FINOS: Friday Update Newsletter - 18 September 20

September 18, 2020






We hope you are all staying safe (and sane) during these times.

Read below to keep up to date with the many activities happening at FINOS.






Buy-side firms are under enormous pressure to keep pace with rapid digitalization. EPAM has created an investment management ecosystem to address this problem. The foundation of this ecosystem is GLUE, which is a unified entity and data model serving as a common semantic layer to all components. It provides a model to support flexible, hierarchical client, security, and portfolio data structures as well as the complex legal entity relationships common in the industry.

Glue GitHub Repo


DAVID WATKINS - Community Spotlight

As part of our celebration of the FINOS community we're recognizing the awesome work of our open source contributors and the wider FINOS community. For this second edition we’d like to highlight David Watkins, Technical Director at Deutsche Bank and Waltz Lead Maintainer, for leading the contribution and activation of Waltz and for coaching an awesome team of banking software engineers on delivering a successful FINOS open source project.

More Info

Waltz Website

Waltz GitHub Repo



It was great to see so many faces at the FINOS All Community Call on September 10, 2020. In case you missed it or just didn't get enough the first time around we've included links below to the video and slides from the live call. 

All Community Call Video and Slides



We received a record number of fantastic talk submissions for this year’s virtual OSSF taking place on November 12th and 13th. We’ll be announcing the agenda next week, but you can already register for what is sure to be a great virtual event. Don’t forget that FINOS members attend free. Email to get your FINOS member access code.

Register Here


Openuk awards 2020

OpenUK will host its Inaugural Awards Ceremony on October 20th, recognizing UK Leadership in Open Technology. Awards will be presented across 6 categories, including a Fintech award sponsored by FINOS. Despite this year's event being remote it promises to be a glitzy evening complete with goody boxes (for those based in the UK). FINOS is sponsoring 7 diversity scholarships to make attendance possible for those who might not otherwise be able to join. Click below for more information and to apply. 

Apply Here



presentations & PODCASTs



The FINOS Open Source Readiness project helps member firms accelerate their journey towards open source readiness. We've lined up some great guest speakers over the past year, and here are a couple recent videos from these presentations.

Why Your OSPO Needs to Invest in More Than Compliance

Perspectives on Internal Training of Open Source Matters within Organizations



In April we shifted our focus from in-person events, to virtual. We love meetups, and wanted to provide a space to help foster the community "feel" inherent in those meetups. Our FINOS Virtual "Meetup" guest speakers have done a great job in helping to rebuild some of the community feel we've lost over the past months with interesting and informative topics on FINOS projects, open source in financial services, and even the background story on a COVID contact tracing app. Here are some of the most recent videos and slides.

Introducing Waltz, an Open Enterprise Project

The Unexpected Story of NearForm - From OSS Mavericks to Launching the World’s Most Successful COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

From Jenkins to Resilient DevOps - A Blueprint



Did you know that FINOS has a podcast? Our Director of Community, James McLeod, regularly speaks with our community about FINOS projects and interesting topics at the cross section of financial services and open source. Check it out, subscribe, and don’t forget to rate us (5 stars)!

A Solid Foundation for Fintech

Apple Podcasts | | Spotify



join us


For a full weekly list of meetups, webinars, and other open source project oriented meetings, please refer to “This Week at FINOS”, and sign up for the email that comes out every Monday. (Email to be automatically added to the distribution.)



Virtual "Meetup": Exploring the FINOS Maintainers Cheatsheet - September 23rd at 11am ET / 4pm BST

Virtual Conference: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit 2020 - Virtual Experience - October 26th to October 29th

Virtual Conference: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit 2020 - FINOS Mini-Summit - Thursday, October 29th at 8am ET / 1pm GMT

Virtual Conference: FINOS Open Source Strategy Forum - November 12th to 13th


To catch recaps, videos, slides, and podcasts of previous virtual "meetups", as well as other helpful FINOS resources, visit our Knowledge Base page.




This Week at FINOS Blog - See what is happening at FINOS each week.

FINOS Landscape - See our landscape of FINOS open source and open standard projects.

FINOS Project Catalog - Search all of our Programs, Projects and Working groups.

Project Meeting Calendar - Scroll through the calendar to find a meeting to join.

Program Status Dashboard - See a live snapshot of our community contributors and activity.

Events - Check out our upcoming events or email if you'd like to partner with us or have an event idea.

FINOS Virtual "Meetups" Videos & Slides - In April of this year, we started a series of virtual "meetups" based around the FINOS Community and Projects since we can't all be in the same room right now.

FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcasts - We also started one of the first open source in fintech and banking podcasts for deeper dives on our virtual "meetup" topics.



Interested in FINOS open source projects? Click the link below to see how to get involved in the FINOS Community.

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~ The FINOS Team