2023 was a relentless sprint towards the innovation horizon fueled by our core principles. We navigated vibrant tech events, championed groundbreaking ideas, and embraced diverse perspectives, leaving a trail of milestones that illuminate our unwavering commitment to being a tech-driven, future-shaping force. From Perl's collaborative summit in Lyon to the vibrant buzz of the PayNet Hackathon in Kuala Lumpur, our journey unfolded like a dynamic tech map, each chapter showcasing our passion for progress in trading innovation. Let's revisit these events and see how they underscore our commitment to being a tech-driven, innovative company.
February: Perl Toolchain Summit 2023, Lyon, France
The year began with our sponsorship of and participation in the Perl Toolchain Summit in Lyon. This annual gathering, back in full swing after a pandemic hiatus, provided a fertile ground for collaborative progress. It was a fertile ground for collaborative progress, crucial for volunteer-driven projects like MetaCPAN. This participation underscored our commitment to contributing to and benefiting from open-source communities.
May: PayNet Hackathon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hosted by the National Payments Network of Malaysia, this event presented a unique challenge: developing innovations in payment technologies in four critical areas of digital payments – security and fraud detection, efficiency, sustainability, and financial inclusion. Our two teams' participation in this event showcased our innovative approaches to these critical areas in fintech, demonstrating our capacity for creative problem-solving and our commitment to using technology for social and economic betterment.
August: Postgres Ibiza, Spain
Our thirst for knowledge led us to the sunny shores of Ibiza, Spain, for the Postgres Ibiza conference. This international event provided a haven for PostgreSQL enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of networking opportunities and insightful discussions focused on the popular open-source database platform. We dove into the latest trends in database management, unearthing valuable solutions for efficient data handling and storage. The conference buzzed with PostgreSQL discussions on containerization – specifically, the rising prominence of K8s as the future of deployment. Talks showcased practical techniques for seamless upgrades, robust replication strategies, and innovative approaches to query optimisation. These valuable nuggets directly addressed our existing practices, further solidifying our expertise and ensuring our tools remain cutting-edge.
December: HackerX, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
We were proud to host HackerX at our Cyberjaya headquarters. HackerX is a global networking and recruiting company that organises over 300 events annually in more than 125 cities, collaborating with over 3,000 tech companies, including industry giants. Their mission is to connect the global tech ecosystem, providing opportunities for talented developers and startups. This invite-only event focuses primarily on developers, offering unmatched networking and recruiting opportunities, and aligns perfectly with our ethos of embracing diverse technological perspectives and innovation in fintech. At our Cyberjaya office, we hosted 30+ participants in a dynamic event, reflecting our focus on hiring tech talent.
A commitment to continuous innovation
As we turn the page to 2024, the landscape of technology in trading beckons us like an uncharted map brimming with possibilities. 2023 wasn't just a year of milestones; it was a testament to Deriv's unwavering commitment to continuous innovation, collaboration, and the transformative power of technology. We will continue to champion diverse ideas, embrace AI advancements, and navigate the ever-changing tech landscape with agility and purpose. Join us on this journey as we write the next chapter in Deriv's tech frontier adventure.