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September 25, 2018

Julia Computing’s Jane Herriman Joins NumFOCUS Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2018 — Julia Computing Director of Diversity and Outreach Jane Herriman has joined the NumFOCUS Board of Directors for 2018-2019. Jane Herriman is a PhD candidate in Materials Science at Caltech and will soon rejoin Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Lawrence Graduate Scholar. NumFOCUS is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable software, open code development and reproducible scientific research. NumFOCUS supports Jupyter, which was named for Julia, Python and R.

Jane Herriman says, “NumFOCUS’s work within scientific computing strengthens the open source infrastructure upon which scientists rely, provides infrastructure and support for open source contributors, and helps build a stronger and more vibrant open source scientific computing community. I am excited to learn more about and help support the many valuable open source scientific computing projects supported by NumFOCUS.”

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