Community Building Working Group#

The Jupyter Community Building Working Group (JCB) acts on behalf of the Project Jupyter Executive Council with the objective of growing, building, and connecting the Jupyter community of users and contributors. A targeted outcome of this working group’s efforts is to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our community, in collaboration with the Jupyter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) standing committee.

The current members of the Jupyter Community Building Working Group are listed in the Leadership Directory.

Areas of responsibility#

Jupyter Community Workshops#

The Jupyter Community Workshop program was established in 2018 to bring together small groups of Jupyter community members and core contributors for high-impact strategic work and community engagement on focused topics. These in-person events are particularly useful for tackling challenging development and design projects, growing the community of contributors, and strengthening collaborations.

This working group will partner with NumFOCUS to manage the Jupyter Community Workshop program operations and budget.


Global JupyterCon conferences provide opportunities for the Jupyter community to come together to learn and share.

This working group will drive the strategic direction and broad operational aspects of JupyterCon, including the partnership with NumFOCUS and the community leadership for the event.

Jupyter Community Events Staff#

This working group will be responsible for the relationship with professional staff (for example, at NumFOCUS) planning Jupyter events, such as community workshops and JupyterCon.

Operations and Budget#

This working group will collaborate with NumFOCUS to serve as stewards and decision-makers to allocate the Project Jupyter funds currently associated with Jupyter community building at NumFOCUS, including donations and revenue from Jupyter Community Workshops and JupyterCon.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion#

Project Jupyter is an engaged and respectful community made up of people from all over the world. This working group pledges to foster a productive, harassment-free environment for everyone who participates in organizing or attending our events. We recognize our work is a highly visible and potentially impactful way for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts to be championed within our global community.

In particular, this working group will:

  • Collaborate with the Jupyter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) standing committee to find new ways to make a positive impact in Project Jupyter.

  • Partner with the DEI standing committee to train and mentor community event leadership in DEI efforts for their events.

  • Help the DEI standing committee measure impact of DEI efforts in Jupyter events where feasible.


This working group will report to the Executive Council quarterly on all areas of responsibility, including activities, finances, and DEI efforts. This working group will also publish an annual blog post for the broader global community.


Members of this working group will be elected by the existing working group following the Jupyter guidelines for forming and perpetuating a decision-making body, subject to approval by the Executive Council.