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:
We serve these values through a commitment to a few core principles:
These principles help us guarantee our users the Right to Replicate the infrastructure we manage for them without having to rely on us.
2i2c supports and uses projects that are developed, controlled, and owned by the community. We believe in the importance of tools that are built by a diverse community of multiple stakeholders, in order to build tools that are powerful for all of us, and in an equitable and inclusive manner.
Open source, community-driven tools exist across all parts of the data science stack - from the domain-specific libraries you use to analyze data, to the interfaces that allow you to interact with the computer, to the software that orchestrates your workflow in the cloud. 2i2c believes it is crucial that research and education has access to services and environments that utilize these tools across all layers of this stack.
All of the tools that 2i2c uses in its hubs are open-source and community-owned. A core mission of 2i2c is to give back to these communities by providing support, maintenance, and development. Below are a few tools and projects that we are particularly involved with, though the list of open source projects to which we contribute is much larger.
Using open infrastructure has several advantages: