How to Be a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

Collaboration in open source projects is important for companies, but it can be difficult to strike the right balance between the needs of the company and the open source project. This can create friction and put pressure on employees who participate on behalf of their company when the needs of the individual, the company, and the community are not aligned. This talk will focus on ways to create this alignment and help all of us be successful together. Communities are a critical component of open source projects, and the way that people participate can reflect positively or negatively on the person and organization that they represent. The majority of work in some projects, like Kubernetes, is done by people working for a wide variety of organizations, and the success of many projects requires participation from these companies. The talk contains three major sections: 1) Dynamics of collaboration in open source projects between individuals, companies, and communities. 2) Strategies for participating in ways that will benefit your company, your employees, and the community. 3) Tips for being a good corporate citizen as you contribute to open source projects.

OSFF London 2022: Video Recordings

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    Podcast: Open Source in Finance Forum (OSFF) London 2022 Wrap Up

    In this episode of the podcast, FINOS CTO Jane Gavronsky, Senior Technical Architect Rob Moffat, and Head of Marketing Grizz Griswold do a retrospective of the most recent edition of the Open Source in Finance Forum (OSFF) London from July 2022. We talk about the keynotes, the hallway track, roundtables, and key takeaways from the event.

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    OSFF London 2022: Flickr Photo Album

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    Opening Keynote

    Welcome & introduction

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    Keynote: Jim Zemlin

    Keynote: Jim Zemlin

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    Keynote: Open Finance: An Open Source View

    Do you know what Open Finance is? How does it overlap with an Open Source mindset and culture? Come along to gain some insight into how NatWest thinks about this, and how we see it evolving in the future.

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    Keynote: Open Source Technology as a Starting Point to Greater Success & Inclusion

    The Open Source tech space is to be celebrated as an example of how free flow and open information leads to great diversity and access! In this talk, we will discuss how corporates are embracing changes, such as participating in open source, building DEI programs, and acting socially responsible by enhancing participation in ESG The talk will outline why Open Source leaders should take an active role in shifting the corporate paradigm towards bringing groups of diverse participants together to mind gaps in existing code, and how Open Source leaders can do this. Participants will leave with clarity on how open source can be a model for their corporations' inclusion and social responsibility practices and how they can directly influence their corporations' policies and approach to be marketplace leaders.

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    Keynote Panel: Regulation Innovation

    Keynote Panel: Regulation Innovation

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    An Introduction to FinOps

    A discussion about how Cloud has changed the IT spending model, and how we must change to benefit from the new reality brought about by highly variable IT spend.

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    An Open Source Architecture for Modernizing Market Risk Management

    In today’s environment, financial institutions face challenges that include: * New and more complex calculations due to regulatory demands (i.e., FRTB) and climate risk * Explosive data growth and the need to move and analyze this data * Limited on-premise compute capacity * Need to improve time to value by accelerating model deployment to production To help solve these challenges, Marius Bogoevici and Aric Rosenbaum have worked with industry experts and market leaders to design a forward-thinking, open source solution to better address current challenges and prepare for future needs. Based on real-world use cases, we will show how an open source market and credit risk calculation architectural framework: * Scales risk management by leveraging the hybrid cloud to perform new and more complex calculations in less time at a lower TCO * Accelerates development and deployment of risk models via modern DevSecOps practices * Responds in real-time to market / alternate data via an event driven architecture * Improves risk management by orchestrating and automating the many pre/post-calculation steps * Improves auditability and transparency with flexible rules-based decisioning

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    Building an Open Source Payment Center

    Faster than credit card transactions, more efficient than Bitcoin, as private as email and free as GPL. GNU Taler is a payment system that you can install, modify and use for payments, withdrawals, tips and more. In this workshop, we will start with the basic concepts and components of GNU Taler and later jump into building a payment system from the command line. In the process, we will see how it can get integrated with the current bank's API, and test the experience of selling and buying with digital money. In the end, you will learn that a digital payment system is possible without compromising people's privacy or creating a digital asset in a distributed ledger.

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    Breaking New Ground in Regtech Through Open Source TechSprint Innovation

    Breaking New Ground in Regtech Through Open Source TechSprint Innovation

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    The Challenges of Deploying Real-time AI for Finance & How Open Source Can Help

    Real-time AI/ML use cases for Financial Services are on the rise, but deploying them at scale reliably and cost effectively is challenging. In this talk we will see how open source software for machine learning operations (MLOps) and Feature Stores in particular, are helping address these challenges. We will also explore a few case studies in production, in which tools such as open source Feast together with open source Redis are deployed in FinTech companies for real-time use cases such as fraud detection and lead scoring.

