Earlier this month, the Symphony Software Foundation conducted its first public hackathon of the year, in conjunction with Deutsche Bank Labs, Silicon Valley. As our first hackathon outside the major financial hubs of London and New York, I saw it as an opportunity to attract new types of participants and this was a great success - many of the participants had not previously used or heard of Symphony, and many of them did not come from a financial services or fintech background.
What an exciting first year of activity for the Symphony Software Foundation! From a standing start a year ago, we’ve accelerated over the course of 2016 to become one of the larger open source communities within the financial services and technology industries. Now that the team, governance and processes are in place, we’re looking forward to building our momentum through 2017.