This Week At FINOS

This Week At FINOS

This Week at FINOS: Week of March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020
Here's what's happening in the week of March 16th, 2020 within the FINOS community.
Please take a moment to read the FINOS Executive Director's response to COVID-19: An Open Letter to the Community, discussing how FINOS plans to redesign our operations to ensure the Community continues its momentum, as well as our plan moving forward with our digital event and thought leadership strategy during this time. 
Our sincere sympathies are with all those affected worldwide.

We hope you're well and staying safe in a rapidly changing world. As we all adapt to new styles of working, the FINOS team has come together to organise a new series of webinars, starting early April, designed to bring the entire FINOS community together around the foundation's shared open source values. Keep posted for webinar details as they become available.    

This week we're delighted to welcome Adaptive, Genesis and ITAU as new FINOS members and look forward to meeting you as part of the FINOS community as you step into FINOS open source projects. 


This Week At FINOS

Monday, March 16th
Tuesday, March 17th
Wednesday, March 18th
    • No programs activities planned.
Thursday, March 19th
Friday, March 20th
  • 1pm ET / 5pm BST. FINOS Office Hours 

Looking Ahead:

  • March 26 FINOS NYC Meetup 
    • Now running as webinars. 
    • Details coming soon.


Finally, we recognize that this is a difficult time for everyone. Many of us may be feeling overwhelmed juggling our work and home responsibilities. For example, those of us who now have to homeschool our kids in lockdown whilst working with remote teams. 

Nonetheless you might feel the desire to spend an hour here or there directing pent up energy volunteering and providing mutual aid. Some of our team have experience in previous efforts to use open source software and practices in volunteer and recovery efforts such as those related to Hurricane Sandy in NYC in 2012 and both Harvey in Houston and Irma in Florida in 2017

In a similar way, technologists and other volunteers are mobilizing now to assist with the COVID-19 response. All of these efforts are ground in open source, either directly or indirectly. 

We’ve provided some useful links below for those wanting to find out more:

Please everyone, be safe, wash your hands and practice safe social distancing.


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