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    Resources from Nava Levy’s Talk

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    Consuming Legend Data Models & Services Using BI, Python/ML & Other Tools

    Join Andrew Ormerod and John Pentelow from Goldman Sachs to learn about consuming Legend data models & services using Business Intelligence (BI), Machine Learning (ML), and other tools. The whole world is not model based, which is why we need tabular slices of data to integrate with those tools. This session will focus on Legend's capability to project slices of data in order to integrate with business intelligence and analytics tools. Andrew and John will discuss the TDS protocol, how it translates to query execution plans, and how it is being used within the firm. They will also demo integrations with Pandas, Trino, and other custom integrations.

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    Data Platforms Made Easy – Introducing TRAC D.A.P.

    With TRAC D.A.P. we introduce a radically new approach to building data platforms for highly regulated industries, that combines the power, flexibility and insight of modern analytic tools with Total Repeatability, Audit and Control (TRAC). In this talk, we will present the design approach we used to develop the TRAC platform, which can be useful to anyone who is looking to build or improve platforms for model development and execution. We'll look at how the new architectural paradigm can change the business, by re-drawing the boundary between business and technology to allow truly independent ownership and delivery. We'll also be covering the TRAC D.A.P. software itself, which is now part of FINOS under an Apache license. TRAC D.A.P. is a complete implementation of a platform built on these principles and available for free to anyone who needs a modern, powerful environment for model development and execution. The talk will include a demo.

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    FDC3 in the Wild – Real World Use Cases that Help Evolve the Standard

    Many firms are becoming familiar with the universal open-source FDC3 standard and understand how it is integral to interoperability between financial applications. However, firms may not be aware of real world use cases that are being solved for today. In this presentation, we discuss how FDC3 is used in the wild, with special guest Symphony to discuss how FDC3-connected applications have helped to solve their end user pain points. +See workflows live action workflows presented by Symphony +Hear from Chief Product Officer Eugene Sorenson how clients are embracing the standard +Understand how, as an application provider, you can benefit from becoming FDC3-enabled to help your clients.

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    Hacking the Cloud Native Renaissance: Lowering Risk of Kubernetes Adoption

    Cloud native technologies like Kubernetes and containers promise easy workload migration, enhanced segmentation of workloads, and faster patching. But the declarative configuration paradigm also widens opportunities for misconfiguration, and security testing is key to hardening and keeping a system secure.In this talk, ControlPlane CEO Andrew Martin details lessons learned from 9 years of container-based consulting with real hacks against cloud native systems: from the open-source supply chain and contributor risk, through zero-day container breakouts, to cloud account compromise.

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    How Fintech ClearBank Leverages Open Source to Accelerate Crypto Payments Through Their Cloud API Infrastructure

    In this fireside chat James McLeod, FINOS Director of Community, and Steven Hawkins, Head of DevOps Transformation at ClearBank, explore how fintech ClearBank leverages open source to provide a Cloud API platform that provides clearing services to fintechs, crypto platforms, banks and credit unions, allowing FSIs to focus on providing the best service for their customers.During this chat James and Steven explore how fintechs leverage the culture and benefits of open source in financial services and how FINOS engages fintechs, crypto providers and challenger banks to accelerate open source within a highly regulated industry that joins all banks and fintechs together.

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    How to Be a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

    Collaboration in open source projects is important for companies, but it can be difficult to strike the right balance between the needs of the company and the open source project. This can create friction and put pressure on employees who participate on behalf of their company when the needs of the individual, the company, and the community are not aligned. This talk will focus on ways to create this alignment and help all of us be successful together. Communities are a critical component of open source projects, and the way that people participate can reflect positively or negatively on the person and organization that they represent. The majority of work in some projects, like Kubernetes, is done by people working for a wide variety of organizations, and the success of many projects requires participation from these companies. The talk contains three major sections: 1) Dynamics of collaboration in open source projects between individuals, companies, and communities. 2) Strategies for participating in ways that will benefit your company, your employees, and the community. 3) Tips for being a good corporate citizen as you contribute to open source projects.

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    How to Get Them to Commit?

    You are the full package. You solve their problems, seamlessly integrate with their existing life, and provide the security they need. If only they could see it and decide to commit... We're talking about developers' git commits to your open source project, of course. Getting contributor buy-in for new open source projects is hard. This challenge is multiplied 1000x in highly regulated, 'buttoned up' industries such as finance. Projects in this space require specific knowledge, which most developers won't have. But more importantly — newer, neither widely adopted nor recognized projects coming from the money people are just not perceived as very exciting. Especially as they're unlikely to be something that developers can use on their fun hobby projects outside of work. So why would they be motivated to dig deeper into the ecosystem? Ex-GitHubber turned developer relations strategist, Elena will unveil the secrets of how developers evaluate an open source project, what tips them over the edge to join its community, what makes folks see your value beyond an open code repository, and what ultimately motivates them to contribute to your software.

