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Connect with FINRA technologists at upcoming events and read about past ones below.
FINRA's Daniel Koo, Kris Musard, and Latha Nagaraj talk about FINRA's secure DevOps engineering tools and practices.
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FINRA's Saman Michael Far delivered the keynote speech at Databricks' 2018 Spark+AI Summit.
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FINRA signed on to be Bitcamp's Design Sponsor for the 2018 event and brought nearly its entire UI/UX staff to support hackers with sound user experience design advice. FINRA's Kat Stacho also delivered a standing room only
workshop around the fundamentals of good UX.
FINRA is once again sponsoring Yale's student-run hackathon, YHack. One of the largest in the country, we will offer $3000 in prizes for the winners and raffle off a Nintendo Switch.
View FINRA’s Tech Talk on Machine Learning
Come hear several FINRA technologists speak about our experience with AWS services at re:INVENT 2017.
FINRA sponsored HackGT, Georgia Tech's student-run hackathon. We had one challenge with a $3000 prize for the winners and raffled off a Nintendo Switch and a DJI Spark drone.
Jared Lander, of Lander Analytics Opens FINRA’s 2017 Createathon.
Ranga Rajagopal, Outlines FINRA’s Big Data Processing Using S3, EMR, and Lambda.
Kym Weiland and Stephen Mele, Talk About Automating Security Compliance with FINRA’s Gatekeeper.
Todd Griffiths, Describes FINRA’s Innovative Use of Amazon Redshift to Analyze Trillions of Records
Scott Donaldson, Explains How FINRA Leverages AWS Data Management Services.
John Brady, Joins a Panel to Discuss FINRA’s Sophisticated Cybersecurity Operation in the Cloud.
Saman Michael Far, Speaks About FINRA’s “Manhattan Project” to Transform its Culture Through Innovation.
Join us to see the new AWS offerings. We'll also be hosting a breakout session where we'll discuss best practices for migrating from commercial databases to Amazon Aurora or PostgreSQL.
FINRA sponsored YHack, Yale's student led hackathon. We had one challenge with a $1000 prize for the winners and offered two drones for raffle prizes.
FINRA sponsored PennApps, University of Pennsylvania's student led hackathon. We had one challenge with a $1000 prize for the winners as well as two drones for raffle prizes.
Scott Donaldson, Senior Director for Market Regulation Technology at FINRA, shared how we're improving analysts access to petabytes of market regulation data while maintaining security.
FINRA sponsored YHack, Yale’s student led hackathon. We had three challenges with $1000 prizes for the winners of each challenge. Learn what it was like in our interview with judge and FINRA product manager
Peter Magnaye, Director of Systems Engineering, represented FINRA at PuppetConf 2015 and shared his experience with emerging trends in IT, DevOps, and how FINRA’s IT is changing.
FINRA’s CD Hacks focused on continuous delivery solutions. The winning team, Backpack, created a solution that included efficient test infrastructure provisioning-on-the-fly and auto-terminating the
instances all while reducing the feedback test cycle by utilizing parallel-virtualization.
FINRA CD Hacks Submissions
FINRA won two excellence awards at PentahoWorld 2015, one for the most ambitious, innovative and impactful Pentaho big data implementations and one for overall excellence.
Saman Michael Far, FINRA Technology’s Senior Vice President, shared our approach to analytics and empowering analysts.
Matt Cardillo, Senior Director for Market Regulation, shared how we handle billions of transactions daily with elastic cloud technology.
FINRA Technology leaders made multiple presentations at AWS re:Invent.
Scott Donaldson, Senior Director of Market Regulation Technology, shared insights and best practices on using Amazon’s EMRs.
Gary Mikula, Senior Directory of Information Security Engineering, and Siddhartha Dadana, Senior Security Engineer, shared best practices and insight on enterprise security in the
Tigran Khrimian, Vice President of Enterprise Platforms, presented how we’re rethinking data management and our open source solution, herd.
Jaipaul Agonus, FINRA Director of Market Regulation Technology, shared insight on moving FINRA from a proprietary MPP database appliance architecture to the Hadoop ecosystem in the
cloud, leveraging Hive, Amazon EMR, and S3.
Gary Mikula shares how FINRA leverages Splunk Cloud to manage its AWS environment thorugh security and compliance with optimizing resources.
Three developers from FINRA attending the Stamford Hackathon which focused on civic hacks, IoT, and wearables. The FINRA team won the award for top civic hack.
They created SmartWalks, a tool to help all citizens, including those with visual or hearing impairments. The goal was to ensure that all citizens and visitors could independently navigate the
SmartWalks brought together various types of information including mapping technology and traffic light information to help individuals navigate the city. Adding vibrating wristbands to notify
the blind and deaf about when to turn, creating an easier experience navigating the city.
Tigran Khrimian, FINRA’s Vice President of Enterprise Platforms, shared how Hadoop and the Cloud are transforming the way we process billions of market events daily and the benefits
and lessons learned from moving to elastic cloud processing.
Kym Weiland, Director of Enterprise Release at FINRA, discussed the challenges and opportunities of continuous delivery at FINRA, where we had 175 applications and over 2,000
production deployments in 2015.
Kostas Gaitanos, Senior Director of Information Technology, presented how we were able to reduce the overall effort of creating and managing the Jenkins-based ecosystem by
Using Codepen, Allen Bond, showed the audience how to use Angular from very basic to more complex examples. Developers not only from FINRA but from all over the region came
to learn and chat more about front-end development.
Miguel Cruz, Lead Systems Admin/Engineer of Development Services at FINRA, presented on Hiera as Node Classifier. Sharing his own experience, Cruz showed potential implementations
for this specific tool and answered questions from other Puppet users.
Gary Mikula, Senior Director of Information Security Engineering, shared experience and insight on Splunking the Cloud, focusing on log centralization in an amorphous environment.
Two FINRA leaders showed how we're using cloud technology to protect US financial markets.
Tigran Khrimian shared how FINRA leverages Hadoop in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to protect investors and ensure the integrity of US financial markets. Scott Donaldson showed
how FINRA uses big data analytics to detect fraud and catch insider trading in the US financial markets.
Scott Donaldson showed how FINRA uses big data analytics to detect fraud and catch insider trading.
FINRA’s second hackathon of 2014 focused on our DataGenerator open source project. The winning hack improved the DataGen code and added an Android mobile notification application to alert
users upon completion of a DataGen job.
FINRA developers Daniel Koo and Bryan Robbins presented their Mock Service Layer (MSL) client side integration testing tool to industry and academic
engineers at the Google Test Automation Conference.
FINRA opened its Rockville campus to host its first hackathon and take its Java Test Automation Framework (JTAF) Extensions for WebDriver (EWD) open source product to the next level.
The winning hack added a Maven archetype for an easy way to start a new project.
FINRA Technology’s Senior Vice President Saman Michael Far shared why FINRA chose to build its surveillance systems on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing
platform and the benefits of AWS features.