This page is a work-in-progress as we define the major organizational areas of 2i2c. Some links might be missing or in-the-works!
This section describes the major structure of 2i2c and how it is broken into functional groups and teams.
More detailed information about the structure and roles of each area is found in the
structure/ section of that area.
2i2c is a fiscally sponsored project of Code for Science and Society, a US 501(c)(3) public charity.
The following areas apply across the entire organization.
They are led by the
Executive Director and responsibility is delegated to a variety of team members across the organization.
Operations: Oversees our systems for coordination, planning, and executing our work according to our goals.
People group: Policies and practices for personnel, hiring, salaries, benefits, and time off.
Open Source: Our upstream and open source engagement strategy to ensure we have healthy relationships with communities we rely on.
Finance: Our accounting and financial systems and strategy.
Communication: Strategy and practices for communicating 2i2c’s impact and operations with external communities.
Administration: Carry out ongoing organizational tasks that are needed to keep 2i2c running on a daily basis.
Functional areas are organized around responsibilities, skills, and career tracks. They have dedicated leads that are defined in the Structure and roles section of each area.
Reporting lines are within a functional area, meaning that team members should report to somebody that has held a similar job in the past.
Engineering: Develop and operate our technical and cloud infrastructure, to ensure that it is reliable and scalable.
Product: Understand the perspective of our partner communities and guide the evolution of our infrastructure and services, in order to ensure they have a positive impact.
Community: Guide and support the partner communities that we serve, to help them utilize our infrastructure in a way that aligns with 2i2c’s mission.
Partnerships: Identify opportunities for impact, cultivate new relationships, and oversee our sustainability plan to ensure that we have sustainable and scalable impact.
Cross-functional teams consist of team members from various functional areas, and are organized around a specific goal, service, or product. Teams should generally have members with the right skills and authority to accomplish the entirety of the team’s goal. They might be temporary or semi-permanent.
Teams often share a backlog that describes their goals and work items, and may also share a project manager that oversees coordination and execution of work.
They also often have team meetings to facilitate discussion and information flow across functional areas.
There are two main teams within 2i2c, both revolving around major aspects of our Managed Hubs Service:
Cross-team leadership: Goal is to align on our major goals, strategy, and operations across the leaders of each functional area.
Product and Engineering: Goal is to design, develop, and improve the Managed JupyterHub Service technology and end-user experience.
Community and Partnerships: Goal is to cultivate relationships with new partnership communities, support and engage with our active partnerships, and use these relationships to feed into 2i2c’s sustainability model.
The Steering Council defines the mission, vision, and values of 2i2c. It also provides oversight to the Executive Director.
It has a more unique structure and role within 2i2c, and is documented at the link below.
- The steering council
- How the Steering Council makes decisions
- Policies and guidelines for consulting the Steering Council
Ensures that 2i2c has the right strategy, structure, resources, and alignment to accomplish its mission. Oversees the creation of 2i2c’s strategic planning and coordination, and actively engages the Steering Council and others at 2i2c in these efforts.
The Executive Director oversees organizational areas that do not have their own lead, and oversees team leads. They make tie-breaking decisions if they are at an impasse in decision-making.
Relationship to others#
The Executive Director reports to the
Group leads of 2i2c report to this role.
They are currently the primary interface to CS&S administration.
Membership: The current Executive Director of 2i2c is listed on the Our Team page of the website.