The Astropy project is made possible through the efforts of community members that perform numerous important roles. This encompasses a broad scope of responsibilities ranging from direct package development to communication, distribution, and managerial activities. In this section we list the identified project roles and responsible parties, both to formally acknowledge those performing these duties and to solicit volunteers for these roles to ensure sustainability. See the Astropy project role responsibilities section below for a full description of each role.
Ideally each role has a lead and one or more deputies. The lead has primary responsibility for a role and will also identify and mentor deputies (as needed) in order to maintain continuous support. Some roles are currently unfilled and we invite community members with an interest to inquire about volunteering by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Coordination committee member||Tom Aldcroft|
|Astropy.org web page maintainer||Erik Tollerud1||Unfilled|
|Astropy-helpers maintainer||Unfilled||Erik Tollerud, Brigitta Sipocz|
|Astropy GSoC coordinator||2016||Tom Aldcroft||Erik Tollerud|
|CI-helpers maintainer||Brigitta Sipocz||Unfilled|
|Community engagement coordinator||Overall||Kelle Cruz||Unfilled|
|Adrian Price-Whelan||Tom Robitaille|
|Kelle Cruz||Tom Robitaille, Erik Tollerud|
|Conferences||Adrian Price-Whelan||Erik Tollerud, Tom Robitaille, Kelle Cruz|
|Core package release coordinator||Erik Tollerud1||Tom Robitaille2|
|Distribution coordinator||Conda||Matt Craig||Unfilled|
|Package-template maintainer||Tom Robitaille1||Brigitta Sipocz, Larry Bradley, Adrian Price-Whelan|
|Sub-package maintainer||astropy.analytic_functions||Pey Lian Lim||Larry Bradley|
|astropy.convolution||Adam Ginsburg||Axel Donath, Larry Bradley|
|astropy.coordinates||Erik Tollerud||Stuart Littlefair, Adrian Price-Whelan|
|astropy.cosmology||Alex Conley||Neil Crighton|
|astropy.io.ascii||Tom Aldcroft||Moritz Guenther|
|astropy.io.fits||Unfilled||Michael Seifert, Pey-Lian Lim|
|astropy.modeling||Nadia Dencheva||Pey-Lian Lim|
|astropy.nddata||Matt Craig||Steve Crawford, Michael Seifert|
|astropy.stats||Steve Crawford||Alex Hagen, Larry Bradley|
|astropy.table||Tom Aldcroft||Marten van Kerkwijk|
|astropy.time||Tom Aldcroft||Marten van Kerkwijk|
|astropy.units||Marten van Kerkwijk||Adrian Price-Whelan|
|astropy.utils||Erik Tollerud1||Brigitta Sipocz|
|astropy.visualization||Tom Robitaille1||Larry Bradley|
|astropy.vo.conesearch||Pey Lian Lim||Unfilled|
|astropy.vo.validator||Pey Lian Lim||Unfilled|
|1Would prefer deputy role|
|2Can take lead while training new
deputy / future lead
The Astropy project is made possible through the efforts of community members that perform numerous important roles. This encompasses a broad scope of responsibilities ranging from direct package development to communication, distribution, and managerial activities. In this section we list the responsibilities for each of the identified project roles. The list of people fulfilling these roles is found in the Roles section.
Overall coordination and management of the Astropy project, including:
Manage the astropy.org web site, including:
Lead the development and maintenance of the astropy-helpers repository, including:
Lead the maintenance of the ci-helpers, including:
Facilitate engagement with the astropy community, including:
Oversee the release process for the astropy core package, including:
Create and maintain binary distribution packages for Astropy core and affiliated packages for a specific OS or package management system.
Lead the development of maintenance of the affiliated package package-template, which is used by affiliated packages. This includes:
Maintain a sub-package of the astropy core package, including:
Astropy project packages are under continuous development by professional astronomers and software developers from around the world. The Project is community-driven, with decisions generally made by consensus, but with oversight and organization provided by the coordinating committee.
If you have contributed to the Astropy project and your name is missing, please send an email to the coordinators, or open a pull request for the credits document in the astropy repository.