Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Charter

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Charter#

Project Jupyter 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. We work together as a community to help each other live out these values.

The Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee is a standing committee established under Jupyter’s governance model. The committee reviews its charter annually and may make changes at any time during the year. Substantive changes to the purpose or mission must be submitted to the Executive Council (EC) and the Software Steering Council (SSC) for approval.


The purpose of this committee is to lead strategic initiatives designed to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion of Project Jupyter community leaders, contributors, and end users across the globe. For the long-term sustainability of our community, we champion efforts to build an open source environment where people feel respected, valued, and encouraged to continue participating. The DEI group impacts all Jupyter forums, including but not limited to software, working groups, standing committees, JupyterCon, social media, GitHub, the EC, and the SSC.

Mission/Areas of Responsibility#

The DEI standing committee is responsible for:

  • Propose, execute, and evaluate the impact of DEI initiatives

  • Research, establish, and collect metrics related to DEI

  • Advocate for increased participation of underrepresented groups in the Jupyter community.

  • Serve as a point of contact for DEI topics for the global Jupyter community

  • Include the topic of DEI in discussions and spaces within Project Jupyter.

  • Recommend and promote training, educational, and motivational materials on DEI

  • Flag DEI issues or potential issues to the EC or the SSC


  • Frequency - this committee should meet at least once every two weeks.

  • The Jupyter Decision-Making Guide will be used to make official decisions.

  • To ensure active participation, a member who is unable to join for more than two thirds of regularly scheduled weekly meetings in a 90 day period may be asked to step down from the committee.

Committee Reports#

  • Reports will be submitted to the EC half-yearly on or before the 15th of July and January for the preceding calendar half.

  • Reports are encouraged to include metrics that the Committee establishes are relevant, informative and help in decision making, such as:

    • Overview of activities and challenges if any

    • Budget update including spending for that quarter - if applicable