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In alignment with our goal to create a transparent process for funding conferences and events, we're providing a behind-the-scenes view of our process of developing the conference fund. We hope that this will help us communicate our progress and process to the data science community and serve as a helpful resource for community managers establishing new funding opportunities.
Our planning process began in earnest in January, 2020. Our first quarter goals were to onboard and establish governance for the advisory committee, draft our request for proposals, and develop processes for evaluating and tracking proposals.
You can read weekly updates from the conference fund manager here.