FINOS FRIDAY UPDATE NEWSLETTER
18 SEPTEMBER 20
Read below to keep up to date with the many activities happening at FINOS.
FINOS NEWS & UPDATES
Glue - NEW epam CONTRIBUTION
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.
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.
FINOS Q3 ALL COMMUNITY CALL
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.
OPEN SOURCE STRATEGY FORUM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get your FINOS member access code.
Openuk awards 2020
presentations & PODCASTs
OPEN SOURCE READINESS GUEST SPEAKERS
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.
VIRTUAL "MEETUP" TALKS
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.
OUR PODCAST - FINOS OPEN SOURCE IN FINTECH
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)!
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 email@example.com to be automatically added to the distribution.)
UPCOMING VIRTUAL MEETUPS & CONFERENCES
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.
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.
~ The FINOS Team