FinDEVr Flashbacks: Full Presentation Videos Now Live

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It’s FinDEVr Silicon Valley like you’ve never seen it before– on video! If you missed out on last month’s conference and want to catch the latest in fintech developer trends– or if you just want to re-live the moments from the show– you’re in luck.

All of the presentation videos from the conference are available for free on FinDEVr.com. Not sure where to start? Take a peek at these award winning companies:

Tuesday crowd favorite: MX


Wednesday crowd favorite: OCR Labs


Media favorite: 1787fp


Favorite alum: Lleida.net


Favorite debut: WiseBanyan


Favorite established company: IBM


Favorite startup: Alloy

We’ll see you next year or at FinDEVr New York on March 21 & 22, 2017!

FinDEVr Silicon Valley in Photos and the Press

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We had so much fun last week at FinDEVr Silicon Valley in Santa Clara that we could do it all over again this week!

Presenting companies brought their A-Game; showing off their tech in unique and thought-provoking ways. And with presentations on two stages at once, we saw double the innovation over the course of the two-day show. Videos of the live presentations will be available in a few weeks on FinDEVr.com. For now, here are a handful of pictures:

The Twitter conversation was unlike any we’ve seen at FinDEVr in the past. Check out our Techs on Twitter post, as well as other media coverage from the October 18 & 19 show:

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And we may take fintech seriously, but we’re also pretty serious about having a good time. Foosball, corn hole, and giant Jenga were among the favorite games at the event. Here’s @miss__Haley beating me at a game.

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Once again, thanks to all who blogged, tweeted, and attended to make this event a success. We’ll see you in New York in the spring of 2017!

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FinDEVr Silicon Valley: Techs on Twitter

TwitterLogo_blue_newNot to be outdone by the notoriously clever Tweeters of Finovate, the attendees of FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 produced more than their fair share of insights and observations on Twitter during the show. And for the first time, FinDEVr announced a pair of prizes for those technologists whose use of Twitter during the show was the most remarkable.

Taking home top honors for Most Active Tweeter at FinDEVr Silicon Valley was Bandit, known also by her Twitter handle @miss_haley. With more than 90 tweets over the two days of our developers conference, @miss_haley was hard to beat.

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More than mere volume, @miss_haley’s knowledgeable and clever Tweets covered everything from the real-time animations of FinDEVr newcomer Cognitect, to the drama of the Jengawars, to pondering the challenge of voice authentication in an increasingly gender-diverse world.

Also winning one of our Twitter awards was David Pinski (@dapisnki). With tweeting recognized as the Most Effective Use of #FinDEVr, @dapinski impressed with his insightful comments about PwC and blockchain technology, as well as the “courageous and brave” presentation by MX’s Brandon DeWitt, his observations on the difficulty of balancing technology and business perspectives in a FinDEVr presentation, and his creation and awarding of the “Funniest Nerd of the Day” award to IBM’s Stefania Kaz.

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Here are some of the other more memorable moments of FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 as tweeted by our attendees.

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We hope you had much fun at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 as we did. For more from the Tweeters of FinDEVr Silicon Valley, check out #FinDEVr on Twitter. And to keep up with all of our alums and their exciting new innovations, be sure to follow us @FinDEVr.

FinDEVr Silicon Valley: Celebrating the Best of the Builders

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After watching two days of live presentations from fintech innovators from around the world, the attendees at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 have made their preferences plain. So many presenters received enthusiastic praise for the way they are solving problems and developing tools/APIs to make payments more efficient, security more effective and financial data more accessible. And there were a few companies that stood out from an impressive pack.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the favorites (all chosen by audience vote, except the Press/Analyst favorite):

Crowd Favorite – Day One

  • MX for its heartfelt message on how it gets the necessary work done, both in fintech and in life

Crowd Favorite – Day Two

  • OCR Labs for its innovations in optical character recognition (OCR) and facial recognition (FR) technology and their application on web and mobile platforms.

Press/Analyst Favorite

  • 1787fp for its mobile app that helps consumers track and manage their finances and investments.

Favorite FinDEVr Alum

  • Lleida.net for its registered email and registered electronic contract technology.

Favorite FinDEVr Debut

  • WiseBanyan for its free, independent, goal-based roboadvisor designed to help investors reach their first $100,000.

Favorite Established Company

  • IBM for its implementation of the Hyperledger Project and blockchain-as-a-service strategy.

Favorite Startup Company

  • Alloy for its software solutions that help financial services companies conduct KYC/AML, risk management, and maintain continuous compliance.

We want to thank everyone who made FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 possible. From our presenters to our attendees to all the staff and others who participated in this year’s event, we truly could not do this without you. So give yourselves a pat on the back, raise a toast of something tasty, and mark your calendars as we take our developers conference to the Big Apple next spring for FinDEVr New York 2017, and then across the Atlantic for FinDEVr London 2017 in June.

Welcome to Day 2 of FinDEVr Silicon Valley

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We had a blast yesterday at FinDEVr Silicon Valley here in Santa Clara! We saw dozens of presentations showing off cutting edge fintech and we’re ready for more.

Today’s registration opens at 9AM with continental breakfast, so grab a coffee and prepare for the day. If still you need a ticket, day-2 tickets are available at the registration desk or online.

