FinDEVr Flashbacks: Full Presentation Videos Now Live

FinDEVr Flashbacks: Full Presentation Videos Now Live


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 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:

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 in Photos and the Press

FinDEVr in Photos and the Press
bbvafdsv16BBVA’s Shamir Karkal and Diego Blanco presentied the bank’s API Market

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-Games, 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 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:

I Programmer
Bedrock Topper For SQLite
by Kay Ewbank

Let’s Talk Payments
FinDEVr 2016: What’s Hot in FinTech?

Smartwave blog
Smartwave at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016

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.


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!


FinDEVr Silicon Valley: Techs on Twitter

Twitterlogo_lightblueNot 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 throughout the show was 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 two days of our developers conference, @miss_haley was hard to beat.


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. Bandit even pondered the challenge of voice authentication in an increasingly gender-diverse world.

Another Twitter award winner was David Pinski (@dapisnki). With tweeting recognized as the Most Effective Use of #FinDEVr, @dapinski impressed all with his insightful comments about PwC and blockchain technology and the “courageous and brave” presentation by MX’s Brandon DeWitt. We appreciated 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.


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










We hope you had as 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.

Welcome to Day 2 of FinDEVr Silicon Valley

Welcome to Day 2 of FinDEVr Silicon Valley


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 9:00 a.m. 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 10:00 a.m. Here’s today’s lineup:


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
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 5:00 p.m. 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

Welcome to Day 1 of FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016


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 9:00 a.m. and the first pair of presentations starting at 10:05 a.m. Our dual-track event continues into the afternoon, with the final pair of presentations beginning at 3:25 p.m., followed by an hour-long networking session with open bar and appetizers lasting until 4:30 p.m. For more information, check our event agenda and schedule.


So what else do you need to know about getting 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, 18/19 October, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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 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 for answers. We’ll see you at FinDEVr!

FinDEVr Countdown: We’re One Day Away!

FinDEVr Countdown: We’re One Day Away!


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:


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


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


Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. Check out the full roster and presenter lineup to plan your schedule.



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

See you at FinDEVr!

Cognitect Becomes Our Alum Number 1,000!

Cognitect Becomes Our Alum Number 1,000!


Like proud grandparents counting the place-settings at a big family dinner, we were thrilled to realize that with FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 (tickets still available) we have onboarded our 1,000th alum. Durham, North Carolina-based Cognitect helped us make the milestone, and will join us next week at our upcoming developers conference in the Bay Area.

Founded in 2013, Cognitect specializes in enterprise software and data management. The company’s suite of technologies includes Datomic, a distributed database solution that leverages both traditional database functionalities with new features that enable full auditability and the ability to model future scenarios. Writing about Datomic in a blog post titled, “The New Normal: Data Leverage,” Cognitect VP Michael Nygard explained how the legacy of object-oriented programming (OOP) poorly serves developers in an era when “the majority of our work is with data.”

This is why I like working with Datomic. My transaction is data, just a vector of vectors or a vector of maps. What I get back as a result is data, a set of tuples. If I want to look at any of the built-in attributes of any of the attributes I’ve added—any of the metadata—I just do an ordinary query and get back ordinary data. My query is specified as data. Results come back as data.


Nygard said that developers have come up against an “upper bound” when it comes to scaling with OOP. “Too many companies have created golden anchors out of their multimillion-line code-bases,” he said. “We are uncovering new ways to structure applications that enforce even stronger encapsulation and decision-hiding than object-oriented programming.”

Cognitect’s customers include a number of top 50 global companies including BBC, Verizon, Walmart, Best Buy, and more. Among FIs, Cognitect has worked with Brazilian financial services startup Nubank, using Datomic to drive the firm’s micro services platform. Cognitect has also partnered with Finovate alum Pellucid, helping scale the company’s data analysis system for investment bankers.

Join Cognitect and more than 40 other innovative companies next week at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. Our two-day event begins on Tuesday, 18 October, and continues through Wednesday, 19 Oct, with live, 15-minute presentations, and extended, high-quality networking opportunities to enable you to get to know the talent behind the technology. So stop by our registration page and pick up your ticket today.

FinDEVr Silicon Valley: When You’re a Dev, You’re a Dev All the Way

FinDEVr Silicon Valley: When You’re a Dev, You’re a Dev All the Way


From your first IDE to your last coding day …

As our “Hail to the Chief” themed word-cloud shows, our upcoming developers conference FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 is dedicated to the women and men whose talents and insights drive not just the technologies we appreciate today, but also the solutions we dream about for tomorrow. (And, yes, tickets are still available!)

From serial entrepreneurs looking to power their next big thing with the brightest minds and best solutions, to startups eager to show new ways to solve old problems, FinDEVr is a unique opportunity to meet the teams behind the technology. Our two-track, 15-minute presentation format (slides allowed, code encouraged) combined with high-quality, end-of-day networking on both Tuesday and Wednesday is designed to maximize your exposure to the latest in SDKs, APIs, case studies and new integrations in the industry.


Brandon Dewitt, MX CTO, during his presentation, How You Build Something Is More Important Than What You’re Building

Join us 18/19 October for a two-day trip inside the laboratories where fintech’s future is being made. Find out how innovators are paving the way for safer, more efficient online transactions, better mobile app security, broader financial inclusion, and more. Tickets are on sale now. So visit our registration page today and save your spot. We’ll see you next week in Silicon Valley!

FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 is sponsored by The Bancorp.

FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 is partnered with Acuity Market Intelligence, BankersHub, BayPay Forum,, Bitcoin Magazine,, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, California Bankers Association, Celent, The Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Emerging Payments Association, Empire Startups, FIDO Alliance, Fintech Finance, Global Platform, Hack Reactor, Harrington Starr, Juniper Research, Mercator Advisory Group, Next Money, Payment Week, Payments & Cards Network,, SIMAlliance, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.


FinDEVr Preview: ABBYY

FinDEVr Preview: ABBYY

FinDEVrSV16-withdateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, 18/19 Oct. 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.


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 not only 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.

Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews

FinDEVr Preview: Tango Card

FinDEVr Preview: Tango Card

FinDEVrSV16-withdateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, 18/19 October. 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.


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.

Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews

FinDEVr Preview: Aerospike

FinDEVr Preview: Aerospike

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

Retail banks face challenges when 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.


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.

Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews:

FinDEVr Preview: Blend

FinDEVr Preview: Blend

FinDEVr PreviewsFinDEVrSV16-withdate 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.

Eugene and Nivi will demonstrate Blend’s thoughtfully designed platform used today by lenders and borrowers alike to originate efficient, data-driven mortgages. They will highlight exactly how the technology streamlines the data-collection process, and show how Blend accelerates what has historically been a long, painful path in the mortgage process.

Why it’s a must-see

Modernizing a $10+ trillion industry that runs on paper and fax machines is no simple task. In this presentation, attendees will get a peek beneath the hood of Blend’s platform, learning how the company’s engineers employ everything from containers to computer vision to overhaul the mortgage process.

Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews: