Here's what's happening in the week of December 9th, 2019 within the FINOS community. Please feel free to forward this email to colleagues and industry partners who you think will be interested in FINOS. If someone forwarded this email to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a note to community+subscribe@finos.
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Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the FDC3 1.0 standards so far! We have decided to extend the deadline to complete the FDC3 Survey to Friday, December 13th.
Your input will help us improve our support for your organization and the larger FDC3 community. Please take a few minutes to complete the FDC3 Survey and let us know how well you think FDC3 is addressing the needs of financial organizations, how we can help you with adoption, and what you think of the health of the FDC3 contributor community. Access the survey here.
Welcome to another amazing week of Fintech Open Source at FINOS! I hope you're well and getting into the spirit of Christmas with an Advent of Code. Feel free to share your advent answers with me, which I'll COMPILE into a LIBRARY of STORIES for the REST of the FINOS community to JOIN and follow
Last week was another great milestone for the FINOS community as we travelled to Scotland to launch our very first Edinburgh Open Source Fintech Meetup with Scott Logic. With talks from Scott Logic, Millersoft and Lloyds Banking Group, the Edinburgh fintech open source community came together for an impressive meetup of demos, talks and learning. Well done everyone!
We're not stopping there though, as when we return after Christmas, we're starting 2020 with our first London Open Source Fintech Meetup, where Stephen Diehl from Adjoint, Adam Mcmurchie from Barclays and James McLeod from FINOS come together with FINOS and Scott Logic to share open source experiences and welcome people to join and collaborate as part of the FINOS community.
Monday December 9th
- 11am ET / 4pm BST. Financial Objects PMC Meeting (Financial Objects Program)
- [External Event] Open Fintech (Linux foundation)
- Convene Conference Center at One Liberty Plaza, 1 Liberty Street New York NY 10006 [Map]
- [External Event] Global CS Education Week: Hour of Code in Brooklyn, NY
- In addition to the financial support that many FINOS members already provide to organizations like CSForAll, Girls Who Code, and Black Girls Code, a concrete action individuals within the FINOS community can take is to lend a hand to children and young adults learning how to code and introduce them to open source concepts and practices. If you're in New York City the week of December 9 - 15 (Global CS Education Week) and are interested in volunteering to go to a school in Brooklyn to help run a "Hour of Code" with local school children, feel free to reach out to Rob at email@example.com.
Tuesday, December 10th
Wednesday, December 11th
- No program activities planned.
Friday, December 13th
- 9am ET / 2pm BST. FDC3 PMC Meeting (FDC3 Program)
- 12pm ET / 5pm BST FINOS Office Hours
- A place for all FINOS members and contributors to hang out and ask us anything.
- Join the Community WebEx
- April 1, 2020 Empire Startups NY Fintech Conference
- New World Stages, 340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019 [Map]
Get Involved. Opportunities for further participation and contribution:
- The Decentralized Ecosystem Growth Program is looking for suggested potential use cases of the Token Taxonomy Initiative (i.e. uses of standardized token definitions) to help that program further evaluate how the FINOS community might get involved in that initiative.Take a look at the initiative's launch press release and website for more information and background. To find out more send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Financial Objects Program is looking for suggestions of proposed use cases for financial objects. Send suggestions to email@example.com.
- The Open Source Readiness WG is looking for open source process, policy, and governance questions & topics for future meetings. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Security Reference Data WG (Data Technologies Program) is looking for existing challenges related to managing Security Reference Data. Send suggestions to email@example.com
- The Cloud Service Certification Project has defined Volunteer Roles for those who would like to participate. Reach out to fdx-cloud-service-
firstname.lastname@example.org you're interested.
- The Call Metadata Standardization WG is developing a standard proposal for call recording metadata that includes call details, voice recordings, and transcribed voice, and is looking for contributors and call examples to validate the standard. Check out the list of Help Wanted issues.