Hey all! Thanks so much for the kind works.
I am really grateful to be working for the Julia project through NumFocus in order to help continue to build a diverse and inclusive Julia community. @xorJane, @ararslan, and other folks have created an awesome foundation and I am excited to continue to work with Jane, Alex, and others in the community to make sure Julia continues to be a programming language and community for everyone. A few broad strokes programs that will be a focus of mine:
- Revamping Julia Academy (this has already started) and increasing the breadth and depth of the content that is offered there.
- Building out a number of student programs in order to engage and grow the student community of Julia Developers. This will entail a number of projects such as the soon to be announced Julia Student Developer Club, Julia StackOverflow Fellow Program, and more.
- Finding strong partners outside of the current Julia Community to expand our impact and make technical computing more accessible than ever.
As I said, I am super excited to be helping with this. However, as a community, this is all of our responsibility to promote diversity and inclusion. If you have ideas on this topic or projects that you think will have an impact, please reach out to me via email at email@example.com or post any suggestions in the #diversity channel on slack. I am looking forward to another amazing year for Julia in 2020.