Nov 29, 2023 3 MIN

OpenBB at Cryptica Conference 2023: Our journey in AI and open-source finance

We're thrilled to share with you our incredible experience at the recent Cryptica Conference '23, held in the dynamic Sava Centar in Belgrade.

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This conference, focusing on "AI-powered Computational Finance & Web 3.0," brought together some of the brightest minds in AI, FinTech, and blockchain. It was an exhilarating opportunity for us at OpenBB to present our journey and vision in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Sava Centar, Belgrade
Sava Centar, Belgrade

Cryptica Conference, an initiative of the Data Science Conference (DSC) movement, is a beacon for those passionate about the creative use of AI in Computational Finance. The event covered a spectrum of sectors, including Trading, Insurance, FinTech, Web 3.0, and Blockchain, offering us the perfect platform to share our story.

Our presentation, "The Open-Source Edge: Revolutionizing Financial Data Integration with OpenBB," took the audience on a journey from our humble beginnings to the present day.

We recounted the early days of OpenBB, born amidst the fervor of Reddit and the GameStop saga (read more about those early times here).

Our project, initially a light-hearted foray named Gamestonk Terminal, quickly evolved into a serious endeavor as we attracted a community of over 200 contributors. This transformation showcased our commitment to democratizing financial data access through open-source collaboration.

Igor Radovanovic, Engineering Team Lead at OpenBB
Igor Radovanovic, Engineering Team Lead at OpenBB

At the Conference, we proudly highlighted the evolution of OpenBB, particularly the significant leap from the OpenBB Platform version 3 to version 4.

We also gave a sneak peek into the future, with the upcoming stable release of OpenBB Platform v4 set for November 30th. This release is not just an upgrade but a culmination of community efforts and feedback, marking a significant milestone in our journey.

Our focus on extensions and the modular architecture of OpenBB allows users to tailor their experience, reinforcing our ethos of community-driven innovation. Read more about the recent release of the V4 Beta here.

The heart of our presentation was the emphasis on OpenBB’s community-centric approach. Our Platform has evolved thanks to the contributions and insights of our diverse and talented community. We shared how our open-source model has led to substantial venture capital investment, a testament to the growing trust and potential in community-driven projects.

We also teased the beta release of OpenBB Terminal Pro, showcasing our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. If you’re curious about it, join our Pro Waitlist to get early access.

OpenBB Terminal Pro
OpenBB Terminal Pro

Our presentation concluded with an invitation to the audience to join us in this open-source odyssey.

OpenBB is more than just a tool; it's a movement that empowers developers and democratizes financial data. We emphasized how each contribution, big or small, propels us forward in our mission to pave new pathways for AI and machine learning in finance.

The response at Cryptica Conference '23 was beyond inspiring. The enthusiasm and engagement from the audience reinforced our belief in the power of open-source collaboration and the vital role of AI in reshaping the financial world.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us at the conference and to the wider OpenBB community. Your support and contributions are the driving force behind our journey.

Together, we will continue to democratize the world of finance and explore the endless possibilities of AI and open-source collaboration.

Stay tuned for more updates, and let's keep the momentum going!

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