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    How to Grow & Maintain Open-source Community & Ecosystem for the Long-term

    We can offer a unique take on building an open-source community based on our experiences over the last 25 years. We are world-leading specialists in the Erlang and Elixir open source programming languages that use the BEAM VM. We take a lead within the Erlang/Elixir ecosystem to grow and support the community via our global conferences brand Code Sync. We believe in the power of open source languages to build the type of systems required for challenges of the modern world especially in fintech. Our company traces its history all the way back to the original creation of the Erlang language in the 1990s in the labs of Ericsson and we still have one of the original co-creators as part of our engineering team. Ericsson released Erlang as open-source just over 20 years ago. Francesco is an engaging and passionate speaker.

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    Leveraging Your Organization’s OS Engagements to Recruit & Retain

    In this session, Chris will share how both Open Source Software and Open Source Program Office's developed within organizations can, and should, play a key role in attracting and retaining talent. With the year on year growth in enterprise OSS adoption and an increasing expectation from candidates and employees to be working closely with open source; this talk will share some of the initiatives, tools and processes that have been used successfully to attract diverse and passionate individuals into organizations. Additionally, methods to retain employees through recognition and reward of their own open source activity and transparency in policies and contracts concerned with employee contribution and IP rights sheds insight into how to minimise unnecessary complications of recruitment and onboarding.

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    Mission Critical Data & Evaluating the Community in OSS Tech

    Apache Cassandra is used in the critical path of most Global Banks yet one might ask why it’s so important in so many financial institutions.A modernised, cloud native data platform is table stakes as we face new challenges and possibilities. Today, we see this in open banking, cryptocurrencies, data governance, etc. requiring faster, more automated, and accountable data applications at lower operational overheads. While we broadly utilise open source tech to solve these challenges around speed, elasticity, cost and operational overhead, and data governance - is open source really up to the task? Are communities involved in these technologies ready to continuously deliver?In this session Mick Semb Wever, PMC Chair for Apache Cassandra and Services Leader at DataStax, will discuss how Apache Cassandra, having established itself as THE NoSQL database over the last decade, has re-energised its community and feature development and talk about how ING, Danske Bank and MobilePay leverage open source for real-time payments, fraud detection and KYC. This will be backed up with working code examples and demo applications the audience can use for themselves.

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    Open Source Metaverse

    Metaverse became a buzzword nowadays, and different sources estimate Metaverse market to reach $800B any time between 2024 and 2030. But, what's the point? How does the virtual economy work? And, what's the role of open source? Josip Almasi, VRSpace.org project lead, will attempt provide some of the answers. A self-hosted multi-user VR server, audio and video streaming are basic building blocks of VR-enabled web. AI characters provide added value, as advisors, tech support, salesmen etc. Communities of servers share the state of virtual worlds on a distributed immutable ledger, AKA blockchain. On-chain assets represented by Non-Fungible Tokens can be owned and traded, enabling a virtual economy. All this can be built, and is being built already, using exclusively open source software, and thanks to open standards, all building blocks are interchangeable.

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    Open Source Sustainability and our Corporate Social Responsibility

    Modern software is increasingly complex, made up of hundreds or thousands of open source components, hidden in deeply nested dependency trees. Just how much do we know about these components that are an integral part of our products? What are the risks associated with their usage, and our exposure? Within the financial services industry, most often the solution is to build up a robust defense against these perils. Security scans, license checkers – this helps create a walled garden, but ultimately harms the wider open source ecosystem. This talk will take a closer look at the make-up of modern software supply chains; we’ll look at where this code comes from, who authored it and how it is distributed; ultimately asking ourselves the question, is this sustainable? Despite numerous efforts to address this challenge, via crowdfunding, sponsorship & highlighting critical infrastructure projects, the problem is growing. To solve it, we need a reset in how we view this precious and fragile asset. Much like the environment, grassroots activism can only go so far; to make a difference, large corporations need to wake up to their responsibility and make genuine and tangible commitments.

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    OSPOs in Finance: Ways to Overcome Industry Barriers to Accelerate OS Adoption

    Open Source Program Offices and similar initiatives serve many organizations to provide strategy and alignment on top of the organization's open source efforts. However, each organization has specific industry barriers, and that also applies to those OSPOs being formed in the finance sector. During this talk, Ana will share some remarks from The Evolution of OSPOs study, introducing the OSPO Model and how it can be aligned with FINOS' OS Maturity Model (OSMM). The audience will also be able to have a glance at some corporate archetypes, responsibilities, and roles an OSPO can adopt and some real examples of organizations within the finance sector implementing an OSPO.

