About 2i2c

Our mission is to make research and education more impactful, accessible, and delightful by developing, operating, and supporting infrastructure for interactive computing.

We do this by

Designing JupyterHub distributions that run on cloud infrastructure, are tailored for research and education, and respect a community’s Right to Replicate their infrastructure. See our cloud service for more information.

Managing a federation of JupyterHubs that serves communities of practice in research and education, so that they can focus on their work without needing skills in DevOps. See our cloud service for more information.

Developing open source infrastructure that is tailored for use-cases in research and education, so that our ecosystem of tools continues to improve. See our projects for more information.

Supporting open source communities that underlie infrastructure in this space, so that these communities may thrive and have positive impact on the world. See our values for more information.

2i2c is an open, transparent, and participatory organization. To learn more about 2i2c, check our Team Compass. To learn the details about our infrastructure, see the 2i2c infrastructure guide.

If you’d like to support 2i2c in its mission, consider supporting us via donation.

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Our team

2i2c stands for The International Interactive Computing Collaboration. 2i2c is made up of individuals from around the world who are dedicated to this mission. We are a fiscally-sponsored project of Code for Science and Society, a US 501(c)(3) public charity.

Our Open Engineering Team is responsible for developing, operating, and supporting cloud infrastructure and open source tools for communities in research and education.

Our Steering Council provides strategic support and guides 2i2c in order to best-accomplish its mission.

Open Engineering Team

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Sarah Gibson

Open Source Infrastructure Engineer

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Chris Holdgraf

Director of 2i2c

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Damián Avila

Open Source Infrastructure Engineer

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Erik Sundell

Open Source Infrastructure Engineer

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Georgiana Dolocan

Open Source Infrastructure Engineer

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Yuvi Panda

Senior Open Source Infrastructure Engineer (Volunteer)

Steering Council

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Chris Holdgraf

Director of 2i2c

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Cathryn Carson

Co-Founder

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Fernando Perez

Co-Founder

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Lindsey Heagy

Co-Founder

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Yuvi Panda

Senior Open Source Infrastructure Engineer (Volunteer)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal sponsorship for 2i2c is provided by Code for Science and Society, which provides strategic and administrative support for 2i2c.

Our values and principles

We are defined and driven by our mission, and believe that values are crucial to accomplishing our goals in a way that is equitable and accessible to all.

Here are some of the core values underlying 2i2c:

  • 2i2c values fairness and justice as requirements for successful communities.
  • 2i2c values learning and discovery for all people.
  • 2i2c values collaborating and connecting to foster environments for learning and discovery.

We serve these values through a commitment to a few core principles:

  • Build tools that maximize flexibility and choice
  • Collaborate with open source and scientific communities
  • Provide community and core support, not just new features
  • Build tools that are accessible along a variety of dimensions

These principles help us guarantee our users the Right to Replicate the infrastructure we manage for them without having to rely on us.

How we’re funded

In order to sustain itself and grow to better-accomplish its mission, 2i2c receives funding from the following sources:

  • Revenue from managed services. We build self-sustaining cloud services that generate revenue through management and support contracts. See our services page for more information.
  • Project-focused grants. We lead and collaborate on several projects that involve developing and supporting infrastructure for research and education. See our projects page for more information.
  • Donations and core support. We raise central funding that provides crucial core support for 2i2c’s operations, and supports our time in supporting open source communities.

2i2c receives resources from the following sources:

CZI EOSS Capacity Building Grant

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awarded 2i2c $1.4m over 3 years for capacity building in the Jupyter ecosystem for research and education.

The Pangeo Project

2i2c receives support from the Climate Data Lab at Columbia University (~$500,000 over 2 years), for managing and developing cloud infrastructure for the Pangeo Project.

JROST and IOI rapid response fund

Invest in Open Infrastructure along with Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools awarded 2i2c a $5,000 grant to fund JupyterHub cloud infrastructure for projects that did not have their own cloud funding.

Get Involved

2i2c is a transparent and inclusive organization. We welcome participation and collaboration from others.