Who rules our code? Engineers do!
Can ‘open source’ and ‘banking’ go hand in hand? You bet they can! At ING, we are keen to do our bit and give something back to the global engineering community, because we believe that sharing and colloboration are essential to enable our tech projects to reach their full potential.
As a bank, we are bound by strict rules and regulations. That’s why ING’s Open Source Board reviews all projects to assess their potential for being shared with the global tech community. The considerations include: Are we proud of what we’ve developed? Is it good for the community, and interesting for engineers? Would we like to receive input from external engineers? How competition-sensitive is the project? Are there security or privacy issues? And does it fit with ING’s branding? We are always guided by our desire to share as much as possible, while staying true to our values and engineering culture.
We are proud of what our ING engineers achieve, including the fact that several of their projects are attracting attention from external engineers on GitHub. We are keen to build on this and learn how we can do things even better. We believe that the best way to grow and improve is through a joint effort that brings bright minds together.
In our GitHub space, engineers rule – from both within and outside of the bank. We see that their combined tech knowledge and skills lead to better, more effective solutions for our clients. Information exchange is the key to success and a great motivator.
Here are a few examples of Open Banking APIs, developed by our international engineering teams:
And check out these projects, designed and developed by global teams of ING engineers:
Keen to join?
Are you an engineer and interested in what we do? Check out these and other ING projects on GitHub.com/ing-bank. Let us know what you think of the code and share your input. We’d love to hear from you!