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    Prepping the Bar: Insights from Cleaning and Labeling a Cocktail Dataset

    Many businesses are keen to embark on data projects but don’t know where or how to start. Regardless of whether you intend to visualise the data or perform advanced analytics, it is first important to clean the data and, in most cases, provide appropriate labels for data modeling. This presentation highlights some basic considerations for cleaning and labeling data using a personal project of the author.

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    Proactive & Polymorphic Adaptation of Multi-cloud Deployments

    During the session, entitled: “Proactive and polymorphic adaptation of multi-cloud deployments”, Alicja & Pawel will present how to implement Multi-Cloud native strategies using an advanced open-source framework. Such framework allows for Cloud-agnostic Cross-Cloud deployment and optimized management of a Cloud application based on flexible monitoring, context-aware maximization of the application owner’s utility of the deployed application, and autonomic reconfiguration based on the application’s current execution context. During this session, speakers will provide a practical introduction to Multi-Cloud application modelling, configuration, deployment, and adaptation. All stages of the Cloud deployment planning and designing process will be shown. Also, all the key steps in the deployment and autonomic application management will be demonstrated.

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    Real-time Trade Data Processing & Machine Learning at Giga-scale with Hazelcast & FINOS Perspective

    Trade volumes continue to grow, demanding more scalable solutions for real-time processing. The old approach was to throw hardware at the problem. However, that is no longer needed. Newer more efficient technologies enable smaller, more manageable clusters while handling extreme workloads. Hazelcast, the Open Source real-time data platform, can process billions of events per second with modest compute resources. Meanwhile, FINOS Perspective provides an ideal framework for real-time data visualization. In this session, you will learn how to architect and build the fastest data processing applications that scale linearly, and combine streaming trade data with reference and contextual data and supporting machine learning. Unifying data-in-motion and data-at-rest with real-time ML opens new use-cases across front and back office. We will take you through the end-to-end framework and an example Trade application, built on Hazelcast. We will also show how you can leverage SQL to further explore the operational data in the solution including querying Kafka topics and key-value data on the in-memory data store. Attendees will also get access to the Github sample application shown.

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    Reducing the Barrier to Entry for Blockchain by Leveraging the Capabilities of Kubernetes

    The Google Cloud Financial Services Industry Solutions team has released an open source blueprint solution for regulatory reporting, which can help transform the data supply chain in the regulatory reporting process to produce timely and reliable reports.The solution leverages an open ecosystem of frameworks which allows leveraging the scalability and economics of cloud in an accessible and portable manner.In this talk, the Google Cloud Financial Services Industry Solutions team will present the solution, the important role of open source, and areas where collaborators can get involved to further advance it.

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    Regulation Innovation Panel: Stories from the Trenches

    Regulation Innovation Panel: Stories from the Trenches

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    Timebase CE, with Connectivity to Crypto Exchanges

    In this session, Matt will talk about TimeBase Community Edition and how the Open Source Community can leverage this technology to build their own analytical models, data visualizations, and unique applications. TimeBase has been the time-series data warehouse and messaging middleware underpinning Deltix/EPAM Real-Time Computing Lab technology for over fifteen years. In this talk, Matt will share some of the reasoning behind submitting this technology to the open source community, and discuss the developments to the product inspired by the community. Additionally, there will be discussion surrounding easy-of-use and integration into existing solutions.

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    What’s New with FDC3 v.2.0?

    The last year has been an incredibly busy one for the FDC3 community, culminating in the release of the recently completed FDC3 2.0 Standard. This is the first major revision to the Standard since the v1.0 release in 2019 and there are many new features and developments to share. In this presentation, FDC3 experts and co-lead maintainers Kris West and Riko Eksteen will walk you through some of the most recent additions and how they help FDC3 adopters to both tackle new use-cases and improve on existing ones. They’ll be presenting an overview of: +How FDC3 has evolved from context sharing and intents to supporting complex workflows with transactions and feeds. +New Intents (actions) and Context definitions supporting real-world workflows. +The new app directory standard, enabling vendors and firms to publish their apps to run on any Desktop Agent. +The new and improved Standards portal website. +What's next for FDC3. This thirty minute presentation will make sure you’ve got all the information you need about the newest updates to FDC3. Please join us!

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    Why Proprietary Investment Research Platforms Won’t Last

    Today's investment research platforms are proprietary and come bundled with a full suite of services. This means that your business has to develop complementary solutions on top of these platforms. The most well known investment research platforms are expensive and do not offer a custom solution to fit your business's needs. OpenBB offers the first open source, fully customisable investment research platform that your company can tailor to their own needs, all built off of GitHub's top investment research platform: OpenBB Terminal.

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    Community Awards & Closing Remarks

    Community Awards Europe & Closing Remarks