What we're about

Organised in partnership by FINOS and Scott Logic, the Edinburgh Open Source Fintech Meetup aims to expand contributions to and consumption of open source technologies, while growing a healthy engineering community in the financial services industry.

We wish to encourage everyone to consume and contribute safely to fintech open source software by fostering collaboration in the community around open source solutions and services for banks, fintech businesses and financial services firms.

With expert guest speakers and facilitators at each session, you can expect: demos of the latest open source technologies (don’t worry, no pitches!); case study presentations on transformational or enabling projects; investigations of tech, down to the code level; and interactive sessions exploring agile ways of working and how to foster an open source culture.

In the true spirit of openness, this group welcomes people at all levels of experience, from students and undergraduates to senior business leaders, including:

• Financial Services and FinTech businesses
• Engineering and open source contributors
• DevOps and quality engineering
• Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and Product Owners
• Risk, Cyber, Audit and Regulators
• Senior business leaders and OSS enablers
• Undergraduates, graduates and other students
• Those seeking engineering opportunities
• Open source community and networkers

If you would be interested in presenting at one of our meetups or giving a 15-minute lightning talk on an open source project, please message co-organisers Claire Cocks or James McLeod (https://www.meetup.com/Edinburgh-Open-Source-Fintech-Meetup/members/?op=leaders).

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

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MEETUP CODE OF CONDUCT

Scott Logic is dedicated to providing an inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religious beliefs. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees or event volunteers in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at our events, including the content of the talks. Attendees are expected to behave with respect for all fellow guests. Unruly or drunken behaviour will not be tolerated.

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave at the discretion of our event organising team and you may be prevented from attending future events.

The event organising team will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of our events. We value your attendance.

Upcoming events (1)

Software Heritage // Morgan Stanley on Morphir

Online event

We have two fantastic talks lined up in May, both in a similar vein – open source responses to rapid technological change. We’ll be delighted to welcome these speakers:

• Roberto Di Cosmo, Director, Software Heritage
• Stephen Goldbaum, Executive Director – Corporate and Funding Technology, Morgan Stanley
• Attila Mihaly, Software Engineer (VP), Morgan Stanley

// Software Heritage: a revolutionary infrastructure for Open Source //

Open Source Software is at the heart of our digital society and embodies a growing part of our technical and organisational knowledge, and this raises many questions:

• How can we comply with the obligations of Open Source licences?
• How can we be sure that the source code of a key module we use will be still there when we need it in the future?
• Do we really know what source code we are using, and where it comes from?
• If we don’t know, how can we address cybersecurity?
• How do we share this information across the software supply chain?

Answering these questions and answering them well amounts to implementing the KYSW principle (or, Know Your Software) and is quite a challenge.

In this presentation, Roberto will introduce Software Heritage, an open non-profit initiative, in partnership with UNESCO, and supported by major IT players. He will explain how the revolutionary infrastructure it is building changes the way we address these issues. With 10 billion unique source files from 150 million repositories, it is the largest archive of source code ever built.

You can already access and use this infrastructure. Roberto will invite you to help it grow, and take part in this unique undertaking.

// An introduction to Morphir //

Business applications present perennial challenges to organisations. The process of producing specifications of running systems is inherently inefficient, and made even more expensive and risky by the constant cycle of technology rewrites. Meanwhile, the process offers minimal transparency to business users as to whether applications are written correctly.

To tackle this, Morphir is an open source tool that offers a lingua franca between technology platforms, breaking down barriers between business users and technologists, between domain experts, between technologies, and between organisations. It’s a multi-language system built on a data format that captures an application's domain model and business logic in a technology-agnostic manner. What’s more, it’s a language that is machine processable, allowing you to automate execution, documentation, test and audit, schemas and APIs.

In this talk, Morgan Stanley’s Stephen Goldbaum and Attila Mihaly, will give you an overview of Morphir: the common business challenges that led to its creation, a demo of how the language works, and a look ahead to possible future directions for this powerful new open source system and how you can contribute.
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You'll have the opportunity to ask questions during the live webinar and the session will be recorded, so if you’re unable to join us at the live time, register anyway and you’ll receive a link to watch it on-demand.
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If you would be interested in speaking at a future event, please message co-organisers Claire Cocks or James McLeod via Meetup.com here https://www.meetup.com/Edinburgh-Open-Source-Fintech-Meetup/members/?op=leaders.
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The Edinburgh Open Source Fintech Meetup is organised in partnership with FINOS (https://www.finos.org/) and Scott Logic (https://www.scottlogic.com/).

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