FINOS: Friday Update Newsletter - 19 June 20

June 19, 2020




19 JUNE 20

While diversity remains a huge issue in technology, Open Source has the potential to provide a level playing field for any individual who wants to grow. At FINOS we work to ensure that transparency, meritocracy and openness, the hallmarks of Open Source, continue to permeate all we do. But let's be clear: it's not enough to sit back and wait for change to happen. With this Juneteenth update we'd like to recognize that in the world, like in Open Source, we all need to take matters into our own hands to make change happen.


Citi, Deutsche Bank, ChartIQ Lead Latest Round of Contributions to FINOS

As the financial services industry continues to embrace collaborative open source projects to keep pace with rapid technological change, FINOS announced on June 17th, three new contributions: Citi Synthetic DataHub, Waltz from Deutsche Bank, and Secure Electron Adapter (SEA) from ChartIQ. The new projects represent diverse solutions to solving common software problems, large and small.

Read the FINOS Press Release

Data Hub GitHub Repo (from Citi)

Waltz (from DB)

Secure Electron Adapter (from ChartIQ)



All Community call & FINOS IN THE NEWS

The replay from our FINOS Q2 “All Community Call” is now available. Several Community leaders joined us to share exciting news and progress on FINOS projects. The FINOS team also covered H1 highlights, strategic initiatives and governance updates. This is a great way to learn about what's happening in the Foundation and how to get involved.

We're excited that FINOS was featured twice in Waters Technology this week covering our new FinReg Initiative and the pivotal role of Open Source in financial services in light of COVID-19.

FINOS All Community Call Video

Waters Technology Article - Banks Eye More Open Source in Light of COVID-19

Waters Technology Article - FINOS Sees Opportunity for Open Source in RegTech Space

FINOS FinReg Information




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.)

Register: June 23 - Crux Data & Sustainability Summit - FINOS Executive Director Gab Columbro Speaking

Grab a Calendar Invite: June 24th - Upcoming OSR Project Meeting : Jeff Bates of Google - Google Cloud Platform and OSS

Register: June 29 - The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit - FINOS Executive Director Gab Columbro Speaking

Register: July 1st - FINOS Virtual Meetup - Debunking Common Fears about Open Source - Danese Cooper, VP Strategic Initiatives, Nearform

Register: July 2nd - Open Source in Fintech Event Series - Open Banking, Our Journey - Jonathan Haggarty, Head of Open Banking Technology, NatWest

Podcast: May 13th - Stephen Murphy, CEO, genesis global

Video & Slides: June 4th - Faking it - How to Easily Create Realistic Test Data" about Data Helix - Andrew Carr & Tim Johnson, Scott Logic

Video & Slides: June 17th - Financial Services After Covid-19 : Open Source Paves the Way - Andrew Aitken, Wipro

Video:  Open Source Readiness Project Meeting - Triaging Open Source – Getting Your Program on the Right Path - Andrew Aitken, Wipro

FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast on, iTunes & Spotify



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

FINOS Project Catalog: Search all of our Projects and Working Groups.

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

Project Status Dashboard: See a live snapshot of our community contributors and activity.

EventsCheck 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