m proud of the steps our community has taken in this direction. The first paragraph of our code of conduct reads
We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, physical appearance, family status, technological or professional choices, academic discipline, religion, mental ability, and physical ability.
Being welcoming is a first step. But we must do more to actively recruit and support diverse contributors to Pangeo. This will benefit our project of course, but it is also a concrete action we can take to combat systematic racism. (See the ShutdownSTEM post for more context.) Let’s use Pangeo as a vehicle to help members of underrepresented groups build their skills and gain recognition in the field of geoscience / big data / software engineering.
Let’s use this thread as a place to collect potential projects for new contributors.
Let’s also collect information about internships, fellowships, etc. that can provide paid support to such contributors. While some people may be able to volunteer, we should not assume that everyone has this privilige.
Please try to use this template for all posts.
# Project Title link to GitHub issue (recommended) ## Description One or two paragraph description of the project. ## Required Skills What technical skills are needed in order to contribute? For example - Basic python programming - Some familiarity with kubernetes ## Mentors (All projects need at least one mentor who is willing to help out the new contributors.) - Name | Email Address
For Potential Contributors
Please email the mentor to express interest in a project and learn more about how to get started.