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Organised in partnership by Scott Logic and FINOS, the Open Source London meetup aims to expand contributions to and consumption of open source technologies that support large enterprises in addressing their business challenges.

We wish to encourage everyone to consume and contribute safely to open source software by fostering collaboration in the community around open source solutions and services for large organisations across the economy.

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.

We've had the privilege of welcoming to our Open Source Meetup events high-calibre speakers from global organisations including AWS, Lloyds Banking Group, NatWest Group, The Linux Foundation, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and VMware. You can watch previous talks on YouTube here.

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.


If you are interested in presenting at one of our meetups or giving a 15-minute lightning talk on an open source project, please message meetup organiser Claire Cocks. We particularly welcome talk submissions from women speakers, speakers from ethnic minorities, and speakers from other under-represented groups.

We believe that the open source community should be representative of the wider community, and that we can achieve this by valuing diversity and fostering inclusion. 

While we have a long way to go, we want our open source meetup groups to play their part in delivering positive change. We will take an agile, incremental approach to this, reviewing and learning as we go. Planned initiatives in 2021/22 include:

• a commitment to avoid all-white or male-only speaker line-ups at our events, with help from the wider community
• new activities to facilitate inclusive networking, for those who want to network at our events
• investigating the best means of supporting inclusive interactions at our events for those attending online

We will collaborate with you and ask for your feedback on these initiatives. We will also be encouraging you to share anonymous diversity data with us. This is to help us set a baseline, target our efforts, and measure change over time as we work to make our meetup events as diverse, equitable and inclusive as they can be.

Our Open Source meetup groups have been awarded the Gold badge by CHAOSS. The event badging initiative measures the inclusivity of different technical events through human reviews. You can find out more about the initiative here

Scott Logic and FINOS are 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.

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Our staff will respond to harassment reports quickly and thoroughly. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, whether in-person or virtually, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from the issuing of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the event. We also reserve the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behaviour from attending any future meetups. Event staff will also provide support to victims to ensure that they feel safe for the duration of the event.

Please report any violations to the event organisers who will welcome you upon arrival at the event. For online participants, please contact Paul Dykes using the private chat facility on the virtual networking platform. A link to this can be found on the event page.
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