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Open Source in Finance Podcast: Hackathons, Open Source, Finance? Oh My! - Jon Gottfried, Major League Hacking

October 26, 2023

In this episode of the podcast, Grizz sits down with Jon Gottfried, Co-Founder of Major League Hacking. They talk about hackathons in finance, and developer/engineering talent, from both the individual and hiring manager perspectives.

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Open Source in Finance Podcast - Jonathan Gottfried

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Jon Gottfried


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A huge thank you to all our sponsors for Open Source in Finance Forum New York that will take place this November 1st at the New York Marriott Marquis

This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. A special thank you to our Leader sponsors: Databricks, where you can unify all your data, analytics, and AI on one platform. And Red Hat - Open to change—yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

And our Contributor and Community sponsors: Adaptive/Aeron, Connectifi, Discover, Enterprise DB, FinOps Foundation, Fujitsu, instaclustr, Major League Hacking,, Open Mainframe Project, OpenJS Foundation, OpenLogic by Perforce, Orkes, Percona, Sonatype, StormForge, and Tidelift.

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About the Open Source in FINANCE Podcast

The FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcast celebrates open source projects and interesting topics at the cross section of financial services and open source. So far, our industry experts have discussed practical applications of and their real-world experiences with a range of open source projects including desktop interoperability, low code platforms, synthetic data, and data modeling. They’ve also discussed best practices for inner source, common myths about open source and why commercial companies choose to introduce open source offerings. Tune in and subscribe to hear what comes next.


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