In June FINOS intends to announce several initiatives and programs focused on improving the experience and toolchain for fintech developers, especially those in large institutions where ready access to typical open source tools may be limited or blocked. FINOS will also launch new efforts to help financial service organizations embrace and harvest the value of open source, as well as further improve collaboration between large institutions and early stage start-ups. (And if you still need more background on FINOS, see the AVC post from last month.)
As such, the topic of our June event series, is:
Attracting and Enabling Developers (Doing Open Source the Right Way for Developers)
Speaker: Deb Bryant, Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Red Hat
In order to attract developers and allow them to contribute to open source effectively, everyone within the ecosystem must have at least a base level shared understanding of what defines a "successful" open source project and environment.
This month's Fintech in Open Source event series will focus on best practices for open source most directly impacting developers. We'll discuss starting a new project; developing a strategic roadmap based on decentralized product management principles; being mindful of legal and regulatory considerations when contributing code and working with competitors; and the process and importance of contributing project code. We will also discuss the idea of "Participation required, contribution optional" as well as what's necessary from senior executives, mid-level managers, and developers themselves to make open source flourish.
Our guest will be Deb Bryant, Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Red Hat. Deb is an acknowledged international expert in the adoption and use of open source software and open development models as well as open source community health.
Also, real-time voice stream and speech recognition company GreenKey, will also discuss their recent open source contribution to the FINOS Voice program and why they see open source as critical to their fintech strategy.
Our speaker will be Nader Shwayhat, CEO at Greenkey Technologies.
The event will be hosted by Silicon Valley Bank, 387 Park Avenue South (between 27th & 28th streets), 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016. Doors open at 6:30pm with the program starting at approximately 7:00pm.
Silicon Valley Bank
387 Park Avenue South (between 27th & 28th streets)
New York, New York, 10016, USA