Both tracks of presentations begin at 10AM. Here’s what today’s lineup looks like:

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The Attic

The Garage

10:05 Totum Wealth OCR Labs
10:25 Aerospike PwC
10:40 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:10 BBVA Blend
11:30 ACI Worldwide Lleida.net
11:50 Exeria Smartwave
12:05 Lunch Lunch
1:00 WiseBanyan DefenseStorm
1:20 Sindeo Tango Card
1:40 Finaeos Wisdom Design Associates
2:00 Castle ABBYY
2:15 Coffee Break Coffee Break
2:45 Wootrader BankGuard
3:05 Digital Business Art Marqeta
The final networking session with open bar and appetizers will begin after the last demo and will go until to 5PM to give you the opportunity to grab a drink and chat with presenters at their booths.
Thanks to everyone for a great first day of FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. We’re looking forward to a successful second day of the event!

Welcome to Day 1 of FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016

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We’re back! After taking FinDEVr on the road for a very successful inaugural New York show this spring, our fintech developers conference has returned to the Left Coast for two days of APIs, SDKs, and enough case studies, integrations, and code to choke a Python (see what I did there?). If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, there’s still time to swing by our registration page and save your spot.

FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 begins Tuesday morning with registration at 9am and the first pair of presentations starting at 10:05am. Our dual-track event continues into the afternoon, with the final pair of presentations beginning at 3:25pm, followed by an hour-long networking session with open bar and appetizers lasting until 4:30pm. For more information, check our event agenda and schedule.

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So what else do you need to know in order to get your FinDEVr experience off to a great start? Here are a few last minute details:

What? FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, a conference for fintech developers, CTOs, and technologists

When? Tuesday and Wednesday, October 18 & 19, 9am – 4:30pm

Where? Santa Clara Convention Center; 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Why? Because from the blockchain and chatbot technology to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the innovations in fintech are among the most ambitious in all of technology. Not only that, but fintech innovations are built for real-world use by everyone from soccer moms and dads to corporate treasurers and data scientists.

How (to make the most of your FinDEVr experience)? Once you’ve got your ticket, the first thing to do is to let the FinDEVr world you’re coming via our event app on Bizzabo. Just download the app (iOS or Android), search for “Finovate”, and register using the same email information you used when you bought your ticket. And that’s it – you’ve just joined FinDEVr’s community on Bizzabo!

In addition, you can follow all of the action in both tracks by following us @FinDEVr. This way you can check out the presentations you like most, without being afraid that you’ll miss something cool in the presentation around the corner. Please tag your tweets #FinDEVr so everyone will hear what you’ve got to say.

As always, if you’ve got questions, take a look at our FAQ or email us at siliconvalley@findevr.com for answers. We’ll see you at FinDEVr!

FinDEVr Countdown: We’re One Day Away!

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Our developer show that’s more than a year in the making, FinDEVr Silicon Valley, is just one day away and there’s a lot to be excited about. Aside from watching dozens of companies show off the tools and code they’ve built, we’ll have plenty of networking breaks full of opportunities. We’ve added some fun twists this year; expect to make connections during a game of foosball or chat over a latte from the espresso cart or a beer from the bar. There’s still time to get in on the action, so register today and don’t miss out.

And while there will be plenty of fun, it’s the content we’re really looking forward to. Check out this word cloud for an overview of what you can expect to see on stage over the course of the two-day event:

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Here’s a quick recap of the last-minute details:

Where

We outgrew last year’s event space, so FinDEVr will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center (directions).

When

Registration opens at 9AM and the presentations will begin at 10AM. Check out the full roster and presenter lineup to plan your schedule.

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Presenters

The presenting companies will be showing tech from a variety of fields within fintech. Check out our FinDEVr Preview blog series to see which sessions pique your interest.

Mobile app

The FinDEVr Silicon Valley mobile app is powered by Bizzabo. Download Bizzabo in the app store (Android & iOS), search FinDEVr and join the community to connect with other attendees, follow along with the agenda, read more about the presenters and vote for your favorite presentation.

Still have questions? Check out the FAQ section on our website or email siliconvalley@findevr.com.

See you at FinDEVr!

FinDEVr Preview: Aerospike

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Retail banks face challenges integrating sophisticated technologies, especially those that are internet-sourced. This tech from Aerospike introduces valuable capabilities, including languages, application frameworks, APIs, data management, and NoSQL databases. In this talk, the company will share real-world examples of adapting these internet-sourced technologies to fit older order management and address-book systems like Hogan.

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Why it’s a must-see
Want to take advantage of internet-sourced technologies but don’t know where to start? Learn how existing fintech companies use these technologies to provide access to more data (petabytes) and support agile, innovative algorithms and libraries, and glean some inspiration for your next project.


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FinDEVr Preview: Tango Card

FinDEVrSV16-withdateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, October 18 & 19. Tickets are on sale now. Visit our registration page and save your spot today.

Tango Card is presenting its Rewards-as-a-Service API designed to deliver digital rewards, like e-gift cards, instantly. The company has multiple methods to support the integration of a rewards program, including an e-gift card catalog, into your app or platform.

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Why it’s a must see
If you have a need for e-gift cards as incentives, rewards, or for payment distribution – this is the API and Tango Card is the company that will do the job for you.


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FinDEVr Preview: ABBYY

FinDEVrSV16-withdateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, October 18 & 19. Tickets are on sale now. Visit our registration page and save your spot today.

ABBYY will be demonstrating its new mobile capture and cloud-ready technologies that help transform static information contained within paper receipts and electronic documents into actionable customer intelligence. This data can be used for purchase analytics, loyalty programs, new customer service offerings, and expense management applications.

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Why it’s a must-see
See how machine learning and AI provide the opportunity to unlock captured data and build customer intelligence. ABBYY’s technologies capture receipt data, but also help optimize mortgage processing, new account openings, accounts payable/receivable, proof of identity, and proof of income solutions for leading financial institutions on 100M devices.


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